Director of Nursing

Perth Permanent/Full Time

Recruiter :
Kate Bell

Kate Bell
  • Significant DON role with a national private hospital group
  • Exceptional opportunity to lead a workforce cultural transformation
  • Perth based private hospital

Role Overview: 

C-Suite Partners is pleased to partner with Healthscope in the search for an established Director of Nursing (DON) to provide clinical, workforce and operational leadership at the Mount Hospital in Perth.  

The Mount is a 224-bed acute private hospital centrally located at the foot of the beautiful Kings Park on Mounts Bay Road and well known for its provision of a broad range of surgical and medical care.

The hospital is the market leader in cardiothoracic and orthopaedics in Perth, and its vision is for a self-sustained hospital known for care as well as its nurse and doctor training - in Western Australia and beyond. 

Reporting to the General Manager, the DON will contribute to the achievement of the hospital’s strategic objectives and deliver strong performance across safety, quality, clinical governance, operations and workforce planning. 

A significant focus for the role is building culture and engagement, leading through change, stakeholder management and providing strong leadership to the team of 650 at the Mount. 

Key Requirements:  

  • Provide clinical, workforce and operational leadership to the hospital to ensure the delivery of exceptional care and commercial performance.  
  • Lead through Accreditation, clinical governance, quality, risk and safety.  
  • Establish and maintain strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, including a group of leading cardiologists who are invested in the success of the hospital. 
  • Create a learning environment across the hospital through providing strategic direction and leadership on the development of a hospital education plan which reflect the needs of the staff and the future business direction.  


  • Extensive experience as a DON in a large and complex hospital, with proven capability leading large-scale transformation. 
  • A strong track record managing workforce planning to meet operational requirements and deliver sustained business results.  
  • Comprehensive knowledge of hospital administration procedures, clinical governance and accreditation, and emphasis on patient care and safety. 
  • Exceptional communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.  
  • The ability to successfully manage and navigate multiple stakeholder relationships in a complex environment.  
  • Post graduate qualifications in nursing or health management.   

This is an exceptional opportunity for an enthusiastic and resilient healthcare leader with strong experience operating as a DON in a large hospital. 

Please apply to register your interest for a confidential discussion about this opportunity. Those executives who are shortlisted will have confidential Private Selection access exclusive to C-SUITE PARTNERS PL. 

*Please note only candidates that meet our full required criteria will be invited to progress for this opportunity, all applicants will be added to the database for future information sharing regarding new opportunities, market intel, and executive candidate information. 

Referral reward: $0

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