Associate Nurse Unit Manager (ANUM) (524000)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Sep 2, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Following an announcement by the Tasmanian Government, a Public Health Direction was issued on 10 September 2021 requiring that all Health Workers are vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.

Applicants for any position within the Department of Health must be prepared to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.


$92,321 to $97,577 per annum

Please note this position attracts a 6.5% correctional allowance


Registered Nurse Grade 5


Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award 2019

Period of Employment

Permanent, full-time, shift work (fully rotational), working 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible.

Please note that part time hours may be considered.

Please also note that this process may be used to fill fixed term and casual opportunities as they arise.


Wilfred Lopes Centre

The Wilfred Lopes Centre is Tasmanias only Forensic Secure Mental Health Unit which offers free onsite parking and attracts an additional Correctional Allowance of 6.5%. The centre undertakes mental health assessment and stabilisation of individuals who are in custody and also focuses on rehabilitation / reintegration of individuals who are on forensic orders.


The Associate Nurse Unit Manager (ANUM) is an experienced nurse who, within the defined area of practice:

  • Assists the Nurse Unit Manager with the day-to-day management and coordination of resources to ensure optimal patient care.

  • Coordinates patient/client centred care delivery and flow.

  • Ensures the maintenance of effective communication channels with internal and external stakeholders to promote patient/client care delivery.

  • Provides a high level of clinical knowledge and skill to ensure clinical standards and policies and procedures to promote a patient focused model of care according to best practice principles.

  • Acts as a role model and clinical resource person to provide clinical advice, recommendations and effective utilisation of resources.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse.

  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration (where applicable and as determined by individual position requirements).

*Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:

a) Crimes of Violence
b) Sex Related Offences
c) Serious Drug Offences
d) Crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Desirable Requirements

  • Holds or is working towards relevant post graduate qualifications.

Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar vacancies.

(image) Generic Associate Nurse Unit Manager (ANUM) G5 (July 2021) HR (1).pdf
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(image) Applicant Guide.pdf
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How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply Now" button on this screen.
Applications will only be accepted online. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, complete/upload your selection criteria responses and attach your resume. Please note that attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details for two referees before applying.

Important information

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For further information contact

Darren West
Nurse Unit Manager – Wilfred Lopes Centre
Phone: (03) 6166 0505

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