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Guest HealthStaff Recruitment

Assistant director of nursing – perioperative services

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Guest HealthStaff Recruitment

· Ideal opportunity for experienced NUM or ADON

· Large teaching hospital in Canberra

· 12 month contract from September/October 2009

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced NUM who is ready for the next step in her/his career or an experienced ADON/DON who like to have change of scenery and work place.

The hospital has 10 operating theatres, an additional 2 operating theatres are being built at present and are near completion. Next year another specially designed Neurosurgery operating room will be built with we hope a completion date of July 2010.

The FTE for the 10 Operating Theatres, Post Anaesthetic Care Unit, Anaesthetics DSU and the Extended DSU is approximately 150.

The ADON is supported by a number of Level 3 Registered Nurses for each of the above areas and 2 Patient Flow Managers. We also have a Registered Nurse Level 3 Educator however whilst this person ‘lives’ within the Peri Operative they report to the Staff Development Unit.

The hospital performs approximately 10,000 cases per year – with a large proportion of emergency and trauma surgery.

The Assistant Director of Nursing – Perioperative Services, will be responsible for the operational management and coordination of nursing care within the Perioperative Services.


The Assistant Director of Nursing – Perioperative Services will:

a. Provide the day to day operational management of the nursing services within Perioperative Services;

b. Develop workforce and practice standards that align with the strategic goals of the Perioperative Services, TCH, and ACT Health.

c. Develop collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders, other Hospitals, and regional areas.

The successful candidate has experience in Perioperative Services and both very good people skills and leadership skills. Experience with the implementation of change is welcome.

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