Nurse Unit Manager

Job posted: 09/09/2021
Applications close: 04/10/2021 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Reference: 38670

Reference: 38670

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 Gastroenterology, Transplant and General Surigal team on Ward 8 West.

Ward 8 West is a 32 bed acute surgical ward located within the Surgical Anaesthesia Procedural Medicine Division and based on the Austin Hospital site, in the Austin Tower. The ward accommodates hepatobiliary, liver /intestinal transplant and gastroenterology patients. Approximately 2,300 patients are admitted each year, with about 70% being emergency admissions and 10% being transfers from the intensive care unit.

To be successful in this role you must demonstrate/Key responsibilities will include:

Essential Knowledge and skills:

  • A commitment to Austin Health values.

  • 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.

  • A sound understanding of information technology including clinical systems, applications relevant to the Management of rostering and risk management reporting or as required for the role and/or department.

  • Experience and proficiency in keyboarding and Computer skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading quality initiatives

  • Ability to identify opportunities for process redesign and to support/ coach staff in the implementation of redesign projects and activities

  • Broad base knowledge of professional issues in nursing.

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Victorian Public Health care system and resource allocation.

  • Demonstrated capacity to undertake/support nursing research, publication and public presentation

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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Cameron McIntyre - (04) 3888 9509
Stephanie Bromley - (03) 9496 5847

Nurse Unit Manager