Adelaide South Australia. Senior Nursing Manager Vacancy. St Andrew’s Hospital is a 207-bed private surgical hospital situated opposite Adelaide’s south parklands. It houses nine state-of-the-art operating theatre suites, an 18-bed Critical Care Unit, an up-to-date Emergency Department plus two procedure rooms, an Angiography Suite, a Day Patient Suite and arguably South Australia's most comprehensive private cancer-care facility. Currently we are looking to appoint the key role of Clinical Manager – Critical Care Unit (CCU).
St Andrew's Clinical Manager Critical Care Candidate Application Pack
For the appointment of:
Clinical Manager: Critical Care Unit (CCU)
Manager Permanent Recruitment
Table of Contents
3 About St And rew s
4 Current Vacancy
5 Posit ion Descript ion
12 Inf orm at ion on Applicat ion Process
13 Links of int erest
About St Andrews
St And rew ’s Hospit al is a 207-bed p rivat e surgical hospit al sit uat ed op posit e Ad elaid e’s
sout h p arklands. It houses nine st at e-of -t he-art operat ing t heat re suit es, an 18-b ed
Crit ical Care Unit , an up -t o-d at e Em ergency Depart m ent plus t w o p rocedure room s, an
Angiography Suit e, a Day Pat ient Suit e and arguably Sout h Aust ralia's m ost
com prehensive p rivat e cancer-care f acilit y.
The t eam at St And rew ’s has received num erous Nat ional Qualit y and Clinical
Excellence Aw ards, highlight ing our belief t hat w e have som e of t he best people in
Sout h Aust ralia w orking here.
The Board of Governors and st af f re-af f irm t heir d esire t o m aint ain and d evelop St
Andrew 's rep ut at ion as t he lead ing privat e hospit al in Sout h Aust ralia, cont inuing t o
serve t he com m unit y b y t he p rovision of t he highest qualit y of p ersonalised p at ient
Technology cont inues t o m ake a signif icant im pact on m ed icine. Consequent ly, t here
is an increasing range of sophist icat ed invest igat ions, specialised t reat m ent
proced ures and post -operat ive care m ade available.
Mission Statement - Medical & Surgical Excellence
Vision Statement - "St Andrew 's Hospit al w ill be know n as t he
best privat e hospit al in Aust ralia w it h a cult ure w here
relat ionships m at t er"
Values - We care, w e creat e, w e deliver
St And rew 's Privat e Hospit al, Adelaide, w as opened in 1936 - an init iat ive of Ms Janet
Hay, t he ow ner and Direct or of Nursing. In 1947 t he p rivat ely ow ned hospit al - and t he
land on w hich t he p resent hospit al st ands - w ere bought b y t he Presb yt erian Church
of Sout h Aust ralia and renam ed St And rew 's Presbyt erian Hosp it al.
Wit h t he inaugurat ion of t he Unit ing Church in 1977, t he hospit al's const it ut ion w as
changed and t he af f air of St Andrew ’s w as vest ed in t he Board of Governors inst ead of
t he church aut horit y. Subsequent ly t he hosp it al's nam e w as changed by delet ion of
t he w ord "Presbyt erian".
St And rew ’s Hospit al has p rovided m edical and surgical excellence t o Sout h Aust ralians
f or m ore t han 75 years and is now one of Aust ralia’s largest st and -alone independent
privat e hosp it als and is recognised nat ionally as a cent re of excellence
Clinical Manager- Critical Care Unit
Permanent Full Time Role or 9 Day Fortnight
South Australia’s Largest Stand Alone Private Hospital
Leadership Role Managing a Dedicated Team of Nurses
St Andrew’s Hospital is a 207-bed private surgical hospital situated opposite Adelaide’s south parklands. It
houses nine state-of-the-art operating theatre suites, an 18-bed Critical Care Unit, an up-to-date Emergency
Department plus two procedure rooms, an Angiography Suite, a Day Patient Suite and arguably South
Australia's most comprehensive private cancer-care facility. Currently we are looking to appoint the key
role of Clinical Manager – Critical Care Unit (CCU).
Reporting to the Director of Nursing, this role is responsible for the comprehensive clinical management and
efficient and effective operation of the designated area with regard to human and material resources.
