Nurse Unit Manager


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  • Positive and Supportive team environment
  • Key leadership opportunity
  • 12 month fixed term (mat leave) full time position - Mental Health Unit

Are you a Clinical Professional seeking a rewarding career? Opportunity to join a diverse and caring team at Northpark Private Hospital.

We are seeking a highly passionate and engaging Nurse Unit Manager to join our general adult mental health unit. This ward is a joint management role, managing 22 beds of a 44 bed unit.

As a department Nurse Unit Manager, you will provide operational direction to the 44 bed ward, in a combined management role with the fellow NUM by ensuring efficient and effective fiscal management and promote high quality clinical care for our patients.

You will have the opportunity to be part of an exciting mental health expansion and redevelopment at Northpark Private Hospital. The general adult mental health unit will gain an additional 12 beds, and a 10 bed older persons' mental health unit will also be opening.

As the leader of this expanding unit, you will be a key part of the hospital's management team and will provide support to the Director of Clinical Services.

About Us

Come and join our team of dedicated nurses, specialist doctors, expert surgeons, and allied health professionals at Northpark Private Hospital.

Northpark Private Hospital is well known as one of the leading private hospitals in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.

Northpark Private is well known for our provision of a broad range of care including mental health and early parenting as well as maternity, surgical and medical services.

With the culture of a small hospital and the scale and strength of a large hospital, Northpark Private Hospital provides an environment for its people like no other.

Join us today to experience a truly rewarding working experience, with amazing colleagues, vibrant workplaces, challenging job roles, flexible work arrangements, ongoing learning and a comprehensive range of career pathways across specialties.

As a Nurse Unit Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing operational direction for the unit to ensure efficient and effective management
  • Coordinating the delivery of nursing care that is evidence based
  • Ensuring the delivery of excellent patient and family centred care in a team focused environment
  • Providing guidance, mentoring and support to your team
  • Be accountable for the effective management of human, financial and material resources
  • Undertaking direct patient care, as required
  • Compliance with ACQSHC National standards

Essential Criteria:

  • Current Registration with AHPRA
  • Management experience in a mental health unit or at least 5 years ANUM experience in a mental health unit
  • Knowledge of NSQHS/ACHS Standards
  • Experience in building and leading high performing teams with a service excellence approach
  • Demonstrated ability to foster positive working relations with a wide range of diverse stakeholders
  • Post graduate qualification in Management or relevant area of nursing (Desirable)
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge base in labour management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A commitment to a high standard of clinical and customer focused care

Candidates with less than 5 years ANUM experience in a mental unit will also be considered, and will have the opportunity to undergo training for the role.

Why Healthscope?

When you join Healthscope, you become part of our Community of Care. Our people are at the heart of our organisation - no matter the role, every day our people make a difference to the lives of our patients and their families. As the only national private hospital operator and healthcare provider in Australia, our 42 sites are supported by our central Support Office, enabling them to provide an exceptional experience for the communities we care for.

  • Flexibility to work across one or multiple hospitals across our network.
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Continuous professional development, education & support provided to encourage growth

We pride ourselves on working with talented, passionate and caring people to ensure our patients receive the highest quality care and experience during their stay with us.

Come and be the difference in our patient's lives.

Applications close: 15 August 2022

To Apply: Please click on the 'Apply' button to be taken to our online application form. Please include a cover letter your CV along with the contact details for two professional referees.

More Information: Our commitment to quality and safety for our patients, staff and visitors is our highest priority. Applicants will be required to provide a current National Police check, WWCC (where applicable) and Evidence of right to work in Australia prior to appointment. Staff in patient contact roles will be required to provide proof of immunity to specified infectious diseases as a Category A Healthcare worker.


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Job details
Date posted
21 Jun 2022
Expiring date
20 Aug 2022
Healthcare & Medical
Nursing - Management
Contract type
Work type
Full time
Job mode
Standard business hours
Health care providers & services
Private business
Work Authorisation
Australian citizen / Permanent resident

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