Primary Health Manager / Acute Nurse Unit Manager

Full Time Position made up of 0.5 PHM and 0.5 Acute NUM

Edenhope Hospital is seeking an enthusiastic Clinician and People Manager to be a part of our Primary Health and Clinical team. Excellent clinical skills, effective team leadership, communication and collaboration are essential for this position.

Reporting to the CEO, this position includes management of the Primary Health division as well as a leadership role in the Acute nursing division.

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Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to apply for either part-time role, seperately.


Primary Health Manager responsibilties include:

  • Management of Primary Health division at strategic and operational levels
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with all stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Actively seek additional grants for expanding primary health services
  • Manage the budget for the primary health division
  • Contribute to Executive management of the organisation through collaborative planning, reviews, evaluation and peer support
  • Support the organisation’s strategic plan and work to achieve its goals including; developing and monitoring an operational plan for the primary health division, addressing the strategic risks identified by the Executive team
  • Act as a resource person encouraging leadership, improvement, accountability and problem solving among staff, as well as fostering collaboration with parts of the organisation

Acute Nurse Unit Manager responsibilites include:

  • Deliver quality nursing care to patients as appropriate and actively promote the quality principles
  • Direct nursing care given by other personnel to ensure adherence to nursing care plans
  • Assume a clinical co-ordinating role within the facility
  • Ensure all nursing and non-nursing practices are consistent with established policies and protocols
  • Liaise with all health service to assist in determining optimal clinical care for patients
  • Participate in ensuring all standards of practice, policies, protocols and procedures are developed to specified standards
  • Act as a resource for clinical matters and actively ensure the continuum of care from and including admission to discharge
  • Triage patients presenting to the Urgent Care Department in accordance with ATS guidelines
  • Provide advanced emergency and critical care nursing duties to meet individualised patient requirements

Selection Criteria:

  • Proven ability of creating work efficiencies, and initiating and evaluating quality improvement and best practice projects
  • Demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in strategic and business planning processes, clinical planning and  decision making
  • Demonstrated effective skills in leadership, communication, team building and conflict resolution
  • High quality analytical, oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; and the ability to liaise with staff in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Ability to establish standards, guidelines and principles in relation to the responsibilities of the  position
  • Demonstrated computer information communication technology skills and ability to use a variety of software
  • Demonstrated understanding of Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO), Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and demonstrated knowledge and of Continuous Quality Improvement


  • Possession of a postgraduate qualification relevant to Clinical Nursing, Clinical Education and/or other postgraduate certificates in Nursing; Emergency, Critical Care, Management.
  • Experience and skills in financial management and a working knowledge of primary health funding principles including preparation of Grant submissions and project management;
  • Knowledge of current health issues and the organisational culture of rural health services.

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

Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital is An Equal Opportunity Employer.
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