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May

Registered Nurse G3b

Austin Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.


An exciting opportunity currently exists for enthusiastic and highly experienced registered nurses to join our Home Based Cancer Care Program providing expertise care to patients at home. Our Home Based Cancer Care Program sits within the Day Oncology Department at the Olivia Newton John Cancer, Wellness and Research Centre within Austin Health.


The Day Oncology unit consisting of 21 treatment chairs, 6 beds and 3 Home Based Cancer Care Cars is a Monday to Friday ambulatory cancer service providing expert nursing care and support for patients and their families in the administration of cancer therapeutics. Treatment is provided on-site, or patients meeting specified safety criteria may be offered the opportunity to receive treatment in their home under the Home Based Cancer Care Program. Patients are supported through their journey via the nurse consultant-led Symptom and Urgent Review Clinic, including telephone support, telehealth and on-site reviews. In addition to administration of systemic cancer therapies, patients with chronic haematological malignancy and those receiving follow up in the post acute allogeneic bone marrow transplant phase are managed in the Day Oncology Unit for blood product support. Nursing care is provided with the support of a collaborative multidisciplinary team to deliver the best and most comprehensive cancer care. Ensuring all our clients are able to access optimal therapy both now and into the future, we are actively involved in the administration of national and multinational clinical trials in collaboration with Austin’s Cancer Clinical Trials department.


As a Registered Nurse in the Home Based Cancer Program in Day Oncology at Austin Health you are responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating evidence based cancer nursing care, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, to achieve optimal healthcare outcomes for our patients receiving treatment in their homes. The Registered Nurse is a key member of the health care team responsible for ensuring nursing professional, organisation, legal and ethical standards are met. The Registered Nurse is responsible for supervising and delegating to other health professionals such as Enrolled Nurses and Health Assistants in Nursing


To be successful in this role you must demonstrate significant knowledge and experience in cancer nursing, be credentialled in Chemotherapy administration and IV cannulation and hold a valid Victorian Drivers License. It is desirable to have previous experience in an ambulatory cancer care setting and to have or be working towards a postgraduate qualification in Cancer Nursing.


Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.


Austin 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.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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