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Nurse Unit Manager

Melbourne Metro, VIC

Full Time Ongoing


Nurse Manager

Position Summary


Be part of an Australian first specialist service

Take advantage of this opportunity to lead and embed a model of care for children with co-existing neurodevelopmental and psychiatric difficulties and their families

Work with an expert multi-disciplinary team dedicated to improving child mental health

A centre for excellence with an integrated clinical and research program

About the Unit

The Child Neuropsychiatry inpatient unit has 8 beds and is a state of the art, purpose-built facility housed in the new Monash Children’s Hospital. The unit will provide emergency admissions and planned assessment admissions for children with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disturbance. The model of care is designed to admit the child with a parent / carer to provide greater opportunity for dyadic and family interventions to achieve better outcomes. Crisis containment, multi-disciplinary and behavioural assessment and interventions and collaboration with community agencies will ensure integrated inpatient and discharge care.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic person to lead and manage a brand new service. We are seeking a Nurse Unit Manager to work in collaboration with the Consultant Psychiatrist to form, establish and develop a positive cohesive team. The role requires clinical, leadership and management expertise to form and drive an inpatient culture and model of care that delivers exceptional care to children with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, and their families/carers

About you

You demonstrate excellent clinical skills in working with children and families who are in distress and face complex issues. You are dedicated to promoting their health and well-being through evidence-based individual and family interventions. You have extensive experience in mental health care and knowledge of developmental psychiatry, autism, intellectual disability and other developmental disorders. You have established leadership and management skills and experience. You are a person who lives Monash Health’s iCARE values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence.