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/JE20040017
Closing Date: 05-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 1. Position Description - C0297.docx (Word, 438KB)

2. Application Form.docx (Word, 628KB)

Contact: Faye Powell
0455 977 678 or

Position Details

About the role:

The Custodial Health Service (CHS) has recently been appointed additional nursing positions in response to an increase in court services across Victoria. The CHS forms part of the Custody Management Division within the State Emergencies & Support Command of Victoria Police.

The CHS is a nurse led unit with Medical Officers, Nurse Practitioners and a Pharmacy department making up the team which provides clinical care and advice to people held in Victoria Police custody across the state, the unit operates a 24/7 clinic, a 24/7 health advice line and a 7 day a week mobile service, which provides healthcare onsite at a number of locations around Victoria. The primary work location is the Melbourne Custody Centre, located in Melbourne.

  • Multiple full time / ongoing positions.
  • These positions involve regular shift work across 7 days a week (all shifts). Shifts are predominately 12 hours. Shift allowances will be paid in accordance with the Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2020.
  • Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

Providing clinical nursing services to persons in police 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 detention.
  • 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 data related to CHS.
  • Contributing to the CHS continuous improvement plan.
  • Provide excellent clinical care in a non – judgemental compassionate manner, in line with Australian Community Standards.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Accurate identification of acute, psychiatric/disability and withdrawals conditions, with the ability to provide appropriate referral or treatment.
  • Be able to assess a person accurately and effectively for self-harm/ Suicide risk and introduce appropriate community standards of management.
  • Have a sound knowledge of Chronic health conditions and appropriate community standards of management.
  • Have excellent communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to multitask and adjust to complex situations.
  • The ability to collaborate within the multi-disciplinary team to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
  • The ability to maintain a high level of clinical competency.

 Requirements and relevant information:

  • Two (2) x full-time, ongoing position available.
  • This position requires shift work as indicated in the Position Description (as attached to the advertisement).
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • In accordance with organisational policy, all Victoria Police employees are required to be fully vaccinated (including a booster vaccination) against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exception. As such your employment with Victoria Police is subject to providing evidence of your vaccination status.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement. 

Applications close midnight, 6 October 2022.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website, Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic) or Seek. Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 

For further information, please contact: Faye Powell on 0455 977 678 or

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) 8335 8081.

About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

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