Nurse Unit Manager

Lavadia | Health & Nursing
  • Competitive Remuneration Package  

  • Wide variety of employee benefits

  • Live by the beach or hinterland



About the Role

Our Health Services team provide primary care based on a patient-centred model allowing l patients to actively participate in their health management. The team will work closely with correctional staff to deliver holistic and integrated patient-centred health services that:


  • treat and prevent communicable disease, and proactively treat chronic disease;
  • educate custodial patients on healthy living and lifestyle choices;
  • assist with reintegration back into the community and provide continuity of care; and
  • address the diverse needs of the custodial patient population, including men, women and culturally and linguistically diverse peoples through specific tailoring.


Reporting to the Health Services Manager you will provide comprehensive and sustainable primary health care to patients in our correctional environment.


About You

We are looking for experienced Nurse Unit Manager's with the highest level of personal integrity who demonstrates Serco's values and is passionate about making a positive difference every day. You will have a demonstrated ability to provide the highest quality medical services within a multidisciplinary Health Services team comprising of doctors, nurses and specialist service providers. As a patient-focused health professional you will be passionate about contributing to a safer community through the delivery of accessible, effective, and high-quality continuity of health services to those in our care. You also have strong communication skills and are respectful with a commitment and passion for our values and contributing to a safe and respectful environment


To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Current unconditional and unrestricted registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1), with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Recognised post graduate tertiary qualification in a clinical speciality or management or equivalent relevant experience
  • Previous full-time post graduate experience (or part-time equivalent) in a similar capacity or as a team lead within a recognised, formal healthcare setting
  • Previous experience in a correctional setting is advantageous but not essential
  • Experience in the provision of clinical leadership, establishing standards and direction for Clarence Correctional Centre in the area of nursing care
  • Recent participation in Continuous Professional Development (CPD) activities in accordance with AHPRA
  • Strong direct and in-direct people-management abilities
  • First class communication skills and able to operate at a Senior Management level
  • Self-management, motivation and resilience abilities as this position will mainly work autonomously
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate at all levels of the organisation and externally with a range of personnel
  • Cultural awareness including understanding the impact and management and working with people of different ethnic backgrounds, customs and contemporary issue
  • The highest levels of personal integrity and ethical behaviour


This is a position of trust and responsibility and to support this we will conduct a thorough probity assessment, which includes a national police check as an essential selection component for this role.


Serco requires employees in this role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people. Please consider this requirement when submitting your application.


About Clarence Correctional Centre

Opened in mid-2020, this 1,700-bed state-of-the-art facility is the largest correctional centre in Australia. Located on the beautiful NSW Mid-North Coast approx. 6 hours' drive from Sydney and 3.5 hours from Brisbane our region offers rainforests, epic headlands, sand dunes and some of the best Australian beaches with a variety of multi-cultural cafes, restaurants and friendly community towns. Our closest communities include Grafton set on the Clarence River or if you are looking for that beach lifestyle; Yamba, Woolgoolga, or Coffs Harbour all offer something unique. 


What We Offer

  • Working with great people and all that northern NSW beach and hinterland living has to offer
  • Flexible salary packaging options, including novated leasing for new and used vehicles
  • Uniforms, meals and onsite parking
  • Benefits@Serco, which includes a great range of career support programs, wellbeing packages and financial benefits, available through us and our selected partners, including access to Fitness Passport
  • The opportunity to broaden your experience and learn from expert colleagues whilst applying your skills in new ways
  • Enjoy the benefits of career pathway opportunities.
  • Supportive team & management

Serco and Proud

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, but everyone also has an important role to play from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 60,000+ globally and 16,000+ in Asia Pacific responsible for delivering essential public services in areas including defence, justice, immigration, healthcare, facilities management and citizen services.

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Join Us

If you are inspired to make a positive different and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply now.


Serco's values of Trust, Care, Innovation and Pride underpin everything we do. We are curious, creative and collaborative. Our people matter and make a difference every day.


We seek and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from all backgrounds and cultures including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGTBQI+, veterans and people with disability. By joining Serco you will have access to Employee Networks led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.

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06/04/2023 03:06:00
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