Associate NUMs Special Care Nursery - Ballarat

Fixed Term (Part Time positions available)

Reference Number: 10111

Position 1 - 48 hours per fortnight - maternity leave cover (end date 20/04/2020)
Position 2 - 72 hours per fortnight - maternity leave cover (end date 20/09/2020)
Position 3 - 64 hours per fortnight - maternity leave cover (end date 10/01/2021)

Ballarat Health Services is currently seeking dedicated and enthusiastic Registered Nurses (Division 1) or Registered Midwives to join our team as Associate Nurse Unit Managers, and work in the Special Care Nursery.

The Special Care Nursery at BHS is a 10 cot, Level 4 unit that is co-located on the 5th floor with the inpatient maternity unit and birthing suites servicing the broader Grampians region.

As a successful applicant it is desirable that you will have extensive neonatal clinical experience, appropriate qualifications and strive for patient centred care and must be able to work a rotating roster across all shifts.  It is desirable that you will possess or be working towards completion of a Managerial Qualification.

You will be able to work collaboratively and consultatively as part of a multidisciplinary team, have demonstrated leadership ability and have a clear understanding of the managerial responsibilities of an Associate Nurse Unit Manager.

Working within a multidisciplinary team you will be expected to facilitate and foster best practise and service delivery to our clients and their families within the Special Care Nursery and the whole of Women's and Children's Services.

Being part of a team that values teamwork, respect, accountability and compassion as well as Leadership and Excellence in Healthcare, you will work in first class facilities that maximises care, individual choice and quality outcomes for all clients and patients.

Suitable applicants must also demonstrate competence in the following behaviours:

Qualifications & Experience

  • Current registration with AHPRA.
  • Minimum of 5 years Nursing experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years recent neonatal experience.
  • Managerial qualifications and recent experience preferred.

Technical Knowledge & Skill

  • Delegating Responsibility: Allocating decision-making authority and/or task responsibility to appropriate others to maximize the organization’s and individuals’ effectiveness.
  • Care Management: Having the knowledge and skills to secure relevant patient care data and identify key issues and relationships in the management of patient care; understanding the relationships among assessments, interventions, and patient responses; skilled in documentation of assessments and adjusting physical and cognitive prescriptions as needed.

Suitable applicants must also demonstrate competence in the following behaviours:

Personal Attributes 

  • Leadership Disposition: Demonstrating the traits, inclinations, and dispositions that characterize successful leaders; exhibiting behavior styles that meet the demands of the leader role
  • Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  • Stress Tolerance: Maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.
  • Work Standards: Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  • Initiating Action: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  • Building Strategic Work Relationships: Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.

If you feel that you are suited to this exciting opportunity, applications can be made on the Ballarat Health Services website via the e-recruit portal.

Closing date Friday 8 November 2019. 

If you have any further enquiries please contact Luke McEldrew on 5320 4981.

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory Immunisation clearance and a satisfactory current Police Record Check and Working With Children Check.

All applications must be submitted online.

BHS is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.