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Nurse Unit Manager - Maternity and Women's Health

Nursing, Executive/Management Roles

Posted: 11 May 2022

Location: Mackay and Coalfields QLD

Mater Private Hospital Mackay has been providing excellence in clinical and pastoral care to the people of Mackay and surrounds since 1927.

About the role

Locat­ed on the north­ern bank of the Pio­neer Riv­er since 2003, our hos­pi­tal is a mod­ern 105-bed facil­i­ty fea­tur­ing five oper­at­ing the­atres, a ful­ly equipped day surgery unit, and a wide range of spe­cial­ist clin­i­cal services.

Our con­cert­ed pur­suit of inno­va­tion — to dis­cov­er, improve, adopt and adapt — dif­fer­en­ti­ates Mater as a leader in the areas of health, edu­ca­tion, and research. We are com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing excep­tion­al care in the community.

The annu­al base salary com­mences at $127,049 plus super­an­nu­a­tion, leave load­ing, and oth­er applic­a­ble allowances. 

What you’ll be doing

The Nurse Unit Man­ag­er will be respon­si­ble for the safe, effi­cient, and effec­tive man­age­ment of the day-to-day oper­a­tions of the Mater­ni­ty and Wom­en’s Health Unit. This posi­tion has a pre­dom­i­nant­ly clin­i­cal focus with an empha­sis on safe and qual­i­ty patient-cen­tered care. 

You will work close­ly with oth­er clin­i­cal and non-clin­i­cal Man­agers to meet the oper­a­tional objec­tives of not only the Unit but those of Mater Pri­vate Hos­pi­tal Mackay.

About you

To be con­sid­ered for this role, the suc­cess­ful appli­cant must have: 

  • Reg­is­tra­tion as a Divi­sion 1 Reg­is­tered Nurse with the Aus­tralian Health Prac­ti­tion­er Reg­u­la­tion Agency (AHPRA) (essen­tial);
  • Cur­ren­cy of advanced life support;
  • Excel­lent inter­per­son­al skills – both writ­ten and ver­bal – to effec­tive­ly engage with staff, Med­ical Offi­cers, patients, and their sup­port­ing individuals;
  • Pri­or expe­ri­ence as a Clin­i­cal Nurse in Mater­ni­ty or wom­en’s health envi­ron­ment would be an advan­tage but some­one who can demon­strate the clin­i­cal abil­i­ty to think crit­i­cal­ly, trou­bleshoot and imple­ment best prac­tice out­comes is what will set you apart; and.
  • Dig­i­tal and com­put­er literacy

Post­grad­u­ate man­age­ment qual­i­fi­ca­tions or sim­i­lar, and expe­ri­ence in a com­pa­ra­ble posi­tion in a pri­vate health care envi­ron­ment would be high­ly regarded.

Why join us?

In return for your skills, you will work with a pas­sion­ate and dri­ven team that pro­vides high-qual­i­ty patient care. Work hours are flex­i­ble in accor­dance with oper­a­tional require­ments. We are a fam­i­ly-friend­ly employ­er and give con­sid­er­a­tion to the needs of our employ­ees. Addi­tion­al ben­e­fits include:

  • Salary pack­ag­ing up to $15,900 per year
  • Employ­ee Assis­tance program
  • Dis­count­ed gym membership
  • Cor­po­rate health fund pre­mi­um discounts
  • Pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties in part­ner­ship with Mater Education
  • Work/​life bal­ance, vari­ety, and flexibility

How to apply

Apply for this posi­tions on SEEK or through the CQ Mater Careers web­page at: Careers in Cen­tral Queens­land — Mater, where you can find more infor­ma­tion about this vacan­cy. This posi­tion is list­ed on our web­site under Mater Pri­vate Hos­pi­tal Mack­ay vacancies. 

Should you have any ques­tions about the role please con­tact Keryn Brant at Keryn.​Brant@​mater.​org.​au.

Please note:

  • Stat­ed ref­er­ees may be con­tact­ed through­out the short-list­ing process.
  • Suc­cess­ful can­di­dates are respon­si­ble for their own relo­ca­tion expenses.
  • Mater will not accept CVs or intro­duc­tions from Agen­cies except on invi­ta­tion. Any unso­licit­ed intro­duc­tions will not be con­sid­ered as valid for the dura­tion of this campaign.

Mater is aim­ing to fill this posi­tion as soon as pos­si­ble, there­fore selec­tion process­es will be under­tak­en while the cam­paign is open with the view that it will be closed as soon as a suit­able can­di­date has accept­ed an offer of employment.