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Nurse Unit Manager | Mental Health

Private Company - Vincent, QLD

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About the Company
St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent's Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About the Department
Riverside House residential aged care facility caters to 30 Aged Persons' Mental Health (APMH) beds designed to deliver contemporary best practice person centred care. Riverside House compliments a suite of existing St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne's residential facilities: Auburn House, Cambridge House, Prague House, and a new addition, Berengarra.

About the Role
In this full time, permanent role, the nurse unit manager is responsible for leading the efficient, safe and effective operations of the unit and its staff. The successful applicant will ensure the delivery and coordination of the highest standard of resident focussed and consumer-led care and be responsible for the compliance with the Aged Care Quality Standards and SVHM policies and procedures. The NUM reports to the Group Manager, Residential Aged Care Services and works in collaboration with the Director of Nursing to achieve, maintain and promote professional standards of nursing practice.

Classification for this role will be NP51 ($114,400 per annum).

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Current registration with AHPRA
  • Previous experience in a senior management role is essential
  • Residential aged care service experience is desirable
  • Post-graduate qualifications in Aged Care and/or Mental Health
  • Comprehensive understanding of professional nursing practice, legislative and regulatory frameworks
  • Leadership qualities with proven ability to direct, enthuse, motivate, support and encourage a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Provide leadership and management of the operations of a 30 bed aged care unit
  • Lead, coordinate and support efficient and effective resource management in order to achieve optimal continuity of care in accordance with relevant legislation and professional and operational standards including within the context of psychiatry in ageing.
  • Foster and maintain a workplace culture that supports engagement and actively delivers person centred care


  • Be a part of a collaborative and passionate team
  • Salary packaging (increase your take home pay)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Ability to join Fitness Passport - Your pass to an extensive choice of fitness facilities


  • Please attach your CV and Cover Letter in one document using the apply button

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.

This position is classified as a 'Risk Assessed Role' as defined by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). All appointments made are subject the candidate providing a satisfactory NDIS Worker Screening Check prior to commencement.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.