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Tasmanian Government

Nurse Unit Manager - Department of Emergency Medicine (515187)

Tasmanian Health Service
Tasmanian Hlth Service - NW Region
Mersey Community Hospital

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award/Registered Nurse, Grade 7b
Employment Type: Full Time
Region: North West
Location:Mersey Community Hospital

The role:

The Nurse Unit Manager:

  • Provides leadership to the Department of Emergency Medicine, MCH.  
  • Ensures the efficient and effective provision of care, based on clinical standards and best practice principles within a collaborative and multidisciplinary framework by coordinating the clinical, management, education, and nursing research functions within the Department of Emergency Medicine.
  • Leads and manages the coordination of overall patient care and is responsible for managing the allocated human, material, and financial resources for service delivery within the Department of Emergency Medicine.  

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Details of Appointment

The position of Nurse Unit Manager is available for the first time in eleven years following the success of the current NUM in securing another position within the THS.

Permanent Full Time Day Worker position working 76 hours per fortnight

Salary: $113,484-$118,938  per annum + 9.5% superannuation + access to salary packaging + post graduate allowance for approved, relevant qualifications

  • Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

The Department:

MCH ED is a vibrant department with 18 bays (2 resus. cubicles, 6 acute bays, 3 sub-acute and a 7-bed EMU), offering acute/resuscitation, Fast Track ambulatory space offering emergency care 24/7 and Emergency Medical Unit nursing. There is an active program to onboard staff, including a Transition to Emergency Nursing program and assistance from a Clinical Facilitator to extend learning to out of hours shifts. Supported by the CNE and Nurse Practitioners, training and development in Emergency Nursing advanced practice skills is offered to increase scope of practice.

The ED is accredited by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine for six months advanced training in Emergency Medicine. The ED offers its nursing staff a comprehensive education programme for all levels of emergency nurses supported by a specialised education team.


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse.

Successful applicants may also meet the desirable criteria:

  1. Relevant postgraduate qualifications.

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
  1. Crimes of violence
  2. sex related offences
  3. serious drug offences
  4. crimes involving dishonesty
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Applicant Guide

How to apply

Apply Online.  Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen.  This ensures important questions about you are answered. 

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note that we do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria in the Statement of Duties.

All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

Important information

The email account you provide when submitting job applications will be used in correspondence to you.  It is important that this is kept up to date and monitored regularly.

To update your email address (or contact number), log in to and look for “Existing applicant login” where you can update your details

For more information (Contact Officer)

Anthony Hurst

Phone: (03) 6478 5298
Position: Nursing Director - Operations MCH

The Department of Health values workforce diversity and recognises the value each person offers which is shaped by their unique characteristics, background, experiences, knowledge, skills, values and perspectives.

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  1. Review the Statement of Duties and consider if you meet the requirements.
  2. Speak to the Contact Officer if you have any questions.
  3. Submit your application including any additional documents as specified in each individual job vacancy notice.