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Nurse Unit Manager - Theatre

Royal Women's Hospital - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Nurse Unit Manager - Operating Theatres

  • Full-time, 38 hours per week + ADO 

  • Ongoing position 

The Royal Women’s Hospital is Australia’s first and largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of newborns and women of all ages. To join the Women’s is to be instrumental in forging progress towards health equity for women from ground-breaking research through to the bedside delivery of multi-disciplinary clinical care.

Creating exceptional experiences is at the heart of everything we do for our patients, their families, and our people across our specialised services within maternity, neonatal and women’s health.

The operating suite consists of five operating theatres including a dedicated emergency theatre, two procedure rooms, and a ten bay recovery room.

Your contribution

The Nurse Unit Manager role is primarily a leadership position assuming the effective and efficient operational management and coordination of the nursing and administrative staff within Operating Theatres. The NUM will be responsible for ensuring that the unit achieves its hospital and key performance indicators (KPIs), whilst setting the direction for the unit to ensure services are provided to the highest standard that emphasise excllence in patietn care, multidisciplinary collaboration, efficiency and evidence based approaches.

Your duties will include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • In partnership with the Clinical Directors of Women’s Health Services, provide strategic and clinical leadership for Operating Theatres 

  • Manage staff and lead the recruitment of staff within Operating Theatres 

  • Demonstrates the ability to assist and support organisational change

  • Accountable for ensuring that adequate staffing with appropriately qualified and credentialed staff is achieved in accordance with legislative and industrial requirements

  • Provide leadership for direct reports, appraise performance of staff and ensure that staff receives appropriate performance management, professional training and development opportunities

  • Ensure that all staff are supported to work professionally, safely and effectively, in accordance with RWH evidence-based guidelines, and relevant professional standards

About you

To be successful within this role you will need to have:

  • Recent and relevant experience in a clinical managerial/leadership position

  • Degree in Nursing and/or Midwifery which meets AHPRA registration requirements (Division 1 Registered Nurse AHPRA) 

  • Significant and demonstrable clinical experience as a Senior Registered Nurse in Operating Theatres/Recovery.

  • Proven ability to directly influence, communicate with and encourage a multidisciplinary team

  • Experience in conflict management and negotiation

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, incl. effective communication with staff, patients, other departments, community agencies and other stakeholders 

Our offering

When you join the Women’s you unite with talented people who share your purpose and unwavering determination to advance health outcomes for all women. You will find a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning and working together in multi-disciplinary teams to ensure you find the exceptional in your everyday.

Our staff benefits program includes salary packaging, on-site car parking and childcare (subject to availability), alongside a range of discounted financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits provided by our staff benefit partners. To learn more, please visit: www.thewomens.org.au/careers/why-work-at-the-womens/staff-benefits/

We are proudly Breastfeeding Association accredited. The Women’s is committed to gender equity principles and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women/family violence matters.

The Women’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, people with lived experience of disability and people who identify as LGBTI.

Ready to make the move?

For more information about the position, please see the Position Description attached and apply online by selecting “apply now” below.

All appointments to the Women’s are subject to a satisfactory clearance of Working with Children Check and Police Check

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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