McGrath Specialist Metastatic Breast Care Nurse

Breast Cancer Care WA
Perth
CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs
Healthcare & Medical
Nursing - Community, Maternal & Child Health
Part time
Posted 27d ago

McGrath Specialist Metastatic Breast Care Nurse

Part time - 3 days per week

 

Breast Cancer Care WA 

About the business

Breast Cancer Care WA offers support to anyone in WA affected by breast cancer, including those diagnosed, their partners, carers and families. Our specialist breast care nurses and counsellors provide practical, financial and emotional support.

 

About the role

Our McGrath Specialist Metastatic Breast Care Nurse works as part of Breast Cancer Care WA's Support Services team to provide evidence based information and support to clients and their families living with a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis, and work in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary team. 

The role also contributes to promoting education and awareness about breast cancer and Breast Cancer Care WA's support services.

This is a part time role of 22.5hrs per week.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide expert clinical advice, information and support to clients with metastatic breast cancer in accordance with evidence based guidelines across the continuum of care
  • Identify and support clients at higher risk, or exhibiting high levels of distress at the time of admission to Breast Cancer Care WA Services, and as required using a systematic evidence based approach to achieve appropriate and timely referrals to other services
  • Collaborate with members of the clients' multidisciplinary teams (MDT), Breast Cancer Care WA's Support Services Team and relevant community service providers to coordinate the delivery of individualised breast cancer support services
  • Act as a patient advocate within the MDT to facilitate a treatment approach that is appropriate to the client's individual needs
  • Coordinate education, awareness and promotion of Breast Cancer Care WA within the health sector
  • Work with other Support Services Team Members to Identify and address gaps in service provision
  • Commitment to Nursing Registration Standards

 

Benefits

  • Work as part of a collaborative team with the ability to make decisions to deliver a positive impact for each client
  • Free onsite parking
  • Mobile and flexible role
  • Salary packaging opportunities
  • Additional annual leave

 

Skills and Experience

Essential criteria 

  • Registered Nurse with a minimum of five (5) years post registration experience and three (3) years’ experience as a Breast Care or Oncology Nurse
  • Relevant post graduate qualifications in breast care nursing, oncology, palliative care or relevant experience & capacity to complete qualification within twelve months
  • Understanding of the physical, and psychological needs of patients with metastatic breast cancer
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
  • Understanding of common treatment regimens for metastatic breast cancer
  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills, proven leadership qualities. Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Computer literacy
  • Current WA driver’s license & reliable vehicle

 

Desirable criteria

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the WA health care system and community support agencies
  • Experience in the development and delivery of education programs to clients, carers, the community and other health professionals
  • Experience using Salesforce CRM

To learn more about the role and responsibilities and pre-employment checks required, please review the Position Description on our website.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 21 November 2021

 

To apply send the following to:

Sally Dare, Support Services Manager 

recruitment@breastcancer.org.au

  • A covering letter addressing the essential criteria and why you are interested in this role
  • Current CV
  • Two recent workplace referees

 

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a Breast Care Nurse?

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