Published May 27, 2019
Last Modified May 28, 2019
North Richmond Community Health
23 Lennox Street, Richmond, Australia
Job Type
Closing Date
June 30, 2019

Job Description

This is a unique opportunity to become a part of the two year trial of Victoria’s first Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR) at North Richmond Victoria. North Richmond Community Health is seeking to employ a number of Registered Nurses. This position is responsible for supervising clients before, during and after episodes of injecting. The position aims to optimise health by saving lives and reducing injury from the negative effects associated with drug use. This position is part of the MSIR Nursing team and works closely with the Harm Reduction team. Core activities include:

  • client engagement
  • health assessment
  • management of health emergencies
  • health education
  • brief interventions and
  • referral to other health and welfare services.


Key Selection Criteria

Positions are offered on either a casual or part time basis and we are looking for Registered Nurses with

  • AHPRA registration
  • At least two years post graduate experience working in needle and syringe programs, drug and alcohol services or crisis services
  • Experience in psychosocial and drug use assessment and referral, supportive counselling and crisis management desirable
  • Computer competence including the use of clinical databases
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, Harm Reduction and Social Justice
  • Understanding of the health, social and legal issues related to injecting drug use and marginalised populations
  • First Aid with oxygen administration preferred

We offer an extensive employee wellbeing program, and we are located close to public transport. For further information regarding this position, please email All applications must be emailed and include a cover letter, CV and address the essential skills and experience selection criteria. Email subject line must state:  MSIR Registered Nurse Job Application. Please send applications to

Please note : only successful applicants will be contacted.

Position Description

NRCH has zero tolerance of all forms of child abuse and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously.