You will be responsible for providing high quality nursing services under the direction of a Registered Nurse within the Port Augusta Prison. Utilising primary and secondary survey skills, you may also contribute to mental health assessment and care planning as well as primary health care activities. A key part of your role will be participating in health promotion with marginalised groups, including Aboriginal Populations. The South Australian Prison Health Service (SAPHS) provides services directly, to adult men and women incarcerated in all government run prisons in South Australia. SAPHS provides primary health care focussing on chronic and acute disease and promoting good health, working collaboratively with Mental Health Services and Drug and Alcohol Services to support and manage patients with mental illness and significant substance abuse problems. We work in partnership with the Department for Correctional Services (DCS) to deliver health care in line with that offered to the general community.
You will be enrolled or eligible for enrolment as a Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and hold or be eligible to hold a current practicing certificate. With experience within the boundaries of your education and skill preparation, you will be capable of providing nursing care in accordance with the appropriate standards of practice. Your effective verbal and written communication skills will enable you to work well within a multidisciplinary team environment.
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: 21 June 2019
For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 695414