Utilising the philosophy, objectives, policies, procedures and programmes of the Nursing Division as a foundation,
this role will plan, implement, control and evaluate methods and systems which support the effective delivery of
patient care and the efficient management of the unit.
Other key responsibilities in the role include:
Coordinate the overall care of patients and ensures the maintenance of a high standard of nursing care
Contribute to the development of protocols on patient care management based on best practice and NSQHS
In consultation with the Director of Nursing, support, encourage and implement change in the workplace
Participate in the interview and selection of nursing personnel
Collaborate with the Director of Nursing, in setting and managing the operational budget
Investigates areas of over expenditure and recommends to the Director of Nursing action to be taken as
Utilise evaluation of care outcomes and audit findings to improve nursing practices and standards of patient
Acts as a role model and resource person for clinical expertise within the Critical Care Unit and organization
Leading a team of 40 staff, this role will require strong managerial and leadership skills whilst drawing upon your
depth of clinical nursing experience and knowledge. Offered as a full time position, a 0.9 FTE will be considered.
The position would ideally suit an individual with strong leadership and change management skills and extensive
senior managerial experience in both general and cardiothoracic intensive care. On offer is a competitive salary
package with full salary sacrifice benefits with an employer known for medical and surgical excellence and a
reputation for staff retention which is the envy of the industry.
Interested applicants can apply to apply to Kane McCard using via the McArthur website quoting reference
number 127873. Applications close 5pm May 7
. Confidentiality of all applicants is assured. Telephone
enquiries are welcomed during business hours to 08 8100 7000. Confidentiality of all applicants is assured.
Expected core competencies will centre on professional and
ethical candidates with exceptional organisational,
communication and analytical skills.
Interested applicants are invited to apply to Kane McCard via
firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference number
2020242. Applications close 5pm Monday 10th
Confidentiality of all applicants is assured. Applications close
5pm Monday 10th
Please contact Kane McCard
P 08 8100 7000
Reference No 127873
Best People Fit
POSITION: CLINICAL MANAGER – CCU
Registered General Nurse Level 3
RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Nursing
HOURS OF DUTY: Full Time No Fixed Hours, or as negotiated
SALARY: Negotiable but based on Level 3, Nurses Award
PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL: Appraisal 6 months after commencement
thereafter annual performance review
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for the comprehensive clinical management and for the efficient and effective
operation and running of the designated area with regard to human and material resources.
He/she facilitates staff development and orientation, promotes and undertakes quality
improvement and research activities.
Utilises the philosophy, objectives, policies, procedures and programmes of the Nursing
Division as a foundation to plan, implement, control and evaluate methods and systems
which support the effective delivery of patient care and the efficient management of the unit.
Promotes and maintains co-operative relationships with medical, nursing, administrative,
allied health professional and ancillary staff.
Complies with all hospital policies and procedures, and relevant legislation.
Any other relevant duties as required by the Director of Nursing.
Relieves the Assistant Director of Nursing as required.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
CLINICAL LEADERSHIP AND EXPERTISE
Coordinates the overall care of patients and ensures the maintenance of a high standard
of nursing care within the designated area.
Maintains an awareness of any changes to patient condition, orders or other relevant
information specific to the area of responsibility.
Utilises appropriate resources to provide consultation, education, technical and
information services as needed to staff, patients and patient’s support group.
Collaborates within a multidisciplinary group to facilitate the delivery of comprehensive
and continuing care to patients.
Assists in the development and promulgation of organisational philosophies, policies and
procedures for the delivery of safe patient care.
Contributes to the development of protocols on patient care management based on best
practice and NSQHS Standards eg. clinical pathways,
Acts as a role model and resource person for clinical expertise to the rest of the hospital
In consultation with the Director of Nursing, supports, encourages and implements
change in the workplace.
Liaises with the Bookings Manager regarding patient admissions and discharge times to
ensure that patient throughput is managed efficiently.
HUMAN, FINANCIAL AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
For the designated area of responsibility, the Clinical Manager:
Works closely with the Risk and Resource Manager to determine the nurse staffing
Participates in the interview and selection of nursing personnel.
Collaborates with the Director of Nursing, in setting the operating budget. Accepts
responsibility for managing the budget. Investigates areas of over expenditure and
recommends to the Director of Nursing action to be taken as appropriate and implements
Assists in the establishment and maintenance of a prioritised capital register.
