Nurse Unit Manager - Mental Health

Job posted: 28/02/2023
Applications close: 26/03/2023 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical and Nursing, Nursing

Reference: 177718

Reference: 177718

Occupation: Medical and Nursing, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

  • Lead a fully recruited 16 bed unit with a multidisciplinary team
  • Be supported by a full time CNC (Gr 5) and 3 full time Clinical Nurse Specialists (Gr 4)
  • Permanent Full Time - 80 hours per fortnight (0830-1700 Mon-Fri)

About the facility

The new McKellar Mental Health & Wellbeing Unit was developed in considered response to the Royal Commission and commenced operations in September 2022. It is a contemporary designed facility with a co-designed model of care that is recovery oriented and trauma informed. This 16 bed unit provides specialised mental health care for older adults (50 years +), including those with complex mental health and general health co-morbidities, with onsite facilities for outpatient appointments.

About You

  • Registered Nurse Division 1 (i.e. postgraduate diploma in psychiatric/mental health nursing or completion of a specialist undergraduate psychiatric nursing program /training leading to previous registration as a Division 3 Nurse)
  • At least five years’ experience in psychiatric nursing or related field
  • Strong leadership skills in particular with respect to fostering an engaged team culture and leading and facilitating change
  • Well-developed understanding of recovery oriented service delivery in the acute setting   

About the role

This NUM position offers the opportunity to lead a unit with a contemporary vision for inpatient service delivery, which has been purposively co-designed by service users (consumers and carers) and service providers.

You will be joining a fully recruited team with an established leadership team consisting of one, full time clinical nurse consultant, three, full time clinical nurse specialists and two, psychosocial and discharge coordinators (Allied Health Grade 3).

Key functions of your positon:

  • Lead a recovery oriented, consumer centred approach to service delivery, with an active therapeutic group program, a range of multidisciplinary assessments and treatments, and a peer support program.
  • Bed-flow coordination responsibility to ensure those most in need have timely access to beds
  • Provide continuous improvement initiatives within the service and to work with the Acute Intervention Services leadership team to provide relevant quality reporting, business planning and service development

What we offer

  • 5k Relocation packages for eligible applicants relocating to Geelong
  • 5 weeks annual leave with the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits - Living Expenses capped at $9,010 and Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace 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 sexual orientation.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Mental Health Recruitment team via email at mentalhealth.recruitment@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

Applicants for this role must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health immunisation policy.

#Melbourne, Victoria

Nurse Unit Manager - Mental Health

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Rachel Tindall - 0431 642 811

Nurse Unit Manager - Mental Health