Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Enrolled Nurse 2-5
Remuneration: $59.207.02 – $64,330.96 p.a plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave
Hours per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ271820

An exciting opportunity is available for an Enrolled Nurse seeking a career in Forensic Mental Health.

The Forensic Hospital currently has a Permanent full time positions for a skilled and enthusiastic Enrolled Nurse who has a commitment to patient care and clinical excellence, who will take up the challenge to join our professional team working within our unique health care environment.

Where you’ll be working

The Forensic Hospital is a 135-bed, high-security mental health facility. This state-of-the-art hospital is the first of its kind in NSW and is conveniently located close to Sydney’s famed Eastern beaches, cafes, and public transport and offers a unique work environment providing specialised secure forensic mental health care to adolescent and adult patients. We encouraged and support professional growth within the organisation from novice to leadership levels. We are committed to enriching our workplace culture to deliver high quality, safe and reliable health care, and support every individual in our organisation in our pursuit of world class mental health care for our patients and their families and carers.

While working at the Forensic Hospital you will develop strong professional connections with colleagues and making a positive contribution to vulnerable people.  This dynamic work environment is interesting, stimulating, challenging, rewarding and one where you can have a positive impact on the lives of patients and their families.  To learn more about careers in our network, please click links below:



Our Vision: Returning healthier patients to their families and communities.

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Furthermore, we offer great additional salary allowances plus Salary Packaging options to further enhance take home benefits, free on-site parking, easy access to public transport and partnership with Fitness Passport for ongoing staff and their families to access more than 390 gyms and pools at a discounted rate.

What you’ll be doing

The Endorsed Enrolled Nurse (EEN) contributes to planning, implementing, evaluation of health issues and assisting in the provision of nursing care for patients.

The EEN is responsible for providing the day to day mental health and physical health care requirements of patients. This must be in line with the principles of recovery and forensic mental health rehabilitation. The EEN must integrate therapeutic goals with security requirements through constant appraisal of organisational processes and nurse-patient relationships to ensure that opportunities for therapeutic endeavour are maximised. All staff have a responsibility to maintain the safety and security of patients, staff and visitors within the high secure environment.


A comprehensive two week full time orientation is provided, with the next intake date on 7th February 2022


This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Commission for Children and Young People. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Commission for Children and Young People Website https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check/apply/apply

Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

Please address SELECTION CRITERIA below:

1. Medication Endorsed Enrolled Nurse currently registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia.

2. Demonstrated skills and knowledge relevant to contemporary mental health nursing.

3. Demonstrated high level verbal and written communication skills, including interpersonal skills.

4. Proven ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team.

5. Demonstrated commitment to quality management, practice development and evidence-based practice.

6. Demonstrated knowledge of issues relating to nursing in a high secure environment.

7. Understanding of relevant legislation and relevant practice standards.

8. Demonstrated understanding & commitment to the values of the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Adriel Lage on Adriel.Lage@health.nsw.gov.au


Closing Date for Applications: 2 December 2021