Director of Nursing (Diagnostic and Sub-specialty Services)

$160,000 - $170,000 yearly
  • QLD Health
  • Southport
  • 09 Oct, 2019
Permanent Full Time Nurse

Job Description

An opportunity has become available for an experienced leader to join Gold Coast Health as the Director of Nursing (Diagnostic and Sub-specialty Services) where the focus is on providing world-class health care to over 550,000 people living in the Gold Coast, and northern New South Wales region of Australia.

As the Director of Nursing (DASS), you will provide transformational nursing leadership to support evidence based person-centred care that encompasses the Professional Practice Model and is reflective of the principles of the Magnet Recognition Program® for the division.


This role is responsible for the overall strategic, resource, human and financial management of nursing within DASS, including the planning, coordination and direction of policies relating to the provision of evidence based clinical care, development of partnership models and divisional strategies. 


You will also influence the health service’s strategic and operational direction and priorities for quality integrated clinical services, focusing on the governance and adherence to National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and the Magnet Recognition Program® to improve the organisation’s performance.


To be successful in this role, you will be required to demonstrate expert clinical management and judgement in the provisions of nursing care as specified by registration requirements, NMBA standards and codes, educational preparation, relevant legislation and context of care.


A Masters or higher qualification within a relevant area is highly desirable. Where the successful applicant does not currently hold this qualification, commitment to completion of post-graduate study within an agreed timeframe is expected and will form part of the performance review process.


Salary information:

  • Base salary ranging from $164 016 per annum
  • Up to 12.75% employer superannuation contribution


About the Division:

The Diagnostic and Sub-specialty Services (DASS) Division encompasses a significant number of the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service (GCHHS) clinical subspecialties across predominantly medical disciplines. This Division has responsibility for Diagnostic services, Nursing Services Resource Unit staffing unit, and Sub-specialty Services including Cardiology, Renal, Respiratory, Cancer, Haematology, Rheumatology, Palliative Care, Dermatology, Sexual Health, Infectious Diseases and Staff Health, Infection control and Pharmacy


About Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service:

Gold Coast Health (GCH) delivers world-class health care to over 550,000 people living in the Gold Coast, and northern New South Wales region of Australia.


GCH is growing as a nationally and internationally recognised location for innovative medical research and health care. With an annual operating budget exceeding $1.3 billion, GCH oversees more than 1100 beds across three hospitals, as well as a wide range of community facilities and services.


We provide acute and sub-acute care in hospital and community settings across the region, including the state-of-the- art Gold Coast University Hospital, Robina Hospital, Varsity Lakes Day Hospital and Robina and Southport Health Precincts.

Join GCH and work alongside our skilled team of 9000 medical, nursing, clinical and non-clinical staff who work together to deliver high-quality care to our community.

Located in the lower southeast corner of the state of Queensland, the Gold Coast is one of Australia’s leading lifestyle destinations. The Gold Coast offers the opportunity to combine professional advancement, job satisfaction and relaxation into one fulfilling lifestyle.

The Gold Coast provides all the conveniences of living in a modern city including great restaurants, fantastic shopping and sophisticated style and attractions such as theme parks, wildlife adventures, arts, culture and much more. Enjoy an ideal year round climate, endless golden surfing beaches and hectares of relaxing rainforest hinterland.


Click the Apply button to submit your resume and covering letter addressing your suitability to the role by Thursday, 7 November 2019. 


Enquiries: Anita Bamford-Wade, (07) 5687 0235

Job Ad Reference: GC324661

Closing Date: Thursday, 7 November 2019

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Anita Bamford-Wade

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(07) 5687 0235

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