Nursing Unit Manager - Emergency Department

Nurse Unit Manager
REQ137463 Requisition #

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Nursing Unit Manager Level 1
Remuneration: $113,065.74 pa plus super
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ137463

Number of FTE: 1
Dubbo NSW
Applications Close: 19 Nov 2019 - 11.59pm

We are unable to sponsor working visas for this position at this time.

About the opportunity

Interested in your next adventure? We are seeking an experienced nursing professional to participate in shift work Monday to Friday and take on an exciting clinical management role in our Emergency Department at Dubbo Health Service.

We are looking for an individual with a passion for quality patient care and invite local and interstate applicants to take on this rewarding opportunity to join a highly respected hospital.

Watch our video about being an Emergency Nurse at Dubbo Health Service!

What we can offer you

  • Country living with a meaningful career path
  • Paid leave entitlements
  • Shift, Laundry and Shoe allowances as per the NSW Public Health Nurses’ and Midwives’ (State) Award
  • Monthly ADOs for full time staff
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Flexible work practices
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including in-house training with My Health Learning and the NSW Health RTO
  • Professional growth and accelerated career progression

Where you'll be working

Dubbo Health Service is a major rural referral hospital and part of the Western NSW Local Health District.. For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website Western NSW Health Careers.

Dubbo Health Service provides a range of acute inpatient and ambulatory care services including general medical and surgical, maternity, gynaecology, paediatrics, rehabilitation, critical care, mental health, renal dialysis, oncology, palliative care, hospital in the home and diagnostic services.

The Health Service also offers a wide range of primary and community health services including child and family health services, mental health services and antenatal and post-natal services. 

Please visit our Dubbo Hospital Careers website to hear first-hand from current staff about their experiences working and living in Dubbo and why they will never look back. Stay up to date with the latest news on job vacancies, events, activities and news about the current $241 million redevelopment. With Stages 1 and 2 ($91.3 million) complete, the final Stages 3 and 4 ($150 million) will include:

  • A new Emergency Department and Short Stay Unit 
  • A new Medical Imaging Unit 
  • A new Ambulatory Care Unit
  • A new Renal Dialysis Unit (originally part of 1 and 2 works)
  • A new Critical Care Floor comprising of:
       - Coronary Care/Stroke Unit 
       - Intensive Care Unit
       - Cardiac Catheter Laboratory (and Angiography Laboratory space)
  • A new front of house entry and drop off zone
  • A new Inpatient Unit
  • Expansion to Oncology
  • A new Front of House entry and drop of zone 
  • Upgrade of Women’s and Children’s Community Health; and 
  • Additional car parking on campus

All of the latest information about the redevelopment of Dubbo Health Service can be found on our website:

For more information about the Western NSW Local Health District,
watch our video!

To apply for this position, please address the following Selection Criteria

  1. Current Authority to Practise as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Extensive relevant post registration nursing experience and relevant post graduate qualifications.
  2. Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of contemporary nursing professional and management issues.
  4. Demonstrated ability to facilitate professional development and clinical competence of nursing staff.
  5. Demonstrated understanding of managing nursing and resource allocations to deliver effectiveness and efficiency.
  6. Demonstrated highly developed information technology, communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to represent nurses, consult with staff, resolve conflict and work collaboratively with multidisciplinary health professionals.
  7. Demonstrated understanding of the development of policies and practices, including requirements of the National Safety & Quality Health Standards.

Need more information?

Help with your application


To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible. For guidance with the application process, please visit our website page.


Talent pool

If the selection panel identifies a surplus of suitable candidates for the role, an eligibility list may be created where candidates may be offered casual, permanent or temporary full-time or part-time positions within the next 12 months.

Targeted role

This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to suitable Aboriginal applicants in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. Aboriginal applicants will be required to demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criteria. Applicants can upload their Confirmation of Aboriginality as an attachment to their application.

Stepping Up – Close the Gap

The Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) is working in partnership with the Western NSW Local Health District to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants wishing to apply for this role. For more information about this please contact Chantal Bates from the AES on 0458 301 956 or via email or Abbey Orcher from the AES on 0408 663 482 or via email Alternatively, applicants can visit our website for more information.

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases

If you are applying for a Category A position, please read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018_009. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy.

Working visas

Applicants holding a visa with working rights may be considered for temporary appointment (up to the expiry date of their visa) where no suitable applicant for permanent appointment is identified.

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