Nurse Unit Manager – 4 South

Full Time
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Nurse Unit Manager
Acute Operations, Ward 4 South
Permanent Full-time
(80 hours per fortnight including a monthly ADO)

Ballarat Health Services is currently seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Registered Nurse (Division 1) to join our Acute Operations nursing leadership team as Nurse Unit Manager of Ward 4 South.

As the successful applicant, you will lead a 24-bed mixed Oncology and General Medicine ward. You will be a nursing leader with extensive clinical experience, previous experience in a management position, and proven leadership ability.

You will be able to implement new models of care, lead and support change, and develop a dynamic and cohesive team culture across all disciplines.

Working within a multidisciplinary team you will be expected to facilitate and foster best practise and service delivery to our clients and their families within ward 4 South and across acute operations as needed.

As oncology is the sub-specialty unit of ward 4 South, you will foster excellent working relationships with all key stakeholders, including the Day Oncology within BRICC, the Radiation Oncology Unit (BAROC), Palliative Care (outstanding inpatient palliative care facility “Gandarra”), the onsite satellite pharmacy and all nursing, medical, and allied health training teams.

Being part of a team that values Leadership and Excellence in Healthcare, you will work in first class facilities that maximises care, compassion, individual choice and quality outcomes for all clients and patients.

Key Selection Criteria

Qualifications & Experience
•Current registration with AHPRA.
•Post Graduate qualifications and a minimum of 5 years experience post completion of post graduate qualifications.
•Previous nursing management experience.

Technical Knowledge & Skill
•Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
Leading Change: Driving organizational and cultural changes needed to achieve strategic objectives; catalyzing new approaches to improve results by transforming organizational culture, systems, or products/services; helping others overcome resistance to change.
Safety Leadership: Actively protecting others’ well-being, ensuring compliance with safe operating procedures, and inspiring others’ commitment to create and maintain a safe work environment.
Continuous Improvement: Originating action to improve existing conditions and processes; identifying improvement opportunities, generating ideas, and implementing solutions.

Personal Attributes 
•Leadership Disposition: Demonstrating the traits, inclinations, and dispositions that characterize successful leaders; exhibiting behavior styles that meet the demands of the leader role
Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
Stress Tolerance: Maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.
Work Standards: Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

Interpersonal Skills
Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
Resolving Conflict: Helping others deal effectively with an antagonistic situation to minimize damage to the relationships and promote shared goals; using appropriate interpersonal methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people and facilitate agreement.

Ballarat is a vibrant regional hub offering easy access to Melbourne, the greater Grampians region and surf coast shire beaches. With a growing population, low cost of living, outstanding schools and vibrant sporting and arts communities, Ballarat is indeed an enviable location for your next career move or progression.

If you feel that you are suited to this exciting opportunity, applications can be made on the Ballarat Health Services website via the e-recruit portal. If you have any further enquiries please contact Steve Medwell on 53208625.

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory Immunisation clearance and a satisfactory current Police Record Check.

All applications must be submitted online.

BHS is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.