About the Role
The Community Residential Withdrawal Service provides a short term residential program to individuals with substance use issues. The primary focus of the service is on drug withdrawal and stabilisation. The program includes medical and pharmacological treatment, along with psychosocial support, health education and recreational activities in a safe environment.
The Associate Nurse Unit Manager (ANUM) is a member and leader of a small multidisciplinary team, working with the Welfare Workers, Registered Nurses, Program Coordinator and other ANUMS. The ANUM fulfils the role of the registered nurse, demonstrating expert knowledge and skills whilst assuming a prominent management focus in the unit. The ANUM is an integral part of the unit management team, assisting the Nurse Unit Manager in the course of their duties to ensure provision of nursing care that is excellent in quality and consistently patient centred while achieving effective operation of the clinical environment.
The ANUM acts as a role model in setting the clinical standards of the unit and achieving high quality evidence based nursing care, and role includes leading/managing the shift, fostering and developing cooperative professional relationships with the multi-disciplinary team, client assessment, medication management and dispensing, the provision of case management, counselling, withdrawal support and the facilitation of admissions and discharge planning of clients in both adult & youth residential withdrawal units.
The ANUM works across all hours of the service operation i.e. 24/7 rotating roster. The ANUM must work collaboratively with junior medical staff, consultant/s and Nurse Practitioners to ensure that Best care is delivered
The ANUM assumes the responsibilities and authority of the Nurse Unit Manager in their absence and as such is able to assume the administrative operation of the unit.