Director of Nursing Grade 7 50-100 beds

Full Time Senior Executive Position

Edenhope Hospital is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic Director of Nursing to provide high-level clinical leadership and service development within the organisation. Minimum of 5 years of clinical experience in a leadership position, effective communication collaboration and team leadership are essential for this position. 
Reporting directly to the CEO and the Board of Management, the Director of Nursing will be responsible for providing high-level clinical leadership and service development within the organisation.

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  • Providing leadership to ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations and nursing practice standards.

  • Develop and maintain appropriate staffing levels within the framework of the hospital budget, and current EBA.

  • Financial management of the budget where it relates to direct care in acute and aged care.

  • Service Planning and Review – develop realistic operational management plans that reflect the strategic direction and performance objectives of the organisation.

  • Quality and Risk Management – ensure a systems approach to clinical safety, quality improvement and risk management is maintained.

  • Human Resource Management – ensure employment processes are followed in recruitment, selection, appointment and promotion of staff that comply with legislative requirements, public sector employment principles and organisational policy.

  • Workforce Planning and Development – develop workforce capacity and maintain appropriate staff skill mix and competence to meet future service needs.

  • Policy Development – ensure appropriate policies and evidence based clinical practice guidelines are available.

  • Community Relations – participate in the promotion of services and achievement and actively encourage community input.



  • Registered Nurse with current Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Registration

  • Appropriate post-graduate qualification in a relevant area, this may include Business Management, Health Administration, Aged Care, Quality and Risk Management.

  • Minimum of 5 years Senior Leadership and Management Experience.

  • A competent level of computer literacy

  • Current Australian Drivers Licence


  • Experience in or understanding of rural nursing needs.

  • Experience in Aged care and an understanding of ACFI, Aged care Act and accreditation requirements.

This is a great opportunity to further your leadership skills and work in a diverse, supportive environment focused on providing quality, person-centred care, health promotion and community development activities. More information including a PD is available on the careers page of our website

For a confidential discussion about the role, contact Kevin on (03) 5585 9806.

Written applications addressing the key selection criteria and curriculum vitae nominating three referees should be submitted by Monday 19 February 2018 to:

Kevin Mills, CEO
PO Box 75,
OR email

Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital is An Equal Opportunity Employer.
All new appointments are subjected to National Police Checks and Working with Children Checks.