Custodial Nurse

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20006501A
Closing Date: 03-Jun-2018
Salary Range: $81,354 - $92,304
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: C0297.docx (Word, 431KB)
Job Specification

Victoria Police Application Form.docx (Word, 639KB)
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Contact: Jane McMillan
8615 3841 or

Position Details

  • VPSG-4 range $81,354 – $92,304 p.a. + superannuation + applicable shift penalties + 20% allowance
  • Due to recent government expansion of services to the Victorian Courts, the Victoria Police Custodial Health Service is seeking five (5) Registered Nurses for full time, ongoing positions
  • Your usual place of work will be within the Custodial Health Service located at the Melbourne Custody Centre (MCC), 520 Lonsdale Street. Melbourne*

About the role:

The Custodial Health Service is a division within the State Emergencies and Support Command, providing ongoing Health care to all people held in police custody; 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

The Custodial Health Service provides Care to people held in Police custody at; The Melbourne Custody Centre, Metropolitan Police Stations and Regional Police Stations across Victoria. This state wide service provides over 25,000 episodes of care to patients per year.

The Custodial Nurse provides a specialist clinical nursing service to people in this challenging and complex environment.

Ideally you will have:

  • Excellent Clinical Assessment skills, with an eye for detail
  • The ability to effectively triage and monitor patient deterioration quickly and calmly
  • The confidence, skills and ability to work in an interactive environment as well as work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal and critical thinking skills and ability to work effectively within a harmonious team environment to ensure collaborative and holistic care of patients

Skills and Experience:

To be considered to join our team you will possess experience or interest in the following

  • Clinical assessment & intervention in
  • Acute & Chronic illness and other complex care situations
  • Alcohol and other Drugs - addiction and withdrawal
  • Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and psychiatric disability
  • Recognition of Self-harming behaviours and Suicide interventions


  • Be a Division 1 Registered Nurse with AHPRA
  • Minimum of 5 years clinical experience, preferably within an Acute Medicine – Emergency, General Medicine setting, (Post Graduate qualifications highly desirable)
  • Demonstrated sound knowledge of current clinical practice, its delivery & models of care
  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication
  • Sound computer skills


Requirements and relevant information:

  • The incumbent will be required to complete the OHS requirements of the organisation, which may include local level training relating to equipment usage and Hazardous Chemicals.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.

*Your usual place of work will be within the Custody Management Division, State Emergencies and Support Command; however you may be required to work at any other division within the Department as required.

How to Apply

Please click the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this advertisement. Please view the full Position Description attached to this advertisement before applying. If you are experiencing accessibility issues, please open the Position Description through Acrobat Reader.

When opening the Application Form which is attached to the advertisement, please ‘save' a copy to complete.  Please note that applicants are not required to respond to each key selection criteria listed in the position description.

Applications must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Jane McMillan on (03) 8615 3841 or via email;

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirement/adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact the VPS Recruitment Team via email




Please note: No applications will be accepted via email, applicants must click on “Apply Now” to submit an application.

Closing date for applications is midnight, Sunday 3 June 2018.

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