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Position Details
Reference Number 140421
Position Title Enrolled Nurse (Forensic Mental Health)
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time, Casual
Entity Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network
Geographical Location Malabar
Award Classification Public Health System Nurses' & Midwives' (State) Award - Enrolled Nurse Med Endorsement
Salary $48,886.00 - $54,751.00
Hours per Week
Number of FTE 5.00
Purpose of Position

The EN will assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the day to day mental health and basic physical health care requirements of patients within the Forensic Hospital. The EN will practice under the direction and supervision of the RN. Supervision may be direct or indirect and all duties are delegated after consideration of relevant legislation and policies, the context of practice and the competence of the EN. The EN retains responsibility for their personal and professional actions whilst remaining accountable to the RN for all delegated functions. All staff have a responsibility to maintain the safety and security of patients, staff and visitors within the high secure environment


Activities which the EN may provide support for include coordinating and initiating health care for patients within a high secure environment. This includes participating in mental health assessments, risk assessment and management, alcohol and other drug assessments, history taking and developing comprehensive nursing management plans as well as making timely and appropriate referral to relevant services within and outside of the Forensic Hospital as required. Other important activities which the EN may be directly or indirectly involved in include the initiation of appropriate treatment, management and referral in emergency situations (as per scope of practice) and providing individualised mental health care under the direction of the RN while maintaining a focus on the safety and security of the Forensic Hospital.


Opportunities exist for experienced Enrolled Nurses. Operated by Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network, The Forensic Hospital is an integral part of the newly established Forensic Mental Health Network.

Located at Malabar and officially opened in February 2009, this purpose-built
135-bed facility provides high-quality specialised care to male and female young people and adult forensic patients, in a high-secure therapeutic environment.


**8 and 10 hour shifts available**


Additional Allowances Apply to this position.


Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

Selection Criteria 1. Currently licensed to practice as an Enrolled Nurse with Endorsement with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA).

2. Minimum of 6 months recent clinical experience working in a mental health setting.

3. Post enrolment qualification in mental health or willingness to undertake same.

4. Knowledge of mental health nursing theory and practice.

5. Awareness of relevant NSW Mental Health Legislation and legal frameworks

6. Effective skills, interest and experience in multidisciplinary team work.

7. Effective communication and interpersonal skills including verbal and written reporting.

8. Commitment to continuous quality improvement, self-learning and development.
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Tika Yeend
Contact Number 0297003123
Closing Date 30/08/2013
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view