Deputy Nurse Unit Manager - NICU

Job posted: 09/07/2024
Applications close: 30/07/2024 (Midnight)
15 days remaining

15 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Parkville

Job type: Ongoing - Full Time

Organisation: The Royal Children's Hospital

Salary: $126,074 - $126,074

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 11821

Reference: 11821

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: $126,074 - $126,074

Work location: Melbourne | Parkville

  • Hub of medical precinct in Parkville, Melbourne
  • Work for Australia’s leading Children’s Hospital 
  • Challenging and rewarding work environment


About the Role


This is a Permanent Full-Time position at 1 FTE / 80 hours per fortnight within the Butterfly, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nursing ward. Job share will be considered for this position.


You will work in partnership with the Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) and provide management of and clinical leadership to staff within the Butterfly ward. This role will be responsible for the clinical operational requirements of the ward, and partner with the NUM to foster a positive, supportive, and reflective culture to drive nursing performance, opportunity, and career progression.


What you’ll achieve:


  • Manage the day-to-day clinical operations of the ward to achieve key performance measures within a framework of continuous improvement, quality, and risk management.
  • Ensure effective, management of staff rosters and allocation of resources including both planned and unplanned leave.
  • Provide regular performance evaluations and constructive feedback to identify opportunities for professional growth and development of nurses within the team.
  • Lead and support clinical inquiry by the nursing team in the ward and the translation of evidence into practice.
  • Promote and develop a dynamic, flexible, resilient, and skilled workforce through effective staff management and professional development opportunities/ career progression opportunities.

Classification for this position will be Nurse Unit Manager Level 2, NM11 (FTE base salary $126,074 per annum, plus superannuation).


Your skills and experience:


  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) administered though the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA).
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing personal and professional development, as evidenced in a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record/Professional Practice Portfolio (PPP).
  • Post Graduate qualifications in Critical Care Nursing or working towards gaining.
  • Previous management experience and commitment to undertaking further management studies.


If this sounds like you, click here to view the position description.


About Butterfly, Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)


As part of Neonatal Medicine at The Royal Children's Hospital, Butterfly - Newborn Intensive Care Ward provides the best neonatal care for the sickest babies and infants from Victoria, interstate and overseas.

Babies admitted to Butterfly - Newborn Intensive Care Ward have a wide range of complex medical and surgical problems. Some require the support of a ventilator for their breathing, and many require specialised surgical procedures. The management of our babies is overseen by a team of Neonatologists, Neonatal Nurses, and Allied Health specialists. Particularly complex or long-term patients are appointed a Nurse Coordinator to co-ordinate their care.


What we offer:


  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Professional development and special events


Other requirements:


  • Current National Criminal Record Check, or willing to obtain.
  • Valid Working with Children Check
  • Compliance with RCHs “Staff Immunisation - Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases” procedure

Application process

To apply, you will need a resume and a tailored cover letter outlining your skills, experience, and suitability for the position in line with the requirements of the position description. Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately, we encourage you to apply promptly! For more information about this position please contact Sheri Waldron, Director Clinical Operations, Critical Care Ph: 0466777525 Email: sheri.waldron@rch.org.au


Deputy Nurse Unit Manager - NICU

Job type:

Ongoing - Full Time

Job classification:



sheri.waldron@rch.org.au - Sheri Waldron - 0466777525

Deputy Nurse Unit Manager - NICU