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MATS Team Lead

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Job no: 64440
  • Category: Nurse, Clinical

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory to inpatient and home and community-based services.


MATS Team Lead

  • Fixed Term - Maternity Leave Cover until January 2024
  • Full Time - 80 hrs per f/n (with Monthly ADO's)
  • Classification - Nurse Unit Manager Level 1 (NM10)
  • Caulfield Campus
  • Great staff benefits!


The Department

The Mobile Assessment and Treatment Service [MATS] is funded as a Health Independence Program [HIP]. HIP services aim to increase health independence for clients, their carers, and significant others. The Mobile Assessment & Treatment Service (MATS) is overseen by Geriatricians, and encompasses MATS Medical and Nursing roles, with access to Allied Health services.  The service provides rapid clinical in-reach to residents in residential aged care facilities [RACFs] and the community who are at risk of presenting to emergency departments for reasons that could be managed outside of the hospital setting. The MATS patient cohorts are the frail and elderly, or those with severe disability in residential settings. Often MATS patients have a range of chronic conditions and conditions of ageing.

The Role

The MATS Team Lead is an experienced operations leader that plays a pivotal role in supporting the day to operations of the service to anticipate and respond to issues arising. This position works closely with the MATS Manager to optimise clinical outcomes for residents in residential aged care facilities.   

  • This role works at the interface of acute/sub-acute hospital, GPs, and residential facilities.
  • The Team Lead is a senior team member with oversight of MATS G4A & 3B RNs, and accountability for coordinating the day to day clinical activities in the MATS service.
  • The role involves liaison between health care professionals both in the community and Alfred Health, and within the organisation.
  • This role is responsible for monitoring, anticipating and responding to issues arising in the day to day operations of the service.
  • This role acts a clinical resource and leads change and systems improvements

The position requires excellent communication and documentation skills to foster effective relationships with internal

  • and external stakeholders to the patient’s care.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Current professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse (Division 1)
  • Post graduate qualifications are highly regarded
  • Health leadership experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to continuing professional development.
  • Current Victorian Driver’s Licence


  • Generous salary packaging and novated leasing are available through Maxxia
  • Onsite staff gym, a payroll deductible expense
  • Access to health and wellbeing incentives
  • Discounted health insurance


All enquiries to Kate McGIllivray MATS Team Lead Mob: 0439 803 544  9076 8568

Applications close at 11 pm Sunday, 28th May 2023

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

In accordance with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all Alfred Health 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, health care workers in Category A or B roles (as determined by the department’s risk ratings) are required to be vaccinated against influenza or hold an acceptable medical exemption.