Custodial Nurse

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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/20038314
Closing Date: 28-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 1. Position Description C0297.docx (Word, 446KB)
Job Specification

2. Application Form 20038314.docx (Word, 641KB)
Self Assessment

Contact: Dr. Michael Wong
0456 766 042 or

Position Details

Custodial Health Service (CHS) forms part of the Custody Management Division within the State Emergencies & Support Command of Victoria Police. CHS provides clinical care and advice to those held in Victoria Police custody at the Melbourne Custody Centre and Victoria Police stations across Victoria; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Two (2) full time, ongoing positions are currently available.
  • These positions involve regular shift work across 7 days a week. Shifts are predominately 12 hours.
  • Part time and flexible working arrangement may be considered.

Your duties will include:

  • Assessing the physical and mental health of those in police care or custody;
  • Providing clinical nursing services to persons in police care or custody either by direct clinical care or providing advice to police members over the phone on:
    • Physical and mental health;
    • Assessing and managing drug and alcohol related conditions; and
    • Preventing suicide and self-harm in police detentions.
  • Ensuring duty of care with respect to the Victorian Charter of Human Rights of those in custody;
  • Collecting, maintaining and managing health records and statistical date related to custodial health;
  • Contributing to continuous improvement to patient care and workplace culture.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Acute & chronic illness management experience;
  • Addiction and withdrawal management experience (alcohol and other drugs) ;
  • Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and psychiatric disability experience;
  • Recognition of self-harming behaviours and suicide interventions;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • The ability to multi task and adjust to complex situations;
  • The ability to collaborate within team on patient management;
  • The ability to maintain a high level of clinical competency.


  • Current AHPRA General Registration Registered Nurse (Division 1).
  • Minimum of 5 years clinical experience, preferably within an Acute Medicine – Emergency, General Medicine setting.
  • Post Graduate qualifications highly desirable.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • The positions are primarily located at the Melbourne Custody Centre - 520 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
  • VPSG4 salary range $85,279 - $96,759 p.a. + superannuation + leave loading + applicable shift penalties + 20% allowance.
  • As the position requires staff to travel to Victoria Police Stations and custodial facilities, possession of a current Victorian Driver Licence is required.
  • 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. 
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.

Your application must include:

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

Applications close midnight, Sunday 28 July 2019 - No applications will be accepted via email.

For further information about this role please contact: Dr Michael Wong 0456 766 042 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 or on (03) 9247 5113.

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