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After Hours Nurse Manager

  • Waratah, NSW, Australia, 2298
  • Permanent
  • Closing on: May 29 2022

After Hours Nurse Manager

Nursing Administration

Calvary Mater Newcastle

  • Make a difference at one of Australia’s leading health care providers
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, ongoing professional development and supportive team environment
  • Multiple roles available permanent part time - 32 hours per week and temporary part time - 8 hours per week
  • Casual opportunities are also available 
  • Classification: Nurse Manager Grade 3 Year 1-2
  • Remuneration: $64.13 - $ 65.32 per hour

About the role

The After Hours Nurse manager (AHNM) reports directly to the Director of Nursing and Cancer Care Services, Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital.

The AHNM is responsible for the co-ordination of effective and efficient patient flow throughout the organisation and between facilities, adhering at all times to the principles of Patient Flow. The AHNM role involves co-ordinating all clinical areas after hours ensuring the safe operation of the hospital including coordination of emergency responses and procurement of safe staffing levels.

The AHNM’s lead and manage the clinical services team to provide excellent patient/client care within the service/unit/facility in order to maximise the health outcomes for the community.

The AHNM communicates with members of the Hospital Executive as necessary to ensure safe operation of the Hospital and the appropriate management of incidents and accidents, patient and staff complaints and is a representative of the CMN executive team after hours.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in and support the Hospital’s Quality Improvement and Accreditation programs
  • Demonstrate an understanding of risk management processes and systems
  • Provide leadership and support to ensure a coordinated approach to patient care, flow and safety across all levels of service provision
  • Implement Demand Escalation Management protocols to promote a whole of hospital response in managing patient flow blocks and barriers
  • Participate in committees, working groups and projects as requested by the DoNCS

What you bring 

  • Demonstrated organisational, problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to manage a broad range of complex issues and proven ability to provide input, interpret, implement, monitor and evaluate performance against targets, policies, procedures and standards.
  • Excellent communication skills through a variety of mediums including interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge of relevant information technology systems and their application for supporting effective patient flow and patient centred care, workforce management and other areas relevant to the key accountabilities


The Calvary Mater Newcastle is an Affiliated Health Organisation providing services to both public and private patients primarily from the Hunter New England area. Current employees of NSW Health can request to have various leave entitlement balances transferred to Calvary Mater Newcastle on commencement. Leave types may include but not limited to Long Service Leave, Annual Leave and Sick Leave. Applicants are encouraged to discuss this with the Convenor for further information.

As part of this recruitment activity, an eligibility list will be created for future vacancies. In addition, should you wish to be considered for our casual pool, please advise the convenor during your interview process.

 About Calvary

We are a leading provider of quality, integrated care that puts our patients, residents and clients at the centre of everything we do. Calvary offers flexible careers in clinical, allied health, hospitality, ICT and health administration, mission, leadership, management and more. Founded in Australia in 1885, we’re one of the largest providers of health, aged and community care with over 18,000 staff and volunteers, 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care Centres.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person and we encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.

Why work for Calvary?

Joining us is your opportunity to learn with purpose and drive positive impact to our community in a stimulating work environment. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here:

If you are looking for a rewarding career in an organisation that supports the community, apply now!

Please note the following:

  • Only applicants with a valid right to work in Australia will be considered.
  • As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.
  • Calvary has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all workers. You will also be required to provide evidence of other immunisation as required for your role
  • Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

For role related queries or questions contact Nicole Feenan - Director of Nursing and Cancer Services, Nursing Administration on or (02) 4014 4705

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