Nurse Unit Manager

Job posted: 09/10/2020
Applications close: 06/11/2020 (Midnight)
15 days remaining

15 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Reference: 34695

Reference: 34695

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly experienced Nurse Unit Manager to join our North Eastern Kidney Services dialysis unit.

Details of Department

North East Kidney Services (NEKS) is a 12-chair satellite dialysis service located in the

Northern suburb of Preston.  Providing high quality community maintenance dialysis and haemodiafiltration to dialysis patients in the local area.

NEKS operates 6-days per week, 0700-2100, for up to 48 patients over the week, and is staffed with registered nurses, and supported by clerical and patient assistant staff

NEKS is part of the Department of Nephrology at Austin Health (AH), which operates within

the Medical Services Division.

Details of position/position requirements

The Nurse Unit Manager is recognised as the leader of the nursing team who models the core values of Austin Health through effective leadership and management of the clinical nursing and support staff within the North East Kidney Services dialysis unit]. They are responsible for ensuring the delivery of evidence based nursing care that meets professional, organisational, legal and ethical standards in order to optimise health outcomes for the community. The Nurse Unit Manager is responsible for fostering a positive culture, driving change, a safe working environment and the effective utilisation of financial resources within a cycle of continuous service improvement.

To be successful in this role you must demonstrate:

  • Registered Nurse, Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia

  • Relevant Post-Graduate Qualification in Nursing or equivalent

  • Substantial clinical experience in area of speciality

  • Previous management experience

  • Patient-centred approach to evidence based care delivery

  • Demonstrated knowledge of professional standards

  • Knowledge of legal and ethical requirements

  • Ability to implement budget management processes

  • Demonstrated ability to use clinical information systems

  • Demonstrated leadership ability

  • Demonstrated experience in Human Resource Management

  • Commitment to quality, best practice and environmental safety

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form

  • Ability to problem solve in a variety of complex situations

  • Ability to build a dynamic team which works effectively within a multidisciplinary environment

  • Ability to implement, lead and support change

  • Ability to initiate and manage clinical projects

  • Be an active participant of a relevant clinical specialist organisation.

Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Nurse Unit Manager

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Allyson Manley - (03) 9496 5843 - (__) ____ ____

Nurse Unit Manager