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Nurse Unit Manager

Apply now Job no: 498904
Work type: Full time
Location: Glenferrie Private Hospital
Categories: Management, Nursing - Registered

We are seeking a dynamic Nurse Unit Manager to join the leadership team of our Orthopaedic Surgical ward at Glenferrie Private Hospital in Hawthorn.

This is a Permanent Full-Time role.


About the Role

In this role you will be taking on the leadership of one of our General Surgical wards. This 19 bed ward specialises in Orthopaedics with a secondary focus in Plastics. Also under your remit will be the management of our purpose built Day Surgery Unit.

You will be accountable for the efficient and effective management of all human & material resources within the ward and Day Surgery Unit. 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 enjoying 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.

Specialty experience within Orthopaedics will be essential for this role.

You will also bring;

  • Registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse.
  • Relevant specialty experience (Orthopaedic)
  • 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 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 email Jeninne Smith, Director of Clinical Services, on

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