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Reference Number 49792
Position Title Associate Nurse Unit Manager - Community Care
Location Northern Community Care Unit, Preston
Award Psych Services WOCA [70]
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  • Full Time Fixed Term until November 2022  
  • 80 hours per fortnight including ADO
  • Explore your potential to  lead and motivate staff

Life With Us:

Northern Area Mental Health Service believes in the effective delivery of high-quality psychiatric services. We are an established team that is connected, collaborative and enthusiastic to be at the forefront of progressive and remarkable initiatives. We are a mixed gender facility with 9 units accommodating 20 beds with a dedicated multidisciplinary team helping to significantly improve the lives of residents.

We are seeking a motivated, innovative individual with significant experience caring for individuals living with mental illness, to help provide care and inspire others to reach their potential at our facility.


We are looking for an inspirational leader that can guide others to achieve the extraordinary, through the sharing of your knowledge, skills and attitude to support others.

A Job To Be Proud Of: 

  • Assume responsibility for the delivery of patient care and the unit management activities
  • Delegate, coordinate and supervise staff rostered for each shift on the basis of workload prioritisation and staff level of experience
  • Provide high-quality standards of patient care. This includes the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation for care in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team
  • Contribute to the development of all staff including new and casual staff to the area
  • Act as a principal clinical resource for staff on a shift to shift basis

Your Contribution:

  • Bachelor of Nursing and current registration with AHPRA
  • Proven ability and experience in assessment and treatment of clients with severe mental illness and psychiatric disability and associated co-morbidities
  • Experience and well developed skills in the range of nursing interventions including work with individuals, families and groups, consultation and liaison
  • Demonstrated initiative and organisational skills within multidisciplinary service delivery systems
  • Extensive experience working in the clinical field of mental health- primarily in a community rehabilitation setting

You will be highly experienced in managing people from a variety of disciplines, have an understanding of organisational needs, and be up-to-date with current best practice to foster continual improvement.

Our Commitment to You: 

  • We are a values-based organisation, a career with us is a rewarding experience offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement
  • NorthWestern Mental Health boasts a sophisticated learning structure and we pride ourselves on supporting continuing professional development 
  • Flexible working arrangements

Connect With Us:

Get to know us at www.nwmh.org.au or click ‘Apply Now’.

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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.                               

Contact Person Jimm Castro - Manager NCCU
Contact Number 0394718088
Closing Date 06/09/2019
Position Description
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