Director of Nursing

Director of Nursing

Job Title: Director of Nursing
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hobart, Tasmania
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: BBBH1102_1617863846
Contact Name: Briaan Llorente
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 08, 2021 16:37

Job Description

About the Organisation

Originally known as St Michael's Priory, the Hobart Clinic came from humble beginnings, operating as accommodation for former Royal Derwent Hospital patients. Seeing the need for care, Dr Paddy Burges Watson led a group of health professionals to establish Seven Acres Pty Ltd. A therapeutic community was born and The Hobart Clinic came into being on 30th June 1984 as a benevolent institution. The Hobart Clinic Association took over the control and management of the Clinic.

Over the years, surpluses are dedicated to the development of the facilities for patients, doctors and staff and today we operate a 27 bed single room with ensuite facilities, set in beautiful gardens.

About the Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced mental health nursing leader to join this not for profit, mental health service provider, in a critical leadership capacity. Joining the organisation during an exciting period of growth, including the re-development of the entire site into a 48 bed facility, the Director of Nursing will join the executive leadership team of the organisation with responsibility for leading the nursing teams through change, whilst continuing to deliver excellent clinical services to the community.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer the Director of Nursing provides contemporary strategic, operational and professional nursing leadership and management for The Hobart Clinic (THC). In collaboration with the Clinical Director the role provides the coordination and responsibility for service delivery, human and material management, expertise in health care, team communication and highly developed data analysis and fiscal management to deliver safe, quality, effective and efficient healthcare provision.

About you

The successful appointee will demonstrate extensive leadership experience and knowledge of mental health nursing, gained within a public, private or not for profit organisation. With a track record of working with clinical teams to deliver positive clinical outcomes, you will have a passion for mental health service delivery.

In addition to the essential criteria, you will demonstrate:

  • Experience delivering Mental Health nursing services, with a focus on strong governance and promoting continuous improvement across an organisation;
  • Extensive change management experience and the ability to lead nursing teams through periods of change and transformation;
  • Strong leadership capability and experience developing and growing nursing teams; and
  • Experience contributing to the strategic direction of an organisation at an executive or senior leadership level.

This is an excellent opportunity to have a significant impact on the organisation and the customers they serve, as well as clear professional development for this individual, as the expectation is the Director of Nursing will assume additional service responsibility as the organisation grows. A fantastic opportunity for increased scope and further development for the successful appointee.

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

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