Nurse Unit Manager
REQ133316 Requisition #
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Nurse Unit Mgr Lvl 3
Remuneration: $121,607.38 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ133316

NNSWLHD embraces the diverse skills and perspectives that our people bring to the workplace. We foster inclusiveness and diversity to help us deliver quality care to our community.

Northern NSW Local Health District is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position, All applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people will be viewed most favourably.  For help with your application to this role visit Stepping Up, our online recruitment resource for Aboriginal people.


Please note, to apply for this position you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or be able to independently, legally live and work in Australia.  For more information please see www.border.gov.au


Where you’ll be working


“A healthy community through quality care”


Northern NSW Local Health District is located in north eastern NSW, extending from Grafton in the south, to Tweed Heads on the Queensland border, and west to Tabulam and Urbenville.  We offer a diverse range of landscapes and lifestyles, from world-heritage listed mountain ranges, to world-renowned surfing breaks, and everything in between. 


Our people live in some of Australia’s most vibrant regional centres, with first class infrastructure, unspoilt natural wonders, pristine coastlines, and a thriving arts scene. It’s a fast-growing region with rewarding careers and adventures to be found among the large cities, regional towns and relaxed rural villages.

Life in the Clarence Valley…. 

Tired of commuting? Looking for a change of scenery, or a smaller community to raise your family? When life speeds up and becomes more complicated we yearn for simple things, like time, a sense of connection, stability, belonging to a community.


Whether you’re looking for a relaxing tree-change, a family destination or an adventure, the Clarence Valley has something to suit every lifestyle.


We do it differently up here – you might call us ‘rough around the edges’, but it’s more about being down to earth and everyone loves it that way. 


If you’re thinking about relocating, maybe we’re just what you need. For more information on what living in the Clarence Valley is all about, visit Northern NSW Local Health District

What you'll be doing

The Nursing Unit Manager is responsible for the efficient management of the nursing and other relevant staff under their delegation and coordination of the provision of nursing care. The Nursing Unit Manager leads nursing staff, ensures effective liaison between all health professionals and is responsible for the environmental and work, health and safety management of the units.    
Clinician engagement and leadership has been a prominent feature of the public health system for a number of years, where clinician led clinical standards, safety and quality improvements have become a major focus. The LHD is committed to the strengthening and ongoing involvement and clinician engagement of staff that provide direct patient care in the planning, delivery, improvement and evaluation of health services.  
  1. Current registration with Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse (Division 1). Post-registration management and/or specialty qualification and/or relevant Emergency/Critical Care management experience
  2. Demonstrated extensive Nursing management experience and leadership skills with proven ability to create and maintain a positive workplace culture and articulate and achieve a vision for nursing services.
  3. Demonstrated ability to set priorities for services, establish and achieve agreed objectives
  4. Demonstrated understanding and commitment to continuous quality improvement and the ability to initiate and manage change.
  5. Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a nursing team within a complex multidisciplinary team environment
  6. Advanced communication and negotiation skills with demonstrated ability to negotiate resolutions and manage conflict
  7. Competence in all clinical and workforce applications in health
  8. Understanding of and commitment to the effective and meaningful engagement of clinicians in the decision making process that impacts on positive patient outcomes

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For role related queries or questions contact Sharon Wright on Sharon.Wright@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 19 November 2019                

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