Associate Nurse Unit Manager - Forensic Mental Health

Job posted: 20/08/2021
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Melbourne

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Nursing

Reference: 14127

Reference: 14127

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne

Thomas Embling Hospital is expanding, and we want YOU to grow with us! 

  • Are you passionate about supporting people in their Mental Health recovery?
  • Would you like to work for a progressive organisation that genuinely cares about their staff?
  • Do you want to feel valued, supported and part of a dynamic team of people from all round the world?

Forensicare is a statewide specialist provider of forensic mental health services in Victoria. We offer an outstanding opportunity for qualified Associate Nurse Unit Managers in acute/sub-acute and rehabilitation settings.

About the role:

The Associate Nurse Unit Manager (ANUM) works closely with the Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) to lead and coordinate the nursing team.

  • You will deliver consumer based mental health nursing interventions as well as coordinate the resources and processes required to maintain a high standard of patient care through effective clinical leadership. 
  • Practicing within a recovery framework you will use sound judgement to assess, plan, implement, evaluate and maintain a high standard of patient care.  
  • In collaboration with the NUM, you will support the team to:
    • work within organisational policies and procedures and professional standards
    • promotes staff education and development
    • participates in the training and supervision of nursing staff and students
  •  You will effectively manage resources on a shift and oversee the activities of the unit when the NUM is absent. 

This is an excellent opportunity for Registered Psychiatric Nurses with an interest in management and service development to step into a leadership position.  

Our ideal candidate:

  • Has a demonstrated commitment to mental health consumer recovery and a thirst to keep learning!
  • Conducts comprehensive nursing assessments of mentally ill patients, plans, implements and evaluates nursing interventions.
  • Has sound communication skills with the ability to engage constructively. You want to make a difference.
  • You share information on clinical matters with colleagues and team members to support the delivery of best practice and most appropriate service outcomes. 
  • You are proud to be a Forensic Mental Health Nurse, have a qualification specific to mental health nursing and working knowledge of the relevant legislation.

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive orientation - allocation of a work buddy & supernumerary shifts on commencement
  • Study Leave Assistance/ Extensive Professional Development Programs
  • Career pathways and options to work in hospital, prison and commuity settings 
  • Car Novated Leasing
  • Salary Packaging - this is where a portion of your salary is tax free, meaning more disposable income
  • Flexible work arrangements 
  • Free Car Parking/ Free Gym/Swimming Pool Access
  • Wellness Program/ Employee Assistance Program

We strongly encourage International applicants to apply. We offer a comprehensive relocation support package including pathways to permanent residency in Australia under the Employer Nomination scheme to eligible applicants.

For more information on employee benefits visit https://www.forensicare.vic.gov.au/careers/employee-benefits 

COVID19 & Influenza Vaccination Evidence

Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and Influenza and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. The current orders require evidence of three doses for COVID-19.
All applicants to positions with Forensicare will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 and Influenza as part of their job application. Acceptable evidence is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement which can be accessed via MyGov. For international candidates, acceptable evidence is documentation issued by the relevant government authority. Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

Current Forensicare employees should apply through eRecruit using an account which is linked to their Forensicare email address. Employees should contact People and Culture if they are unable to access their Forensicare eRecruit account.

Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, as well as people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Forensicare promotes our guiding principles of curiosity, purpose, strong ethics, compassion and fairness; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.

Associate Nurse Unit Manager - Forensic Mental Health

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Fadzai Mudoti - (04) 6856 6109
NursingJobs@forensicare.vic.gov.au - (04) 6856 6109

Associate Nurse Unit Manager - Forensic Mental Health