Registered Nurse or Clinical Nurse, Forensic Services

  • Government of South Australia, SA Health
  • Forensic Mental Health Service, Oakden
  • 23 Aug, 2019
Permanent Full Time Registered Nurse

Job Description

  • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, Forensic Mental Health Service, Oakden
  • Indicative Total Remuneration: $75,661 - $103,935 - RN/M1; $87,817 - $112,041 - RN/M2C
  • Multiple positions: Perm F/T


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




You will provide direct nursing care and individual case management to patients in the forensic mental health inpatient unit at Oakden. Assessing individual patient 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 patients or groups. NALHN provides South Australia’s statewide Forensic Mental Health Service, with three collocated inpatient units situated in Adelaide’s north-eastern region, including an acute unit, James Nash House, a new high-quality sub-acute unit the Ken O’Brien Centre and a community-based residential recovery centre, Ashton House.

In addition to this the Forensic Community Team provides support consumers living in the community and supports other service providers delivering care to forensic consumers. The Forensic Mental Health Service also provides a Court liaison service that manages the interplay between legal and mental health services.

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 in accordance with the appropriate standards, 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 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: 6 September 2019

For further information and to apply visit and search for Job Ref: 704154

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Closing Date for Applications

6 September 2019



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