Mental Health Nurse

Job Title: Mental Health Nurse
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Allied Health
Salary: Up to AU$91809 per annum + Super
Start Date:
Reference: MHN CC RAV_1587706365
Contact Name: Permanent Team
Contact Email:
Job Published: Apr 24, 2020

Job Description

Employment Type: Full Time
Term: Ongoing
Location: Ravenhall
Salary: $91,809 + Super

Generous salary packaging

Tradewind Australia are seeking Mental Health Nurses to join an organisation looking after Mental Health people achieve their goals.

The organisation:

The organisation is committed to striving to implement the values that shape their work culture. Everyone at the organisation has a role to achieve the goals. They value accountability, continuous improvement, commitment, excellence, professionalism and teamwork. They are looking for to recruit a values based Mental health nurse too.

The Role

The Mental Health Nurse is an integral part of the primary healthcare team at the correctional facility and assists the Health Services Manager (HSM) in providing leadership to and clinical and administrative management of this team.

In this role you will;

  • Conduct health assessments and screenings of patients
  • Review patient healthcare plans
  • Refer patients to medical and other health services as appropriate
  • Discharge plans for the patient transitioning from prison care to community care
  • Respond to clinical emergencies in accordance with specific roles and responsibilities.
  • Administer Medication
  • Provide a service to all patients that adheres with best practice.

The Successful Candidate:


  • Registered General Nurse qualification with a post graduate Mental Health qualification or


  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • A minimum of at least one-year post graduate psychiatric nursing experience.
  • Superior communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to participate in the "at risk" on-call roster if required.
  • IT literate
  • Police check clearance & working with children's check clearance


  • Experience working in a correctional health environment
  • Experience in general nursing

What you get in return:

  • Option of four or five days per week - Rotating 8 hour shifts Monday-Sunday: No required night shifts - last shift finishes at 6.30pm
  • Mental health and risk assessments provided in an outpatient setting
  • Autonomous role, yet part of a small supportive team
  • Multi-disciplinary team
  • Work alongside GPs, general nursing, drug and alcohol, and other allied health professionals
  • Structured framework of bookings for patients in a day - on average 30 minute appointments
  • Rewarding role where you can build upon your mental health nursing skills
  • Education opportunities available once a week
  • Flexible and structured roster

If you wish to apply:

Tradewind Australia is an equal opportunities employer.

People with a lived experience of disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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