Position Details
Reference Number 11521
Position Title Director of Nursing
Employment Type Full Time
Entity UnitingSA
Location Cnr of Fort Street and Sylvan Way, Grange SA 5022
Award Classification
Travel Requirements Metropolitan
Position Summary
  • Full Time Permanent Position
  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Professional Development


A career at UnitingCare Wesley Port Adelaide (UCWPA) offers exciting rewards and opportunities for anybody wanting to make a difference to their community. Our work environment encourages employees to grow professionally and personally, motivating them to do great things.

Our employees are integral for delivering quality services and we are committed to their personal and professional development.

UCWPA provides community services which improve the quality of life for aged, unemployed and homeless people, families, children, youth, people with a mental health disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. UWCPA is one of the larger organisations providing quality aged care services in South Australia.


UCWPA is looking to appoint an enthusiastic Director of Nursing (DON) to manage our Westminster Aged Care Facility. The DON is accountable to the Executive Manager Aged Care for the effective and efficient management of all aspects of the aged care facility. Through sound leadership and management processes, the DON will ensure all residents receive quality care and enjoy quality of life appropriate to their individual needs and preferences.  


Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensure the needs of residents are met, taking in to account individual, cultural, linguistic and social differences
  • Ensure ACFI assessments meet statutory timelines and accurately reflect resident acuity
  • Provide supportive leadership and direction to ensure that residents receive quality care and enjoy quality of life that meets their assessed needs and preferences
  • Manage, coach, mentor and support staff working in the department through performance management, training, supervision and rostering to ensure quality of services and compliance with policies & procedures
  • Ensure the facility maintains Accreditation and provides best practice residential aged care
  • Ensure the aged care facility is developed and integrated into the local community, responding to the needs of various cultural, ethnic and community groups

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Registered Nurse (Division 1) with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Current Practicing Certificate & Bachelor of Nursing
  • Experience in health care management and a practical understanding of, and commitment to, current concepts of aged care service delivery
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the Aged Care Act 1997 and Accreditation Standards for residential aged care
  • Experience with financial management including Commonwealth funding and ACFI
  • Experience with Quality Management, Continuous Improvement and Best Practice as it relates to aged care
  • Understanding of and experience with staff development, organisational behaviour and change management strategies

You will also demonstrate a positive and professional "can-do" attitude, excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to work equally well as a member of a team or working alone. We would like the successful candidate to commence as soon as possible! If you feel that you are well organised and have a good work ethic then please apply.

We aim to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and to improve equal employment opportunity for our employees.


Applications close: 18 September 2017

Contact Person Deborah Burton
Contact Number 84402214
Closing Date 18/09/2017
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