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Nurse Unit Manager - Aged Persons Mental Health

St Vincent's Health - Richmond, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Job Description:

Nurse Unit Manager – Aged Persons Mental Health

Permanent, full time position

Based at Riverside House, River Street Richmond

Pro-active and supportive leadership and management to a multi-disciplinary team

Challenging and rewarding work 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 6,500 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 the Department
Riverside House residential aged care facility caters to 30 Aged Persons’ Mental Health (APMH) beds designed to deliver contemporary best practice person centred care. Riverside House compliments a suite of existing St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne’s residential facilities: Auburn House (also with 30 APMH beds); Cambridge House (30 bed generalist facility); Prague House (45 bed facility for people with a history of homelessness) and new addition, Berengarra, home to 60 generalist and 30 APMH beds.

About the Role
The role of the nurse manager is to lead the efficient, safe and effective operations of the unit and its staff and to ensure the delivery and coordination of the highest standard of resident focussed and consumer-led care. This position is responsible for the compliance with the Aged Care Quality Standards and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne’s policies and procedures. The role reports to the Group Manager, Residential Aged Care Services and works in collaboration with the Director of Nursing to achieve, maintain and promote professional standards of nursing practice.

Classification for this role will be NP51 ($114,400 per annum).

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

BA Nursing with current registration with AHPRA

Previous experience in a senior management role is essential

Residential aged care service experience is desirable

Post-graduate qualifications in Aged Care and/or Mental Health

Comprehensive understanding of professional nursing practice, legislative and regulatory frameworks

Leadership qualities with proven ability to direct, enthuse, motivate, support and encourage a multidisciplinary team

Excellent communication skills


Provide leadership and management of the operations of a 30 bed aged care unit

Lead, coordinate and support efficient and effective resource management in order to achieve optimal continuity of care in accordance with relevant legislation and professional and operational standards including within the context of psychiatry in ageing.

Foster and maintain a workplace culture that supports engagement and actively delivers person centred care


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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.

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.

Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist: Review the following documents:

Contact Details: Group Manager Residential Care, Antonella Ursini, 9231 8318

Alternate Contact: antonella.ursini@svha.org.au

Closing Date: 24 April 2021 11:59pm

Reconciliation Action Plan:

At St Vincent's we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees. As part of our Commitment to Reconciliation and Closing the Gap in employment related outcomes, we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

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