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Nurse Unit Manager, Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit (H20_3572)

  • Nursing leadership, innovation, and excellence in the delivery of Mental Health Services
  • Consumer focused and recovery oriented

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service (THHS) is responsible for the delivery of healthcare services, education, and research to a population of approximately 250,000 people. The Townsville HHS comprises 20 health facilities, including The Townsville University Hospital, which serves as the tertiary referral hospital for North Queensland. It is the largest tertiary health service in northern Australia. The Townsville University Hospital provides complex, high level services across a wide range of specialities including cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, adult and paediatric ICU, general surgery, medicine, radiation and medical oncology, transplant haematology, paediatrics, obstetrics, and neonatology to the North Queensland region.

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service - Mental Health Services Group (MHSG) delivers comprehensive mental health, rehabilitation and addiction assessment and treatment to the North Queensland community. It is responsible for the provision of comprehensive, specialised mental health assessment and treatment services across the age-spectrum. The MHSG services aim to be consumer focused and recovery oriented and are provided in a variety of settings including community, acute inpatient units, hospitals, emergency departments, and residential rehabilitation and supported accommodation.

The organisation is now seeking to appoint an innovative Nurse Unit Manager within the Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit. The Nurse Unit Manager will be responsible for driving recovery focussed care. The ideal applicant will need to demonstrate key capabilities, knowledge and experience outlined in the attached role description along with:

  • A genuine desire to drive service delivery design and outputs
  • Significant experience in managing the operational elements of the role
  • Extensive nursing leadership experience in secure specialist mental health services
  • A track record of working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders across frontline and community services and partners

Reporting to the Nursing Director/Program Manager Rehabilitation Services in the MHSG, the Nurse Unit Manager will manage the secure mental health rehabilitation unit and coordinate and maintain clinical standards and patient safety.

We invite qualified candidates to contact Catherine Poutasi on +61 (0)432 173 611 or via email cpoutasi@hardygroupintl.com for a confidential discussion.

Applications Close: 09/03/2021