Nurse Practitioner - RPN6

Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health

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  • Full time,Permanent Ongoing position
  • Based in Metro and Regional prisons
  • RPN6
  • Great salary packaging conditions and leave entitlements
  • Free onsite parking except in CBD

Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria. Completed in 2017, the new medium-security men's prison is located in Ravenhall Correctional Centre in Melbourne's west, providing world-class forensic mental health services in Victoria in a purpose-built state of the art facility developed to international best practice standards.

About the role:

The Nurse Practitioner (RPN6) works within a interdisciplinary framework and will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Expert assessment – holistic mental health and risk assessment
  • Advocacy and access – ensuring timely access to appropriate mental health care and treatment
  • Managing risk – applying risk management principles within a custodial setting.
  • Complex mental health care and treatment – specialised interventions with highly complex and behaviourally challenging prisoners.
  • Transition planning – facilitating successful transition from the prison to the community for prisoners with a mental illness.

Skills and experience:

  • Extensive and advanced clinical knowledge and at least five years of experience in mental health nursing.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake comprehensive mental health and risk assessments and to plan, implement and evaluate interventions.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of nursing in a prison environment.

Mandatory qualifications & registrations:

  • Postgraduate qualification in Mental Health Nursing or equivalent
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA)

This position is subject to a Police Check.


We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • Great salary packaging conditions.
  • Excellent leave entitlements.
  • Post-graduate scholarship programs.
  • Ongoing training and full orientation.
  • Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including Employee Assistance Programs.

Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, as well as people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Forensicare promotes the following values: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect and leadership; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.

Job details
Date posted
6 Oct 2021
Expiring date
29 Oct 2021
Healthcare & Medical
Medical Practitioner & Specialist
$190k ~ $211k
Contract type
Work type
Full Time
Job mode
Standard hours
Work Authorisation
Australian Citizen / Permanent Resident

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