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Nurse Unit Manager - Caritas Christi

Private Company - Vincent, QLD

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JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Brand new purpose built stand-alone site
  • Full-time Permanent
  • Friendly and supportive team environment

About the Company

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent's Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 5,000 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About Department

Palliative Care is the active total care of people whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment. Care is delivered by coordinated medical, nursing and allied health services that are provided, where possible, in the environment of the person's choice. Currently, inpatient palliative care is provided at St Vincent's Hospital on the Park in East Melbourne with 16 inpatient beds; a Palliative Care Consultancy Service; and aligned with the Centre for Palliative Care. There is a current redevelopment plan in place at Caritas Christi in Kew. This site is expected to reopen in August 2021. Caritas Christi aspires to best practice inpatient clinical care and will continue to foster and enhance expertise and developments in the provision of palliative care.

About the Role

As the Nurse Unit Manager (NUM), you will lead the efficient, safe and effective operations of Caritas Christi and its staff; and ensure the delivery and coordination of patient focussed and consumer-led care. You will provide leadership, innovation and vision to the multidisciplinary team and inspire culture change that supports contemporary practice and an enhanced model of care. You will build capabilities to deliver exceptional patient centred care based on evidence based practice. This position is responsible for the compliance with St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne's policies and procedures and best practice palliative care. The role reports to the Operations Manager, Palliative Care Services.

Classification for this role range from NM10 - NM12 ($114,660 - $123,016 per annum)

Duties

  • Effectively manage the operations of the 20 bed unit to support coordination of all resources in order to achieve optimal continuity of care in accordance with clinical governance and standards that underpin best practice palliative care, and to meet the aims of the model of care
  • Provide and demonstrate leadership to the team to support best practice patient outcomes and promotes cohesion within the multidisciplinary team.
  • Create and maintain a culture that supports engagement and actively delivered person centred care
  • Build and maintain effective, professional and respectful relationships with relatives, carers, and a broad range of community-based agencies, including general practitioners, community palliative care services, sessional health providers and other services in order to coordinate service provision, discharge planning and to develop responsive and accessible services
  • Ensure that the team operates in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety best practices
  • Ensure the quality improvement approach informs service activities in accordance with the directions set by Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration and SVHM Quality and Risk Managers
  • Contribute to service development and service-wide activities
  • Support teaching and research activities within the service


Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Current Nursing Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Post graduate qualification in palliative care
  • Extensive experience in the delivery and management of clinical services, especially in a palliative care setting

Benefits

  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Health Centre
  • Staff Car Park

Application

  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.

This position is classified as a 'Risk Assessed Role' as defined by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). All appointments made are subject the candidate providing a satisfactory NDIS Worker Screening Check prior to commencement.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.