Nurse Unit Manager - Medical/Surgical Ward

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service is a multifaceted, growing regional health service employing over 950 staff and providing a comprehensive array of health care services to the East Gippsland community. Located in the beautiful Victorian region of East Gippsland, you will relish a relaxed lifestyle living on the Gippsland Lakes with easy access to isolated beaches, the high-country and snow fields. BRHS offers a rewarding work environment providing challenge, variety and a range of opportunities to progress your career. You will join our dedicated team of health professionals and support staff who are committed to delivering a high quality experience to all. Be bold, make the change now!
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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: Gippsland - East Gippsland
Reference: VG/BRHS/CS/1627724
Closing Date: 29-May-2022
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Nurse Unit Manager - Tambo Ward Medical Surgical- May 2022.pdf (PDF, 542KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jo Marshall, Clinical Operations Manager
03 5150 3412

Position Details

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

Ongoing, Full Time Position

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 to attain the work/life balance you are after living in beautiful East Gippsland. The NUM will provide effective management and leadership to enable safe, effective and person-centred care and maintain high levels of staff engagement and wellbeing, to meet the requirements of BRHS's strategic plan.

The Ward:

Tambo Ward is a mixed medical\surgical ward with 34 beds including a 4 bed high dependency unit and 2 bariatric beds.  The unit provides care for a large spectrum of medical and surgical conditions for gynaecology, urology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, ENT, general surgery patients.  

We can offer you:

  • Variety - Diverse role combining operational, leadership and governance responsibilities
  • Growth - Be supported to challenge yourself with excellent opportunities to contribute to organisational objectives & service improvement 
  • Fulfillment - Enjoy a rewarding role leading our dedicated, likeminded Tambo team to provide service excellence
  • Balance  - Gain hours back in your week and benefit from a Monday to Friday position without oncall
  • Lifestyle – Embrace the best of regional Victoria and 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

We are seeking a dedicated professional with:

  • Current AHPRA registered Nurse with a minimum of 7 years' clinical experience, with at least 2 years' in an ANUM role
  • Advanced Life Support certification or ability to obtain
  • Post-graduate qualification in Advanced Medical and Surgical Nursing\High Dependency\Critical Care is strongly preferred
  • Qualifications in Health Management and Leadership are also highly desirable
  • Proven ability to utilise contemporary clinical approaches to facilitate efficient patient flow and high standards of care
  • Broad experience in people management with the proven capacity to effectively develop, engage and lead a high functioning team of health professionals
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices relating to patient experience and engagement and the provision of person-centred care.
  • Proven ability to manage a budget and meet unit targets and objectives
  • Demonstrated understanding of change management principles and experience participating in a change project


For more information on BRHS and this role, please contact: Jo Marshall, Clinical Operations Manager on 03 5150 3412 or

Applications close: Sunday 29th May 2022 

Applications are to include a covering letter, resume and response to the key selection criteria as listed in the position description.

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