736221 Executive Officer/Director of Nursing - Coober Pedy & Oodnadatta
Coober Pedy SA, Australia
Temporary Full Time
Director of Nursing
You will provide strategic and operational leadership, governance and direction for the nursing services across the Health Services in Coober Pedy and Oodnadatta.
$149,829 pa - Temp F/T (up to 2/5/2021) - RN/RM6.2
The focus of the role will be 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. As an expert manager practising 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.
You will be registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and who holds, or who is eligible to hold, a current practicing certificate, and have at least five years post registration experience as a Nurse/Midwife.
Coober Pedy is located in remote South Australia and has responsibility for Oodnadatta, close to the North Territory border. Coober Pedy has a busy ED department, as well as providing Residential Aged Care. It is a rewarding role for someone who is seeking the challenge of leading a significant community service in a remote region and experiencing a unique lifestyle.
Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Screening/Check and specific immunisation requirements.
Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).
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.
As nurses and midwives our patients are at the centre of what we do. Our nurses and midwives make a real difference across the health spectrum and at all levels in the nursing and midwifery professions. Our strong partnerships are vital to our success.
SA Health acknowledges the dynamic and evolving health care environment. We have a nursing and midwifery workforce that is supportive, team oriented and responsive to changing community needs. Our nurses and midwives are leaders of, and participate in teams that achieve positive outcomes for patients and the community.
Right now is an exciting time to work as a nurse or a midwife in South Australia, to respond effectively to ongoing change and to contribute to health care reform and new models of care.
If you would like to become a part of this important workforce and contribute to making a real difference to the lives of South Australians, please visit the Nursing & Midwifery Office website.