Perioperative Nurse Unit Manager

Based in a beautiful part of Victoria, working for BRHS will enable you to pursue your profession and have a fantastic work/life balance. You will experience a relaxed lifestyle in a clean, green and beautiful area with significant natural and ecological advantages. With the Gippsland lakes and beaches, national parks and snowfields on your doorstep, this will be the best move you ever made!
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Department: Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Nursing and Aged Care
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Bairnsdale - Outer Gippsland area
Reference: VG/BRHS/CS/1586532
Closing Date: 12-Dec-2021
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Perioperative NUM - Nov 2021.docx.pdf (PDF, 552KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jennifer Bugbird, Surgical Services Manager
03 5150 3408

Position Details

If you choose BRHS, you choose lifestyle, career and community.

If you are an experienced nurse leader looking for the next challenge in your professional life, supplemented by an amazing new lifestyle, this is the role you have been waiting for.  Make the change now and enjoy a fulfilling role and a fantastic work/life balance in beautiful East Gippsland.

The Role:

The BRHS Perioperative Unit is a significant component of the BRHS Surgical Services department and provides a range of elective, emergency, and endoscopic services. The Perioperative Nurse Unit Manager is responsible for the development and management of a high performing team of approximately 40 nursing and technical staff covering the areas of operating rooms, CSSD and DPU.  The Perioperative NUM will provide professional and clinical support and effective leadership to achieve the delivery of a high standard of patient centred care, and high staff engagement and wellbeing, while balancing the organisation's strategic and business goals.

What you need:

  • Current AHPRA registered Nurse with a minimum of 5 years' clinical experience
  • A post-graduate qualification in Perioperative Nursing
  • Experience leading nursing and multidisciplinary teams
  • Proven ability to utilise contemporary clinical approaches to facilitate peri-operative efficiency and high standards of evidence based care.
  • Demonstrated understanding of change management principles and experience gained in a lead role of a change project. 
  • Experience in people management and leadership with the ability to effectively develop, engage and lead a high functioning team of health professionals.

Please refer to the position description for other key selection criteria requirements.

What we can offer you:

Variety - Diverse role combining operational, leadership and governance responsibilities

Growth - Be supported to challenge yourself and progress your career in nursing management

Fulfillment - Enjoy a rewarding role leading a skilled and dedicated team to provide service excellence

Balance  - Gain hours back in your week and benefit from a Monday to Friday position

Lifestyle - Enjoy reduced living costs & the Gippsland Lakes, beaches and national parks at your door

Community - Experience rewarding community connections in both your professional and personal life


Contact: Jennifer Bugbird, Surgical Services Manager on 03 5150 3408

Applications by close of business: Sunday 12th December 2021

Applications are to include a covering letter, resume including two recent referees and response to the full key selection criteria as listed in the position description and be submitted by selecting “Apply Now”.

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In accordance with recent Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of COVID19 vaccination prior to commencement.

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