Nurse Unit Manager - Mental Health

Job posted: 19/09/2023
Applications close: 17/10/2023 (Midnight)
26 days remaining

26 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Bendigo

Job type: Casual

Organisation: Bendigo Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Education and Training, Health and Allied Health, Medical and Nursing, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 14575

Reference: 14575

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Education and Training, Health and Allied Health, Medical and Nursing, Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Bendigo

Work in an environment that offers: 

  • A supportive environment for career progression and development
  • An opportunity to work with a leading regional health service
  • An ability to live and work close to home


The Position 

Position Title: Nurse Unit Manager – Mental Health
Classification: Dependent on qualifications and experience
Salary per hour (exc. super): $63.26 - $63.80
Hours per fortnight: 80 with an ADO every 4 weeks
Employment Status: Ongoing Full Time
Other requirements: COVID-19 Vaccination


Role Description

Here at Bendigo Health, our Managers  are an integral part of the health care service team, providing leadership and direction to a dedicated staffing group.

The Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) is at the forefront of providing care that is underpinned by safe, coordinated and high quality patient centred care across the multidisciplinary environment of their unit. The role is responsible for ensuring positive patient outcomes while maintaining staff satisfaction and engagement.

Success in the role will come from your ability to:

  • Deliver strategic goals of the organisation by managing, coaching and supporting direct reports
  • Develop new processes and make improvements to processes and services
  • Assist in driving towards the development of a high performance culture through strong leadership

Working for Bendigo Health

Our team love working with us, and it’s easy to understand why. We’ve got a fantastic range of benefits for our employees, including:

  • Up to $20,000 in tax-free relocation support, if you’re moving to join our team
  • Generous salary packaging opportunities, to increase your take-home pay each fortnight
  • Flexible working arrangements, with the opportunity to work full-time or part-time
  • Visa sponsorship for you and your family, if you need it (subject to eligibility)
  • Experienced and supportive leaders, who genuinely care about their team
  • Staff health and wellbeing programs
  • Genuine opportunities to broaden your skillset, and progress in your career
  • An independent and confidential Employee Assistance Program
  • A terrific staff discount program, across health insurance, banking and local businesses

On top of all this, our Mental Health team are supported by our Mental Health Professional Development Unit.  They provide our team with education, professional development, career-planning and supervision opportunities.  If you have aspirations to grow in your career, or gain different experiences in your clinical practice, we’ll help you find the way.

Living in the Greater Bendigo Region

With close proximity to Melbourne, our regions have excellent schools, shopping and cultural precincts, sporting facilities and various tertiary facilities. We can offer generous flexible working arrangements - giving you more time to enjoy the fantastic restaurants, beautiful parks, walking trails and wineries within our region.

If you’re relocating to our region, we’re here to help you.  We will provide you with generous financial support, to help cover the cost of your move.  We’ll also provide you and your family with practical, on-the-ground assistance to get settled, by connecting you with important services such as real estate, childcare, education, sport and community groups.  We want your move to be stress-free, so you can focus on settling into your new role, and enjoying the amazing lifestyle on offer here.

Mandatory Requirements

To join our team, there are some important mandatory requirements that our staff need to meet.  These include, but are not limited to:

  • A current and satisfactory National Police Record Check
  • Evidence of required immunisations including COVID-19 (3 Doses)
  • Registration with the relevant Professional Regulatory Body or Professional Association
  • A current Working With Children Check and/or Drivers Licence, for relevant positions


We’d love to hear from you!  Click APPLY NOW and follow the prompts.  Please ensure that you attach a cover letter and an up-to-date copy of your resume.

For further information, please contact Bree Hewett, Mental Health Workforce Navigator via bhewett@bendigohealth.org.au 

Diversity and Inclusion

Bendigo Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace diversity and social inclusion and encourage people from a diverse cultural background, people with disabilities and or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

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Bree Hewett - (03) 5454 6042

Nurse Unit Manager - Mental Health