Director of Nursing - Clinical Services

Director of Nursing - Clinical Services
Job Details
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Department: Castlemaine Health
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: North West - Mount Alexander
Reference: VG/1396511
Closing Date: 31-May-2019
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Director of Nursing Acute 2019.docx (Word, 54KB)


Contact: Dianne Senior
5471 3574

Position Details

Director of Nursing – Clinical Services

Permanent Full Time – 80 hours per fortnight

About Castlemaine Health

Castlemaine Health is a proud provider of significant range of local and sub-regional community based services and has a very important role delivering a range of allied health, acute, sub-acute, residential aged care services and a number of outreach services to the community.

This Role

The overall focus of the role is management of the acute and sub-acute services with a significant mandate to ensure the service is viable, focused on patient needs and provides quality care.  The incumbent will provide leadership and support while working closely and collaboratively with the managers of the clinical services to achieve these objectives.

This position shall demonstrate expertise in clinical management, staff administration and leadership and will facilitate positive relationships between clinical staff, other directorate staff, patients, carers and the wider community. They will have extensive knowledge and experience in health services management and co-ordination of resources as these are an essential component of the role.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Strong leadership skills and capabilities including strategic thinking, analytical and planning skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent people management skills and capacity to provide a professional role model to staff by providing a coaching and mentoring role
  • Ability to appropriately counsel staff and respond to relevant staff issues
  • Demonstrated quality improvement, projectmanagement and change management experience and achievements within in a complex organisation
  • Sound understanding of business principles, continuous improvement and key organisational performance indicators
  • Current registration or eligibility for registration as a Registered Nurse with AHPRA.
  • Demonstrated record of significant achievements in a senior management role
  • Proven interpersonal, negotiation, advocacy and communication skills
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate performance management and identify opportunities to realise enhanced performance
  • Capacity to lead a dynamic and multidisciplinary team
  • Knowledge and understanding of health economic reforms applicable to area of responsibility

Culture and Benefits

Located a short drive from Bendigo, Ballarat and Melbourne, Castlemaine is a renowned centre for regional arts and host of the biennial Castlemaine State Festival. Combined with a wide range of sporting clubs, unique ironbark forests and historic goldfields, this rural community provides a rich and diverse culture for all to enjoy.

  • Free on-site parking is available to all staff and visitors.
  • Salary Packaging/Salary Sacrificing
  • Fitness Passport is available to all staff members across Castlemaine Health. You and your family can sign up to unlimited access to more than 120 gyms, pools and fitness facilities on your program!
  • Our Health and Wellbeing program; including access to a Social Worker, Pastoral Care Office, Prevention of Bullying & Harassment Officers, Physiotherapy services, vaccination programs and other health services as required.
  • The Castlemaine Health Social Club brings staff from all areas of the hospital together in friendly and casual environment, with a variety of events and activities held throughout the year

Castlemaine Health values diversity and encourages individuals from all cultures and backgrounds to apply.

Further information is available from Dianne Senior, Executive Director Clinical and Community Services on (03) 5471 3574

Applications close Friday 31st May 2019 

Position descriptions are available via the Victorian Government Careers website, and searching the job title. 

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police check.


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