Associate Nurse Unit Manager – Maternity Service 171909

Primary Objective:

To assist in the leadership; planning and delivery of a high quality service within Barwon Health’s Maternity Service whilst developing a professional and collaborative partnership in the management of either Birth Suite or the Postnatal/Antenatal Ward.

Position Dimension & Decision Making Authority:

Without referral to Manager (RESPONSIBLE)

  • Managing day to day operations of shift
  • Ensures all work is completed accurately on time and in accordance with Barwon Health policies and procedures
  • Resolution of any issues within work team
  • Provides education, training and clinical support to staff about areas of interest or need.
  • Assisting Midwifery Unit Manager with performance appraisals to ensure they are up to-date and managed appropriately.
  • Performs role of Midwifery Unit Manager when required.
  • Facilitates the attendance of staff to agreed education & training programme/s.
  • Promoting staff development and satisfaction.
  • Promoting opportunities for professional development of work team/s to participate in relevant committee processes, attend relevant meetings and to prepare and submit reports as required.

After Consultation with Manager or others (CONSULTED)

  • Contribute to and assist Manager in the performance of area
  • Explore and apply new systems and processes to facilitate improved work practises and best practise.
  • Develop, initiate, participate and monitor quality improvement activities within the department, in accordance with Barwon Health Policies.
  • Participation and demonstration of working to objectives set out in performance plan.

Referred to Managers or others (CONSULTED)

  • Decisions outside position delegation




  • Registered Nurse with AHPRA endorsed Midwife


  • Membership of an appropriate professional association
  • Post Graduate Qualification in relevant specialty



  • Advanced level of Midwifery skills and is easily identified as a role model of clinical competence
  • Sound knowledge of team function and ability to develop a cohesive team


  • Demonstrated broad range of computer skills including in Microsoft Outlook (or other e-mail system), Word, Excel and basic Internet skills to enable quality communication.
  • Ability to take on new technologies (e.g. Patient Journey board)
  • Proven ability to manage change
  • Ability to takes a leadership role in strategic and daily issues
  • Demonstrated ongoing commitment to professional development

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid -19 and meet the requirements of the Barwon health immunisation policy.

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