Position Details
Reference Number 34619
Position Title Associate Nurse Unit Manager
Employment Type Temporary Part Time
Location Footscray Hospital
Position Summary

About Us

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 1 million people. We have 7,000 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth has seen the addition of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's at Sunshine Hospital.

About the Role

An exciting opportunity has become available for an enthusiastic, motivated and innovative Registered Nurse interested in a leadership position to undertake an Associate Nurse Unit Manager role in an integrated Sub acute Unit at Footscray Hospital. 

As a member of the nursing leadership team, the Associate Nurse Unit Manager will be responsible for the provision of high quality nursing care to patients within the unit through effective leadership and management of all nursing staff.  A key requirement of the role will be to implement a model of nursing care based on a functional team approach.

The Unit operates 36 beds for patients requiring geriatric evaluation and management, Acute care medicine as well as general surgery. The unit operates an interprofessional practice model in partnership with palliative and geriatric medicine, nursing, allied health, ancillary services and our volunteer team.

The successful candidate will and has the passion to care for older people and people at the end of life. They will have demonstrated the ability to practice collaboratively as part of an interprofessional health care team.

If you are a dynamic, experienced nursing professional with a commitment to providing exceptional patient care then this leadership position could be for you. 


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working With Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies

Selection Criteria
Contact Person Marlene Officer
Contact Number 83457338
Alternate Contact Person Gabriela Veliz
Alternate Contact Number
Closing Date 19/08/2019
Position Description Associate Nurse Unit Manager 3B Position Description 2019 (2).docx
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