CHW Nursing Unit Manager - Level 2 - Orthopaedic

Nurse Unit Manager
REQ258721 Requisition #

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Nurse Unit Mgr Lvl 2
Remuneration: 121195.16 - 121195.16
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ258721


Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.

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What you'll be doing

The Nursing Unit Manager (NUM) is pivotal to the coordination of safe patient care, ward management and leadership
with an understanding of the 'children first & foremost' philosophy to ensure optimum service delivery.
The NUM acts as a leader with advance role model skills that promote culture and standards that reflect the NSW
Health CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.
• Leads, directs and co-ordinates safe patient care
• Ensures practice is safe and effective, maintaining standards of care through continual quality improvements initiatives
• Manages the ward effectively and within agreed allocated resources
  1. Current Authority to Practice as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

  2. Relevant management tertiary qualification or equivalent work experience, or a combination of study and work experience with a demonstrated commitment to professional development.

  3. Demonstrated motivational, leadership, interpersonal and high level communication skills.

  4. Demonstrated ability to be innovative, creative and self-directed related to clinical practice.

  5. Demonstrated ability to set priorities, establish and achieve agreed objectives.

  6. Demonstrated understanding and commitment to continuous quality improvement and the ability to manage change.

  7. Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a nursing team within a multidisciplinary team environment.

  8. Demonstrable advanced negotiation and conflict resolution skills.


SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 


As this is a “Category A” position, please refer to the Application Guide for vaccination requirements.


This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children’s Guardian.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian Website


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.


Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination is required for all NSW Health staff in line with the recent NSW Government Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers) Order 2021 (including any amendments):

  • Applicants living in an area of concern are required to provide evidence of their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination or have booked an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on or before 19 September 2021 and will need to provide confirmation of booking for second dose prior to 30th November 2021

  • All other applicants are required to provide evidence of their  first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination by 30th September 2021 and confirmation of booking for second dose prior to 30th November 2021

  • From 30th November  2021 onwards, all applicants to provide evidence of first and second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination


If you have a medical reason and cannot be vaccinated:

A COVID-19 Vaccine Medical Contraindication form must be completed by a GP or Medical Practitioner.

An exemption to the Public Health Order requirements will only be considered if you are unable, due to a medical contraindication, to be vaccinated against COVID-19.


Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.



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Applications Close: 26/09/2021



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