Nurse Unit Manager - HARP & HIP

Job posted: 22/02/2023
Applications close: 22/03/2023 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Traralgon

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Latrobe Regional Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 16612

Reference: 16612

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Traralgon

Nurse Unit Manager - Health Independence Program

Located in Gippsland, Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH) is seeking to appoint an experienced nurse as Nurse Unit Manager to lead and manage the successful delivery of the Health Independence Program.

The Health Independence Program (HIP) provides patients with healthcare services to support their transition between hospital and home and preventing hospital presentations and admissions.

The programs provided include:

  • Latrobe Post-Acute Care (PAC) Program
  • Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP)
  • Subacute Ambulatory Care Services (SACS), including Community Rehabilitation and Specialist Clinics
  • Transition Care Program (TCP)
  • Residential in Reach Program (RiR)

The HIP Nurse Unit Manager is responsible for the operational performance of the programs and managing a multidisciplinary team.  We’re looking for applicants with strong leadership and management experience who are driven and passionate about delivering high-quality patient-centre care, with the ability to implement effective solutions to overcome challenges.

You may already have experience in a similar role or could be looking for the next step in your career – either way you’ll be well supported through our orientation process and a range of staff well-being activities.

For more information please refer to the position description, alternativity contact the General Manager of Ambulatory and Allied Services on (03) 5173 8583 or via email mkerr@lrh.com.au, for a confidential discussion.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of 5 years clinical experience
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience, including financial and human resource management
  • High level decision-making ability
  • A passion delivering best practice in the delivery of health care services
  • Demonstrated ability to introduce and manage change
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication including experience in analysing data, writing reports and making recommendations

Why work for LRH?

You’ll be provided with a fast-paced, dynamic environment that is dedicated to safety best practices and passionate about person-centred care and patient advocacy. No day will be the same, full of challenges and opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills and continued education and career growth.

Our employees also enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • Generous salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible work options
  • Staff wellness programs, including dieticians and psychologists
  • Daily education sessions
  • Study time to assist with maintaining your mandatory training requirement
  • Celebration of inclusivity days
  • Free onsite parking
  • A friendly and supportive team, with a focus on continuous learning and development
  • High-quality person-centred care in clinical and mental health across the entire Gippsland region.
  • A collaborative and innovative working environment
  • Ongoing career growth

About LRH

LRH was proud to be the recipient of the 2022 Premier’s Health Service of the Year (medium).  This prestigious accolade recognises the leadership and excellence in the provision of publicly funded healthcare and the amazing work our team does to drive change and improvement in the health outcomes for the Victorian community.

As Gippsland’s largest employer, LRH is located 150 km east of Melbourne at Traralgon and is the regional provider of specialist health services in Gippsland. LRH cares for a population of more than 290,000, with a catchment covering about 42,000 square kilometres from Phillip Island to Mallacoota in the far east.

Our services include cardiac care, surgery, medical care, dialysis, emergency care, aged care, obstetrics, allied health, rehabilitation, and pharmacy services. Medical and radiation oncology are also offered on site.  LRH is the main provider of acute mental health services in Gippsland with inpatient care at the hospital and community mental health teams in the Latrobe Valley, Sale, Bairnsdale, Yarram, Orbost, Warragul and Wonthaggi.  As a purpose-built teaching hospital, we have close relationships with local and leading education facilities, as well as an internal education and training dedicated to upskilling our team.

Now is an exciting time to join the LRH team, impending growth and opportunity is just around the corner and we are continuing our commitment to our workplace culture and becoming an employer of choice in our region.

Our unique difference

  • Regional lifestyle opportunities
  • Access to excellent schools, health and transport services
  • Generous salary packaging benefits paid parental leave, and flexible working conditions
  • Expanding specialist services with future redevelopments & expansions

Diversity and Inclusion

At LRH we value workforce diversity and inclusion, where individual uniqueness is embraced. We value diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexuality.  We are also committed to positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background. LRH’s Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer is available to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent applicants on (03) 5173 8653.  If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the People & Culture team via email at peoplecultureadmin@lrh.com.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will contact you.

 IMPORTANT:  All staff employed in the healthcare sector are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 (3 doses), unless a valid medical exemption applies. Evidence of Vaccination (or exemption) will be required to be provided prior to commencement. Applicants for public facing positions will also be required to provide evidence of a current influenza vaccination (or exemption) prior to commencement

Nurse Unit Manager - HARP & HIP

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Marie Kerr - (03) 5173 8583

Nurse Unit Manager - HARP & HIP