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Nurse Unit Manager

  • Bruce, ACT, Australia, 2617
  • Permanent
  • Closing on: Dec 16 2022

Calvary Bruce Private Hospital

Nurse Unit Manager
Acute Care Medical Ward
Hourly Rate: $69.03128 +

  • Make a difference at one of Canberra’s leading private healthcare providers
  • Join an organization that promotes a culture of recognition and celebration of achievements
  • Permanent full-time position
  • A desire to join a team committed to the care of others in a mission based organisation
  • Excellent salary packaging options available

About Calvary Bruce Private Hospital
Calvary Bruce Private Hospital is one of Canberra’s leading private healthcare providers featuring eight state-of-the-art digitally integrated theatres, including a hybrid cath lab as well as the only dedicated private mental health facility in the ACT. Our values of Hospitality, Healing, Stewardship and Respect underpin all that we do. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applicants from culturally diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities and various life experiences and faiths. Here at Calvary Bruce Private we work together to provide opportunities that empower and enrich our staff. 

About the Ward
Calvary Bruce Private’s acute care Medical Ward has 36 beds and specialising in: Respiratory, Cardiology, Urology, Endocrinology, Neurology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, General medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Pain Medicine and consulting with Palliative Care Specialists.

About the role
Forming a valuable part of our senior management team, the Nurse Unit Manager will provide optimal leadership and management, assuming responsibility and accountability for the standard of clinical care delivered and the operational performance of the of the Medical Ward. They will be influential in creating a professional environment and fostering a respectful culture where interdisciplinary team members are able to collaborate effectively to positively impact patient outcomes and professional growth.

What you bring 


  • Registered Nurse who holds current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (AHPRA).
  • Valid working rights within Australia.
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership and senior management within a health care environment.
  • Sound knowledge of current clinical practice, its delivery and models of care and the ability to motivate, inspire and lead staff to achieve service and professional goals.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of contemporary management practice and the ability to lead and manage staff in an environment of change.
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership and senior management within a health care environment.
  • Experience in rostering; managing skill mix and care delivery models according to patient/service need.
  • COVID-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement unless assessed exempt.

Highly Desirable

  • Recognised tertiary management qualifications or working towards same, and evidence of recent professional development to further enhance leadership and management competencies.
  • Knowledge and experience with quality improvement processes and NSQHS National Standards accreditation requirements.
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills including effective negotiation and conflict resolution.

For further information please contact Michele Garner at or Tabitha Sinclair at


This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a leading mission based health care organisation. 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:


About Calvary
Calvary continues the mission of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, a mission focused on caring for those who are sick, dying and in need.  We express our values of hospitality, healing, stewardship and respect through “being for others” exemplified by the Spirit of Calvary and the example of Venerable Mary Potter.

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.

How to join the team
To join our diverse, compassionate and dedicated team for a rewarding Calvary career, please submit an online application.

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.

Consistent with our values of hospitality, healing, stewardship and respect, Calvary is committed to providing a safe environment to all workers, residents, clients and visitors. As a result Calvary has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all workers and a mandatory Influenza vaccination requirement for residential aged care workers unless assessed as exempt. Evidence of vaccination will be required to be provided during the recruitment process.

Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

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