Nurse Unit Manager

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Metro South Health is Australia's first digital health service and the first health service in Australia to be recognised for excellence in person-centred care by Planetree International. It's also one of the largest in Queensland, with an estimated residential population of approximately one million people or 23 per cent of Queensland's population. 

This is your opportunity to join the dedicated team of professionals at Metro South Health and be part of a world-class, dynamic and growing health service that embraces technology, excellence in health care, teaching, research and empowering our people to be the best in serving our community.

About the Role

The Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) is accountable at an advanced practice level for leading and coordinating the Day Surgery and Treatment Unit to achieve best practice standards for clinical practice, patient centred care within a Healthcare team and is responsible for the provision of effective and efficient human, material and financial resource management.

The Day Surgery and Treatment Unit (DSTU) ensure patients requiring elective day surgery and procedures are provided high quality care in the clinically recommended time frames.

The DSTU provides access to two (2) operating theatres where operative and respiratory procedures are performed on appropriately identified ambulatory patients.

  • The surgical procedures include, but are not limited to urology, ophthalmology, plastics, neurosurgery, transplant (excision of lesions/biopsies), faciomaxillary, UGI, breast and endocrine and orthopaedics.
  • The Respiratory Services include bronchoscopy, EBUS, cryo biopsy, thoracoscopy, management of pleural effusion and pneumothorax.
  • The Persistent Pain Service utilise four (4) lists per month in the operating theatres.

Medical services include infusions, complex endocrine testing; paracentesis and lumbar punctures. Other areas within the Unit include: Stage 1 and 2 recovery (3 and 7 bays), Stage 3 recovery (9 bays and 16 chairs), and a Treatment Room.

Radiology pre-procedural and post procedural care is provided to patients undergoing radiology procedures including angiograms; angioplasties; lung, liver and renal biopsies; IVC filter retrievals.  We accommodate 3-day case patients and prepare one pre-procedure overnight admission as required.

Find out about the role in more detail and how to apply in the attached Role Description.


We offer rewarding career opportunities across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical areas across our health service and pride ourselves on providing a work environment that is safe, satisfying, flexible, and promotes a healthy work-life balance.

As a Metro South employee, you will benefit from a higher than standard employer contribution to Superannuation of up to 12.75%, access to salary packaging, flexible working arrangements and competitive salary rates with annual incremental increases.

We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace for our people and our community. We encourage people of all genders, races, ages and abilities to apply for roles within our Health Service.

You can find out more about why it's so great to work at Metro South here: ( )

30 June 2020
Location: Australia Queensland Brisbane Inner City,Brisbane - South
Work type:
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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