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Registered Nurse Specialist - Clarence Correctional Centre

Job Req ID:  62482
Posting Start Date: 
Location: 

Grafton, New South Wales, Australia

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Description: 

 

  • Commencing Jun 2020; focus in 4 areas: Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol, Chronic Disease and Sexual Health
  • Brand New Technology Infrastructure, State of the Art Facility
  • Work in a passionate multidisciplinary team with a unique focus on rehabilitation and reintegration

 

Job Summary         

This is an exciting and rewarding career opportunity for experienced Registered Nurse Specialist’s to join the Health Services team at the new state-of-the-art Correctional Centre in Grafton.

You will have the opportunity to fully utilise your skills and experience and be part of the delivery of timely holistic care according to scope of practice within a correctional health setting.

The Clarence Correctional Centre is a 1700 bed facility making it the largest and most state-of-the-art correctional centre in Australia. Serco Australia has a 20-year contract to operate and maintain the centre, creating the opportunity for long-term, rewarding and secure employment with exciting career prospects in one of Australia’s most spectacular coastal and country locations.

 

 

About You

We are looking for experienced Registered Nurse Specialist’s with the highest level of personal integrity who demonstrates Serco’s values and is passionate about making a positive difference every day.

 

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. As a patient-focused health professional you will be passionate about contributing to a safer community through the delivery of accessible, effective, and high-quality continuity of health services to those in our care.

 

You also have strong communication skills and are respectful with a commitment and passion for our values and contributing to a safe and respectful environment

 

About the Opportunity

Our Health Services team provide primary care based on a patient-centred model allowing l 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.

 

Reporting to the Nurse Unit Manager, you will provide comprehensive and sustainable primary health care to patients in our correctional environment.

 

To be successful in this role, 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
  • Obtain suitable formal qualification, training and experience in either one of the following specialisations: Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol, Chronic Disease and Sexual Health  
  • 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

 

 

About Grafton

Located on the NSW Mid-North Coast, Grafton is approx. 6 hours’ drive from Sydney and 4 hours from Brisbane. Set on the Clarence River, it is the main hub for the Clarence Valley with a rich natural beauty and is ideally located if you prefer the hinterland or the ocean as your back drop.  With recent Pacific Highway upgrades and investment in infrastructure, with affordable housing and access to good schools and recreation options, it is the ideal location for your next career move with your family.

 

About Us

At Serco, you’ll be part of a team of more than 50,000 people working across more than 20 countries worldwide. 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. Serco is a business where people and values matter. We have a strong public service ethos, and we employ people from a range of backgrounds.

 

Interested to be part of our brand new team?

If you are inspired to make a positive difference and would like to be part of this exciting new opportunity, click the Apply Now button.

 

Serco seeks and celebrates diversity. We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. We are committed to diversity and we encourage people from different backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse and people with disabilities to apply.

 

To find out more about us visit www.graftonserco.com.au

 

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 from different backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse and people with disabilities to apply.

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