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Position Details
Reference Number 87459
Position Title Nursing Unit Manager Level 2 Sub-Acute Rehabilitation
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity Far West Local Health District
Geographical Location Broken Hill
Award Classification Public Health System Nurses' & Midwives' (State) Award - Nurse Unit Mgr Lvl 2
Salary - $97,631.00
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

To coordinate patient flow, referral and the provision of safe quality care to (Stroke, fractures, amputees, joint replacement, significant functional debilitation etc) from a rehabilitation perspective to transfer of care to an alternate setting or discharge from the service with or without further support services.  

To ensure the staff meet the required units KPI’s regarding data entry and monitor the requirement to facilitate more or less clinics dependent upon service need.

The NSW Public Health System Nurses’ & Midwives’ (State) Award states that the NUM/MUM is “the registered nurse in charge of the unit in the health service of public health organisation” and is responsible for the coordination of patient services, unit management, and nursing staff management.

The NUM role is to:

  • ensure the provision of an appropriate and safe standard of care
  • lead, direct and coordinate patient care
  • ensure the practice of nursing/midwifery is safe and efficient
  • lead and coordinate the health care team at the ward/unit level and
  • manage the ward/unit effectively and within the budget allocation.


As the leader of the unit, the NUM will demonstrate her/his capability through attitude, skills, behavior and attributes, namely:

  • broad nursing/midwifery experience and knowledge
  • understanding and acceptance that patients are the central focus of service delivery
  • professional integrity
  • ethical conduct
  • accountability
  • advocacy
  • enabling others
Selection Criteria Relevant tertiary qualifications, relevant work experience or combination of study and work experience, desirable previous management experience.

Minimum of five years post graduate nursing clinical experience

Current Registration as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Professional Registry Authority (APHRA)

Demonstrated ability to negotiate resolutions and manage conflict

Proven leadership skills and the ability to evaluate goals through recognised change management processes

Demonstrated ability to utilise sound and contemporary knowledge of nursing practice issues

Demonstrated proven ability to function effectively as part of a team with broad clinical experience and knowledge in the relevant specialty

Proven ability to create and maintain a positive workplace culture and articulate and achieve a vision for nursing/midwifery services
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Dale Sutton
Contact Number 80801553
Contact Email DSutton@gwahs.health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 14/07/2012
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view