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An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated Nurse Unit Manager in Oncology Services at Newcastle Private Hospital.


Newcastle Private Hospital (NPH) is a 189 bed, acute private hospital facility.  It is co-located on the John Hunter Campus which is the major tertiary public facility for the Hunter Region. Facilities include 10 standard Operating Theatres, 1 Cardiac Theatre, 1 Cath lab, 1 Hybrid Angiography Suite, 15 bed Level 2 Intensive Care, 16 bed Coronary Care, 10 bed Oncology Ward, 9 Day Oncology chairs and a 24 bed Rehabilitation Unit


The Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) of Oncology Services is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the Inpatient and Day Oncology Services to complement the strategic direction, operational processes, budget and business direction of NPH.


The NUM will provide operational direction for Day Oncology and Inpatient beds to ensure efficient and effective management of the area and coordinate the delivery of nursing care that is evidence based. In addition he/ she will be accountable and responsible for the effective management of human, financial and material resources and ensure customer service is maintained at optimal levels.


The NUM will undertake direct patient care as required, providing guidance and support to less experienced members of the nursing team.


We provide opportunities for professional development and career succession.


Selection Criteria:

  • Bachelor of Science (Nursing) or equivalent

  • Current APHRA Nurses Registration

  • Post graduate qualifications in Oncology

  • Extensive experience in Oncology Services with greater than 3 years’ experience in an acute hospital setting

  • Proven organisational, financial and problem-solving skills

  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills

  • Proven ability to work well within a team, providing teaching, coaching and mentoring

  • Well-developed written, verbal and computer literacy skills


Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in Human Resources Management

  • Experience with Accreditation and application of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards

  • Post Graduate qualification in Health/Business Management or undertaking same


Applications close: Friday 22 February 2019


For further enquiries: Sandra Platt – Director of Nursing, 02 49418712


To Apply: Please click on the 'Apply' button to be taken to our online application form.  Please include a cover letter your CV along with the contact details for two professional referees.


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