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Primary Care Registered Nurse - Correctional Health

St. Vincent's Hospital Sydney - Parklea, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Job Description:

Position Title: Primary Care Registered Nurse - Correctional Health

Employment Type: Maximum Term Full Time/ Part Time 32 hours per week up to 2026

Hours per week: 32 to 38 hours per week

Position Grade: Registered Nurse

Salary: $64,377.92 to $90,394.15 plus applicable allowances

Enterprise Agreement: Named NSW (non-declared) Affiliated Health Organisations’ Nurses Agreement, 2017

Department Name: Correctional Health

Location: Parklea Corrections Complex, Parklea

St Vincent’s is contracted by leading service providers MTC Broadspectrum to deliver health services to Parklea Correctional Centre – a major Sydney prison with capacity for 1,816 male inmates.

The provision of healthcare is a vital part of an inmate’s life. We’ve established St Vincent’s Correctional Health Services because of the unique difference corrective health professionals can make.

In 1838, when the Sisters of Charity who founded St Vincent’s arrived in Sydney from Ireland, they immediately went to the Parramatta Female Factory, where they made an important difference to the lives of hundreds of women convicts there. Similarly today, St Vincent’s Correctional Health aims to make a major difference by providing multidisciplinary healthcare to inmates at Parklea Correctional Complex.

St Vincent’s has an excellent track record in running health services and we are currently offering exciting opportunities to work within our Correctional Health team. With a major focus on professional development, we offer an array of employee benefits as well as the opportunity to develop a diverse array of skills to make a real difference to peoples’ lives.

What we are looking for:

St Vincent’s Correctional Health Sydney is seeking highly experienced and motivated Registered Nurses (Correctional Health) with appropriate knowledge and skills to join our progressive and supportive team.

Roles and responsibilities:

As a Primary Care Registered Nurse -Correctional Health you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on an individual and the community. You will serve as a critical link to identifying the health care needs of the individual patient and promote health and wellbeing.

You will be responsible for the provision of primary health care, triage and assessment, coordination and delivery of nurse-led clinics, health promotion activities, liaison with the interdisciplinary team, care planning and reviews, conducting health assessments, providing immunisations and chronic disease management. Additionally the position will work with a number of Multiple Disciplinary Teams, including Ophthalmology, Radiology and Podiatry.

The successful applicant(s) will be expected to work a 7 days rotating roster.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website

The vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only.

Applicant will be required to obtain a Corrective Service Clearance NSW to be able to take up this role.

What we offer:

Free Onsite Parking

Additional payments in the form of a environmental and productivity allowance up to $7,000 (FTE)

Opportunity to access a large range of clinical education programs

Supported post graduate opportunities within applicable fields

Opportunity to network with fellow colleagues across St Vincent’s Health Australia

Salary Packaging

Employee Assistance Program

Fitness Passport

About St Vincent's Health Network Sydney:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph's Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia's not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - Policy Directive Immunisation history complies with NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020_017. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.

Application Instructions:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.

External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter/Selection criteria alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab
Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV

Selection Criteria

Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia.

Currently registered as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency

Demonstrated ability to work within the interdisciplinary team

Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development

Demonstrated computer literacy with email and an electronic patient record system

Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills

Demonstrated evidence of integration of theoretical knowledge and clinical skills, critical thinking and analysis in their daily practice as a registered nurse

Demonstrated effective time management skills and ability to prioritise competing workloads with in a complex environment

An example on how to address and upload selection criteria is provided in the attachment below in order to assist you with completing your application.

Please ensure you review these instructions as applicants that do not address the selection criteria may have their application automatically culled.

Applications close 1st May 2021

Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist: Review the following documents:

Contact Details: Terence Johnson, Nurse Manager, St Vincent’s Correctional Health, terence.johnson@svha.org.au, Phone 96784071

Alternate Contact:

Closing Date: 1 May 2021 11:59pm

Reconciliation Action Plan:

At St Vincent's we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees. As part of our Commitment to Reconciliation and Closing the Gap in employment related outcomes, we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

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St. Vincent's Hospital Sydney

Parklea, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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