Associate Nurse Unit Manager – Short Stay Unit

November 24, 2021

Job Location: Melbourne Western Suburbs
Employer: Western Health
Full time

Western Health Division of Emergency, Medicine and Access has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Associate Nurse Unit Manager looking for variety and a challenge in a fast paced supportive environment to join Sunshine Hospital’s Short Stay Unit (SSU) Team.

The Short Stay Unit is planned to be a 24 bed unit within the Division of Emergency, Medicine and Access, that cares for a broad spectrum of patient presentations thus providing variety and exposure to all aspects of Emergency Medicine.  

The key objectives of the unit is to safely discharge patients within 24 hours of their hospital admission thus improving patient outcomes and satisfaction. This along with providing best care by minimising inpatient length of stay and in turn improve access and flow for Western Health.

To be Successful in this Role you have;

  • A Bachelor of Nursing qualification or equivalent
  • Current registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse
  • Previous experience as ANUM or Nurse in Charge
  • Leadership qualities and a positive approach 
  • Excellent clinical and organisational skills
  • A passion for a fast paced acute inpatient environment
  • Experience working closely within a multidisciplinary team

About Us

Our workforce of over 9,000 employees are driven by our values of â€˜Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health is in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Hazeldean, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries: Julie Spencer
Ph: 83454611
Position Ref: 43142
Applications Close: 14/12/2021

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