Nurse Unit Manager - Medical Ward

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Work type: Permanent
Location: Mackay
Categories: NUM/MUM

About the role

An exciting opportunity has become available for a highly experienced Nurse Unit Manager with strong leadership skills to join the Mater Private Hospital Mackay within the Medical Ward. This will be a permanent full-time position.

As the Nurse Unit Manager (NUM), you will provide operational/clinical management and leadership to the unit and provide a professional line management responsibility to nurses in the organisation. As the leader of this team, you will provide exceptional nursing management and be responsible for the clinical, resource management, education and research accountabilities of nursing within our Medical Ward.  Additionally, you will ensure the provision of best practice, quality and safety aspects of patient care.

Mater Private Hospital Mackay has been providing excellence in clinical and pastoral care to the people of Mackay and surrounds since 1927. Located on the northern bank of the Pioneer River since 2003, our hospital is a modern 105 bed facility featuring five operating theatres, a fully equipped day surgery unit, and a wide range of specialist clinical services.

Salary range: $69.34 - $74.56 (NUM) per hour plus superannuation and access to salary packaging up to $15,900

What you’ll be doing

As the Nurse Unit Manager, you will:

  • Provide operational/clinical management and leadership to the Medical Ward in partnership with nursing, medical, allied health and administrative teams
  • Identifying and implementing opportunities for clinical service development and improvement in collaboration with the Patient Care Manager and General Manager
  • Achieve optimal patient outcomes throughout the patient journey and continuum of care across Mater Health
  • Maintain current knowledge and skills to ensure continued professional growth
  • Developing, improving and monitoring systems and processes to ensure service is managed effectively and efficiently
  • Professional line management of the nursing team
  • Leading by example to provide high level clinical care for our patients
  • Utilising expert level communication strategies to guide the team in achieving the unit’s goals

This role will see you managing an established team with a great mix of new graduates and highly experienced nursing staff, so you will need the ability to work with a diverse range of people.

About you

Your highly developed clinical and management leadership skills will see you leading the team, and your drive and innovative approach will see you further developing the models of care to improve the experience and outcomes for patients.

 To be considered for the role you must have:

  • 5 years post-graduate specialty nursing experience, preferable in the unit’s specialties
  • Current AHPRA nursing registration with no restrictions
  • Solid understanding of private health care
  • Proven use of exceptional communication skill to motivate and lead a team to achieve goals
  • Strong change management skills and influencing/negotiating experience
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Demonstrated competence in cost centre management
  • Willingness to role model and promote the Mater values

Why join us?

Mater is Queensland’s largest and most innovative not-for-profit healthcare service, providing care for almost 700,000 patients a year across a network of 11 hospitals.

We are a leader in healthcare, education and research — and that’s because we employ exceptional people. #MAKEYOURMATERMOVE

  • Via salary packaging arrangements, allocate some living expenses directly from your pre-taxable income and ultimately increase your take-home pay
  • Access to package meal and entertainment expenses via salary packaging
  • Access to leading education and professional development via Mater Education
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program and on-site pastoral care teams
  • Discounts to local and national business/venues for Dining/Retail/Travel & Accommodation/Other
  • Access to on-site, discounted parking
  • Discounted food and beverage at campus café and coffee venues

Applications close on Friday 6 October 2023. Please note, we may contact applications prior to the closing date, please do not hesitate to APPLY NOW!

Please Note: We will not require any support from Recruitment Agencies at this time and kindly request no contact is made. Only direct applications will be considered.

It is now a mandatory requirement of employment at the Mater that you are and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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