Nurse Unit Manager - Acute Inpatient Surgical (504271)

Nursing, Executive/Management Roles

Posted: 23 May 2023

Location: Launceston TAS

Tasmania offers an enviable lifestyle in one of the world's most beautiful natural environments. It is the smallest Australian state, with all the services and facilities of a big city in a relaxed and safe community setting.

The role:

The Nurse Unit Man­ag­er — Acute Inpa­tient Surgical:

  • Pro­vides lead­er­ship to the Acute Inpa­tient Sur­gi­cal Wards 5a or 5B at the Launce­s­ton Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal (LGH).
  • Ensures the effi­cient and effec­tive pro­vi­sion of care, based on clin­i­cal stan­dards and best prac­tice prin­ci­ples with­in a col­lab­o­ra­tive and mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary frame­work by coor­di­nat­ing the clin­i­cal, man­age­ment, edu­ca­tion, and nurs­ing research func­tions with­in the Acute Inpa­tient Sur­gi­cal Wards 5A or 5B.
  • Leads and man­ages the coor­di­na­tion of over­all patient care and is respon­si­ble for man­ag­ing the allo­cat­ed human, mate­r­i­al, and finan­cial resources for ser­vice deliv­ery with­in the Acute Inpa­tient Sur­gi­cal Wards 5A or 5B.

Note: — Please refer to the State­ment of Duties for all the selec­tion cri­te­ria of this posi­tion to address in your application.

Short com­mutes to restau­rants, beach­es, and icon­ic at-home get­aways with­in close prox­im­i­ty make for the per­fect work life balance. 

Launce­s­ton is Tasmania’s sec­ond largest city, renowned for its food and wine cul­ture and her­itage archi­tec­ture. It is a thriv­ing cen­tre for excel­lence and the gate­way to the won­der­ful Tamar vine­yards, bush­walk­ing tracks and near­by moun­tain bik­ing mec­ca of the north­east. Launce­s­ton hosts the beau­ti­ful Cataract Gorge com­plete with walk­ing trails, rock climb­ing, the famous chair­lift and swim­ming pool.

Make time to tour our beau­ti­ful city

Details of Appointment

Per­ma­nent, full time, day work­er posi­tion work­ing 76 hours per fort­night, com­menc­ing from 20 August 2023

*notwith­stand­ing hours to be nego­ti­at­ed with the suc­cess­ful applicant

  • Appli­cants should note that, for a peri­od of twelve months from the date of pub­li­ca­tion, this selec­tion process may be used to fill sub­se­quent or sim­i­lar full time and part time vacancies.

Salary: $119,136 to $124,850 per annum + 10.5% super­an­nu­a­tion + access to salary packaging

  • You’ll have access to salary pack­age a range of ben­e­fits includ­ing liv­ing expens­es up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal enter­tain­ment each FBT year + oth­er ben­e­fits if eligible.
  • Salary range is in accor­dance with Nurs­es and Mid­wives (Tas­man­ian State Ser­vice) Agree­ment 2019


Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be required to meet the essen­tial criteria:

  1. Reg­is­tered with the Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery Board of Aus­tralia as a Reg­is­tered Nurse
    *Registration/​licences that are essen­tial require­ments of this role must remain cur­rent and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the sta­tus of these may be checked at any time dur­ing employ­ment. It is the employee’s respon­si­bil­i­ty to ensure that registration/​licences remain cur­rent and to advise the Employ­er if their cir­cum­stances change. This includes noti­fy­ing the Employ­er if a registration/​licence is revoked, can­celled or has its con­di­tions altered.

Appli­cants should note the fol­low­ing cri­te­ria are desirable:

  1. Rel­e­vant post­grad­u­ate qualifications

The Head of the State Ser­vice has deter­mined that the per­son nom­i­nat­ed for this job is to sat­is­fy a pre‑employment check before tak­ing up the appoint­ment, on pro­mo­tion or trans­fer. The fol­low­ing checks are to be conducted:

  1. Con­vic­tion checks in the fol­low­ing areas:
  1. crimes of violence
  2. sex relat­ed offences
  3. seri­ous drug offences
  4. crimes involv­ing dishonesty
  1. Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion check
  2. Dis­ci­pli­nary action in pre­vi­ous employ­ment check.

Down­load the State­ment of Duties and any Asso­ci­at­ed Documents

We encour­age you to review the Appli­cant Guide, State­ment of Duties, pri­or to apply­ing for an overview of the duties, pro­gram, selec­tion process and selec­tion criteria.

State­ment of Duties

Appli­cant Guide

How to Apply

Apply Online. Please click the Apply” but­ton at https://​careers​.page​up​peo​ple​.com/​759​/​c​w​/​e​n​/​j​o​b​/​1101729​/​n​u​r​s​e​-​u​n​i​t​-​m​a​n​a​g​e​r​-​a​c​u​t​e​-​i​n​p​a​t​i​e​n​t​-​s​u​r​g​i​c​a​l​-​504271-lgh This ensures impor­tant ques­tions about you are answered. 

You will be prompt­ed to com­plete a 1 – 2 page appli­ca­tion detail­ing your expe­ri­ence, skills and knowl­edge as they relate to the attached State­ment of Duties.

Please note:

  • We do not require a sep­a­rate state­ment address­ing the selec­tion cri­te­ria in the State­ment of Duties.
  • All attach­ments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Ref­er­ee details are sub­mit­ted as part of the online appli­ca­tion so make sure you have the con­tact details of two ref­er­ees before applying.


For more infor­ma­tion (Con­tact Officer)

Eliz­a­beth Gadsbey

Posi­tion: Nurs­ing Direc­tor — Surgery
Phone: (03) 6777 8707
E‑mail: elizabeth.​gadsbey@​ths.​tas.​gov.​au

Impor­tant information

The email account you pro­vide when sub­mit­ting job appli­ca­tions will be used in cor­re­spon­dence to you. It is impor­tant that this is kept up to date and mon­i­tored regularly.

To update your email address (or con­tact num­ber), log in to www​.jobs​.tas​.gov​.au and look for Exist­ing appli­cant login” where you can update your details

The Depart­ment of Health val­ues work­force diver­si­ty and recog­nis­es the val­ue each per­son offers which is shaped by their unique char­ac­ter­is­tics, back­ground, expe­ri­ences, knowl­edge, skills, val­ues and perspectives.