Nurse Unit Manager, Surgical Services

  • Government of South Australia, SA Health
  • Gawler Health Service
  • 08 Nov, 2019
Permanent Full Time Nurse Unit Manager

Job Description

  • Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network, Gawler Health Service
  • Indicative Total Remuneration: $124,301 - $131,635 - Perm F/T - RN/M3


$124,301 - $131,635 - RN/M3




Using your clinical knowledge and experience, you will provide pivotal coordination of patient care delivery within the Surgical Services Unit at Gawler Health Service. The main focus of your role will be the line management, coordination and leadership of nursing and midwifery care to achieve continuity and quality of client care. Undertaking a combination of client care, team leadership and resource management, you will coordinate the Surgical Services Unit’s Quality & Safety Programs to meet service and accreditation standards. You will provide a direct line report and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships with all members of the health care team. Accountable for the outcomes of nursing and midwifery practice, you will address inconsistencies between practice and policy and develop team performance and a positive workplace culture in the interest of patient outcomes.

Gawler Health Service provides a comprehensive range of medical and surgical services to patients from Gawler and surrounding communities including the Lower North and Barossa Valley. We offer the best of a country health working environment within close proximity to metropolitan Adelaide.

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. Holding relevant perioperative nursing qualifications, you will also possess effective leadership skills. These will include 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: 22 November 2019

For further information and to apply visit and search for Job Ref: 709174


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Closing Date for Applications

22 November 2019



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