Redeploys staff as necessary to meet patient care needs.
Oversees staff allocation to patients to ensure work loads are equitable, and
commensurate with the level of experience.
Co-ordinates an appropriate orientation and induction programme for all new employees
in relation to the area and hospital processes and practices.
Contributes to a work environment that encourages positive staff morale, team
cohesiveness, fairness, motivation and commitment through:
frequent interaction with staff,
the implementation of a leadership style appropriate to the demands of each
problem solving, and rendering expert management/clinical advice and role
maintaining open and effective communication,
facilitating opportunities for staff development through bedside teaching and
assisting team members to effectively manage change and resolve conflict.
Evaluates staff performance, counsels or reports as necessary, and institutes remedial
mechanisms where deficiencies in professional competence are identified. Participates
within performance review systems.
Supports and participates in the promotion of educational activities and competency
development for nursing staff in collaboration with the Staff Development Coordinator.
Facilitates staff attendance at education activities.
Rosters and manages annual leave for nursing staff to ensure that leave is taken
in a timely manner and that patient care activities are met.
Monitors the economical use of supplies and equipment, and promotes cost
awareness, cost containment, and conservation of resources.
Assists with managing the area’s equipment inventory.
Assist in defining the need and selection of new and/or replacement equipment.
Complies with the hospital policies in relation to equipment trials and major equipment
Undertakes the role of Hospital Coordinator on an early shift as required.
Displays an advanced level of effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Complies with the hospital’s Code of Communication, and communicates the
requirement of compliance to staff and others.
Utilizes appropriate communication channels to keep self and staff abreast of local and
hospital wide issues and changes via memos, newsletters, minutes of meetings,
performance improvement projects, forums, etc.
Ensures that nursing documentation in the ward / unit, is complete, accurate and
complies with policy. This includes documentation of incidents and errors.
Takes responsibility for the integration of risk management into the day to day work of
staff, and advises staff of the following:-
Notify all patient incidents promptly via the appropriate incident report form.
Notify all non-clinical near misses and risks using the Hazard report form.
Minimise risks by practicing in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
Undertake training and assessment as required to ensure competence.
Participate in clinical audits as required.
Participate in risk reduction projects as required.
Is responsible for the timely reporting of risks, identifying causes, and for
providing suggestions regarding possible solutions to minimise exposure for the
Works in collaboration the Risk and Resource Manager regarding incident follow up and
risk reduction strategies.
WORK HEALTH & SAFETY (WH&S)
Complies with all hospital policies and procedures relating to Work Health &
As a first line manager:
ensures WH&S policies, procedures are followed in regard to safe work
ensures that appropriate immediate treatment is administered/sought
following a nursing workplace accident.
on its occurrence, follows up and explores with relevant personnel, the factors
contributing to the accident.
responds to/reports any health and safety matter raised by any person.
supports the ward/unit’s Health and Safety Representative in his/her role and
facilitates attendance at the WH&S meetings.
Maintains an environment conducive to the safety of patients, staff and visitors.
Ensures that procedures to safeguard the safety of patients, staff and visitors
are maintained and reviewed regularly.
Uses resource people and educational resources to increase knowledge and
understanding of technology and safety codes relevant to the operation of
Conducts planned and impromptu periodic safety checks and audits within the
Collaborates and works with Managers/Supervisors in other departments to
resolve environmental problems.
Ensures that incident and hazard reports are prepared as necessary when
unsafe circumstances or events occur. Collects data on all incidents and
hazards and forwards documentation promptly.
Advises the Risk and Resource Manager regarding patient and personnel
environmental needs, and recommends repairs and/or modifications.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO)
Promotes EEO in the workplace.
treats all staff with dignity.
displays an unbiased attitude at all times.
acts immediately to stop bullying, harassment or discrimination against others,
and reports problems.
works with staff to resolve EEO issues.
Is a role model to all staff for the concept of improving performance.
Seeks and identifies opportunities for improvement in the workplace.
Initiates and/or participates in performance improvement projects.
Evaluates activities to ensure that improvement has resulted. Utilises evaluation of care
outcomes and audit findings to improve nursing practices and standards of patient care
Possesses knowledge regarding the accreditation standards (ACHS & NSQHS), and
acts as a resource for staff.
Strives to improve own level of education and development and, that of others.
