Nurse Unit Manager Perioperative

Job posted: 10/12/2021
Applications close: 21/08/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 15827

Reference: 15827

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is a world class specialist hospital in eye and ear care that provides services across Victoria. As Australia’s only specialist eye, ear, nose and throat hospital, the Eye and Ear has been providing care for the senses for 150 years. The Eye and Ear has almost 60 different outpatient clinics for the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of vision and hearing loss and provides a 24 hour emergency eye and ear, nose, and throat service. Every year the Eye and Ear cares for over 220,000 patients, with over 160,000 outpatients nearly 44,000 emergency patients and over 17,000 inpatients. The hospital is currently undergoing a major redevelopment to create a modern internal structure, improve access for patients and visitors and staff.

Our Vision

A world leader providing exceptional care

Our Mission

We aspire to be the world’s leading eye and ear health service through:

  1. Outstanding patient experience

  2. Exemplary leadership

  3. Inspiring our people

  4. Building a platform for the future

Our Values - Integrity, Care, Teamwork, Excellence

About the Role

Directly reporting to the Perioperative Services Manager (PSM), the Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) - Perioperative is responsible for the management and direction of nursing, theatre technician and support staff allocations across our 8 Operating Theatres, Treatment Room and Stage 1 Recovery.

As part of the health care team at the Eye and Ear the NUM role will maintain and implement quality systems in accordance with National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and will have a commitment to continuous improvement, risk minimisation and successful delivery of outcomes. The NUM will be committed to quality improvement in care and value and ensure a focus on education and professional development in the department and also help shape organisational strategy, continue to strengthen VMO relationships and improve procedural service provision to achieve departmental and hospital strategic objectives.

The NUM-Perioperative will work with stakeholders to achieve excellence in Theatre care delivery in line with best practice and legislative requirements.

The NUM-Perioperative will identify, access and implement measures to manage clinical risk, including the management and coordination of staff allocations within the theatre depending upon unit needs and pattern of care delivery, skill mix.

The NUM-Perioperative will play a pivotal role in encouraging others to implement better approaches to address problems and opportunities; leading the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, a working with children check (if applicable) and evidence of vaccination status All staff must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (3 doses) and for clinical staff, patient facing staff and staff working in clinical areas it is a mandatory requirement to provide evidence of a current influenza vaccination.

Centrally located, close to public transport and a short walk to the CBD, we offer considerable employee benefits, including salary packaging, subsidised car parking as well as educational support.                                                                                                 

The Eye and Ear is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a work environment which is free from harassment or discrimination and promotes cultural diversity and awareness in the workplace.

The Eye and Ear is a smoke free environment.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. 

At The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital we are committed to supporting people with disability gain employment and develop their careers with us, we encourage you to apply.  If you would like further information about this role please contact the people and culture department to discuss.


Nurse Unit Manager Perioperative

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Fiona Hussey - (03) 9929 8570
Carmen Mills - (03) 9929 8570

Nurse Unit Manager Perioperative