Purpose of Position
The Registered Nurse is responsible for providing access for the day to day health care requirements of patients within Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) Correctional Centres.
The Registered Nurse’s role includes reception screening,comprehensive health assessments and attending to venepuncture of all persons received into custody whilst assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing management.
The position holder will work within Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network (JH&FMHN) and NSW Health policies, procedures and guidelines as well as CSNSW rules and regulations as set out in the relevant legislation.
Achieve organisational goals through effective teamwork and leadership.
Respect for the right’s and diversity of individuals.
Providing optimum standards of clinical practice, and function as a resource person to matters pertaining to health care within a secure environment.
Foster a high standard of patient care and health care delivery.
Provide comprehensive documentation of consumer interaction (as appropriate), this includes treatment provided and management plans.
Co-ordinate and provide continuity of care between Corrective Services NSW facilities as well as to and from other health care providers.
Practice within statutory requirements and professional and organisational nursing standards.
Co-ordinates and initiating health care to our patients within a secure environment.
Comprehensive health assessments of all patients during the reception process and as required at other times.
Performing venepuncture and canulation on patients as required after completing the education package. Education package to be completed and accreditation gained within 3 months of commencing employment with Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network.
1. Authority to practice as a Registered Nurse accredited with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency.
2. Demonstrated excellent communication skills including verbal and written reporting in a multidisciplinary environment.
3. Sound and demonstrated knowledge of nursing, theory and practice.
4. Experience in conducting health assessments.
5. Proven commitment to continuous quality improvement.
6. A demonstrated commitment to self-learning and development.
7. Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the goals and values of the Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network.
8. Proven ability to use basic computer applications such as Intranet and MS Word ( Outlook, Word and Excel)