Subacute Care Co-ordinator

Job posted: 20/09/2023
Applications close: 20/10/2023 (Midnight)
25 days remaining

25 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 20710

Reference: 20710

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Sub-acute Care Coordinator


Werribee Mercy Hospital is a public hospital, servicing the growing community of the West. Our inpatient subacute ward delivers care to a diverse range of patients who require complex interdisciplinary interventions after a referral from a variety of settings. We pride ourselves on the delivery of comprehensive patient centred care, with a multidisciplinary approach. A positive outcome and experience for our patients and their carers is our priority.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Registered Nurse to join our team as a Subacute Care Coordinator. Working in collaboration with our inpatient ward Nurse Unit Manager, this role is responsible for the effective management, coordination and care planning of patient presentations via the following pathways:

  • Acute to Subacute (inpatient)
  • Transitional Care Program (TCP)
  • Acute to GEM@home
  • Subacute to @homeacute

As the Subacute Care Coordinator you will: 

  • Facilitate early referrals and coordinator care for patients who are identified as suitable for a subacute treatment pathway
  • Assist to facilitate access and flow for admission into subacute streams for suitable patients
  • Improve clinical support for subacute staff
  • Work with stakeholders to manage risk and identify deterioration
  • Foster collaborative relationships with key stakeholders to develop coordinated management plans


To succeed in this role, you will have a minimum of 5 years experience with at least 2 years experience in subacute nursing in the hospital setting, as well as;

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to engage with key stakeholders and be a driver for change
  • Demonstrate strong clinical assessment and problem solving skills
  • Advocate for the best clinical outcomes and delivery of patient centred care
  • Lead and inspire a team of clinical professionals to ensure a positive patient experience
  • Work within the values of Mercy Health
  • Permanent – Part Time 0.6 EFT, Clinical Nurse Consultant ZF4


Werribee Mercy Hospital is a General Public Hospital located in the rapidly growing Western suburbs of Melbourne. Our services include surgical, medical, maternity, newborn, renal dialysis, emergency, mental health, rehabilitation, aged and palliative care. The hospital has recently undergone significant expansion with the opening or our new intensive care unit, additional operating theatres and the opening of two new wards, taking the total number of beds to 298. Join us now and be part of our team as we expand to serve our community.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that people are searching for meaning in their work life and finding a workplace that connects with their values is a key motivation when choosing an employer. As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, Mercy Health has a strong mission and clear values that guide us in everything we do. We pride ourselves on:

  • caring for our people and those important to them with generous employee assistance available for employees and their families
  • encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and supporting all staff to be their authentic selves at work through our network group for LGBTIQ+ staff and allies
  • protecting children and vulnerable people in all our services, by listening to them and having zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect
  • taking a stand against climate change, which is one of the biggest threats to the health of the world and all humanity, and committing to action that will help make our world fairer and more sustainable
  • offering benefits such as generous salary packaging, purchased leave, career progression and development opportunities, access to health and wellbeing programs and a range of discounts across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services.


  • Candidates are required to meet the position and qualification requirements.
  • Provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check (Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation).
  • Proof of vaccination status consistent with public health orders and with Mercy Health’s policy (includes but is not limited to COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccination compliance requirement).

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.

Contact Details

  • Patricia Jones, Nurse Unit Manager
  • Email: Patricia.Jones@mercy.com.au
  • Phone: 03 8754 3037

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Subacute Care Co-ordinator

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Patricia Jones - 03 8754 3037

Subacute Care Co-ordinator