Registered Nurse

Job No: VIN2653
Location: Armidale - Freeman House

  • Nurses Award rates + shift allowances on evenings & weekends (flexible rostering)
  • Learning and Development programs to enhance and grow your career
  • Opportunity to make a difference in a purpose-led organisation


 The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services, who’s key values is to shape a more just and compassionate society

We believe our employees are key to our success and offer Learning and Development programs to enhance and grow your career across a range of teams and services.  Our staff are recognised for their achievements and are offered promotional opportunities on a meritocracy basis within a collegiate and values driven team environment and culture.



Your new role: 

The Registered Nurse - Freeman House will deliver high-quality nursing care including detoxification support for clients of Freeman House experiencing alcohol and other drug dependence and/or mental health issues and are at risk of experiencing homelessness. You will provide clinical health care services, manage and maintain access to allied health services and develop, implement and evaluate operational protocols, policies and procedures for the health clinic.


 Key responsibilities:

  • Provide clinical health care services (including detoxification services) for clients of Freeman House.
  • Coordinate, develop and manage appropriate health services for this client group.
  • Work with Freeman House management to assess and intake prospective residential clients.
  • Liaison with prescribing medical practitioners and chemists.
  • Manage the administration of client medications and ensure appropriate medical regimes are followed
  • Maintain accurate client records, case notes and provide reports to the Manager or other senior staff as directed.
  • Monitor drug and and drug records of residential clients in line with policy and procedures
  • Participate in multidisciplinary care planning with external teams when required.
  • Assess, plan, organise, evaluate and deliver holistic, quality nursing care in accordance wit the ANMC National Competency Standards

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Registered General Nurse with a minimum of 3 years clinical experience in a generalist setting.
  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Capacity to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with clients, staff, management and external agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Comprehensive clinical knowledge, particularly to alcohol and other drug dependency.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workloads according to client needs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional and appropriate relationships with residents and/or their families/representatives.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Basic computer skills and proven ability to use health information systems.
  • NSW driver licence (unencumbered).
  • It is a condition of employment that you comply with the Society’s Pandemic Policy - COVID-19  and Public Health Orders in order to work in or enter Society facilities, noting that all staff working in our aged care and disability services require a booster. In accordance with our policy, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status or a valid medical exemption as part of the resourcing process.
If this sounds like you, don’t wait - apply now, we are interviewing applications as we receive them. Submit your application with a resume and cover letter which addresses the key requirements of the Position Description

 Information on how to apply. 

If you have questions about this role, please email Emma Zirkler on and quote VIN2653



The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People. Prior to an offer of employment, candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check, Working with Children check. 

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. We take pride in the diversity of our people and encourage applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQIA, candidates of any or no religious beliefs and applicants of all ages.


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