Associate Nurse Unit Manager

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Summary

  • Are you passionate about supporting people in their Mental Health recovery?
  • Would you like to work for a progressive organisation that genuinely cares about their staff?
  • Do you want to feel valued, supported and part of a dynamic team of people from all round the world?

About the organisation

Forensicare is the state-wide specialist provider of forensic mental health services in Victoria. At Forensicare, we work to meet the needs of consumers with serious mental illness. We deliver a range of programs for patients at different stages of recovery, from early intervention and prevention, inpatient care, rehabilitation and community transition support. These services are delivered through:


  • Forensic mental health hospital services
  • Prison mental health services
  • Community Forensic Mental Health Service
  • Court Services


Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, as well as people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Forensicare promotes the following values: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect and leadership; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment

About the role

The Associate Nurse Unit Manager (ANUM) works closely with the Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) to lead and coordinate the nursing team.


  • You will deliver consumer based mental health nursing interventions as well as coordinate the resources and processes required to maintain a high standard of patient care through effective clinical leadership.
  • You will effectively manage resources on a shift and oversee the activities of the unit when the NUM is absent.
  • Practicing within a recovery framework you will use sound judgement to assess, plan, implement, evaluate and maintain a high standard of patient care.
  • In collaboration with the NUM, you will support the team to:
    • work within organisational policies and procedures and professional standards
    • promotes staff education and development
    • participates in the training and supervision of nursing staff and students


About you

  • Has a demonstrated commitment to mental health consumer recovery and a thirst to keep learning!
  • Conducts comprehensive nursing assessments of mentally ill patients, plans, implements and evaluates nursing interventions.
  • Has sound communication skills with the ability to engage constructively. You want to make a difference.
  • You share information on clinical matters with colleagues and team members to support the delivery of best practice and most appropriate service outcomes.
  • You are proud to be a Forensic Mental Health Nurse, have a qualification specific to mental health nursing and working knowledge of the relevant legislation.

What we offer

  • Comprehensive orientation & training - allocation of a work buddy & supernumerary shifts on commencement
  • Study Leave Assistance/ Extensive Professional Development Programs
  • Career pathways and options to work in hospital, prison and community settings
  • Car novated leasing
  • Salary packaging - this is where a portion of your salary is tax free, meaning more disposable income
  • Flexible work arrangements and working from home negotiable.
  • Free car parking/free gym/swimming pool access
  • Wellness program/employee assistance program

We strongly encourage International applicants to apply. We offer a comprehensive relocation support package including pathways to permanent residency in Australia under the Employer Nomination scheme to eligible applicants.

Close date: 10 September 2021






Point of Contact

Kathryn Cullen

kathryn.cullen@forensicare.vic.gov.au

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