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Associate Director Of Nursing

Healthscope - Perth, WA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Associate Director of Nursing

Mount Hospital has an exciting new opportunity for an experienced clinical leader looking to advance their career in one of WA’s leading private hospitals.

We are looking for an Associate Director of Nursing to join the team on a full time, permanent basis, working alongside the Hospital Executive and senior leadership team to provide the effective leadership and management of the Operating Suite, Hybrid Theatre, Cardiac Catheter Labs and Day Procedure Unit. This is a pivotal new role within the Mount Leadership team which complements the strategic direction, operational processes, budget and business direction of the hospital.

As a Senior member of the Nursing Leadership Team you will play a key role in supporting the Nursing Division with a focus on high quality and safety service provision, effective leadership of the workforce and operational efficiency through

  • Development of the strategic direction and associated planning and
  • Ongoing operational performance and innovation.

Mount Hospital is a leading provider of healthcare services, located in the Perth CBD. We are a 224 bed acute private hospital centrally located at the foot of the beautiful Kings Park on Mounts Bay Road with WA’s only private level 3 ICU which supports our complex surgical casemix.
  • Our core surgical specialities include Cardiothoracic, Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, Bariatric surgery, Vascular, General surgery, Breast surgery and Plastics.
  • We have three Cardiac Catheter Labs and 10 operating theatres, including WA’s only Hybrid Operating Theatre in a private hospital.
  • We pride ourselves on having state of the art equipment and the latest technology which supports us in delivering exceptional patient care.

Our highly valued staff are committed to delivering Healthscope’s purpose of ‘working together for better care’ which embodies the work our team of dedicated staff, nurses and doctors do each day.

Key Responsibilities

The Associate Director of Nursing (ADON) will provide operational direction for the Services to ensure efficient and effective management of the area and coordinate the delivery of nursing care that is evidence based. In addition, they will be accountable and responsible for the effective management of human, financial and material resources and ensure customer service is maintained at optimal levels.
  • Participate in service initiatives that promote growth, help identify clinical areas for expansion and represent the hospital at external clinical forums.
  • Work as part of the health care team, adhere to Healthscope and site policies and procedures and key performance indicators, chair and participate in working parties or committees (as required), demonstrate a commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement through National Safety & Quality Healthcare Standards (NSQHS), Workplace Health and Safety and achievement of hospital accreditation.
  • Take an active role in the management of WHS issues pertaining to the service so as to ensure safe work environment and safe practice for staff.
  • Provide effective leadership in order to meet Mount objectives, ensuring a cost effective nursing service focused on providing exceptional, evidence based patient care. This will be achieved through visible and accountable leadership with a strong focus on:
  • High quality/safety service provision,
  • Collaborative VMO relationships,
  • Energetic and effective leadership of the workforce, and
  • Financial and operational efficiency.

Essential Criteria
  • Registered with AHPRA
  • Bachelor of Science (Nursing)
  • 5 years leadership experience in an acute hospital setting

  • Post graduate qualification in relevant field of specialty
  • Tertiary qualification in Management or Business
  • A broad understanding of private health care and funding models

Applications close: 2nd July 2021

To apply: Please visit the Healthscope Careers website