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Registered Nurses - Clarence Correctional Centre

Job Req ID:  90381
Posting Start Date:  12-Mar-2021

Grafton, New South Wales, AU

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Advertisement: 
  • Support and deliver best nursing practices and make a difference in the lives of those in our care 
  • Brand New Technology Infrastructure, State of the Art Facility 
  • Work in a passionate multidisciplinary team with a unique focus on rehabilitation and reintegration 


About You
You will be ready to embark on an exciting career opportunity, joining a passionate team at the new Clarence Correctional Centre in Grafton, NSW. You will have a demonstrated ability to provide the highest quality medical services within a multidisciplinary Health Services team comprising of doctors, nurses and specialist service providers You will thrive on contributing to a safer community through the delivery of accessible, effective, and high-quality continuity of health services to those in our care.


As an experienced Registered Nurse with the highest level of personal integrity you will demonstrate Serco’s values and will be passionate about making a positive difference every day. You will also have strong communication skills and are respectful with a commitment and passion for our values and contributing to a safe environment, whilst working collaboratively as part of a high performing health care team.

About the Role

Our Health Services team provide primary, acute and emergency care based on a patient-centred model allowing patients to actively participate in their health management. The team will work closely with correctional staff to deliver holistic and integrated patient-centred health services that treat and prevent communicable disease, and proactively treat chronic disease; educate custodial patients on healthy living and lifestyle choices; assist with reintegration back into the community and provide continuity of care; and address the diverse needs of the custodial patient population, including men, women and culturally and linguistically diverse peoples through specific tailoring.


To help us make a difference, you will have:


  • Hold a current unconditional and unrestricted registration as a Registered Nurse, with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Experience in a primary health or acute setting as part of a formal post graduate program or two years full time equivalent experience without a formal post graduate program
  • Hold current competencies in, or a demonstrated ability to work towards a range of clinical skills in the correctional environment including (but not limited to) intravenous cannulation; phlebotomy; simple suturing; application of a back slab; advanced resuscitation. 
  • Recognition as a Nurse Immuniser in NSW or a willingness to work towards same would be highly favourable
  • Well-developed written, communication and interpersonal skills and ability to adapt communication appropriately
  • Self-management, motivation and resilience abilities essential to working in a complex environment 
  • Cultural awareness including understanding the impact and management and working with people of different ethnic backgrounds, customs and contemporary issues
  • The highest levels of personal integrity and ethical behaviour


What we offer

  1. Six (6) weeks annual leave for Shiftworkers, Five (5) weeks for Nurse Management
  2. Two (2) days volunteer leave each year, to support community and social causes important to you
  3. Market-based remuneration package 
  4. Relocation Assistance
  5. Uniforms, meals and on-site parking
  6. Career opportunities and development
  7. Retail, health insurance and gym membership discounts 
  8. Flexible salary packaging
  9. Employee Assistance Program, providing advice and support to help you navigate events in your work and personal life. 

About NSW Mid-North Coast

Located on the beautiful NSW Mid-North Coast approx. 6 hours’ drive from Sydney and 4 hours from Brisbane our region offers rainforests, epic headlands, sand dunes and some of the best Australian beaches with a variety of multi-cultural cafes, restaurants and friendly community towns. Our region has something to offer everyone from trail walks in National Parks, ocean adventures, sporting, relaxation and a vibrant culture. With recent Pacific Highway upgrades and investment in infrastructure, and with affordable housing and access to good schools and recreation options, you can select the ideal community location for your next career move with your family. Our closest communities are Grafton set on the Clarence River or if you are looking for that beach life style consider Yamba, Woolgoolga, or Coffs Harbour with additional smaller beach communities along the way that all offer something unique.


About Us

We have been operating correctional services in Australia for almost 15 years. As a prison operator, safety and security is always our first priority and the new Clarence Correctional Centre is no exception.  Recently opened in mid-2020, this 1,700-bed state-of-the-art facility is now the largest correctional centre in Australia.


At Serco, you’ll be part of a team of more than 50,000 people delivering essential services on behalf of governments and organisations around the world. We apply world's best practice, insights and technology across six key sectors: Citizen Services, Defence, Healthcare, Immigration, Justice and Transport. But no matter your role or where you’re based, we each share the same goal – to bring service to life to make a positive difference every day. To learn more please visit


Join Us

If you are inspired to make a positive different and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply now.


Serco values of Trust, Care, Innovation and Pride underpin everything we do.  We are curious, creative and collaborative. Our people help in ways that matter. 


We are committed to diversity and we encourage people to apply from different backgrounds.  By joining Serco you will have access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LBGTI+) Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

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