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Clinical Nurse - Alcohol and Other Drugs

Job Req ID:  150028
Posting Start Date:  10-May-2022

Wooroloo, Western Australia, AU, 6558

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Advertisement: 
  • Clinical role in the AoD Healthcare team at Acacia Prison
  • Brand new health transition - expanded team on site
  • Monday to Friday opportunity


About you 
You are an experienced and passionate Clinical Nurse with advanced kills in clinical assessment, care planning, review and discharge planning of individual patients. You will have the ability to work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to deliver quality services and provide risk assessment, individual consultation, information and support for patients. It would be highly advantageous to have a sound knowledge of the principles of prevention and harm minimisation in the forensic setting.
About the Role
Reporting to the Primary Care Team Leader, you will be responsible for providing comprehensive clinical documentation pertaining to individual consultation and facility requirements. You will use your clinical knowledge and skills to support new staff members, supervise junior nurses, Enrolled Nurses and Medication Assistants, and assist in the management of projects aligned with quality improvement and policy development.

This role will require you to manage change and be proactive in uncertain and unpredictable patient’s health situations and work efficiently within the constraints of correctional environments and increasing patient acuity. You will demonstrate ethical and high professional standards and compliance with the Acacia Prison code of conduct and policies.

If you love a change but are slightly apprehensive, then we can give you an opportunity to be mentored or to mentor others.  

Join us as we implement our New Health Model you never know it could be your next research project.

This is a permanent full-time position working Monday to Friday with NO NIGHTS.  You can also leave your lunchbox at home, we’ll feed you too!!

To be successful in this role, you will have:

•    Current registration as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
•    Comprehensive clinical documentation skills
•    Minimum four years full time equivalent post graduate experience in alcohol and other drugs of addiction
•    Recent experience in a complex alcohol and other drugs health service setting
•    Clinical knowledge and clinical problem-solving skills
•    Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication
•    Commitment to ongoing personal and professional development
•    Experience within a correctional or acute environment, or similar, is preferred
This is a position of trust and responsibility and to support this we will conduct a thorough probity assessment as an essential selection component for this role.


About Us

We provide safe and secure prison management services across Australia and New Zealand that focus on reducing reoffending. We help prisoners turn their lives around through education, training, rehabilitation and reintegration programs. By reducing reoffending, we help to build safer communities.


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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