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We are a busy, private and independently Australian owned day hospital specialising in women’s health, maxillofacial and cosmetic surgery. We are seeking a highly experienced and enthusiastic Nurse Unit Manager to join our friendly team at Brisbane Day Hospital.

This is a rewarding full-time position, requiring advanced nursing knowledge, skills and resources to ensure compliance with policies and legislation. A strong clinical skill set in a hospital setting, combined with exceptional communication skills will see you succeeding in this role. You will love working in a multidisciplinary team environment and will thrive on delivering a high level of client care and service.

About the role

You will be responsible for efficient management of staff and resources within the unit ensuring achievement of excellence in care delivery in line with policies and procedures, best practice and legislative requirements.

A significant component of this role is mentoring and leading the passionate team of nurses and clinical support staff as well as working alongside a supportive executive team. This role will suit an individual driven to help others succeed. This is a perfect opportunity for a senior nurse to step up into a management role and build a clinical leadership skillset, while applying sound clinical practice which ensures a safe environment and promotes optimal health;

Salary range: $110,422.40 - $121,998.24 plus superannuation 

Key responsibilities

  • Lead, manage, direct and support the care team to ensure that care is delivered with a team member’s scope of practice, is evidence based and is safe and high quality in line with policies and protocols.

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with residents or clients, their families or carers and members of the health care team.

  • Act as a patient advocate ensuring patients are informed and consent is gained prior to procedures

  • Contribute to the maintenance of an environment which promotes safety, security and personal integrity of individual patients and groups

  • Complies with organisational policies, procedures, work instructions and guidelines

  • Ensure confidentiality of corporate and patient information

  • Negotiate on behalf of the Hospital with the relevant suppliers of stock and equipment, the Business Manager is to be included in such negotiations

  • Ensure there is an appropriate, cost efficient and effective system of stock and inventory control

Key position accountabilities

Accreditation and governance

  • Maintain practice within framework established by legislation, national and state policy.

  • Understand, comply with and adhere to Brisbane Day Hospital guidelines, principles, policies and protocols.

  • Ensure compliance with the National Standards and achievement of accreditation.

  • Participate and provide support in accreditation and national standards activities as directed.

  • Contribute to the success of Brisbane Day Hospital as a leading health provider.

  • Communicate with all team members every working day to achieve the vision and mission and strategic goals of the organisation.

  • Support a culture of performance improvement and evaluation.

  • Effective prioritisation of projects and meeting of timelines.

Safe practice and environment

  • Contribute to workplace safety and reduction of workplace injuries.

  • Ensure team members, clients, patients, residents and visitors are safe and accurately report any incidents, hazards and near misses in a timely and professional manner.

  • Respond, relay and demonstrate information regarding emergency codes and support team members to respond appropriately to codes in the event of fire or other emergency.

  • Responsible for the safe management of equipment – this includes using equipment within standard operating guidelines, conducting appropriate preventative maintenance and not using unsafe equipment.

Personal and professional development

  • Recognise and seek assistance from other relevant team members when tasks fall outside of ability or area of responsibility.

  • Where issues are unclear or beyond own abilities and qualifications seek assistance and clarification.

  • Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to personal and professional development.

  • Participate in essential or mandatory training annually.

  • Understand and adhere to Brisbane Day Hospital Code of Conduct.

Information management

  • Comply with and maintain all privacy legislation requirements and Brisbane Day Hospital confidentiality statements when communicating information pertaining to residents, team members

  • Utilise information technology as appropriate in the performance of the role.

  • While providing you the ability to work at the top of your scope, you will be supported by an experienced and knowledgeable nursing team to assist you in being exceptional every time.

Key selection criteria

Qualifications and relative experience

  • Registered Nurse with APHRA.

  • Registered Nurse with current national registration.

  • Relevant post graduate training or education in, acute medical or emergency nursing or plans to undertake same.

  • Relevant post graduate education in leadership and management or plans to undertake same.


  • Demonstrated competence in leading and managing the care team to deliver services that ensures clients and residents are safe.

  • Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement and evidence-based practice.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion.

  • Demonstrated competence in managing incidents, complaints and staffing concerns.

  • Ability to use judgement, initiative and common sense when performing duties.

  • Ability to demonstrate the highest level of customer service and response.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders including team members, residents, clients and family members.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to utilise a range of software applications.

  • Proven ability to be adaptable to various competing demands.

  • Demonstrated competence in delivering services that ensures clients and residents are safe.

  • Demonstrated proactive approach to problem solving with strong decision-making capability.

  • Commitment to and willingness to participate in continuing training and education related to area of employment.


  • Contemporary generalist nursing knowledge and experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of accreditation or national standards.

  • Experience in providing general and urgent nursing care.

Personal attributes

  • Responsiveness to change management.

  • Goal setting and planning ability for personal and professional development.

  • Strong organisational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritise multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.

  • Emotional maturity.

  • Highly resourceful team-player with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.

  • Forward looking thinker who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.

  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and creativity.

  • Understanding of living and working within small rural community.

Certificates, licences and registrations

  • Registered Nurse with APHRA

  • National Registered Nurse registration

  • Current police check.

In the interests of staff and patient health and well-being, the Hospital provides staff with full PPE including N95s and fit testing. Strict policies and social distancing practices are in place at the facility at all times.

If this opportunity aligns with your skills and experience and you have the passion and self-drive that we need, we would love to hear from you! 

Job ad closes: Sunday 16th January 2022

NUM: Careers
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