Registered Nurse or Clinical Nurse, Forensic Services

  • Government of South Australia, SA Health
  • Mental Health Services, Oakden
  • 29 Mar, 2019
Full or Part Time Registered Nurse

Job Description

  • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, Mental Health Services, Oakden
  • Indicative Total Remuneration: $75,661 - $103,935 (pro rata) - RN/M1; $87,817 - $112,041 (pro rata) - RN/M2C - Perm F/T or P/T


$75,661 - $103,935 (pro rata) - RN/M1; $87,817 - $112,041 (pro rata) - RN/M2C




Working across James Nash House and the Ken O’Brien Rehabilitation Unit, you will contribute to the delivery of high quality mental health nursing care to consumers of the Forensic Mental Health Services. Assessing individual consumers’ needs, you will plan, implement or coordinate appropriate service delivery from a range of accepted options. You will also provide health education, counselling and rehabilitation programs to improve the health outcomes of individual consumers or groups. It is expected that you will provide support and guidance to newer or less experienced staff, Enrolled Nurses, student nurses and other workers providing mental health care.

The Kenneth O’Brien Rehabilitation Unit is a High Security Inpatient Service (HSIS) that provides a rehabilitation model of care. James Nash House is a 30 bed facility which houses forensic mental health patients, including those awaiting court hearings. Psychiatrists, mental health nurses, occupational therapists, social workers and volunteers provide a range of inpatient services at the centre.

You will be registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and hold or be eligible to hold a current practicing certificate. You must be enrolled in an approved Mental Health course or hold a qualification in Mental Health practice. With demonstrated competence in mental health nursing practice, you will have effective communication skills, including problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills. With the ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team and prioritise workloads, you will be creative, innovative and flexible when approaching issues within a forensic mental health setting.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.  

Applications close: 12 April 2019

For further information and to apply visit and search for Job Ref: 690353

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Closing Date for Applications

12 April 2019



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