Nurse Unit Manager

at University of Melbourne

About University Services

University Services comprises of 1,600 professional staff focused on providing client-centric and innovative services to the University. The group is providing transformational change, defining and influencing future service enhancements, and acts as a shared services function within the University of Melbourne.

About the role

As the Nurse Unit Manager, you are required to lead the nursing team ensuring the provision of high-quality nursing care to all persons who attend the Health Service.

You will be responsible for configuring and delivery of all services provided by nursing staff and ensure that such services meet the needs of the Health Service and the University. As the team leader you are also required to provide hands on nursing services to patients of the Health Service. A critical element of your role is the development of systems for the triage of patients in situations where presenting issues are unclear or there is uncertainty about the need for immediate medical intervention. You will also provide expert advice to the Manager and chair the practice's Clinical Governance Committee.

Under the direction of the Manager, you will take an active role in maintaining and preparing for practice accreditation as per AGPAL requirements and the management of Environmental Health and Safety issues for all staff and users of the Health Service.

In addition, you will have significant budget responsibility for the negotiation, planning and delivery of a range of vaccination programs and ensuring that resources are managed in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

  • You will hold current AHPRA Registration as a Division 1 Nurse with qualification as a nurse immuniser

  • Have considerable experience in the management of nursing staff and the development of protocols and procedures for the management of a nursing unit within a General Practice or similar.

  • High-level organisational skills and the demonstrated ability to respond to changing priorities, including leadership skills and the capacity to initiate, embrace and foster change.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the proven ability to effectively manage staff in a busy and dynamic clinical setting

  • Specific nursing and health promotion experience in the fields of sexual health, contraception, travel medicine and immunisation

  • Have a clear understanding of financial management and a very strong and sound business acumen.

  • Knowledge of relevant statutes, legislation, regulations and compliance requirements in the provision of nursing services.


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

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