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Forensicare provides a detailed reception mental health screening assessment for every prisoner received into custody at the Melbourne Assessment Prison (MAP) in Spencer Street West Melbourne; outpatient clinics to mentally ill prisoners within the prison; a 16 bed Acute Assessment Unit (AAU) which provides initial assessment and treatment to seriously mentally ill prisoners; an after- hours mental health crisis intervention service and consultancy and training services for prison and service staff on the treatment and management of male prisoners with mental health issues.


Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria. Forensicare is situated across five sites across Victoria with its largest site being Thomas Embling Hospital, located in Fairfield just 15 minutes north of the Melbourne CBD. Thomas Embling Hospital is a 136 bed secure hospital providing acute care, rehabilitation and continuing care.

About The Role

To meet the needs of our busy acute, sub-acute and rehabilitation services, we are seeking passionate and patient-care orientated Registered Psychiatric Nurses with recent experience to join our team.


You will deliver exceptional care within a high-security forensic hospital, practicing within a Recovery framework and using sound judgement to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and maintain a high standard of patient care. You will work within a multidisciplinary team to provide care that is consistent with the mental, physical, spiritual, emotional, social, forensic and cultural needs of the patient.


We’re seeking multiple candidates who:

  • have a thorough understanding of and demonstrated commitment to mental health consumer recovery.
  • have sound communication skills with the ability to engage constructively and share information on clinical matters with colleagues and team members to support the delivery of best practice and most appropriate service outcomes.

Mandatory qualifications and registrations

  • Postgraduate qualification in Mental Health Nursing or equivalent.
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA).
  • This position is subject to a Police Check.
  • Benefits

    We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:

    • Great salary packaging conditions.
    • Free onsite parking.
    • Excellent leave entitlements.
    • Post-graduate scholarship programs.
    • Ongoing training and full orientation.
    • Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including Employee Assistance Programs.

    Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, as well as people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


    How to apply

    Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

    Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered.

    Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:

    • reference checks
    • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months
    • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same)
    • proof of immunisation.

    A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.
    As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.
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    Forensicare promotes the following values: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect and leadership; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.



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    Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria.

    Forensic mental health is a specialist area within the mental health service system. The services provided by Forensicare address the needs of offenders experiencing mental health issues, the mental health sector, the justice sector and the general community.

    Position contact

    Simone Lawrie
    (03) 9495 9476 
    simone.lawrie@forensicare.vic.gov.au


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