Associate Nurse Unit Manager, Mental Health Services


  • Limestone Coast Local Health Network - Mental Health Services, Mount Gambier
  • Salary: $94,583 - $101,120 p.a. - RN/M2A
  • Permanent Full Time position, working over a 7 day roster

About the organisation

Joining a dynamic and enthusiastic team within Mental Health Services based in Mount Gambier, you will provide proficient, person centred, clinical nursing care and/or individual case management to consumers in mental health settings. 

About the role

This is a highly rewarding role where you will have the chance to work with individuals where there are multiple complexities and diverse cultural backgrounds. You will be responsible for monitoring consumer care plans to ensure appropriate care outcomes are achieved on a daily basis, as well as overseeing the provision of nursing within a team/unit. In addition, you will provide evidence based health education, counselling, and/or therapeutic/rehabilitation programs to improve the health outcomes of individual consumers or groups. Participation in clinical auditing, clinical trials and/or evaluative research will also form as part of your core duties.

Qualifications and experience

Registered as a Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, you will hold a current practising certificate. With demonstrated competence in Mental Health practice in accordance with the appropriate standards of practice, you will possess sound knowledge of contemporary professional nursing/midwifery and health care issues. You will bring to the table considerable experience in the management and leadership roles in a multidisciplinary team, including the leadership, supervision and direction of student nurses, enrolled nurses and less experienced registered nurses / clinicians. A team player with a positive "can do" attitude, you will have the ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team together with the ability to be creative, innovative and flexible when approaching issues within the healthcare setting.

Qualifications and experience

In addition to the annual salary package we also offer salary sacrifice benefits, employer superannuation contributions and leave loading.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Screening/Check and specific immunisation requirements. COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Public Health Act 2011 (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) to work in SA Health/health care setting.

Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Find out more about working with the Limestone Coast Local Health Network.

Close date: 27 January 2023

Point of contact: 

Pauline Beach
8721 1507 


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