Position Details
Reference Number 20487
Position Title Nurse Unit Manager
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH)
Hours per fortnight 80.00
Position Summary

The Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH) Mental Health Service is the regional provider of mental health services in Gippsland. LRH Mental Health Service operates an integrated specialist mental health program across ten sites and provides inpatient and community mental health care for adults, children and young people, and older persons. Gippsland provides a fantastic regional lifestyle with easy access to Melbourne.


Latrobe Regional Hospital is currently is seeking a Nurse Unit Manager to join our Macalister Unit.


The Macalister unit is made up of 10 acute assessment beds and 10 psychogeriatric nursing home beds. The Nurse Unit Manager is required to co-ordinate, lead and develop the unit, ensuring patient centred care, and the achievement of a high standard of quality patient outcomes. The Nurse Unit Manager is required to lead the unit in relation to implementing recovery focused and non-punitive and non-coercive practices, including the reduction in restrictive interventions.


The Nurse Unit Manager will require the following skill set: 

·         Working knowledge of ASQHS and National Standards for Mental Health Services

·         Demonstrated leadership and management experience, including the development of staff

·         Sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act 2014 and other relevant legislation

·         Sound knowledge and application of ACFI

·         Current Knowledge on reporting and performance processes for Nursing Home under current legislation

·         Effective  time management skills, ensuring deadlines are met

·         Budgetary knowledge and understanding of funding implications

·         Demonstrate ability to introduce and manage change

·         Adherence to safe practice standards and policies, and

·         A high level decision-making ability.


For further information please contact Sebastiano Romano, General Manager Acute Bed Based on telephone (03) 5173 8579.


The successful applicant will be required to apply for and satisfactorily obtain a National Police Check. 


Latrobe Regional Hospital supports Equal Employment Opportunity by recognising and valuing inclusion and diversity. The hospital encourages all people from different cultures and backgrounds to apply for our advertised positions.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent applicants are encouraged to apply. Successful appointment will be based on merit and satisfactorily passing a Police Check and Working With Children’s Check. LRH’s Koori Health Liaison Officer is available to assist on (03) 5173 8831 or kooriliaison@lrh.com.au


Contact Person Sebastiano Romano
Contact Number 51738579
Closing Date 24/11/2017
Position Description
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