Associate Nurse Unit Manager

Job posted: 14/10/2020
Applications close: 09/11/2020 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 38613

Reference: 38613

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

About the Role

The Community Residential Withdrawal Service provides a short term residential program to individuals with substance use issues. The primary focus of the service is on drug withdrawal and stabilisation. The program includes medical  and pharmacological treatment, along with psychosocial support, health education and recreational activities in a safe environment.

The Associate Nurse Unit Manager (ANUM) is a member and leader of a small multidisciplinary team, working with the Welfare Workers, Registered Nurses, Program Coordinator and other ANUMS. The ANUM fulfils the role of the registered nurse, demonstrating expert knowledge and skills whilst assuming a prominent management focus in the unit. The ANUM is an integral part of the unit management team, assisting the Nurse Unit Manager in the course of their duties to ensure provision of nursing care that is excellent in quality and consistently patient centred while achieving effective operation of the clinical environment.

The ANUM acts as a role model in setting the clinical standards of the unit and achieving high quality evidence based nursing care, and role includes leading/managing the shift, fostering and developing cooperative professional relationships with the multi-disciplinary team, client assessment, medication management and dispensing, the provision of case management, counselling, withdrawal support and the facilitation of admissions and discharge planning of clients in both adult & youth residential withdrawal units.

The ANUM works across all hours of the service operation i.e. 24/7 rotating roster. The ANUM must work collaboratively with junior medical staff, consultant/s and Nurse Practitioners to ensure that Best care is delivered

The ANUM assumes the responsibilities and authority of the Nurse Unit Manager in their absence and as such is able to assume the administrative operation of the unit.

About Us

Our workforce of over 7,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health comprises of three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. We also operate the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a diverse community of over 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing

  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Associate Nurse Unit Manager

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Carol Munro - 83456730
Brad Roberg - 83456730

Associate Nurse Unit Manager