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Mental Health Nurse - CI 1

Requisition Number:  34638

christmas island, WA, AU


  • Immediate Start date 
  • Flights and accommodation provided
  • Flexible rotation lengths (minimum of 8 weeks preferred)


Mental Health Nurse required to provide mental health support services to people in immigration detention in Christmas Island.

The Role:



You shall be responsible for providing high level mental support to our clients and supporting primary health care staff to provide mental health services.

Key responsibilities:


  • You will be providing mental healthcare services to the standards set out by IHMS policies and procedures and initial emergency response where required.
  • Administer medications as prescribed
  • Contribute to the effective multidisciplinary health management
  • Ensure that documentation is accurate, precise and concise


This position is a 38 hour working week and the successful applicant will be expected to work rostered shifts across day, evening and weekends.



To be considered you must have the following:


  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Division 1 Mental Health Nurse;
  • Excellent assessment skills and able to respond and implement mental health management plans;
  • Current, unrestricted AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse;
  • Experience in a corrections, detention or remote nursing setting would be desirable.
  • Current BLS and Police Check (or willing to obtain)
  • Live in Australia and have work rights in Australia

The Company:


International Health and Medical Services (IHMS) provides health care for people in immigration detention throughout Australia.  We do this in line with Australian standards for health services and with the RACGP Standards for health services in Australian immigration detention centres.


*Please note: Only Successful Applicants will be contacted,
All offers of employment are subject to AFP police clearance.