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Nursing Supervisor

Swan hill District Health - Swan Hill, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Inclusive Compassionate Progressive Accountable

Nursing Supervisor


Want to have fun working for Regional Victoria's most progressive, inclusive and rewarding health

sector environment in the most idyllic town? Then put your hand up and consider the following position

An exciting opportunity has become available at Swan Hill District Health. We are looking for a

dynamic, highly motivated team member with impeccable time management and organisational skills to

join the team as Nursing Supervisor’s. Applications are sought from Experienced RN’s, ideally with

Midwifery Qualification, to work in a hospital co-ordination role across all areas - Emergency, Theatre,

Dialysis, Oncology, Maternity, Acute, Subacute and Residential Aged Care. If you thrive in a fast passed

environment and are passionate about providing exceptional leadership, then we would love to hear

from you.


AHPRA Registration (Registered Nurse NMBA) Midwifery qualification desirable but not mandatory.

Relevant post graduate clinical and/or tertiary management qualifications highly regarded.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Computer literacy essential.

National Police Record check.

Understanding of and competence in basic life support techniques, including airway management,

ventilation support and circulatory support. ALS competency highly regarded.

About Swan Hill

Safe and scenic Murray River location

Great Facilities, Schools and Restaurants

Fantastic family location with a high quality and a multitude of different sporting facilities and

community events

Want More Info?

Applications and Enquiries should be directed to Mrs. Chloe Keogh, Director of Clinical Care.

Ph: (03) 5033 9250 Email: ckeogh@shdh.org.au

Completed ‘Application for Employment’ form should be forwarded to the Human Resources department,

Swan Hill District Health, PO Box 483, Swan Hill 3585, Victoria or Email: employment@shdh.org.au

Closing date: 30th April 2021


Clinical Services

Inclusive Compassionate Progressive Accountable

Position: ADON/Nursing Supervisor (all shifts)

Classification: ZB9

Department: Clinical Services

Reports to: Executive Officer Clinical Services

Position Summary: To co-ordinate the provision of safe, effective, evidence based and person

centered care throughout the hospital during rostered shifts. This includes a

bed management function to ensure timely and appropriate allocation of

beds including acceptance of patient transfers to SHDH in the context of

patient acuity, nursing resource availability and capacity.

Responsibilities: Patient Care:
Leadership and Management:
The Nursing Supervisor monitors work practices and management strategies

which increase efficiency and effectiveness within nursing services.

Performance Indicators:
  • Assumes overall responsibility for the management of the hospital for
the rostered shift.

  • Assists in nursing policies and procedures development.
  • Provides support for Nurse Unit Managers and assists them in staff
management including supporting the development of a culture

emphasising safety.

  • Supports specific projects which involve the Clinical Services division
and encourages nursing staff engagement in such projects.

  • Participates and contributes in appropriate meetings and other forums
to provide an after-hours perspective.

  • Deputises for Executive Officer - Clinical Service when required.
  • Speaking up for safety: All staff are expected to be apply, support and
understand the Speaking up for Safety program actively in place within the


Clinical Care:
Care in all clinical units and departments is delivered in a manner which is

clinically appropriate.

Performance Indicators:
  • Ensures all nursing documentation meets required standards.
  • Maintains a sound knowledge of contemporary nursing and midwifery
(If applicable) Issues.

  • Develops and implements strategies to deal with issues relating to
After hours nursing services.

  • Provides a nursing co-ordinating function in consultation with
NUMs/ANUMs to monitor workloads and patient acuity and arrange

required nursing resources.

  • Offers direct assistance when requested by senior staff in various
Wards and departments.

  • Acts as a nurse/midwife (If applicable) resource as/when indicated
depending on qualification and experience.

Human Resource Management:
Nursing resources are managed in a manner that reflects employment

legislative requirements including Safe Patient Care Act, merit and equity

principle, industrial relations and Occupational Health & Safety principles and


Performance Indicators:
  • Demonstrates an understanding of budgetary impacts associated with
the employment of various staff.

  • Participates in negotiations and discussions to identify human, physical
and financial requirements relating to nursing resources particularly

nursing rosters.

  • Participates in dispute resolution and conflict management processes.
  • Completes My Work Plans with bank nursing staff as requested.
Safe Practice and Environment:
Work practices comply with Infection Control, Occupational Health & Safety

and Emergency Policy & Procedures.

