Careers at The Friendlies
Registered Nurse (Day Oncology)

Location:
My Company  
Employment Type:
PP - Part-time Permanent  
Department:
Day Oncology

The Position

We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse with strong clinical skills to join our Day Oncology unit to provide specialist care to our oncology, haematology and palliative patients.

Working in this specialised area the applicant will be responsible for maintaining the highest level of clinical standards and will be directly responsible for:

  • Integrating your technical skills, scientific knowledge and caring attitude to aid those living with cancer, including their families, starting from point of diagnosis, treatment, survivor-ship and through to end of life care
  • Applying your clinical expertise and knowledge of chemotherapy and targeted therapy administration and central venous line management, including medical same day infusions
  • Identifying when a more detailed assessment and/or intervention is required and seek the input of clinical peers, the General Practitioner and other relevant health professionals
  • Compliance with, and application of, current policies and procedures as well as an understanding of their implications for nursing practice and patient outcomes
  • Building relationships with patients and their families while going above and beyond to provide exceptional patient care and clinical outcomes

The Person

Strong emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate the organisations values of Courage, Diligence, Compassion, Wisdom and Friendliness, as well as their ability to commit to and apply these values in the workplace.

Key Selection Criteria

  1. Evidence of tertiary qualifications and current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  2. Post Graduate Qualifications in Oncology/Haematology Nursing or willingness to work towards
  3. Demonstrated recency of practice with a minimum of 2 years oncology/haematology experience, including administration of chemotherapy in a day infusion setting
  4. Proficiency in CVAD management and IV cannulation skills, as well as the ability to successfully complete eviQ competencies
  5. Demonstrated ability to assess and educate patients pre, during and post chemotherapy, including an in-depth knowledge of the expected side effects of cancer treatments
  6. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, share information and work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary health team, including the ability to build trust
  7. High level computer literacy and working knowledge of; RosterOn, TrendCare, Riskman Microsoft Office

How to Apply

Please submit the following:

  1. A cover letter that addresses the ‘Key Selection Criteria’ (maximum 2 pages)
  2. A detailed resume (including 2 professional referees)
  3. Submit your application on our website https://thefriendlies.org.au/careers/ and complete the Application for Employment form.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be shortlisted. Applications close on Thursday 9 April 2020.

The Benefits

As a part of The Friendlies team, you will enjoy:

  • Attractive salary packaging options and a variety of additional discounts and benefits within our hospital and pharmacies
  • Career development opportunities and commitment to ongoing training, education and professional development
  • Family friendly work environment close to professional child care services
  • Find out more about why The Friendlies is a great place to work at https://thefriendlies.org.au

Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) Requirements

It is a mandatory condition of employment for this role that you are vaccinated, and remain vaccinated during your employment, against the following vaccine preventable diseases; Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (Chicken Pox), Pertussis (Whooping cough), and Hepatitis. Staff employed prior to 1 July 2017 are not subject to this condition of employment unless they apply for a role with VPD requirement