• Northern Adelaide Local Health Network – Aged Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care (ACRPC) – Modbury
  • Salary:  $128,327 – $133,758 p.a.– RN/M4; Temporary Full-Time – 38 hours per week, up until 5 September 2025

About the Role:

An exciting opportunity is presented to work as Advanced Nurse Unit Manager within the Northern Adelaide Geriatrics Service, Division of Aged Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care, NALHN.  Clinicians with a genuine interest in bettering the lives of Older People and leading the provision of exceptional care are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Northern Adelaide Geriatric Service is made up of dynamic multidisciplinary teams who work collaboratively to achieve a shared goal- optimising care for Older People in the environment most suitable for them. Services are committed to providing best practice care that supports consumer choice and celebrates individuality in ageing. Our teams deliver innovative, holistic, person-centred care to a diverse group of Geriatric clients. We promote ageing with dignity, respect and compassion through valuing patients time, supportive communication and shared decision making. Collective team values has led to the creation of a highly functional teams with positive workplace cultures. With additional new Geriatric Services to commence within NALHN during 2024, this is an exciting time to join us and lead a large group of enthusiastic, passionate and energetic health care workers across multiple services.

Employees classified at this level use their clinical knowledge and experience to provide the pivotal coordination of specialised Geriatric care delivery across multiple services including Geriatrics in the Home, Community GEM, Geriatric Outpatients, Care Awaiting Placement and the Northern Reablement and Intermediate Care to Return Home Service. The main focus of this role is the direct and indirect line management, coordination and leadership of the nursing and multidisciplinary team activities.

Employees in this role accept accountability for the outcomes of nursing practices and multidisciplinary outcomes in the specific practice setting of Geriatrics, for addressing inconsistencies between practice and policy; and for developing team performance within positive work cultures in the interest of consumer outcomes. Leading, managing, overseeing and advising on nursing care and health service delivery for the defined service delivery areas is the main function of the role.

Employees in these roles practice within the context of the relevant Service Stream Descriptor.

About You:

Are you a dedicated, compassionate and enthusiastic Advanced Nurse Unit Manager?

Are you 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 NALHN 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 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.

To be eligible for this position, you must:

Educational/Vocational Qualifications

> Registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and who holds, or who is 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)
  • DHS Aged Care Sector Employment Screening

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: 865559

Office Aged Care, Rehabilitation & Palliative Care Admin
Phone: 7321 4248
E-mail: Health.NALHNACRPCRecruitment@sa.gov.au

Application Closing Date
24 May 2024 – 11.55PM

Role Description
865559 – Advanced Nurse Unit Manager (ACRPC) – RN – 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: 865559

Closing Date for Applications: 24 May 2024
Name of Contact Person: NALHN ACRPC, Office - Aged Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care
Telephone Number of Contact Person: 7321 4248