Nursing Unit Manager, Broken Hill Hospital Paediatrics Unit

Nurse Unit Manager
REQ132781 Requisition #
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Nurse Unit Mgr Lvl 1
Remuneration: $113,065.74 - $113,065.74 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ132781

To coordinate a 6 secured inpatient unit with the capacity to extend to an extra 3 swing room beds at the Broken Hill Health Service FWLHD.  This position has a 0.5 FTE component of management and the remaining 0.5 FTE clinically rostered to the ward.

The Far West Local Health District makes up the western-most District in NSW, sharing its borders with South Australia, Queensland and Victoria. Far West LHD provides primary care to an estimated resident population of 30,099, employing over 800 staff across 10 facilities in Broken Hill, Balranald, Dareton, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Tibooburra, Wentworth, White Cliffs and Wilcannia.

To promote our vision of “excellence in rural and remote health”, Far West LHD upholds its CORE values of Collaboration, Openness Respect, and Empowerment.

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What you'll be doing

Lead and direct an appropriate and safe standard of care within a multidisciplinary team for all patients within the Unit.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Current nursing/midwifery registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, excellent written, verbal communication skills and ability to negotiate resolutions and manage conflict.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain a positive workplace culture and articulate and achieve a vision for nursing services in the critical care environment.
  • Demonstrated focus on service excellence through the ability to read and act on issues quickly, decisively and effectively. Demonstrated ability to apply and share professional expertise to enhance patient/client care. Demonstrated ability to guide others to analyse problems and apply a range of solutions.
  • Tertiary qualifications in nursing and/or health management or actively working toward completion of same and/or relevant management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to ensure the human, physical and financial resources of the unit are managed to deliver safe and efficient health care within available resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead, coach, mentor, encourage and guide others to enable them to reach their full potential and effectively adapt to ongoing change within a multidisciplinary group with broad clinical experience and knowledge.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy and ability to use a variety of NSW Health computer applications (e.g. word processing, excel and databases).

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Applications Close: 22/10/2019

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