Is able to evaluate own performance effectively and identify opportunities for
Monitors agreed key performance indicators for own area and institutes appropriate
action to ensure compliance.
Investigates customer complaints, implements remedial action and reports issues. Views
complaints as opportunities for improvement.
Seeks customer feedback and acts on suggestions as appropriate.
Maintains a strong customer service focus amongst staff by modeling and teaching
Involves consumers in the design and implementation of new policies and procedures.
Undertakes action research to identify deficiencies or to improve nursing management
and patient care practices.
Keeps informed with current research in nursing and health care.
Ensures the maintenance of own clinical competence.
Successfully completes annual mandatory competencies.
TO WHOM FOR WHAT HOW MANIFEST
Patients and group Effective management of human
and material resources.
Cost efficient and effective
Delivery of high standard of
comprehensive nursing care.
Evaluation of outcomes
Self, Peers Professional standards of practice. a) self assessment
b) peer review
c) continuing education.
Practice according to the philosophy
and objectives of the nursing
Fulfillment of job description
Information on Application Process
Thank you f or regist ering your int erest and review ing t he det ails f or t he posit ion of
Clinical Manager CCU w it h St And rew ’s Hospit al.
The f ollow ing is an out line of t he recruit m ent process:
Applicat ions f or t his posit ion should consist of t w o sect ions:
1. Your CV det ailing your em ploym ent hist ory, educat ional qualif icat ions and cont act
2. A cover let t er of up t o t w o p ages out lining your relevant experience and
achievem ent s, relat able t o t he crit eria out lined in t he provided posit ion descript ion .
The Recruitment Process
Search and Advert ising:
You m ay be cont act ed f or f urt her d iscussion on your applicat ion d uring t he search
and advert ising phase t hat t akes place up unt il t he closing dat e of ap plicat ions.
Applicat ion Review and Short list ing:
In collaborat ion w it h t he client f ollow ing t he close of ap plicat ions, McArt hur w ill
f inalise review of all ap plicat ions and agree on a short list b ased on ap plicat ion d at a
and screening cont ent . Screening m ay involve init ial int erview s w it h a McArt hur
consult ant t o clarif y det ail and com p ile a m ore com prehensive p rof ile of your
ap plicat ion.
Panel Int erview s:
Select ion f or int erview w ill be b ased on how w ell you have provided com parat iv e
inf orm at ion com p ared t o ot her ap plicant s. You w ill be cont act ed in advance t o
arrange a suit able t im e t o at t end. If you are not select ed f or panel int erview , you w ill
be not if ied by em ail.
Psychom et ric Assessm ent s:
Short list ed candidat es m ay be asked t o com plet e an online Psychom et ric Assessm ent
during t his process.
Ref erence Checks:
At t he appropriat e t im e, inf orm at ion m ay be sought f rom your nom inat ed ref erees. It
is pref erable t hat one of t hese ref erees is your m ost recent or current supervisor.
Your perm ission w ill be sought prior t o any cont act b eing m ade. Conf ident ialit y is
For som e posit ions it m ay be necessary t o verif y inf orm at ion you have provid ed (e.g.
Educat ional qualif icat ions), or t o und ert ake cert ain pre-em ploym ent checks (e.g.
crim inal convict ion check, w orking w it h children check). These checks w ill b e
conduct ed on t he pref erred ap plicant (s) only.
Links of interest:
St Andrew’s Website
Services Offered by St Andrew’s
St Andrew’s Enews
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com pile a m at rix of all ap plicant s sum m arising t he recent em ploym ent and relevant
qualif icat ions f or each.
This m at rix m ay be p rovided
t o client s t o aid in short -list ing d iscussions. Please advise us at t he t im e of ap plying if
you do not w ish your d et ails t o be includ ed .
Applicat ions close: May 7th 2014 and m ust b e received (p ref erably in Word f orm at ) via
our w eb sit e w w w .m cart hur.com .au. Ref erence 127873- At t ent ion: Kane McCard .
McArt hur reserves t he right t o accept applicat ions af t er t his dat e in consult at ion w it h
St And rew ’s Hospit al.
If you req uire any assist ance during t he ap plicat ion process, please call Kane McCard
on 08 8100 7000.
We look f orw ard t o receiving your applicat ion and d iscussing t his posit ion w it h you in
f urt her det ail.