You will provide support to the Nurse Unit Manager in the leadership of nurses within the Renal Dialysis Unit at the Port Pirie Regional Health Service. 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. Yorke & Northern strives to ensure healthier, longer and better lives for all South Australians. Through a comprehensive and sustainable rural health system, Yorke & Northern is working with communities to achieve these aims. Core areas of focus include strengthening primary health care, enhancing hospital care, reforming mental health care and improving the health of Aboriginal people.
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. You will also have proven competence in haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and home patient training in accordance with the appropriate standards of practice. 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 and compliant immunisation screening.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.
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