In this pivotal management position, you will provide support to the Nurse Unit Manager in the leadership of nurses within the Women’s & Children’s Health Unit at Whyalla Hospital. Promoting continuity and consistency of care in collaboration with other Nurse Unit Managers, you will contribute to the implementation of practice changes and undertake service management responsibilities. These will include performance management processes, recruitment, staffing, leave management, rostering, work allocation and attendance management; financial and supplies planning and monitoring. Utilising your nursing skills and knowledge, you will support and work collaboratively with less experienced members of the nursing team.
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. Our hospital has a combination of acute care beds, palliative care beds, day surgery beds and recliner beds for elective day surgery, endoscopy or general chemotherapy.
You will be registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse/Midwife 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: 8 March 2019
For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 684650