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Clinical Talent Pool - Registered Nurse (Cleveland Youth Detention Centre)


This Expression of Interest collects a variety of information that will help the Townsville Hospital and Health Service identify potentially suitable applicants for future Registered Nurse employment opportunities within the Cleveland Youth Detention Medical Centre (CYDC).

If deemed suitable, your details will remain in the Clinical Talent Pool and you may be contacted further by the CYDC Unit at the time an opportunity arises.

Further participation in other recruitment selection processes (for example written application and/or interview) to further assess suitability for appointment to a specific position may be required.

Job details

Position status Permanent,Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time,Part-time
Occupational group Health - Nursing
Classification Nurse Grade 5
Workplace Location Townsville region
Job ad reference QLD/TV366912
Closing date 20-Jun-2021
Job duration Permanent and/or temporary opportunities
Contact person Michelle Curtis
Contact details 07 4421 5286
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The Cleveland Youth Detention Medical Centre is seeking Registered Nurses with varied experience to fill future permanent and temporary, full-time and/or part-time vacancies.

Cleveland Youth Detention Centre (CYDC), located in Townsville, accommodates young people aged up to 18 years, who are remanded or sentenced to youth detention. Health services within the CYDC work in partnership with other government and healthcare providers, to deliver a range of preventative, primary and emergency care services to young people within the detention centre environment.

About your opportunity

The Registered Nurse is responsible for providing preventative, primary health and emergency services to the young persons within the detention setting. Responsibilities include medication administration, assessment and treatment of minor injuries and illnesses, vaccinations, phlebotomy, hearing and vision screening, suicide and self-harm assessments, health education, chronic disease case management and health education, ensuring safe and equitable care to young people.

Role requirements:

  • Bachelor of Nursing (or equivalent) + current AHPRA registration (mandatory).
  • Highly desirable: Experience in youth nursing and Advance Practice Immunisation qualification.

About the employer
The Townsville Hospital and Health Service includes 18 hospital and community campuses and 2 aged care facilities; it covers an area roughly two and a half times the size of France and provides complex, high level services to more than 600,000 residents across a wide range of specialities.

The main hospital (TTH) facility is a state-of-the-art tertiary referral hospital (the only tertiary hospital in North Queensland) and is the major teaching hospital for the James Cook University's schools of medicine, nursing and allied health and for the Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE. Referrals are from across North Queensland, as far north as Cape York Peninsula and the Torres Strait Islands, and west to Mount Isa and the Gulf of Carpentaria and even overseas from Papua New Guinea.   

Our organisation is proactive and committed to delivering excellence in healthcare by adapting a `person centred' approach to care across our patient's lifespan. If you are dynamic, innovative and prepared to help advance healthcare in the tropics, then the Townsville HHS could be the right fit for you. Join us today and enjoy generous employment benefits, a rewarding career and development opportunities.

About the location
Townsville is a vibrant, dynamic city; it is the largest urban centre in Northern Australia and is the gateway to the world famous Great Barrier Reef, stunning beaches, rainforests and the Outback. With over 300 days of sunshine a year and the perfect laid-back tropical/coastal lifestyle Townsville offers stunning natural attractions without sacrificing the benefits of a metropolitan city.  No matter your lifestyle… Townsville offers families, couples and individuals a place to call home.

Other information - Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD)

  • Roles that have a direct contact with patients or who in the course of their work may be exposed to blood/body fluids or contaminated sharps are required to be immunised for Hepatitis B.
  • Roles that have contact that would allow acquisition and/or transmission of measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and pertussis, and have face to face contact with patients and/or work in a clinical area require evidence of immunisation of the aforementioned diseases.

Please no unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

To apply please complete the online application form, indicate your skills and preferences, and attach a current copy of your resume/CV. You will need to supply contact details for 2 referees.


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