Nurse Unit Manager - Nursing Home

Job posted: 16/02/2023
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Grampians

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Grampians Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 16412

Reference: 16412

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Grampians

Nurse Unit Manager 
NM10 - NURSE UNIT MANAGER Level 1 as per the Nurses EBA
80 hours per fortnight with a monthly ADO

About Grampians Health

Grampians Health was established 1 November 2021, bringing together Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Stawell Regional Health, Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services to deliver safe, sustainable, healthcare tailored to changing workforce and community needs, for the long term.

This partnership follows years of strong collaboration and close partnerships between the four health services. Together, we will deliver better healthcare, enhance services and advance careers, closer to home, now and into the future.

A career with Grampians Health means you are connected and are part of a team providing quality healthcare to rural and regional communities. Our communities are diverse, as is our workforce, with expert clinical staff from across the world choosing to live and work in our beautiful region.

Grampians Health provides acute, maternity, mental health, allied health, aged care, administration and support services.  This means your career will be as diverse and rewarding as you strive to be.

About the role

The primary purpose of this position is to provide the overall management and supervision of staff in the Aged Care Services facility of Grampians Health - Edenhope that is comprised of 40 Residential Aged Care Beds. The role is to ensure evidence-based care is provided to all residents / patients. The Nurse Unit Manager for Aged Care services will be responsible for the supervision and delegation of tasks to the Associate Nurse Unit Managers. The NUM for Aged Care Services will also provide direct supervision of other Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses on a daily basis. They will be actively engaged and promote quality improvement activities amongst their staff and within the organisation to improve patient care.

Key Responsibilities

  • Overall management of the Aged Care Services comprised of 40 residential aged care beds.
  • Deliver quality nursing care to patients as appropriate and actively promote the quality principles.
  • Maintain and develop knowledge and skills at an advanced level.
  • Direct nursing care given by other personnel to ensure adherence to nursing care plans.
  • Assume a clinical co-ordinating role within the facility.
  • Ensure all nursing and non-nursing practices are consistent with established policies and protocols.

Skills and experience


  • Registered in the category of Registered Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and AHPRA.
  • Possession of a postgraduate qualification relevant to Clinical Nursing, Clinical Education and/or other postgraduate certificates in Nursing; Emergency, Critical Care, Management.
  • Knowledge and experience on the use of Aged Care Funding Instrument or ACFI.

Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in: clinical planning, coordination and decision making.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and evaluate nursing policies and protocols pertaining to standards of nursing practice and experience in quality improvement and research activities.
  • Current knowledge of legislative obligations for Equal Opportunity, Disability Services and Occupational Health and Safety, and how these impact on employment and service delivery.
  • Demonstrated computer information communication technology skills and ability to use a variety of software.
  • Knowledge of current health issues and the organisational culture of rural health services.

Personal attributes

  • Well-developed communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Demonstrated effective skills in leadership, communication, team building and conflict resolution
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and coordinate quality improvement and best practice projects

Grampians Health Culture & Benefits

At Grampians Health, we recognise our staff are our greatest asset.  We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, patients, residents, visitors, volunteers and contractors at all sites.

  • Salary packaging for living expenses such as rent/mortgage plus meals, entertainment & holidays
  • Staff rewards and recognition programs

Edenhope region

Grampians Health Edenhope is located in the Victorian country town of Edenhope.  It is surrounded by nature reserves, wineries and beautiful walking and biking trails. Grampians Health Edenhope also provides a wide range of services such as acute nursing, aged care nursing, district nursing and community nursing to name a few.

This position is paid in accordance with the Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2020 - 2024. The classification is Nurse Unit Manager (NM10) which is paid at $59.76 per hour.

How to apply

Click APPLY or contact Joseph Bermudo, on phone 0436 625 561 or via email josephb@edmh.org.au for a confidential discussion.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police records check, immunisation clearance and Working with Children check.

All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask.  Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.

Grampians Health is a child safe organisation, committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

Grampians Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual LGBTQIA+.

Nurse Unit Manager - Nursing Home

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Joseph Bermudo - 0436625561

Nurse Unit Manager - Nursing Home