Performance Indicators:
  • Familiarise self with policy and procedures as detailed in relevant

  • Complies with requirements relating to annual update on Infection
Control, Occupational Health & Safety and BLS.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the appropriate actions to be taken
concerning potential threats, incidents, accidents or occurrences in the

organisation to ensure the safety of staff, patients, residents and


  • Participates in product evaluation and review of existing products and
equipment used by nursing services.

  • Analyses patient incident reports and conducts trend analysis for
reporting to Patient Care review Committee.

Information Management:
Appropriate information flow is maintained throughout the organisation to

ensure efficient and effective management of nursing and other services.

Performance Indicators:
Maintains a working knowledge of the various clinical information

management systems - iPM, EDIS, BOS and Management Advantage.

Accesses medical records from HIM as requested by ED, Mid or Acute.

Legal Responsibilities:
  • Maintains accurate records and statistics.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of all personal information.
Safety Responsibilities:
It is the responsibility of each Clinical Services Division staff member to:

  • Report accidents, incidents and potential hazards promptly to their
departmental head;

  • Be familiar with emergency and evacuation procedures;
  • Comply with Occupational Health & Safety requirements;
  • Take reasonable care of the health and safety of others.
Inservice Education:
It is the responsibility of each staff member to:
  • Attend an annual infection control update;
  • Attend an annual fire extinguisher demonstration.
Key Selection Criteria • AHPRA Registration (Registered Nurse NMBA) Midwifery qualification

desirable but not mandatory.

  • Relevant post graduate clinical and/or tertiary management
qualifications highly regarded.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literacy essential.
  • National Police Record check.
  • Understanding of and competence in basic life support techniques,
including airway management, ventilation support and circulatory

support. ALS competency highly regarded.

Salary/Award: Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Health Sector) Single Interest

Employer Agreement 2016-2020.

Infection Control: Each staff member has a responsibility to minimize exposure to incidents

of infection/cross infection of residents, staff, visitors and the general


The risk minimization strategies are to be supported by all staff adhering

to the Infection Control Manual policies, procedures and guidelines.

Continuous Quality Each staff member is expected to demonstrate a commitment to best

Improvement: practice.

All staff shall take responsibility for their own practice and share

responsibility for creating and maintaining a system that provides safe,

high quality health care.

All staff will participate in quality improvement activities aimed at

improving patient outcomes and maintaining accreditation standards.

It is the responsibility of every staff member to be familiar with Health

Service-wide and specific Department Policies & Protocols

Person Centered Care: The Health Service supports in its values the philosophy of Person Centered

Care to ensure all people, including health service providers, clients, their

carers and family members are respectfully cared for and encouraged to

participate in the provision of quality health care.

We recognise diversity is part of every person & as such providers of health

care must be actively involved in developing models of care that are person


Our Purpose: Connected Care / Best Experience

SHDH commits to meet the growing health care needs of our community

through our new vision to provide better connected care and to achieve the

best care experience.

Privacy and Confidentiality: SHDH are committed to protecting patient and staff privacy and

confidentiality, as it is an important aspect of our commitment to providing

high quality services. In accordance to both the Health Records Act and the

Information Privacy Act, information should only be used and disclosed for

the primary purpose of its collection.

Each employee has a responsibility to adhere to SHDH’s Privacy and

Confidentiality Policy, as it is a condition of employment. Any breach of the

rules of privacy and/or confidentiality relating to health service business,

patients or medical records will result in disciplinary action.

Mandatory Training: All employees must be aware of and complete designated mandatory training

within the required time frame.

Safety: RESPONSIBILITIES: It is the responsibility of every staff member to:

Take reasonable care for your safety and the safety of others while at


Report accidents, incidents and potential hazards as soon as reasonably

practicable to your supervisor and record on VHIMS reporting system.

Advise your supervisor if you have an injury or illness that may affect your

ability to perform the inherent requirements of your position.

Be familiar with emergency and evacuation procedures as detailed in the

Emergency Procedures Manual.

Complete all Mandatory training requirements as identified and directed.

Comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and all SHDH O.H.

& S. online Policies and Procedures.

Asset Management: Staff with asset management responsibilities are required to adhere to the

Asset Management Policy and Protocols.

Review: Completion of My Work Plan on a yearly basis.

Previous Revision dates: March 2011, August 2018, August 2019

Current: March 2021

Swan Hill, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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