Assistant Director of Nursing/After Hours Coordinator

We are seeking Assistant Director of Nursing/After Hours Coordinator to join our team based in Nhill in a full time, part time or casual capacity!


  • West Wimmera Health Service provides high-quality community outpatient services, disability and residential aged care and hospital care to more than 22,000 people in the West Wimmera region.
  • We provide generous support to undertake professional development.


  • The Assistant Director of Nursing/After Hours Coordinator the senior nurse leader on site after hours and the senior resource for escalation of matters that may impact clinical care.
  • Has primary responsibility for site specific emergency response, after hours
  • Applicants will be required to provide a Professional practice portfolio prior to the interview, for review by the panel.


  • Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Post Graduate Qualification in Nursing
  • Minimum five years clinical experience
  • Minimum two years management experience with demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Nurses Enterprise Bargaining agreement and legislated safe patient ratios.
  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of professional groups.
  • Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a high-pressure environment.
  • Commitment to quality, best practice, and environmental safety
  • Sound understanding of information technology and the operating systems utilised at WWHS. (EMPREVO, BOSSnet, iPM, icare).
  • A commitment to WWHS values: Total Care, Safety, Unity, Accountability, and Innovation.
  • Post Graduate studies & experience in Critical Care Nursing
  • RIPRN qualification (or willing to obtain)
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Post Graduate studies in Management (or working towards)
  • NDIS Worker Screening Clearance
  • Working with Children Check
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as per current Department of Health Directive.
  • Flu Vaccination
  • Australian Driver’s License

If you wish to apply and be considered for this role, please submit the following information in one document:
  • Your resume, including a comprehensive employment history, the qualifications you hold and the contact details for at least three referees.
  • cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.
  • Response to the Key Selection Criteria found above, or in the position descriptions on our website, using recent examples of your experiences. 


Important: In accordance with the Health Minister’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all West Wimmera Health Service employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, all employees are to receive an annual influenza vaccination or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Evidence of current immunisation history is required.