Associate Nurse Unit Manager - Mental Health Acute Inpatient Unit

Looking for a sea-change? Develop your nursing career further in this leadership position within our Mental Health Acute Inpatient Unit team.
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1762670-1
Closing Date: 10-Mar-2024
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Associate Nurse Unit Manager - Mental Health Inpatient Services.pdf (PDF, 142KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Olivia Walker (Nurse Unit Manager Inpatient Servic

Position Details

Where we are 

Warrnambool is located on Peek Whurrong and Kirrae Whurrung lands of the Eastern Maar/Gunditjmara nations.

A vibrant and dynamic community that is home to over 35,000 people, Warrnambool has an enviable mix of seaside location, culture and heritage while being a contemporary city.


With outstanding access to sporting, education (pre-school to university) and transport facilities you can enjoy a full calendar of events, attractions and social activities for all ages.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:


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.

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.


About the role

South West Healthcare's (SWH) Mental Health Inpatient Services provides best practice nursing care for consumers in a recovery oriented model through assessment and clinical planning in an inpatient 24/7 setting. Collaboratively our service provision is supported by our Mental Health Community teams and the Prevention and Recovery Centre, providing excellence in care to the broader community in the South West region of Victoria. 

As an experienced Associate Nurse Unit Manager (ANUM) or Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) seeking career promotion, this role will work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team to undertake a range of assessments and contribute to the clinical leadership, function as shift leaders, oversee planning of individual care for each client. You will support the development and maintain a high quality care environment by promoting and participating in quality improvement activities and initiatives.

Position overview

  • Full-time and Part-time, On-going positions
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse
  • Salary Range: $106,834.00 - $110,432.40 pro rata, plus superannuation

These positions may be eligible for an incentive payment for rent, childcare, relocation costs and more, as part of the new workforce and incentive grants program administered by Rural Agency Workforce Victoria (RWAV).

What you bring

As a motivated RPN ideally holding post graduate qualifications in Mental Health you will have demonstrated experience and skills in delivering a broad range of psychiatric care and services to patients in a mental health environment, whether in an inpatient or community setting. The successful candidate must hold current registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse.

You will demonstrate a strong commitment to leadership and remain customer focused at all times.

You're proactive, flexible, and resilient and happy to work autonomously, use your initiative, and have a high attention to detail.

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;
  • 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.

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 10 March 2024.

Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024

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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