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Rural Nurse Unit Manager


Reference: 4695446

Marie Stopes Australia is the only national, independently accredited safe abortion, vasectomy and contraception provider helping women and men take full control of their reproductive lives. We have cared for more than 600,000 Australians in the almost 20 years we have led national sexual and reproductive health provision in this country. In that time, we have worked tirelessly to expand access, investing our own funds to bring medical abortion to Australia, through our non-profit pharmaceutical company MS Health, and to fill the public funding shortfall in preventative family planning services and education.

Marie Stopes Australia is a non-profit organisation, part of the Marie Stopes International global partnership, which provides life-changing family planning services to over 25 million people in need each year.

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced nursing leader with strong management skills to provide leadership to our Rockhampton clinics.

As the NUM your responsibilities will include:

  • Strategic leadership and direction for both clinics
  • Work closely with the Access & Flow Manager, providing professional leadership and acting as a role model and resource person within both clinics whilst maintaining safe practice
  • Maintain and promote the profession of nursing by demonstrating ethical nursing practice, adherence to policies and standards of the health service
  • Creative out-reach ideas that improves access for women and men to the service


The successful applicant will meet the following criteria:

  • Current registration with AHPRA
  • Minimum 5 years' relevant experience and postgraduate qualifications in Peri-operative or Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Extensive clinical skills and experience within the specialty
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to lead a team environment and work independently as required
  • Demonstrated management and decision making skills
  • Ability to effectively plan and manage financial, human and material resources
  • Proven ability to create and maintain a positive workplace culture and articulate and achieve a vision for both services
  • Ability to apply research findings to clinical practice

MarieStopes Australia offers a wide range of attractive employee benefits including:

  • Attractive bonus package
  • Access to the employee assistance program
  • Free parking at both centres
  • Flights and accommodation between the 2 centres fully paid for
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Yearly nurse unit manager 3-day conference and dinner night in Melbourne


Welcome to Rockhampton ("Rocky" to its mates), where the hats, boots and utes are big, and the bulls are even bigger. With over 2.5 million cattle within a 250km radius, this riverside city, founded in 1858 on land owned by the Darumbal people, calls itself Australia's Beef Capital with some justification. Despite rustic touches such as cane trains running down the centre of wide streets, it's the administrative and commercial centre of Central Queensland, with fine Victorian buildings reflecting the region's 19th-century mining and beef-rearing heyday. Rockhampton operates once per week.

Quality - Integrity - Sustainability - Courage

Applications Close: 21 Jun 2019