Nurse Unit Manager

Job posted: 04/08/2022
Applications close: 25/08/2022 (Midnight)
15 days remaining

15 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical and Nursing, Nursing

Reference: 46403

Reference: 46403

Occupation: Medical and Nursing, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Are you looking for a new challenge? Can you lead a dynamic, energetic and passionate team, and be part of the new Footscray Hospital development process?

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a team as they prepare to move to the new Perioperative Services Precinct at the New Footscray Hospital in 2025, and contribute to the design and development of the integrated services precinct.

The Footscray Theatre complex currently provides 24-hour emergency surgery, diagnostics and interventional procedures as well as a Monday to Friday elective surgery program. The theatre complex currently consist of holding bay, six theatres with anaesthetic rooms and nine recovery bays. There are up to 14 surgical specialities operating including Orthopaedics, Vascular, Otolaryngologists, Neurosurgery, Urology and General Surgery

In 2025 Footscray Theatres will move to become part of the New Footscray Hospital Complex. The Perioperative Services Precinct will integrate the Operating suites, Cardiac Cath Lab, Day Surgery and Interventional Radiology, and will have 8 theatre operating rooms plus 4 Cardiology and interventional rooms. Stage one recovery will consist of 24 bays.

We are looking for someone with the following qualities for this exciting opportunity:

  • Embraces and promotes the values of Western Health

  • Experienced Registered Nurse with Perioperative postgraduate and management/leadership Qualifications

  • Demonstrable leadership capability

  • Basic and Advanced Life Support

  • Excellent Communication Skills

  • Advanced Clinical nursing skills with relevant experience in Perioperative Nursing

  • Experience in change management and development of new services is highly regarded

  • Knowledge of relevant Legislation and ACCORN Compliance requirement

About Us

Our workforce of over 11,000 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 is in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women's and Children's), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Hazeldean, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 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 (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

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

Nurse Unit Manager

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Ann Williams - 0421750202
Julia McKinnon - 0418142516

Nurse Unit Manager