• Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network, Kangaroo Island Health Service
  • Indicative Total Remuneration: $126,942 – $134,018 – Perm F/T – RN/RM3

Kangaroo island Health Service is currently recruiting Job Ref: (775109) – Nurse Unit Manager, Aged Care.

Working in Kangaroo Island offers employees a broad scope of practice in a flexible, connected and resourceful team and work environment.

Utilising a mix of on island and visiting health practitioners to provide various services to our island community where community is family, you will gain a rich and rewarding experience advancing your health career. All with a view of the ocean!

Apply now to join the uniqueness that Kangaroo Island offers.

About the role:

You will use your clinical knowledge and experience to provide the pivotal coordination of aged care delivery within the Kangaroo Island Health Service. The main focus of your role will be the line management, coordination and leadership of nursing and allied health team activities to achieve continuity and quality of client care and outcomes. You will accept accountability for the outcomes of nursing and multidisciplinary care outcomes in the aged care setting, addressing inconsistencies between practice and policy. You will also play a key role in developing team performance and a positive work culture in the interest of client outcomes. In managing aged care service delivery you will utilise available information systems to inform decision making, implement and coordinate processes for quality improvement, monitor and analyse incidents and accidents, ensure quality and safety is not compromised, evaluate outcomes and convey information to staff.

You will be registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and hold or be eligible to hold a current practicing certificate. With prior experience in management and leadership roles, you will be capable of giving supervision to student nurses, Enrolled Nurses and less experienced Registered Nurses. You will use your effective communication, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills to maintain a cohesive multidisciplinary team and resolve local or immediate nursing care problems. You will demonstrate a commitment to reviewing and improving models of care to be person and family-centred.

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The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and compliant immunisation screening.

Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) Directions 2021 to work in SA Health/health care setting.

For more information about the role please refer to the Job Pack provided below. Job ref: 775109

 775109 – Nurse Unit Manager – Aged Care.pdf


For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 775109

Closing Date for Applications: 28/11/21
Name of Contact Person: Katrina Seng
Telephone Number of Contact Person: 08 8553 4200