Nurse Unit Manager - Flynn

Job posted: 06/09/2023
Applications close: 06/10/2023 (Midnight)
14 days remaining

14 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Traralgon

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Latrobe Regional Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 18112

Reference: 18112

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Traralgon

Nurse Unit Manager - Flynn Unit (Acute Inpatient Mental Health Unit)

Latrobe Regional Health is the main provider of Mental Health services across the Gippsland region.

Our Flynn Unit provides care for people aged between 16- 65 years delivering acute treatment and recovery-based interventions. The 31 bed Unit consists of 23 Adult Low Dependency beds, 2 Child and Adolescent beds, 6 HDAU beds

We’re looking for a Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) who is passionate about mental health and leading a multidisciplinary team.  The NUM plays a crucial role in managing, co-ordinating, leading and developing the unit, ensuring patient centred care, and the achievement of a high standard of quality patient outcomes.


The NUM is required to lead the unit in relation to implementing recovery focused and non-punitive and non-coercive practices, including the reduction of seclusion and restraint practices.


We are looking for candidates with:

  • Division 3 Registered Nurse or Division 1 Registered Nurse with post basic qualification in psychiatric nursing holding registration with the Nurses Board, Victoria
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to lead a team
  • Sound clinical knowledge, skills and a minimum of 5 years clinical experience
  • Commitment to appropriate inpatient-based treatment for people with a psychiatric illness including recovery frameworks and the reduction of seclusion and restraint practices
  • Commitment to ongoing professional training and development
  • Working knowledge of the Guardianship and Administration Board
  • Working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (1985)
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Mental Health Act 2014, the National Standards for Mental Health Services 1996, the National Standards for the Mental Health Workforce 2010 and the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and ability to work within a multidisciplinary service delivery framework
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as part of a team

This is an exciting opportunity to build and advance your career and leadership skills.  We encourage you to contact Jessica Cherry, General Manager Acute & Bed Based Mental Health on (03) 5173 8579 for a confidential discussion.

LRH employees enjoy access to:

  • Free access to our Staff Wellbeing Centre offering a range of health education and wellbeing services
  • Access to ongoing development through daily education sessions, bespoke training and career & study support.
  • Tailored flexible work options to support work life balance, including ADO’s, 5 weeks leave, regional salary packaging and additional purchased leave.
  • Fantastic social club activities and diverse and inclusive workplace activities
  • Workplace Wellbeing programs and activities uniquely designed for LRH staff

About LRH

LRH was proud to be the recipient of the 2022 Premier’s Health Service of the Year (Medium) Award.  This prestigious award recognises the amazing work of our team in driving change and improvement in the health outcomes for the Victorian community.  We are located 150 km east of Melbourne, and LRH is the regional provider of a broad range of specialist health services including hospital based, sub-acute and mental health services across Gippsland.

Now is an exciting time to join the LRH team, with $217 million expansion nearing completion, offering improved maternity and paediatric facilities, larger intensive care unit, increase medical and surgical beds and additional operating theatres.

Explore all the great things happening at LRH – www.lrh.com.au and take the next step on your career journey by submitting your application for this and other roles here - https://lrh.mercury.com.au

Diversity and Inclusion

We actively embrace workforce diversity, equity and inclusion, and encourage applications from across our community, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  LRH’s Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer is available to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent applicants and can be contacted on (03) 5173 8653.

IMPORTANT:  All staff employed in the healthcare sector are required to be vaccinated for 3 COVID-19 doses and current season influenza vaccination, unless a valid medical exemption applies.

Nurse Unit Manager - Flynn

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


JESSICA CHERRY - (03) 5173 8579

Nurse Unit Manager - Flynn