Custodial Nurse

Job Details
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20008476
Closing Date: 20-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $84,019 - $95,329
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD C0297.docx (Word, 431KB)
Job Specification

VPS Application Form 20008476.docx (Word, 641KB)
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Contact: Tim Dorey
0439 900 327 or

Position Details

The Custodial Health Service is a division within the State Emergencies & Support Command, providing ongoing health care to all people held in police custody at; The Melbourne Custody Centre, Metropolitan Police Stations and Regional Police Stations across Victoria; 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

This state wide service provides specialist clinical service to people in this challenging and complex environment, with over 25,000 episodes of care to patients per year.

Due to recent government expansion of services to the Victorian Courts, the Victoria Police Custodial Health Service is seeking Registered Nurses for full time, ongoing positions.

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;
  • Demonstrated sound knowledge of current clinical practice, its delivery and models of care;
  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication;
  • Sound computer skills;

Skills and Experience:

To be considered to join our team you will possess experience or interest, in Clinical assessment and 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);

Requirements and relevant information:

  • VPSG4 salary range $82,574 – $93,689 p.a. + superannuation + leave loading + applicable shift penalties + 20% allowance*
  • Position is primarily located at the Melbourne Custody Centre, 520 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
  • As the position requires staff to travel to Victoria Police Stations and custodial facilities, possession of a current Victorian Driver Licence is required.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa
  • The incumbent will be required to work Rostered Hours including; Shift work, Night duty, Public Holidays and Weekends. Shift allowances will be paid in accordance with the relevant Victorian Public Service Agreement. 
  • Part time and flexible working arrangement may be considered.
  • *Please note that the VPSG4 salary range will increase to $84,019 - $95,329 p.a. as of 1 January 2019.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form - attached to the job advertisement

Applications close midnight, Sunday 20 January 2019 - No applications will be accepted via email.

For further information about this role please contact: Tim Dorey 0439 900 327 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 requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email

About Us:

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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