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Rural Northwest Health is an award winning small health service with a focus on improving local health outcomes.

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for a

Director of Nursing, Hopetoun Campus

Full time  

Rural Northwest Health employs 290 team members across the campuses of Warracknabeal, Beulah and Hopetoun. The organisation has a total of 84 residential aged care (RAC) beds. Hopetoun has 24 beds in total and Yarriambiack has 60 beds, including 15 beds in the award-winning memory support unit, 16 acute beds. All three centres have a broad range of community health services keeping our community well at home. Situated in the Mallee, in the heart of the Silo Trail is the rural township of Hopetoun. Hopetoun Campus provides healthcare to a predominately farming community in the Yarriambiack shire and offers so much with a local lake, local sporting facilities and plenty of tourism attractions in the area to keep our team members entertained when they are not at work.

The Director of Nursing in Hopetoun is a key senior management role for our organisation and one that actively contributes to achieving quality care, leadership and innovation in rural health.

This diverse role requires both strong clinical and leadership skills to lead and support our team members to undertake their roles effectively as well as experience within Quality and Risk Management to help identify key opportunities for improvement and minimise potential risks. You’ll be practiced at prioritising conflicting demands of an Aged Care facility and overseeing delivery of agreed projects linked Rural Northwest Health’s strategic plan.


Our Successful Candidate will have:

  • Registered Nurse with dedicated experience in a management & leadership role
  • Post-Graduate qualification (or working towards same) in Management and/or clinical specialty such as Gerontology/Rural Health or Emergency Nursing.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading multidisciplinary teams through a change process to deliver safe, high quality and innovative health care.
  • Able to develop positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including partnering with community members, residents, client and patients.
  • Ability to lead the implementation of Aged Care and National Standards accreditation systems and continuous improvement projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in budgetary management within relevant funding models.
  • Exceptional communication and writing skills.
  • Understanding of opportunities and challenges associated with providing rural health care services

In return we offer:

  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • Potential Accommodation Support and Travel Allowances if applicable
  • Opportunity to make an impact and implement key changes
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Support with professional development
  • A friendly and supportive team environment

If you would like further information about this role & to review the PD: Visit our website:

To be considered for this role, all applications should include a cover letter and a current resume and should be forwarded to by 28th May 2021

Rural Northwest Health is an equal opportunity employer and supports access, safety and inclusion of our team members employed or seeking employment.

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