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Nurse Manager - Day Surgery Unit

Family Planning NSW
  • Permanent Full Time Position
  • Ashfield location relocating to Newington

About Family Planning NSW

Family Planning NSW (FPNSW) is the leading provider of reproductive and sexual health services in NSW. As an independent not-for-profit organisation we offer expert clinical care, information and advice for everybody in every family as well as education and training and evidence-based research to support doctors, nurses and other professionals.

About the role

The Nurse Manager - Perioperative Services will work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to manage and provide leadership within the perioperative environment to ensure efficient and safe patient care. The Nurse Manager will promote a culture that embraces best practice and identifies, evaluates and incorporates appropriate emerging treads in perioperative practice. The Nurse Manager will be involved in the provision of the strategic and operational direction of Family Planning NSW.

The role has overall responsibility for decisions pertaining to patient care coordination and the day to day management of the day surgery service and will collaborate with the operations managers to ensure that both day surgery and clinic services are run efficiently and maintain a client centred approach. The Nurse Manager - Perioperative Services will lead the exploration and development of new service opportunities for day surgery.

About you

  1. Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources (or related discipline) with minimum of 5 years Human Resources work experience at a senior level.
  2. Postgraduate qualifications relevant to the role or willingness to obtain
  3. Sound knowledge of Australian employment law including Industrial Relations and Occupational Health and Safety legislation
  4. Superior people management skills, including performance management, relationship building and negotiation skills
  5. Eligibility for membership of Australian HR Institute

Key Essential skills:


  1. Registered Nurse with current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (AHPRA) and possesses relevant tertiary qualifications in health management or working towards same.
  2. Minimum 5 years’ experience in perioperative nursing including a minimum of 12 months experience managing a day surgery or operating suite
  3. Demonstrated ability to effectively drive performance to targets and budgets whilst maintaining high levels of staff engagement
  4. Proven high level interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and an aptitude to utilise relevant information technology platforms.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to quality initiatives and management of compliance with relevant standards and processes including National Safety and Quality in Healthcare Standards (NSQHS), Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN) and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Standards.
  6. Demonstrated understanding of current financial, budget, human resources and recruitment principles and practices
  7. Demonstrated experience in strategic planning processes and project management, and ability to provide clear and concise plans and reports
  8. Sound leadership skills and proven ability to meet deadlines, prioritise workload and adapt effectively to change
  9. Strong advocacy, interpersonal communication and networking skills with proven ability to develop and maintain partner relationships with internal and external stakeholders


  1. Experience in leading infection control systems or sterilisation services certificate
  2. Post graduate qualification in reproductive and sexual health nursing
  3. High level knowledge and experience in planning, implementing and embedding change

Willing to undertake

  • Police Check
  • WWCC
  • Essential pre-employment checks

Why work for us:

  1. We are a leading and continually growing NFP organisation.
  2. We offer a friendly, collaborative team and you will have your contribution valued.
  3. Opportunities to grow your career with us.
  4. Salary Packaging is offered, increasing take home pay
  5. Package up to $120,660 (FTE)

Family Planning NSW is always on the lookout for talented and passionate individuals to contribute their skills to one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit reproductive and sexual health service organisation.

We believe that a diversity of experiences and perspectives will help us build stronger strategies, teams and movements. We strongly encourage First Nations people, people of colour, people living outside of cities, and people living with a disability to apply. We are continually working on becoming a better workplace for everyone.

To Apply:

Please submit your Resume and a Cover Letter addressing the key essential criteria.

We will be actively shortlisting for these roles so please don't hesitate to apply.

FPNSW is an EEO employer and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities.

FPNSW do not accept unsolicited agency resumes or applications and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited agency resumes or applications.

Please note: If you are unable to view the attached Position Description, please visit our careers page careers.fpnsw.org.au and click on the Position Description link bottom of the respective job advert.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Jodie Duggan via email: JodieD@fpnsw.org.au, using the subject line: Nurse Manager - Day Surgery Unit (993991) enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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