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Nurse Unit Manager Grade 2 - Surgical Short Stay Unit - Shoalhaven Hospital

Applications: 25 October 2020
Employment Type: Permanent Full TimePosition Classification: Nurse Unit Mgr Lvl 2Remuneration: $118,419.26 - $118,419.26
Hours Per Week: 38Requisition ID: REQ190638
Shoalhaven Hospital’s Perioperative Suite is seeking suitably qualified Registered Nurses with experience in Scrub/Scout/Anaesthetics to fulfil a variety of roles.  
Shoalhaven Hospital is a busy Rural Hospital which employs over 1,000 staff.  The Perioperative Suite has five (5) Operating Theatres where we perform a variety of surgical specialties: Ear, Nose & Throat, Plastics, General, Urology, Endoscopy, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic, Obstetrics & Gynaecology.  We also provide elective and emergency surgery for adults and children in our community.The Shoalhaven area is one of the fastest growing areas of NSW with over 5,000 new residents making the move here every year. The area has plenty to offer with the beautiful beaches of Jervis Bay, rainforests of Kangaroo Valley and tourist townships like Berry, all within 30 minutes’ drive. For more information on the Shoalhaven Region, you can visit council"s website here. you"ll be doing
The Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) Level 2 – Surgical Short Stay Unit provides leadership and management of the team who provide clinical care, administrative management and budget responsibility for the services.  The Surgical Short Stay NUM is a dynamic role that collaborates, leads and promotes best practice nursing care in the Surgical Short Stay Unit and promotes a work place culture of safety for all in the unit. This is inclusive of, but not limited to, all care provided to patients immediately post-surgery whilst the patient is emerging from the anaesthetised state, ensuring efficient and patient centred services to enhance the patient’s journey and the patients immediate post-operative recovery, pain control and haemodynamic stability prior to transfer/discharge from the Surgical Short Stay Unit. The position is responsible for ensuring adherence to District, Hospital and unit/ward/service policies and to nursing procedures, standards and practices. The NUM of the Surgical Short Stay Unit liaises with the Perioperative Services Team Leaders and Managers as well as Wollongong Hospital’s Executive Management to ensure the achievement and operationalisation of service initiatives which achieve best patient outcomes. The NUM ensures the delivery of quality, compassionate, culturally competent, cost-effective and efficient nursing care to individuals, families and groups, and communities within the Local Health District. The NUM maintains effective communication and liaises with the Perioperative Services Team and the inpatient ward NUM’s to ensure continuity of care objectives are achieved and effective patient flow. The NUM is a member of the Shoalhaven District Hospital  Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Management Team. Performance of the role will be assessed during performance appraisal, to be held at least annually, where targets agreed between senior management and the NUM 2 during the Planning and Review process will be reviewed and future targets negotiated and documented.

Selection Criteria:

Registered Nurse with a current licence to practice from the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Relevant tertiary qualifications or working towards the same; or alternatively relevant work experience or combination of qualification and work experience in a management role.
Demonstrated experience in Day Surgery speciality.
Demonstrated skills in leadership and management within the healthcare setting.
Demonstrated ability to evaluate clinical services and manage change.
Proven ability to create and maintain a positive workplace culture and articulate and achieve a vision for nursing/maternity services.
Demonstrated computer literacy and confidence in using Microsoft and health care information systems.
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.
An eligibility list will be created for future Temporary and Permanent Full-Time and Part-Time positions.
Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.
Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to  
Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with  before employment can commence.
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