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Shape the future of healthcare as a nurse unit manager

Wednesday, 28 June 2023

As the Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) of the newly developed 16-bed combined gastroenterology and general medical ward at Barwon Health, you have the opportunity to shape the ward and set it up for success from the beginning. Your responsibilities encompass strategic planning of financial, capital, human and physical resources. By being involved in the setup process, you can ensure that the ward is designed to meet the unique needs of patients and healthcare providers.

Emma Bell
Being there from the beginning allows you to have a significant impact on patient care and staff development. You can shape the future of healthcare by fostering a culture of excellence within the ward. As a role model, you inspire others through your integrity, compassion and commitment to the core values of Barwon Health.

Joining Barwon Health means becoming part of a supportive, professional and friendly culture within the senior leadership team of the medicine directorate. The organisation is committed to delivering efficient, timely and evidence-based care to the community. In the cutting-edge 16-bed ward, you have the opportunity to innovate, collaborate and continuously learn. You can build an exceptional team that excels in meeting the unique needs of patients.

Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team is an essential aspect of your role as the Nurse Unit Manager. You will work closely with gastroenterologists, physicians, surgeons and other healthcare professionals to ensure coordinated and integrated care for patients. Together, you will develop personalised and evidence-based treatment plans that address the unique needs of each individual.

The department of gastroenterology at Barwon Health is dedicated to providing high-quality care and staying at the forefront of medical advancements in the field. By being part of the new gastroenterology and medical ward, you will contribute to the advancements in chronic viral hepatitis and other liver diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, therapeutic endoscopy, and esophageal disorders. Your role will be crucial in improving patient outcomes and driving continuous improvement in gastroenterology care.

Barwon Health offers a supportive environment for professional growth and development. You have the opportunity to enhance your career while making a positive difference in healthcare. The stunning region surrounding Barwon Health provides an idyllic setting for work and life, ensuring a balanced and fulfilling experience.

“I am thrilled to welcome passionate Nurse Unit Managers to join our new gastroenterology and medical ward. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of advancements in patient care and shape the future of healthcare. By joining our team, you will play a crucial role in improving patient outcomes while enjoying a supportive and innovative environment. Don't miss the chance to make a meaningful impact and further your career in a dynamic and rewarding setting." Fiona Gray the Co-Director of Medicine, specialty medicine and emergency

"Joining our team at the new medical and gastroenterology ward is more than just a career opportunity; it's an invitation to become part of a close-knit family. As a current Nurse Unit Manager, I can wholeheartedly say that the warmth and support you'll experience here are unparalleled. We work together, learn together, and celebrate together, creating a friendly and welcoming environment where everyone feels valued and respected. You'll have the chance to shape the ward from the very beginning, setting it up for success and making a positive impact on patient care. So come and join us in this fulfilling journey, where you'll not only enhance your career but also find lifelong friendships and a sense of belonging." Emma Bell current Nurse Unit Manager, new medical & gastroenterology ward

"The creation of the new gastroenterology ward is part of an exciting major expansion and restructure of gastroenterology services within Barwon Health aimed at enhancing the delivery of patient-centred state-of-the-art gastroenterology care. The gastroenterology department promotes a multidisciplinary approach to both patient care and departmental policy and embraces the involvement of senior nursing staff in all major departmental discussions and decisions. I look forward to working closely with the gastroenterology ward NUM as gastroenterology services within Barwon Health continue to expand to meet the needs of our growing community." Dr Damian Dowling, Head of Unit, gastroenterology department

Don't miss this remarkable opportunity to become an integral part of a dynamic team and contribute to the wellbeing of the community. As the Nurse Unit Manager - New Medical & Gastroenterology Ward, you can make a lasting impact on patient care, staff development, and the advancements in gastroenterology.

Apply now: Nurse Unit Manager - New Medical & Gastroenterology Ward