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Nurse Unit Manager - Community Residential Drug Withdrawal U

State Government of Victoria, Australia - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Nurse Unit Manager - Community Residential Drug Withdrawal Unit

Job posted: 19/01/2021

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing, Aged Care

Reference: 39227

We are seeking a highly enthusiastic, experienced and innovative Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) Community Residential Drug Withdrawal Units (CRDWU) to join the leadership team at Drug Health Services. Western Health’s Drug Health Services provide an extensive range in-patient and out-patient treatment services to people struggling with substance abuse issues. We are committed to providing high quality care that places clients and their families at the centre of their treatment. Program areas include Adolescent Community Programs, Adult and Specialist Services, Youth and Adult Community Residential Drug Withdrawal Units, Therapeutic Day Rehabilitation for Women, Dual Diagnosis Residential Rehabilitation, and Addiction Medicine/Nurse Practitioner Clinics.

The NUM CRDWU plays a key leadership role within Drug Health Services. In this position you will be responsible for the operational and clinical management of our 12-bed Adult Unit and 4-bed Youth Unit. Working collaboratively Addiction Medicine and other key community programs, you will be focussed on ensuring the CRDWU delivers Best Care, in line with Western Health values and strategic commitments. You will also be integrally involved in the planning and development of new models of care and leading their implementation in the CRDWU team as we transition into the New Footscray Hospital in 2025.

To be Successful in this Role you

  • Will be a keen team player
  • Be passionate about leading staff by role modelling exemplary professional behaviour
  • Enjoy working with clients who have multiple needs in an empathic and supportive manner
  • Have a high level of motivation to provide Best Care
  • Have a commitment to nursing excellence
  • Possess excellent communication skills

About Us

Our workforce of over 7,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘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 comprises of three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. We also operate the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a diverse community of over 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • 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 and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

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

The Victorian Government acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Victoria and pays respect to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and future.

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Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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