Position Details


Reference Number 172269
Position Title Nurse Unit Manager - Inpatient Rehabilitation
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Program Community Health Rehab & Palliative Care
Location McKellar Centre
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 80
Position Summary

Broaden Your Horizons

Align your life and career with us at Barwon Health in Australia.

  • Excellent opportunity to lead a dedicated team in the planning and delivery of high quality care for Rehabilitation patients
  • Constantly improve your skills with ongoing professional development in a supported work environment
  • Enjoy a role where you will be an active part of a health care team that shows leadership and embraces change

About the facility 

Barwon Health’s McKellar Centre is located only minutes from the centre of Geelong. There is a 100 bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Centre (IRC) offering Rehabilitation, Palliative care and Geriatric Evaluation and Management.

The South Wing is located in the IRC. It consists of 34 beds providing specialist rehabilitation for orthopaedic, spinal injury, acquired brain injury, trauma, and amputation and reconditioning patients.

About the role

You will provide leadership in the planning and delivery of a high quality service with the support of a dedicated team. You will be responsible for the clinical and financial performance of the South Wing with support from the IRC Manager.

You will undertake budgeting, recruitment and quality improvement initiatives with the support of the Community Health, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care directorate. You will also have a variety of opportunities to further develop your professional skill sets.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Relocation and sponsorship support options
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast  

About the Geelong Region, AUSTRALIA

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne! Derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region Jillong, Geelong is thought to mean ‘land’ or ‘cliffs’.

  • Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.
  • High standard of schooling options throughout the area
  • A stone throw from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road
  • Appreciate beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries

To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website. 

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 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.

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

This role must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health Immunisation Policy.

Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Registered Nurse with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency
Essential: Previous experience in a senior nursing or management position
Essential: Relevant clinical experience
Essential: Demonstrated IT skills in Microsoft outlook, Word, Excel and Internet skills to enable quality communication
Essential: Understanding of and commitment to Health Service Key Performance Indicators
Desirable: Postgraduate Qualifications in rehabilitation and/or relevant speciality
Desirable: Relevant leadership and management qualification
Essential: I agree to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full COVID vaccination) as set out in Barwon Health’s Staff Immunisation Policy as amended from time to time. I acknowledge that meeting this ongoing requirement is mandatory and a condition of any employment subsequently offered.
Contact Person Christopher McCormick 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number (03) 4215 6060 
Contact Email christmc@barwonhealth.org.au 
Closing Date 12/12/2021
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.