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Nurse Unit Manager (Plastics/ENT/Ortho)

Apply now Job no: 497197
Work type: Full time
Location: The Avenue Hospital
Categories: Management

We are seeking a dynamic Nurse Unit Manager to join the leadership team of our MacKellar ward at The Avenue Private Hospital in Windsor.

This is a Permanent Full-Time role.


About the Role

In this role you will be taking on the leadership of our Mackellar Ward. The ward specialises in Bariatric, Plastics, ENT and Orthopaedic patients with a significant Paediatric presence.

You will be accountable for the efficient and effective management of all human & material resources within the ward. The role encompasses planning, implementing and evaluating all practices, processes and clinical services of the unit.

You will supported by a passionate team of Associate NUM’s while reporting to and utilising the mentorship of the Director of Clinical Services.


About You

To succeed in this role you will bring a strong clinical leadership skillset in an acute hospital setting with previous experience as a NUM or ANUM. You will bring a keen eye for strategic management of clinical staff, financial and material resources along with the capacity to effectively manage bed flow within the ward. Also key will be the capacity to lead and inspire a team of clinical professionals and act as a passionate mentor.

This role will suit both an experienced clinical manager or a senior nurse looking to take the step into Unit Management.

You will also bring;

  • Registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse.
  • Relevant specialty experience (ENT/Plastics/Bariatric/Orthopaedic)
  • Paediatric experience will be essential for this role.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate a continuous improvement / risk management program
  • Sound Computer skills in MS Office suite including Excel



On offer is an annual salary of $110,000 + Superannuation.


About the Organisation

The Avenue Hospital is regarded as one of the Australia’s premier orthopaedic hospitals specialising in joint replacement surgery. In addition, we perform spinal surgery and reconstructive surgical management of sporting injuries. Other specialities include obesity surgery, general surgery, dermatology, general medicine, colorectal surgery, plastics, urology, ear nose and throat, pain management, oral/maxillofacial, ophthalmology, gynaecology and infertility, endoscopy and gastroenterology.

The Hospital is operated by Ramsay Health Care, a global operator of private hospitals and primary care clinics with 73 Australian sites employing over 30,000 people. Ramsay focuses on maintaining the highest standards of quality and safety, being an employer of choice, and operating its business according to The Ramsay Way philosophy: "People Caring for People". Benefits of working with Ramsay include;

  • Flexible work practices to best match your work/life balance
  • Professional Development – Grow your career across our national network!
  • Employee assistance program
  • Industry discounts across private health insurance, retail services, financial services and more.


How to Apply

All applications must be lodged online. Please click the Apply button within this ad to lodge an application (applications should include CV and 2 current work-related referees). 

Our commitment to quality and safety for our patients, staff and visitors is our highest priority.  Applicants will be required to provide a current (12 months or less) National Police check prior to appointment and persons in patient contact roles will be required to provide proof of immunity to specified infectious diseases prior to commencement.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please call Jeninne Smith, Director of Clinical Services, on

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