Director Nursing - District Mental Health Services

Director Nursing - District Mental Health Services

Job Title: Director Nursing - District Mental Health Services
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Illawarra, New South Wales
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: BBBH1042_1608787916
Contact Name: Briaan Llorente
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 24, 2020 16:31

Job Description

About the Organisation

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) is a government funded health organisation that provides quality health care to a population of more than 400,000 people. The Health District extends along the south coast from Helensburgh in the north to North Durras in the south. It has a workforce of 7,500 across eight hospitals and more than 58 Community Health Services.

About the Opportunity

ISLHD is currently seeking an experienced Director of Nursing - District Mental Health Services, to lead and develop outstanding mental health services across the District. Overseeing a large, disparate workforce across both inpatient and community services, the Director of Nursing District Mental Health Services will play a crucial role in developing the strategic direction of Mental Health in the district and elevating workforce capability.

As a member of the Mental Health Executive Team, The Director of Nursing will report directly to the Director Mental Health and work in close collaboration with the Clinical Director, Operations Managers and Finance Manager to determine organisation wide strategic and operational plans and to ensure District and broader State-wide objectives are met.

About you

An accomplished professional and well-rounded senior leader, you will demonstrate extensive leadership experience and true subject matter knowledge of contemporary mental health nursing.

In addition to the essential criteria, you will also demonstrate:

  • Experience delivering Mental Health services in a complex, diverse remit, with a focus on meeting service delivery KPIs;
  • Ability to manage multiple complex tasks and achieve objectives within timeframes;
  • Strong influencing and strategic thinking capability, with an engaging, proactive approach to stakeholder management; and
  • Demonstrated ability leading significant and positive culture change

This is a unique opportunity to contribute to organisational success in a position with significant impact on the community.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community it serves. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with a disability.

For a confidential discussion or role related queries, please call Briaan Llorente on (02) 9157 6212 or email quoting the role title. To apply, please follow the link.

All applicants must have a legal right to work in Australia.

Applications close 14th January 2021.

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