You will support the Nurse Unit Manager in the leadership of nurses within the Operating Suite at the Kangaroo Island Health Service.

  • Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network, Kangaroo Island Health Service
  • Indicative Total Remuneration: $105,002 – $113,633 (pro rata) – Temp P/T (16 hrs p/wk over a 7 day roster, up to 26/2/2022) – RN/RM2A

Kangaroo island Health Service is currently recruiting Job Ref: (775104) – Associate Nurse Unit Manager (Theatres).

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 support the Nurse Unit Manager in the leadership of nurses within the Operating Suite at the Kangaroo Island Health Service. Promoting continuity and consistency of care, you will contribute to the implementation of practice changes and undertake service management responsibilities. These will include performance management processes, recruitment, staffing, leave management, rostering, work allocation and attendance management; financial and supplies planning and monitoring. Utilising your nursing skills and knowledge, you will support and work collaboratively with less experienced members of the nursing team. When you join our dynamic workforce you will escape the hustle and bustle of city life and be able to take advantage of the endless possibilities for adventure relaxation, recreation and sightseeing. Kangaroo Island Health Service provides acute services ranging from in-hospital care for adults and children by local general practitioners to specialist surgical, obstetrics, and outpatients. We offer accident and emergency services, acute inpatient and outpatient services and long stay nursing home accommodation.

You will be 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. This will be supported by demonstrated competence in the perioperative environment in accordance with the appropriate standards of practice. 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.

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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: 775104

775104 – Associate Nurse Unit Manager (Theatres) – Kangaroo Island.pdf

Applications close: 3/12/2021

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 775104

Closing Date for Applications: 3/12/2021
Name of Contact Person: Nicole Holm
Telephone Number of Contact Person: 08 8553 4200