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Nurse Unit Manager, Sunshine Hospital Intensive Care Unit

Western Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Western Health is a vibrant and progressive organisation providing an extensive range of health services in the western metropolitan region of Melbourne, with a focus on excellence in clinical care, teaching and research. Western Health serves one of the most multicultural regions of Melbourne.

The Western Health Intensive Care Service operates two ICU's at the Footscray and Sunshine Hospitals, since the establishment of critical care services at Sunshine Hospital in 2015.

The Sunshine ICU is now a busy 9 bed adult ICU. Admitting over 1100 patients per year, the ICU has a medical, surgical and obstetric medicine case mix.

We are looking for an experienced critical care nurse leader to join us in the role of Nurse Unit Manager, Sunshine ICU. The Nurse Unit Manager in collaboration with the Director of ICU, the Operations Manager Critical Care Services and the Director of Nursing ensures the provision of safe and effective patient care within the ICU.

The ICU Nurse Unit Manager role is pivotal to the delivery of the ICU strategic aims including clinical, operational, education and research objectives.

About you...

  • You will have outstanding leadership and management skills as an accomplished Manager ready to take the next career step.

  • You will have highly developed communication and interpersonal skills.

  • You will have previous experience in managing and co-ordinating a multi-disciplinary environment.

  • Demonstrated commitment to a positive workplace culture and collaboration

  • You are passionate to achieve best care patient outcomes and inpire your team as a transformational leader. 

Essential requirements:

  • Current NMBA registration

  • Critical care post graduate qualification or equivalent

  • Management qualifications

  • Sound leadership experience and highly developed comunication skills

  • A demonstrated record of achievement in leading and managing within a critical care service

 What we offer:

  • Access to Western Health in-house learning and education platforms to further expand your knowledge and skills.

  • Mentorship and career guidance and support

  • Opportunities for continued development of your leadership and management skills

  • Opportunity to join a supportive and established leadership team within the ICU Service and the Division of Peri Operative & Critical Care Services at Western Health.

 Additional information and facility tour of Sunshine ICU is available upon request.

About Us

Our workforce of over 7,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop. Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health comprises of three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. We also operate the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a diverse community of over 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing

  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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