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Nurse Unit Manager (Acute) - Mental Health - Geelong

Barwon Health
  • Join a dynamic team with a strong focus on Recovery Oriented practice
  • Develop new initiatives that promote positive outcomes for people accessing our services
  • Permanent Full Time- 80 hrs per fortnight

About the facility

The Swanston Centre offers a 32 bed adult inpatient service comprised of nursing, medical, allied health and lived experience team members. The Swanston Centre has strong links to the alternate acute and subacute mental health programs within the Barwon region, as well as our continuing care services.

About the role

You will provide leadership and operational management to implement the contemporary vision of inpatient service delivery of Barwon Health Mental Health Directorate, using contemporary evidence based multidisciplinary practice. Our vision includes instilling a recovery oriented, consumer centred approach to service delivery including the implementation of the peer support program and advance care statements. The role will also include a coordination responsibility in relation to bed flow to ensure those most in need have timely access to beds. You will also engage in continuous improvement within the service and be responsible for relevant quality reporting, business planning and service development.

About the culture

The Swanston Centre boasts an award winning team who prioritise positive outcomes for the people accessing the service. The team within Swanston Centre are dynamic and work collaboratively with health services, consumers and their support networks to promote the wellbeing of our community.

The Acute Mental Health Leadership Team foster a supportive environment that promotes professional development, service improvement and enhanced intra- and inter- service relationships to ensure all staff, consumers and our community benefit from each interaction with mental health services.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team on (03) 4215 0520 or via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

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