Position Details
Reference Number 37005
Position Title Nurse Unit Manager
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Williamstown 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

The Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) is at the forefront of providing care that is underpinned by right, safe, coordinated and high quality nursing patient centred care across the multidisciplinary environment of their unit. The role is responsible for the operational, professional and clinical service management of their staff and resources. The NUM will achieve this through the development of effective partnerships, leadership and management of all nursing staff and resources, within a multidisciplinary team environment.  

Skills & Experience OR Essential Criteria


  • Successful completion of a Bachelor of Nursing qualification or equivalent
  • Registration as a Registered Nurse in Australia
  • Possesses relevant postgraduate qualification and/or relevant clinical experience
  • Possesses excellent clinical skills, displaying clinical leadership, innovation
  • Demonstrates  commitment to high quality, safe and person centred patient care


  • Demonstrates high level management and operational skills including budget development and monitoring.
  • Understands the key principles of financial and workforce management with necessary ability to navigate the required systems and documentation
  • Possesses knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and human resource procedures
  • Demonstrates strong computer literacy skills


  • Brings confidence to the role, and  strong influencing capability
  • Can build, lead, nurture and  empower impactful teams
  • Demonstrates high level communication and interpersonal skills
  • Engages with others with purpose and articulates vision to empower and lead effectively
  • Understands the strategic imperatives of the health service and conveys this in meaningful ways to their staff
  • Is innovative, resourceful and adaptive to change
  • Ability to implement, evaluate and sustain change within an evidence based framework


  • Is active within their professional / clinical area through participation or representation on committees
  • Post graduate qualification at Masters Level


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 Bronwyn Menadue
Contact Number 56232
Closing Date 19/01/2020
Position Description Nurse Unit Manager LWW Williamstown Dec 2019.docx
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