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We're Recruiting Registered Nurses

Explore a career working with people in custody, providing health care that builds offenders' wellbeing and safer communities.

About Correctional Health

Mount Gambier Prison in South Australia is a low to medium-security campus-style prison that offers progressive work, learning and community programs to manage and rehabilitate offenders.  With capacity for 653 inmates, it accommodates mainly male prisoners who have been sentenced or are on remand.  G4S has been operating Mount Gambier Prison on behalf of the South Australian Department for Correctional Services for more than 20 years.

The Clinical Services team works within the prison's Medical Clinic and delivers health care that supports prisoner's wellbeing.  G4S can support you to gain experience as a Registered Nurse in Corrections.  If you would consider moving for the position, please ask us about relocation assistance. 

The role of a Registered Nurse in Corrections

The Clinical Services team at Mount Gambier Prison work in a busy medical clinic environment, and the work is mainly clinical work, which means no night shifts, heavy lifting, manual handling or personal care duties are required. 

In many ways, the work is actually safer than hospitals, and support is always available for Registered Nurses treating injuries or illnesses, or delivering emergency care.

With one doctor, our Registered Nurses have scope and autonomy.  They assess inmates' health upon admission and plan their health care post-release, issue medication, insulin and methadone on a daily basis, and treat injuries and illnesses.  They also document progress notes and assist with case management.


Registered Nurses are paid according to the Registered Nurse Award Level 2.4 and earn an approximate annual salary of circa $80,000 - $90,000 based on the hourly full time pay rates below, which are inclusive of a $100 Mount Gambier Prison Nurse Allowance:

Weekdays - $39.60
Saturdays - $58.09
Sundays - $67.33


Registered Nurses work a rotating roster pattern of four days on and three days off each week, a total of 76 hours a fortnight, and either 8am to 6pm or 9am to 7pm.  

In addition, they receive six weeks' annual leave.

How to Apply
The first step is to register and apply online via  You will receive a confirmation email once you have successfully submitted your application.  A member of the Talent Acquisition Team will then guide you through the recruitment process below.  If you require assistance, please email
Recruitment Process

Once you've applied online, one of our recruiters will arrange for you to have a quick phone screening with the Hiring Manager to find out more about you and discuss the role in more detail.

Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to attend a formal virtual or onsite interview.

If you're successful after the interview, the G4S Talent Acquisition team will then email you a series of items to complete and return:

  • Your ID
  • Pre-employment Health Questionnaire
  • National Police and Reference Check Form.

Upon passing, you'll receive an employment contract plus a final set of Onboarding Forms to complete.

What to expect on the first day

On your first day, you will meet your team, which includes a Clinical Services Lead, Registered Nurses, a Medical Administration Officer and visiting Doctors.  A Qualified Correctional Trainer will then take you around the prison and demonstrate policies and procedures, security measures, and how to use your radio and keys. 

Throughout your first week, you'll spend time shadowing an experienced Registered Nurse and learning how the Clinic works. Your team will support you as you gain more knowledge of the corrections system, the prison environment, and your tasks and duties. 

What training is provided?
Registered Nurses undertake a 3-week orientation in which they shadow other Registered Nurses and follow an orientation checklist.  New Registered Nurses follow a task sheet for each of our three clinics which ensures they can follow the policies and procedures in each clinic. 
Benefits of the role
  • A Great Roster Pattern: Four days on and three days off each week, 76 hours a fortnight, 8am to 6pm or 9am to 7pm   
  • Work/Life Balance: Six weeks' annual leave and no night shifts 
  • A Fantastic Culture: Work within a supportive team of eight Registered Nurses, a Clinical Lead, and a Medical Administration Officer 
  • Relocation Assistance Available
Eligibility Criteria
  • A completed Bachelor of Nursing
  • Current AHPRA Registration
  • Previous nursing experience
  • Comfortable working in a prison environment
Apply Now
To apply please visit, search for Registered Nurse then follow the prompts. 

If you require assistance, please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by emailing

About G4S

Justice Services
G4S Justice Services support the Australian justice system by helping government and law enforcement agencies to mitigate the impact of crime on resources, infrastructure and the economy.  These staff work in correctional facilities, courts, police custody, electronic monitoring, prisoner transport, and offender rehabilitation, as Correctional Officers, Prisoner Transport Officers, Nurses, Clinicians, Support Officers and Custody Officers.

By managing people in prison and delivering safety, security and respect for people in custody, including transporting and escorting offenders, G4S keeps communities safe and reduces re-offending.  Clients include State Government Departments for Justice and Community Safety, Corrections, Police, Social Services and Forensic Health, in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Western Australia.
Equal Opportunity Employment Employer
G4S celebrates and supports diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity workplace.  Our culture is one of inclusiveness and our goal is to welcome and retain staff who represent the whole community.  People from diverse backgrounds bring valuable perspectives, experiences and knowledge.  We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and walks of life. 
Jobs for First Nations People
G4S is committed to ensuring our workforce is not only reflective of the communities in which we operate but is equipped and capable of providing the best support for our employees, those in our care and their families.  This includes respecting and supporting First Nations employees at G4S and working to increase their representation in our workforce.  To improve employment outcomes and increase First Nations recruitment and retention, our jobs for Aboriginal people include access to a Cultural Mentoring Program, Aboriginal Employee Network, and Professional Development.