Position Details
Reference Number 35761
Position Title Associate Nurse Unit Manager Paediatrics
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Location Sunshine 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 for a 0.84 FTE Permanent ANUM position ongoing on the children's ward.

The Associate Nurse Unit Manager fulfils the roles and responsibilities of the Registered Nurse, demonstrating expert knowledge and skills while assuming a prominent management focus in the ward/unit.

The Associate Nurse Unit Manager is an integral member of the ward/unit management team, assisting the Nurse Unit Manager in the course of their duties to ensure provision of nursing/midwifery care that is excellent in quality and consistently patient centred while achieving effective operational management of the clinical environment.


  • Manage the area as nurse in charge on a shift by shift basis
  • Facilitating patient flow through the areas
  • Working collaboratively with the nurse unit manager to manage the unit and staff
  • Promote ongoing learning and education for all staff in the unit
  • Ensure safe and high quality patient care is delivered in line with Western Health values and policies

Essential Criteria

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor of Nursing qualification
  • Minimum of 2 years working within Paediatrics
  • Registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse
  • Have a commitment to high quality, safe and person centred patient care
  • Demonstrates clinical leadership skills and an ability to work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary framework
  • Be innovative, resourceful and adaptable to change
  • Possess excellent clinical and organisation skills, ideally a minimum of 3-5 years nursing experience
  • Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal


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 Lindsay Shaw
Contact Number 90552627
Contact Email lindsay.shaw@wh.org.au
Closing Date 15/11/2019
Position Description ANUM PD final.docx
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