Nurse Unit Manager - Kerferd

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Department: Albury Wodonga Health
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: North East - Wangaratta
Reference: VG/20180614_05
Closing Date: 01-Jul-2018
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Kerferd Unit Nurse Unit Manager Position Description.pdf (PDF, 220KB)

Contact: Mr Brian Kennedy
02 6051 7979

Position Details

Wangaratta Campus


Kerferd Nurse Unit Manager

Registered Nurse/Permanent


Albury Wodonga Health – Wangaratta Campus requires a Nurse Unit Manager to join our Kerferd Unit Team. The position is to provide operational management, leadership and clinical direction to the Acute Inpatient staff ensuring best practice in high quality consumer focussed service delivery.


Primary responsibilities of this role:

  • Manage the provision of psychiatric nursing services in the unit to enable the effective utilisation of available resources to achieve the unit and facility objectives.
  • Provide the highest level of ‘hands on' clinical practice and advice and participate in delivery of care.
  • Participate in the development of psychiatric nursing policy and procedures relating to the unit and the facility as a whole.
  • Manage the provision of nursing and non-nursing services to the unit.
  • Co-ordinate the provision of mental health professional services to the clients.
  • Maintain standards of professional psychiatric nursing care and promote the training and professional development of all nursing staff on the unit.
  • Ensure the relevant provisions of the Mental Health Act are followed.
  • Monitor and evaluate unit program activities and outcomes and report as required to the Operations Director on progress towards objectives, resourcing difficulties, staff training requirements and emerging clinical issues. Develop and manage change as appropriate. 
  • Supervise maintenance of client records by ensuring unit staff complete all necessary paperwork.
  • Ensure that staffing rosters and staff deployment are organised to achieve effective program delivery and efficient use of staff resources.


AWH offers full orientation and training, salary sacrifice and the opportunity to be a part of a supportive and friendly team within a growing organisation.


Candidates meeting the following mandatory criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • Qualifications and experience as a Mental Health Nurse and appropriate registration as a Registered Nurse.
  • Post graduate nursing or management qualifications or preparedness to undertake appropriate further studies.


Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the 2016-2020 Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement.


Successful applicants will be required to complete appropriate Criminal Record Screening paperwork/processes in order for AWH to meet its obligations regarding screening for serious criminal offences (within and external to Australia).  Applicants unable to commit to this screening process should not submit an application for employment.


Successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory orientation modules using the AWH e-learning system prior to commencing employment.


This is a Category A position.  Successful applicants of Category A positions must provide evidence of vaccination prior to commencement.


AWH is unable to support applicants requiring sponsorship


More information


Please refer to the Position Description (see attachments) for more details on this position and required Selection Criteria.


Should you have any questions regarding this position, please contact, Mr Brian Kennedy, Operations Director Adult Mental Health Services on 02 6051 7979


Apply Now


AWH is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.


Apply via this website, go to 'Apply Now' (at bottom of page) to complete the Application Form. Please ensure that each Selection Criteria is addressed. Also ensure you attach a copy of your resume (including names and contact details of two professional referees). Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached; however this is limited to 5 documents of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes.


NB if you experience any difficulties with this website or completing the application process, please email Please note this address is for enquires only and applications cannot be submitted via this email.


Applications not received via the Vic Government Careers system by the closing date will not be accepted. 



Closing Date: 1st July 2018.

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