Registered Nurse (Cleveland Youth Detention Centre) Clinical Talent Pool

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Are you a caring, experienced nurse prepared to provide a high standard of clinical and person-centred care?

Are you looking for a change and interested in working with young people?

If so, we want you to submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) to merit list for temporary, relieving opportunities.

Following submission of your EOI, the Nurse Unit Manager may contact you directly to discuss appropriate opportunities that match your skills and experience.

The position

The Cleveland Youth Detention Medical Centre is seeking Registered Nurses with varied experience to fill future permanent and temporary, full and 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. This includes health assessments, treatment of minor injuries and illnesses, phlebotomy and health education to young people. The Registered Nurse will demonstrate competence in the provision of nursing care through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care in collaboration with young people, peers and the healthcare team to achieve high quality, evidence based, person-centred care within a Primary Health Care (PHC) model.


  • Bachelor of Nursing (or equivalent)+ current AHPRA registration (mandatory).
  • Appointees will be required to work all shifts in accordance with the unit roster. Nursing staff work 12hr shifts, however 8hr shifts can also be considered.

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‚Ķ 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.

10 July 2020
Location: Australia Queensland Townsville region
Work type:
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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