You will participate in the delivery of primary health care assessment, screening and care planning for inmates of the Port Augusta Prison. Working as part of a supportive multidisciplinary health care team, you will assess individual patient needs and 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. 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 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. Demonstrating primary and secondary survey assessment and competency, you will have sound chronic disease knowledge and an understanding of co-morbidities. Along with your nursing skills in primary health care assessment, screening and care planning, you will be capable of performing mental health assessment and care planning. Effective communication skills, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills will be essential.
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: 18 October 2019
For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 707956