Nurse Unit Manager – Cancer Centre Day Ward


  • Gain satisfaction from the positive difference that our service makes to the community
  • Lead a team embarking on a journey to achieve excellence in care delivery, culture and improvement
  • Enhance your career with Victoria’s leading regional health care service


About the facility

Barwon health is the major regional health provider for the Barwon South West region. It is Victoria’s largest regional health service with one of the busiest hospitals in the state, University Hospital. We serve over 500,000 people through the efforts of over 7,000 staff and more than 1000 volunteers. We provide care at all stages or life and circumstance through a wide range of services from emergency and acute to mental health, primary care, community services, aged care, and subacute/rehabilitation. Care is provided to the community through over 24 key locations throughout the region.

The Andrew Love Cancer Centre (ALCC) is a comprehensive cancer centre that has provided expert care to those affected by cancer in Geelong and southwest Victoria in a supportive and caring environment since 1992.

Our service gives adults living in the Barwon South West region access to world class cancer treatment.  Based in Geelong, we have state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and highly skilled health professionals who provide personalised treatment and care. Chemotherapy, haematology and radiotherapy services are provided at the Andrew Love Cancer Centre.

About the role 

Barwon Health now has an exciting leadership opportunity with Cancer Services.  This vacancy is for the role of Nurse Unit Manager within the ALCC 16 bed Chemotherapy Day Ward and provides treatments including chemotherapy, blood product transfusions, specimen collections, Hickman’s care, venesections and other procedures.

The primary objective of this role is to provide leadership, planning and delivery of a high quality service whilst developing and maintaining a professional and collaborative partnership in the overall management of Barwon Health.

You must be a registered nurse with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).  Health related post graduate qualifications will be highly regarded.  You must have a significant level of nursing skill, staff management and a proven commitment to flexibility and innovation in practice.  You will have a demonstrated ongoing commitment to professional development, have sound communication, time management and problem solving skills.

About the culture

The Chemotherapy Day Ward is an enthusiastic and energetic team who work cohesively together to provide the highest quality patient centred care.  We promote positive respectful relationships and strong working partnerships across the multi-disciplinary team and the region.

 Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Centrally located at University Hospital, only minutes from the vibrant waterfront

Diversity and Inclusion
At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team on (03) 4215 0520 or via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

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Reference #162596
Location, Andrew Love Cancer Centre Geelong
Key Contact, Andrea Petrie (03) 4215 2147 

Closing Date 16/08/2020


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