Director of Nursing

Kaniva, VIC | Nursing

West Wimmera Health Service is seeking a passionate Director of Nursing in a full time capacity at the Kaniva Hospital and residential aged care facilities.

Managing an acute ward, urgent care centre and two residential aged care facilities, which are home to 21 residents, the Director of Nursing will ensure the health care facility is running smoothly at all times. Your strong communication skills and diplomacy will enable you to lead the team and support residents and their families through the journey of residential care.

Our Kaniva facility also offers allied health services, community nursing, and social support groups. You will be supported by a team of DONs and Executive Management based over our 10 campuses, throughout West Wimmera.

Located in the vibrant town of Kaniva, just over an hour’s drive to the city of Horsham, take advantage of the affordable and low-density housing and join the close-knit community. Perfect for those seeking a relaxed, country lifestyle with nearby city amenities and opportunities.

Salary Range:
$120,000 + super + salary packaging + car + rent support

Key Selection Criteria:


  • Eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
  • Demonstrated effective communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Excellent clinical management and leadership experience.
  • Excellent understanding of the Aged Care Quality Standards (aged care facilities) and National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (acute and community care facilities).
  • Sound knowledge of current aged care funding requirements.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and the delivery of a high standard of customer service.


  • Hold or working towards a tertiary qualification in management.
  • Post Graduate qualification.

Pre-Requisites for Employment:

  • Worker screening clearance – police check, working with children check and DWES (Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme check).
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as per current Department of Health Directive.
  • Victorian Driver’s License.

How to Apply:
Applications including a cover letter and addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be addressed to Ms Cheree Schneider, Executive Director of Clinical Services, via email to

Starting date: 
Friday, May 13, 2022
Closing date: 
Friday, June 3, 2022
West Wimmera Health Service
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