Position Details
Reference Number 14263
Position Title Director of Nursing
Internal Only This position is open to employees of UnitingSA only
Employment Type Full Time
Entity UnitingSA
Location Cnr of Fort Street and Sylvan Way, Grange SA 5022
Award Classification
Travel Requirements No requirements
Position Summary

Director of Nursing (Westminster Village Aged Care Facility)

  • Full Time Permanent Position
  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Professional Development

About you and the position

We are currently looking to appoint an enthusiastic Director of Nursing (DON) to manage our Westminster Aged Care Facility. The DON is accountable to the Senior 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
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification in management and/or Aged Care
  • 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 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.

About UnitingSA
UnitingSA is a not-for-profit organisation that provides aged care, housing and community services to over 16,000 people across regional and metropolitan South Australia. With more than 1000 employees and volunteers, UnitingSA delivers high quality services to people from diverse backgrounds as we strive towards our vision of a compassionate, respectful and just community in which all people participate and flourish. 


Culture and Benefits

A career with UnitingSA will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of people in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of respect, compassion, courage and integrity. 


We ensure our staff are well supported, celebrated and compensated through: 

  • Salary packaging, which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year.
  • An Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service.
  • Access to internal and external training opportunities and workplace mentoring.


To find out more about a career with UnitingSA, please visit our website at https://unitingsa.com.au/

Contact Person Claire Hogarth
Contact Number 8440 2202
Closing Date 24/02/2020
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