• Northern Adelaide Local Health Network – Lyell McEwin Hospital – Elizabeth Vale
  • Salary: $121,537 – $126,970 p.a. (pro rata) – RN3 – Temporary Part-Time – working 32 hours per week, up until 30 January 2026

About Us:

The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) provides care for more than 400,000 people living in the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide and boasts newly redeveloped wards and Emergency and Outpatient Departments, with plans for the addition of more brand-new facilities in the near future. NALHN provides a full range of high-quality medical, surgical, maternity, diagnostic, emergency and support services. NALHN offers a range of primary health care services across the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide, with a focus on providing preventive and health promoting programs in the community, and transition and hospital substitution and avoidance programs targeted at chronic disease and frail aged.

With a workforce of almost 6,500 employees, NALHN works to ensure quality and timely delivery of health care, whilst building a highly skilled, engaged and resilient workforce based on a culture of collaboration, respect, integrity and accountability.

Our core values of respect, integrity and accountability underpin our commitment to provide excellence in care, innovation, creativity, leadership and equity in service provision and health outcomes to the Northern area communities.

At NALHN Everyone Has a Story, Everyone Matters, Everyone Contributes and Everyone Grows.

Benefits of working at NALHN:

From salary packaging to flexible working arrangements, a large range of opportunities for movement and career progression, you’ll find there are lots of benefits of working with Northern Adelaide Local Health Network.

Salary packaging is an option for saving money by paying for some of your everyday expenses from your salary before it is taxed.

Across SA Health there are always opportunities for you to develop your skills and career at any of our metropolitan or regional sites.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants from interstate or overseas.

About You:

Are you a dedicated, compassionate, enthusiastic and experienced Registered Nurse looking for an opportunity to join a dynamic, growing healthcare network where you will be part of a supportive team delivering high quality care to the community? If so, then this could be the opportunity for you. This position will offer you professional growth opportunities within a supportive and inclusive culture.

In this role you will have strong interpersonal and communication skills which will enable you to successfully problem solve, resolve conflicts and negotiate, including the ability to engage in difficult conversations, whilst building and maintaining relationships. An ability to effectively manage multiple, diverse and competing priorities and demonstrated resilience within a stressful and complex environment is essential to this role.

About the Role:

An exciting opportunity is presented to work within the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network as a Nurse Unit Manager within the Division of Medicine.

This position is responsible for leading, influencing, planning, and supporting the design, implementation, and daily operation of the Safe at Home (S@H) Program.

The NALHN Safe@Home Program aims to provide in-home monitoring services to patients to help them manage their health safely in their own homes, and to reduce preventable presentations at LMH and Modbury Hospital Emergency Departments.

Vision: To enable patients with chronic disease to manage their health safely in their own homes through individualised digital monitoring, with appropriate support from healthcare providers.

Aims: The Safe@Home program aims to positively impact specific patient cohorts, including:

  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Chronic Respiratory Disease
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Chronic Renal Failure

Safe@Home is based on the strategic imperative of Service Design under the NALHN Strategic Plan 2020-25. Under this imperative, we deliver services tailored to meet the health needs of our population in the most appropriate, effective, and efficient way.

In line with the imperative of being Digitally Smart, technology is an enabler for this approach. The program will initially be set up using the iCCnet SA (Integrated Cardiovascular Clinical network SA) platform and hardware.

The S@H Nurse Unit Manager/Project Lead will utilise specific clinical subject matter expertise and clinical leadership to actively engage stakeholders to ensure successful adoption, service delivery and continuous improvement of the S@H Program.

In this role you will use your advanced clinical knowledge and extensive experience to provide pivotal co-ordination of patient/client care delivery initiatives in a patient/client care area.

The primary focus of this role is the direct line management, coordination, and leadership of nursing/midwifery and/or multi-disciplinary team activities to achieve continuity and quality of patient/client care and drive successful outcomes of the S@H Program.

As the Safe@Home Nurse Unit Manager/Project Lead you will accept accountability for the outcomes of nursing/midwifery practices and/or multidisciplinary outcomes in the specific practice setting; for addressing inconsistencies between practice and policy; and for developing team performance and a positive work culture in the interest of patient/client outcomes.

The position is also responsible for providing advice regarding the development or amendment of Local Health Network operational policies to support new S@H related processes and work practices.

To be eligible for this position, you must 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.

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.


  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. aged care employment or work involving vulnerable clients)

Immunisation Risk for this position is – Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances)

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.  Job Ref: 858955


858955 – Safe@Home Nurse Unit Manager_Project Lead – RN3 – role description.pdf

* Refer to the SA Health Career Website – How to apply for further information.

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 858955


Closing Date for Applications: 5 April 2024
Name of Contact Person: Trudy Smith-Sparrow
Telephone Number of Contact Person: 0477 733 328