Nurse Unit Manager, Level 1 - Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre (PECC). Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Service

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Job Description

We are seeking passionate, committed and enthusiastic, Nursing Unit Manager who has the confidence and ability to make autonomous decisions and work collectively with the Multi-disciplinary team. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a reputable service and great chance for career progression.

PECC Unit, ESMHS, located on Prince of Wales Hospital campus, Randwick.

Based in the PECC,  you’ll be working across a 6 bedded unit.

As the NUM you will take the role of a senior nurse on duty and have responsibility for a team of nursing and care staff. You will lead by example, delivering hands-on nursing care and providing strong leadership to your team. You will have a person centred ethos and be committed to enriching the lives of the individuals in your care.

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is committed to improving the care provided to our patients in line with our vision of Working together to improve the health and wellbeing of our community.

All staff are expected to act as an appropriate and effective role model and promote culture and supporting practices that reflect the NSW Health CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment through demonstrated behaviours and interactions with patients, clients and employees.

The Nursing Unit Manager is the registered nurse in charge of a ward/unit or group of wards/units or a service within SESLHD Mental Health Service.

The purpose of the Nursing Unit Manager PECC ESMHS is to:

- lead, direct and co-ordinate patient or client care;
- ensure the practice of nursing is safe and efficient, maintaining standards of care through continual quality improvement initiatives.
- lead and co-ordinate the nursing and multi-disciplinary care team at the ward or unit level, and
- monitor and manage the business and management functions and processes of the ward or unit

As the leader of the unit, the NUM will demonstrate her/his capability through attitude, skills, behaviour and attributes, namely:

- broad nursing experience and knowledge;

- understanding and acceptance that patients are the central focus of service delivery;

- professional integrity;

- ethical conduct;

- accountability;

- advocacy;

- enabling others;

- cultivation of collaborative relationships and effective team work;

- commitment to advancing the profession of nursing and care provision

As the NUM you will take the role of a senior nurse on duty and have responsibility for a team of nursing and care staff. You will lead by example, delivering hands-on nursing care and providing strong leadership to your team. You will have a person centred ethos and be committed to enriching the lives of the individuals in your care.

SESLHD is committed to creating a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community. This will help ensure our employees, our patients and their carers, feel supported . We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply.

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.

Selection Criteria

Current registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia and current NSW Driver's License. Relevant management tertiary qualification or equivalent work experience, or a combination of study and work experience with a demonstrated commitment to professional development A demonstrated knowledge and experience in the management and delivery of health care services Proven ability in innovative clinical service delivery, harm minimisation and practice development Effective interpersonal and communication skills that demonstrate the ability to engage, enable and manage teams Proven ability to create and maintain a positive workplace culture and articulate and achieve a vision for mental health nursing services. Recent clinical experience in Mental Health nursing

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For role related queries or questions contact Lorna Morrissey on ***************@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 23 August 2020

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