Position Details

Reference Number 172603
Position Title Nurse Unit Manager - Aged Care - Wallace Lodge
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Program Aged Care
Location Wallace Lodge Gardenvale
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 80
Position Summary

Broaden Your Horizons

Line up your life and career with us at Barwon Health in Victoria, Australia 

  • Develop your clinical and management skills in a supportive and dedicated unit
  • Build your career at an organisation invested in your long term development
  • Permanent Full Time - 80 hrs per fortnight + RDO a month 

About the facility

Barwon Health’s McKellar Centre is a facility located only minutes from the centre of Geelong. It is situated on a vibrant community asset with parkland surrounds and incorporates state of the art equipment. Wallace Lodge, located at the McKellar Centre, is a 108 bed, high level, aged care residential facility. We offer focused professional development with dedicated nursing educators on site, set within new state-of-the-art facilities.

Since 2006, more than 580 people have called Wallace Lodge home. 5 of those residents still live there today.

About the role

As the Nurse Unit Manager you will see the provision of Clinical leadership within the unit including overseeing the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individual resident care, to maximise choice and quality of life for each resident. You will form part of the management team at Wallace Lodge and work closely with the Facility Manager in developing, managing and evaluating facility performance.

To be successful in this role you will possess the following skills:

  • Ability to takes a leadership role in strategic and daily issues
  • Proven ability to manage change
  • Extensive clinical knowledge, skills and experience in Residential Aged Care.
  • Demonstrated understating of Aged Care Standards and Accreditation requirements.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI)
  • Demonstrated ability in the development of cohesive teams and sound knowledge of team functioning

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: 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.
Essential: Registered Nurse with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency
Essential: Valid NDIS Worker Screening Clearance
Essential: Ability to takes a leadership role in strategic and daily issues
Desirable: Did the ‘Broaden Your Horizons’ advertising campaign attract you apply for the role?
Contact Person Ana Hourihan 
Contact Person Job Title Facility Manager 
Contact Number (03) 4215 6193 
Contact Email ana.hourihan@barwonhealth.org.au 
Alternate Contact Person Emma Mole  
Alternate Contact Number 4215 5563 
Closing Date 06/02/2022
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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.