Associate Nurse Unit Manager - Paediatric Unit

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 organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The city’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1749636
Closing Date: 01-Oct-2023
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Associate Nurse Unit Manager Paediatrics.pdf (PDF, 147KB)

Contact: Joanne Matthews (03) 5564 4282

Position Details

About the role

An opportunity for a skilled and experienced senior Registered Nurse is available within our Paediatric Unit in the position of Associate Nurse Unit Manager (ANUM). Our 10 bed Children's ward looks after our youngest and most vulnerable patients, caring for babies, children and adolescents with a variety of medical and surgical conditions. As part of our highly skilled Paediatric Unit, you will work cohesively with various clinical and allied health services to provide positive outcomes for patients and their families.

The ANUM position is responsible for the promotion and maintenance of clinical standards in the Unit, ensuring the delivery of high-quality patient care, strategic and cost-effective management. The position also contributes to the overall management of the Paediatrics Unit and deputises for the Nurse Unit Manager when required.

This is a permanent part time (64 hours per fortnight) position.

What you bring

  • Current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse

•     Role models the South West Healthcare values

•     A minimum of four years post graduate nursing experience within the Paediatric area

•     Demonstrated excellent clinical assessment skills and evidence of recent advanced nursing care of patients

•     Demonstrated strong clinical, safety and professional standards within the area of professional application

•     Demonstrated commitment/evidence of commitment to professional development of self and others

•     Demonstrated ability to communicate both orally and in writing

•     Demonstrated ability in decision making, role model, problem solving and supervising staff


•     Graduate Certificate or higher in Paediatric Nursing

•     Member of professional association is desirable.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community. Learn more about SWH here.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 1 October 2023. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024 with the appropriate classification Associate Nurse Unit Manager Year 1 or Year 2 $106,834 - $110,432 per annum pro rata.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

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