Nurse Unit Manager – Perioperative Services | Melbourne

Nurse Unit Manager – Perioperative Services | Melbourne

Posted: 2021-05-04

Reference: 1124682

An excellent opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and experienced Perioperative Nurse Manager to join the leadership team at a private hospital on the Mornington Peninsula. 
As the NUM, you will be taking on the full management of the unit. You will be accountable for the efficient and effective management of all human & material resources within the Operating Suite. The role encompasses planning, implementing and evaluating all practices, processes and clinical services of the unit. You will be supported by a passionate team of Associate NUM’s while reporting to and utilising the mentorship of the Assistant Director of Clinical Services - Perioperative.
Essential Selection Criteria:
  • Current registration with AHPRA;
  • Minimum 3 years NUM experience;
  • Formal management qualifications or working towards;
  • Previous experience in a perioperative setting;
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders;
  • Ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate a continuous improvement/risk management and quality program, following the National Standards;
  • Evidence of commitment to self-development;
  • Sound Computer skills in MS Office suite including Excel;
  • Capacity to lead and inspire a team of clinical professionals.


The hospital offers excellent benefits of employment, including:
  • Extensive in-house general and specialty education programs supported by clinical educators;
  • Scholarships & Study Discounts;
  • Access to clinical, managerial and leadership programs;
  • A doctor is on-site 24 / 7;
  • On-site ICU (11 beds);
  • Staff recognition and reward programs;
  • Employee Benefit club offering discounted health & leisure choices;
  • Discounted private health insurance, discounted IT hardware & software & travel/holiday discounts;
  • Staff Wellness Program and access to a wide range of wellness options;
  • Employee Assistance Program.


Hospital, located on the Mornington Peninsula, is a modern and well-equipped facility offering a comprehensive range of acute surgical services. Services are supported by a seven-bed Intensive Care Unit. The Catheterisation Laboratory is newly built with “State of the art equipment”. The Operating Suite comprises six operating rooms plus two Cath Labs and a state of the art Hybrid Theatre and a 10-bed recovery room. Surgical specialties include cardiac surgery, thoracic, spinal, general surgery, paediatrics, gynaecology, obstetrics, orthopaedics, urology, plastics, ENT, vascular and dental. Services are supported by an 11 bed Intensive Care Unit.

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