Using your clinical knowledge and experience, you will provide pivotal coordination of patient care delivery within the Acute Care Services at Waikerie Health Service. The main focus of your role will be the line management, coordination and leadership of nursing and midwifery care to achieve continuity and quality of client care. Undertaking a combination of client care, team leadership and resource management, you will coordinate the Waikerie Health Service’s Quality & Safety Programs to meet service and accreditation standards. As the Nurse/Midwife Unit Manager, you will provide a direct line report and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships within all members of the health care team. Accountable for the outcomes of nursing and midwifery practice, you will address inconsistencies between practice and policy and develop team performance and a positive workplace culture in the interest of client outcomes.
You will 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. Demonstrating a broad range of nursing/midwifery experience and competence in accordance with appropriate standards of practice, you will possess effective leadership skills including highly developed skills in communication, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation. These skills will equip you to foster a work environment that develops staff potential and facilitates creativity and innovation. Knowledge of quality improvement systems and contemporary acute nursing and midwifery care will hold you in good stead for this role.
The Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network, called RMCLHN for short, supports more than 70,000 people living in country South Australia in the towns and surrounds of Renmark, Paringa, Berri, Barmera, Waikerie, Loxton, Pinnaroo, Lameroo, Karoonda, Mannum, Murray Bridge, Tailem Bend, Meningie, Tintinara and Coonalpyn. View this video for more information about working for RMCLHN.
In addition to the annual salary package we also offer salary sacrifice benefits, employer superannuation contributions and leave loading.
Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Screening/Check and specific immunisation requirements. COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Public Health Act 2011 (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) to work in SA Health/health care setting
Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).
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.
For more information about the role please refer to the Job Pack provided below. Job ref: 785308