• Employment Type:  Permanent Full time
  • Position Classification: Registered Nurse Level 2-8
    Remuneration: $65,692.82 – $92236.06 p.a plus employers contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading
    Hours per Week: 38
    Requisition ID: REQ271811

Exciting opportunities are available for nursing professionals seeking amazing career in Forensic Mental Health.

The Forensic Hospital currently has Permanent Full time positions available for a highly skilled and dynamic Registered Nurse who has a commitment to patient centred care and clinical excellence.

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. Internal education and training programs are provided that allow staff to develop their skills, knowledge and workplace competence. The organisation’s commitment to learning is demonstrated through flexible working arrangements, leave for employees undertaking tertiary studies at accredited educational institutions, attending conferences and seminars.

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. To learn more about careers in our network, please click links below.



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

Click the link below to see what our past employees say about why you should join the network:


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 RN 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 RN 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

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.

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.

Please address SELECTION CRITERIA below:

  • Current authority to practice as a Registered Nurse with Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Minimum RN Year 2, who has either completed a Mental Health Transition Program, or has demonstrated mental health nursing experience in Australia or an equivalent health system.
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and skills relevant to contemporary mental health nursing.
  • Demonstrated high level verbal and written communication skills including good interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement, practice development and evidence-based practice.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues relating to nursing in a high secure environment.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation and relevant practice standards.

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 Kevin Baron on Kevin.Baron@health.nsw.gov.au



Closing Date for Applications: 2 December 2021