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Associate Nurse Unit Manager, Orthopaedics

Private Company - Vincent, QLD

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  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Part Time Permanent 32 hours per week

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 Department

9 West is a 24-bed surgical ward. 9 West is the Victorian referral centre for the treatment of musculoskeletal tumours and works closely with the VCCC to provide optimal world class treatment and outcomes. 9 West also caters to caring for patients undergoing elective (joint replacement surgery) and emergency orthopaedic procedures. The unit facilitates trauma admissions and specialises in major bone tumour referrals and treatment of this patient group. In addition, the specialty provides dedicated beds for endocrine patients, priding itself on maintaining a culture focused on the delivery of high quality patient care and continuous improvement.

About the Role

The Associate Nurse Unit Manager, in the absence of the Nurse Unit Manager, will administer and manage the professional and operational resources of the unit. The Associate Nurse Unit Manager, under the direction of the Nurse Unit Manager, will be responsible for providing mentoring and leadership to the Nursing Team.

Classifications for this position will range from YW11 - YW12 ($100,703 - $104,088 per annum pro rata).


  • Lead and direct nursing staff to ensure a high standard of patient care is delivered in accordance with the Values and Heath Care Philosophy of the Sisters of Charity
  • Act as a clinical role model by providing the highest standard of direct patient care
  • Act as a leader and role model with a focus on staff health and well being
  • Demonstrate an understanding of unit targets and implement strategies to achieve
  • Participate in annual review of policies, procedures and standards as directed by Nurse Unit Manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Degree in general nursing which meets the registration requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Advanced clinical nursing skills
  • Leadership qualities with proven ability to direct, enthuse and encourage a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated organisational skills
  • Post Graduate Certificate / Degree in Orthopaedic Nursing highly regarded.


  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Car Park


  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

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.

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.