Has anyone experienced working for Ihms (international health and medical services) as a mental health nurse? I have considered working in immigration detention, however, hold a some reservations.
When I have inquired in the past, the hourly rate of pay has been flat, no shift loading or weekend or public holiday rates. A bonus payment was offered if and when a placement is completed.
I would immagine the incident rate of DSH and or suicidal ideation/violence would be quiet high in immigration detention? The work load of a mental health practitioner in this setting would be high and considerably difficult to say the least.?
I should also immagine your support by managment or other health professionals would be limited? Which really brings me back to my original question can anyone confirm or otherwise dismiss my suspicons?