You will provide strategic and operational leadership, governance and direction for nursing services for Surgical Services. Working in partnership with the Medical Director, Surgical Services, you will accept accountability for the governance and standards of care for nurses, the development and effectiveness of systems to support, the evaluation and consistent improvement of nursing practice and healthy work environments, and the cost effective provision of health services within your span of appointment. As an advanced practitioner, you will also provide corporate management and professional advice, leadership, and management for Surgical Services.
The Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH) provides state of the art health care for women and children in Adelaide and South Australia. It is South Australia’s leading provider of specialist care for children with acute and chronic conditions and SA’s largest maternity and obstetric service. It also provides important community-based services. Each year, more than 30,000 people are admitted and about 5,000 babies are born at the hospital. In addition, more than 250,000 people come to the hospital as outpatients annually.
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. Demonstrating a broad range of nursing experience and competence in accordance with appropriate standards of practice, you will possess effective leadership skills including highly developed skills in communication, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation. These skills will equip you to foster a work environment that develops staff potential and facilitates creativity and innovation.
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: 3 December 2018
For further information and to apply, visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 678233