Position Details
Reference Number 28000
Position Title Nurse Unit Manager
Employment Type Full time - permanent
Division Integrated Care Services
Location Simpkin House
EBA Classification
EBA:  Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Health Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2016 - 2020
Classification:  NURSE MANAGER 2

Hours per fortnight 80
Position Summary

Nurse Unit Manager

  • Do what you love, providing excellent specialised care 
  • Join a progressive regional health services leader
  • Management opportunity in a rewarding environment; fulltime - ongoing


The Residential Services Team

Residential Services provides accommodation for 265 older residents of Bendigo and surrounding areas who require low and high level care. Our facilities are spread over multiple campuses.

We achieved perfect scores in the last Aged Care Accreditation round. Our homes accommodate and care for some of the most vulnerable older people in our community. We strive for service excellence through innovation and constantly monitoring our care standards and seeking to do things better.


Simpkin House

  • Simpkin House consists of a 10 bed memory support unit and 30 psycho-geriatric beds
  • Catering to residents requiring specialised behavioural management
  • A first rate facility providing high quality care
  • Caring and compassionate staff, supporting residents and their families


The Perks and Benefits:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary Packaging (meals and entertainment)
  • Staff health and wellbeing program
  • Access to recommended immunisations
  • Social club
  • Smoke free environment
  • Professional development and career pathways
  • Relocation and accommodation support will be negotiated with the successful applicant


The Position

As the Nurse Unit Manager, you will:

  • Support both the Director of Nursing and the Deputy Director of Nursing to provide operational, strategic, clinical and professional management to the staff of the service.
  • Provide efficient management, direction and support to the clinical and non-clinical staff in line with Bendigo Health policies and procedures and maintain a standard of excellence in nursing practice that reflects the vision and goals of Bendigo Health
  • Work with the Residential Care Services leadership team and staff to ensure that Simpkin House is compliant with the Aged Care Quality Standards


The Bendigo Community:

With a population of over 114,000, Bendigo is a thriving regional city located only 150km north west of Melbourne. It is a city with all the attributes of urban metropolis, and the benefits of living in regional Australia. Bendigo provides a strong supportive community base with good schools and excellent infrastructure. Fantastic restaurants, shops, cultural precincts, sporting facilities and tertiary facilities make our city a great place to live and work.


If what you’ve read so far, whets your appetite we would love to hear from you. Apply today!

For further information on the above position please refer to the position description. Applications are to be submitted online. 

Selection Criteria
01.Sound knowledge and experience of Dementia and Aged Person Mental Health

02.Demonstrated high level of clinical knowledge and skills relevant to Residential Aged Care

03.High level leadership and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated and proven ability to develop and manage staff in a complex and changing environment

04.Strong knowledge of residential funding (ACFI) and proven experience with developing and efficiently managing budgets

05.Extensive knowledge of Aged Care Quality Standards and Aged Care legislation

06.High level written, and verbal communication skills, the ability to meet deadlines and provide required information
Contact Person Dodie Bischoff
Contact Number (03) 5434 7505
Alternate Contact Person Ruth Ward
Alternate Contact Number (03) 5434 7502
Closing Date 02/06/2020
Position Description
PD NUM Simpkin House Jan 2020.docx Open
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.