Executive Officer/Director of Nursing & Midwifery

  • Government of South Australia, SA Health
  • Kangaroo Island Health Service, Kingscote
  • 05 Apr, 2019
Permanent Full Time Director of Nursing Executive Midwife

Job Description

  • Country Health SA Local Health Network, Kangaroo Island Health Service, Kingscote
  • Indicative Total Remuneration: $153,959- Perm F/T - RN/M6.3






You will provide strategic and operational leadership, governance and direction for nursing/midwifery services within the Kangaroo Island Health Service. The focus of your role will be on the development and implementation of frameworks and systems within which nursing/midwifery employees practice, and on monitoring and evaluating clinical practice and service delivery standards. The role scope at this level may be required to extend across more services than nursing/midwifery. As an expert manager, practicing at an advanced level, you will have an extended scope of practice with a high degree of autonomous decision making. You will accept accountability for the governance and practice standards of nurses/midwives, the development and effectiveness of systems to support, evaluate and consistently improve nursing/midwifery practice and healthy work environments, and the cost effective provision of health services within your span of control. Kangaroo Island Health Service provides acute services ranging from in-hospital care for adults and children by local general practitioners to specialist surgical, obstetrics, and outpatients. We offer accident and emergency services, acute inpatient and outpatient services and long stay nursing home accommodation.

You will be registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse and/or Midwife by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and hold or be eligible to hold a current practicing certificate. Demonstrating substantial senior responsibility in management including personnel, finance and strategic planning and leadership, you will have proven experience in innovative service delivery and in effecting change in the workplace to achieve agreed outcomes. Your highly developed verbal and written communication and negotiation skills will go hand in hand with your ability to deal with a range of issues concurrently.

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 April 2019

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 691308

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Closing Date for Applications

19 April 2019



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