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Nurse Unit Manager - Special Care Nursery

Epworth Health - East Bairnsdale, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


  • Lead a team of approx. 10 FTE to care for Freemasons Special Care Nursery babies
  • Opportunity to step up, sidewards or back into a leadership role
  • Located in East Melbourne, close to Fitzroy Gardens

The Role
In this permanent full-time role, based at Epworth Freemasons in East Melbourne, you will be responsible for the operational and clinical leadership of the Special Care Nursery team to deliver outstanding patient care to babies and their families.

The unit cares for babies requiring a higher level of nursing care, including CPAP and high flow oxygen. The Special Care Nursery has 10 cots and is supported by an excellent group of experienced Paediatricians and outstanding leadership team.

You will make an impact by:

  • Positively managing fluctuating activity levels
  • Role modelling through actively participating in patient care
  • Leading, developing and growing your team’s skills set

To be successful in this role…
You will be either looking to take your first step into a nursing leadership position or perhaps beginning to work down. You enjoy balancing management responsibilities with a substantial clinical component that keeps you “on the tools”. You are adaptable, flexible, calm under pressure and are prepared to be brave when needed. Nurturing and compassionate are how people describe you.

You will have:

  • Current AHPRA Registration
  • Special Care Nursery or NICU experience
  • Relevant specialised training
  • Experience gained caring for babies requiring CPAP or high flow
  • Nursing leadership experience

At Epworth, everybody matters.
It’s the sense of belonging and being part of an organisation that puts the patient in the centre of all that is done. In addition to this, you will have access to:

  • Salary packaging benefits of $9,010p.a.
  • The largest internal health education scholarship program in Australia
  • Flexible work arrangements incl. working-from-home
  • Purchase additional leave
  • Zero or reduced out-of-pocket expenses for health services at Epworth
  • Discounted private health insurance

About Epworth Freemasons
Located in East Melbourne, close to public transport and the CBD, Epworth Freemasons provides a range of world-class health services. As one of Victoria's leading maternity hospitals, Epworth Freemasons specialises in women’s and men’s health services including breast and gynaecological surgery, endoscopy and urology. Epworth Freemasons also offers comprehensive cancer care, and a full range of surgical services, including robotic assisted surgery, orthopaedics and ICU care.

Epworth Freemasons has recently upgraded and expanded its operating theatres and admissions facilities, along with major refurbishments of patient rooms and building infrastructure.

At Epworth, we care.
We care about our patients and we care about our people. We care about keeping everyone safe. We care about valuing and empowering our people, and growing careers. And we care about giving our people support and flexibility to thrive, and contribute to our communities

Enquire/Apply for this Position
Sound interesting? To apply, click the APPLY button now and attach your CV and cover letter.

For more information, refer to the attached position description or contact Scott Norman (Associate Director of Clinical & Maternity Services) on 0436 322 169.

As a child safe organisation, all successful applicants are required to satisfactorily clear a National Police Check (conducted by Epworth) and hold a valid employee Working with Children Check (provided by you).

At Epworth, we believe inclusion and diversity are essential to our culture and values. We focus on fairness and opportunity for all – across race, ability, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs – that reflect the communities we work in. At Epworth, we care.

East Bairnsdale, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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