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Nurse Unit Manager - Emergency Department (504387)

Tasmanian Government Jobs - Launceston, TAS

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


The Launceston General Hospital in northern Tasmania is seeking an experienced Nurse Unit Manager to join and lead its Emergency Department.

Living in Northern Tasmania you will experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, world-renowned food and wine, wild and beautiful landscapes, a relaxed island lifestyle, and a fascinating history . Very affordable lifestyle with fantastic properties in idyllic locations at a fraction of the cost compared to Australia’s capital cities. Living in Tasmania offers you access to prime organic produce, true farmers' markets, a multitude of food festivals and so much more.

The role:

Are you an experienced nurse with leadership and nursing management skills with an interest in Acute Medicine?

You will –

  • Report to the Nursing Director - Critical and Acute Inpatient Services
  • Be a member of the Acute Care Services Leadership team
  • Provide high level strategic leadership and direction, ensuring quality clinical outcomes and that resources are efficiently utilised, and services are effectively integrated within the Hospital
  • Show Initiative, being adaptable and able to respond and adjust easily to change
  • Be resilient, persevering to achieve your goals in the face of obstacles and remaining calm and in control under pressure

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

The Department: The Launceston General Hospital (LGH) is the major referral hospital in Northern Tasmania. Its Emergency Department (ED) is a fast-paced and energetic environment providing an exceptional standard of care to patients through a 42-cubicle space ED consisting of Fast Track, Emergency Medical Unit, Acute and Subacute Areas.

The nursing team consists of Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Consultants, Clinical Nurse Educators and a broad range of Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses. In 2020, LGH ED was the first in the state to introduce the Specialised Enrolled Nurse position adding another career pathway for nursing.

The broader ED team includes 14 FACEMS, 18 Registrars and 20 Junior Medical Officers, supported by an Allied Health Team including Pharmacists, a Hospital Aged care Liaison Team and dedicated Support Officers and ancillary staff.

Details of Appointment

Permanent Full Time, Day-Worker position working 76 hours per fortnight.

Salary: $113 484 – $118 938 per annum + 9.5% superannuation + access to salary packaging

  • Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

What's on offer

  • Flexible working hours to enable work/life balance
  • Relocation allowance for successful interstate applicants can be negotiated
  • Support for ongoing professional development
  • Other employment conditions and allowances available under the Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award and Agreement


Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer of any new criminal convictions and/or if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse

Successful applicants may also meet the desirable criteria:

  1. Relevant post graduate qualifications

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
  1. Crimes of violence
  2. sex related offences
  3. serious drug offences
  4. crimes involving dishonesty
  5. serious traffic offences
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

504387 Nurse Unit Manager - Emergency Department G7b (March 2019) HPRNL.pdf

504387 Nurse Unit Manager - Emergency Department G7b (March 2019) HPRNL.docx



Applicant Guide

Department of Health Applicant Guide.pdf

Department of Health Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page short application outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the Statement of Duties and a resume.

All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Important information

The email account you provide when submitting job applications will be used in correspondence to you. It is important that this is kept up to date and monitored regularly.

To update your email address (or contact number), log in to www.job.tas.gov.au and look for “Existing applicant login” where you can update your details

For more information (Contact Officer)

Lorinda Upton-Greer

Phone: (03) 6777 6875
Position: Nursing Director - Critical and Acute Inpatient Services
E-mail: [email protected]

Department of Health - Tasmanian Health Service provides a high quality, safe and sustainable health services system for all Tasmanians. It is actively engaged in positive reforms to provide care and services for patients and clients in the best possible way through an integrated system that is people focused and supports individuals and communities to be active in their own health and wellbeing management. Our commitment is to work together with patients, clients, partners, and the community.

Having a diverse workforce that represents the wider Tasmanian community is very important to us and we actively encourage applications from people with disabilities, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people who may identify as LGBTQI+, and all genders. We also recognise the value, unique skills and knowledge that Aboriginal employees bring to the workplace and welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal people.

We support reasonable adjustment requests in any stage of the assessment process to remove barriers and facilitate full participation in all aspects of employment for applicants. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in an interview or recruitment activity, please inform the contact person listed for this vacancy.

Launceston, TAS

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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