Nurse Unit Manager - Mental Health Aged Care

Job posted: 23/11/2020
Applications close: 30/11/2020 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 164214

Reference: 164214

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

  • Opportunity to work in a specialised unit providing care to residents with a mental health diagnosis

  • Challenging and rewarding work

  • Passionate and welcoming team 

About the facility 

Blakiston Lodge Oak is a 45 bed specialised aged care, mental health unit. The residents who live at Oak have a diagnosed mental health condition and can present with challenging behaviours. Residents are referred who cannot be looked after in the general aged care system due to their level of cognitive, emotional or behavioural disturbance. The goal is to improve the resident's condition so that they can be transferred to a less restrictive and more appropriate accommodation. Blakiston Lodge Oak is dedicated to caring for people with mental illness and offers a safe and secure environment and quality nursing, medical and psychiatric support for residents.

About the role 

We are seeking a full-time Nurse Unit Manager to undertake this complex and rewarding role. The successful applicant will be a passionate leader with qualifications in Mental Health and experience in aged care.

As the Nurse Unit Manager you will provide leadership in the planning and delivery of a high quality service within Barwon Health’s Medical Service whilst developing a professional and collaborative partnership in the overall management of Barwon Health.

Duties of you role will include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring the clinical and financial performance of the service to ensure alignment with departmental and Barwon Health’s operational requirements in conjunction with the Facility Manager.

  • Ensures delegations have a set time frame, are evaluated with a follow up strategy and feedback is provided to the delegate.

  • Develops and maintain positive working relationships with members of Barwon Health by promoting agreed standards of professional conduct whilst working within Barwon Health.

About the culture

You will work with an innovative organisation with extensive knowledge and experience. You will have support and guidance from fellow team members and senior leaders who exhibit our Barwon Health values, respect, compassion, commitment, accountability and innovation. We are all dedicated to supporting the organisation in achieving our vision of - By 2050, everyone in our community enjoys the best health and wellbeing in Victoria.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Professional development

  • Access to employee wellness facility

  • Salary packaging

  • Social club

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.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team on (03) 4215 0520 or via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

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Nurse Unit Manager - Mental Health Aged Care

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Nicole Campbell - (03) 4215 5243

Nurse Unit Manager - Mental Health Aged Care