You will provide specific support to the Director of Nursing in the leadership of nurses/midwives working after hours throughout the Whyalla Hospital. Acting as the Senior Nurse on duty in the after-hours situation, you will ensure efficient, effective and customer focused quality management of the Health Service. You will also be responsible for the efficient and effective utilisation of material and human resources within the Nursing Division, on an allocated shift by shift basis. Promoting continuity and consistency of care in collaboration with the Nurse Unit Manager, you will assist in the implementation of practice changes and undertake a range of service management responsibilities. This may include performance management processes, recruitment, staffing, leave management, rostering, work allocation and attendance management, financial and supplies planning and monitoring. You will accept accountability for your own practice standards, activities delegated to others, and the guidance and development of less experienced staff.
Whyalla Hospital and Health Service is part of the Whyalla Eastern Eyre and Far North Health Service, and is a modern, comprehensive health unit. Whyalla provides a wide range of services utilising local general practitioners, resident specialists, visiting specialists and telemedicine for people in the surrounding areas.
You will be registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and hold or be eligible to hold a current practicing certificate. With prior experience in management and leadership roles, you will be capable of giving supervision to student nurses, enrolled nurses and less experienced registered nurses. You will use your effective communication, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills to maintain a cohesive multidisciplinary team and resolve local or immediate nursing care problems.
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.
Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.
Applications close: 19 October 2018
For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 674755