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Nurse Team Leader, Canterbury

Department of Corrections
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Taking your nursing skills to a leadership level

The Department of Corrections employs 250 Nurses who work collaboratively with Doctors, Allied Health staff and custody personnel. We're united by our goal of making a positive difference in the lives of offenders, their families and the community.

Primary Health Nursing at Corrections offers unique opportunities to develop and practise your skills in a wide range of clinical areas. Prison health centres provide a full range of primary health care services. Nurses assess and manage people with a variety of health issues, challenging physical and mental health problems, substance abuse related issues, as well as responding to emergencies and providing health education.

As the Team Leader, you will be responsible for the day to day coordination of staff and leading the health team.  You will ensure the delivery of quality health services to prisoners. In providing best practice clinical health care, you will assess and treat individuals with a wide range of medical conditions and interface with custodial staff to resolve issues.

You will support the Health Centre Manager with the implementation and audit of new policies and initiatives, strategieswhilst encouraging a culture of continuous improvement.

The successful applicant will possess:

  • an advanced knowledge and experience in nursing in a primary health care setting
  • proven leadership and managerial skills
  • a philosophy of care, ensuring staff systems and processes are focused on meeting patient needs
  • the provision of culturally safe health care
  • exceptional communication and relationship skills
  • strong analysis, literacy and documentation skills across patient care, communication and areas of improved service delivery

Our Nurses enjoy genuine work-life balance a wide range of practice work, and an environment where professional development is encouraged. Shifts include weekend work, but no nights, as there is an on-call triage system in place.

Bring your nursing skills, your sense of humour, and a desire to make a positive impact. With Corrections you will find an environment where your leadership capability will be harnessed to its full potential.

Vacancy Number: CSSR7258
Applications close Friday 9th December 2016

At the Department of Corrections we are passionate about reducing re-offending and keeping communities safe. With Corrections you'll be part of a highly supportive team that manages offenders in prison and in the community.