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Position Summary

Summary: We have an exciting leadership opportunity as an Associate Nurse Unit Manager for the Paediatric Ward at Werribee Mercy Hospital. The Paediatric ward is a bright, child-friendly 12 bed purpose-built unit that caters to elective paediatric admissions and emergency presentations. You will lead a team of friendly, inclusive, and enthusiastic individuals dedicated to providing exceptional clinical service.
• Permanent, part-time positions available commencing in May 2024
• Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships within the organisation, other departments, and external stakeholders to facilitate exceptional patient care.
• Form an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team and provide highly responsive and flexible care to our paediatric patients and their families ensuring a holistic approach
• Role model behaviours and practice within the core values of Mercy Health, whilst upholding a high level of professionalism
• Join a health service... committed to ongoing professional development and clinical excellence
• Flexibility required across all shifts including night duty

About You

We are seeking an Associate Nurse Unit Manager who provides leadership and high quality, client-focused care to our patients, their families and carers utilising a family centred and holistic approach.

You will have;
• Registration with the Australia Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
• Demonstrated ability in cardiac pulmonary resuscitation (BLS), Paediatric resuscitation and accurate drug calculations
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work collaboratively within a diverse multidisciplinary team
• Strong attention to detail and critical thinking skills
• Previous experience as a Registered Nurse in Paediatric ward (essential)
• Previous experience as Associate Nurse Unit Manager in a Paediatric Ward (desirable)
• Postgraduate qualification in Paediatric Nursing or Paediatric Sub Specialty (desirable)

About Us

Werribee Mercy Hospital is a General Public Hospital located in the rapidly growing Western suburbs of Melbourne. Our services include surgical, medical, maternity, newborn, renal dialysis, emergency, mental health, rehabilitation, aged and palliative care. The hospital has recently undergone significant expansion with the opening or our new intensive care unit, additional operating theatres and the opening of two new wards, taking the total number of beds to 298. Join us now and be part of our team as we expand to serve our community.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.

What We Offer

Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ With a values based culture, Mercy Health offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:
• Salary packaging benefits
• Opportunity to purchase additional leave
• Health and Wellbeing programs
• Camp Australia School Holiday Program
• Career progression and development opportunities
• A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children and vulnerable people across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and vulnerable people and have a zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

Mercy Health is committed to public health and safety measures that protect the health and lives of our people and the individuals and communities we serve. As a Catholic organisation we believe in the principle of the common good and as such we expect our staff to participate in immunisations/vaccinations to safeguard the most vulnerable.

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.

Contact Details
• Amanda Borg, Nurse Unit Manager/Jamie Apostoleros, Acting Nurse Unit Manager
• Email: aborg@mercy.com.au/ JApostoleros@mercy.com.au
• Phone: 8754 8674
• To view the position description or submit your application please click the 'Apply Now' button
Werribee VIC Australia

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