Associate Unit Manager - Operating Theatre

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace that’s friendly & welcoming!! Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The Warrnambool campus has recently undergone a major capital redevelopment and is considered one of the most modern and technologically advanced health services in regional Australia. South West Healthcare is the major clinical and specialist referral centre for South West Victoria. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds (216 acute, 36 aged care and 30 mental health) and an extensive range of primary and community services. The town has a population of over 33,380 and is a popular seaside resort located 264 kilometres southwest of Melbourne. The city boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. Warrnambool’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth. The promenade is very popular and you can walk, run, ride or skate along this scenic trail. Almost every year between June and September the Southern Right Whales return to the waters off Warrnambool and often swim within a hundred meters of the shore.
Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1366198
Closing Date: 25-Nov-2018
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Associate Unit Manager - Operating Theatre 2018.pdf (PDF, 359KB)

Contact: Human Resources

Position Details

An opportunity exists for a suitably qualified and skilled Registered Nurse to become part of a dynamic team in a temporary (until October 2019) 66.5 hours per fortnight role of Associate Unit Manager (AUM) in the operating suite.

Warrnambool is a thriving seaside city with a population of 34,000 and a catchment area of 110,000 people. South West Healthcare (SWH) is considered one of the most modern and technologically advanced health services in regional Australia. The Warrnambool campus is the major specialist referral center for south west Victoria and provides a comprehensive range of specialist services. Recent redevelopment plans have been announced which includes the construction of a new clinical tower, housing six operating theatres.

AUM applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the South West Healthcare values of Caring, Respect, Integrity, Excellence and Leadership with well develop competencies in both the clinical and management area.  A post graduate qualification in the specialty area is essential.

The AUM is responsible for the promotion and maintenance of clinical standards in Theatre to ensure the delivery of quality patient care, strategic, cost effective management of service delivery and contributes to the overall management of the unit and deputises for the Nurse Unit Manager when required.

A position description and further details can be found at our website under Careers.

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Tony Kelly (Manager Preoperative Services) on (03) 556 31662 or email or Joanne Canny (Operating Theatre Unit Manager) on (03) 5564 4323 or email

The successful applicant must hold a current Working with Children (WWC) Check and will be required to consent to and undergo a Police Record Check and provide evidence of current Immunisation status in alignment with South West Healthcare's Immunisation Policy.

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of three (3) referees by Sunday 25 November 2018.  Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached: however this is limited to 5 documents and there is also a size limitation of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes.

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website or completing the application process, please send an email to: Please note this address is for enquiries only and application cannot be submitted via this email.

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