Nurse Unit Manager - Emergency Department - Griffith


Barangaroo, NSW

Posted 12/3/2019

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Nurse Unit Manager Level 2
Remuneration: $118,419.26 - $118,419.26 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ141764

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Where you will be working

Griffith Base Hospital is a 117 bed C1 peer grouped hospital providing a range of acute specialist services (both resident & visiting) including emergency medicine, general medicine, surgery, paediatric medicine, oncology, obstetrics, intensive care, respiratory medicine, renal dialysis and rheumatology. Each year there are approximately 19,500 emergency presentations, 2,500 operations and 540 births. Additional services at Griffith Base Hospital include physiotherapy, dietetics, pharmacy, occupational therapy and Aboriginal health. There are also a range of diagnostic services including Pathology, CT, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, General X-Ray and Mammography.

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What you will be doing

The Nursing Unit Manager (NUM) is in-charge of all aspects of the unit environment and takes overall responsibility for the standard of patient care in the unit. The NUM is pivotal to the coordination of patient care, unit management and leadership to ensure the delivery of high quality patient care and efficient use of resources.

Liaison with all health care disciplines for the provision of services to meet patient needs; the orchestration of services to meet patient needs after discharge; monitoring catering and transport services.

Implementation of hospital/health service policy: dissemination of information to all personnel; ensuring environmental safety; monitoring the use and maintenance of equipment; monitoring the supply and use of stock and supplies; monitoring cleaning services.

Direction, co-ordination and supervision of midwifery/ nursing activities; training, appraisal and counselling of midwives and nurses; rostering and/or allocation of midwifery/nursing staff; Development and/or implementation of new midwifery and nursing practice according to patient need.

Nursing Unit Manager Level 2 whose responsibilities in relation to patient services, ward or unit management and staff management are in excess of those of a nursing unit manager level 1.

Selection Criteria

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), with demonstrated evidence to meet the NMBA's Registered Nurse/Midwife standards for practice and meet the NMBA approved standards, codes, guidelines and frameworks commensurate with the position.
  • Demonstrated senior Nursing experience with experience in leading staff and managing services in a relevant setting.
  • Demonstrated high level of written and verbal communication skills and ability to liaise and negotiate with clinicians, managers, staff and other key stakeholders and manage conflict.

Please refer to the Position Description for the essential requirements and full selection criteria. Your application must include a current resume and address all selection criteria.

Additional Information

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

  • Please note that to apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia, or be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia by way of your own Temporary Visa. For visa information, please see

  • This is a child-related position. You will be required to obtain a NSW Children’s Guardian Working With Children Check (WWCC) which can be found by clicking on the below link: 

Find out more about applying for this position. For role related queries or questions contact Susan Berry on

MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.

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