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Reference Number 58090
Position Title Nurse Unit Manager
Location Sunshine Adult Acute Psychiatric Unit
Award Psych Services WOCA [70]
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Nurse Unit Manager – Sunshine Adult Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit (SAAPU)

  • Full-time permanent position based at Sunshine Hospital
  • 12-month secondment will be considered
  • NP78 Grade 4 Year 3 NUM with margin ($115,000 + Salary Packaging)
  • Working  senior nursing and medical leadership to support the functions of the inpatient unit
  • Join the team at Mid Area Mental Health to work on new bed project

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.  


Your new team

  • Provides operational and clinical leadership at SAAP
  • You are supported by the senior nursing  and medical leadership group at SAAPU
  • You will be supported by Team Leaders to assist you with operational and clinical workload
  • You will be managing a team of approximately 70+ team members

At MWAMHS, we strive to create the best possible learning opportunities available to complement and support both emerging and existing expertise. Staff are required to actively participate in their own practice development by engaging in available learning opportunities within the service, as well as being committed to sharing their knowledge with their colleagues. In the next 18 months, MWAMHS will be delivering new services to the community with two, 26-bed psychiatric inpatient unit and a 12-bed Women's Prevention and Recovery Centre which has the ability to accommodate young dependents.


Your success in this role, will be in your ability to :

  • Building strategic relationships with key stakeholders
  • Manage day to day operational and clinical issues within inpatient unit
  • Ability to problem-solve access issues within the service
  • Provide support to family and carers
  • Co-ordinate and deliver new quality initiatives in collaboration with consumers and carers
  • Be the driver of the development of a leading edge service models

Your Contribution

  • Using your knowledge, experience and expertise to support the operations of the SAAPU
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of this program and to participate in service development activities
  • Contribute to capacity building and to further develop capabilities within our team and stakeholders
  • To work collaboratively with our stakeholders and having the ability to build strong working relationships with primary health providers
  • To participate in activities related to Pathway to 144 bed project

Our Commitment to you


Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.   


We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.


The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.




For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are highly encouraged to apply”


“Experience in working with ACCHO and Aboriginal Communities and Families”

Contact Person Kathleen kelly
Contact Number 0417149448
Alternate Contact Person Jolene Geh
Alternate Contact Number 0447311358
Closing Date 05/08/2021
Position Description
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