Registered Nurse Grade 2
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 an enthusiastic and highly experienced Registered Nurse to join our Radiation Oncology Department, part of the Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC) Details of Department Austin Health operates two radiation oncology centres in Victoria.
The metro hub based at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer, Wellness & Research Centre (ON Centre) in Heidelberg and the Ballarat Austin Radiation Oncology Centre (BAROC) incorporated in BRICC. Both centres provide multi-disciplinary care, a variety of nursing and allied health services, innovative and progressive approaches to treatment underpinned by the guiding principle of patient centred care and wellness for all patients and their families. The service has 5 Linacs, 3 CT Simulators and a Nucletron HDR after loader brachytherapy.
The service is fully developed in IMRT and IGRT and multimodality imaging. The service is committed to expanding its capability and developing future technological modalities, in combination with research. Details of position/position requirements Coordination of patient care throughout the radiotherapy journey with other health services and professions Educating patients and families about the side effects of treatment and how to manage them Assessment, monitoring and documentation of anticipated toxicities Managing symptoms associated with cancer treatments Offering psychosocial support and referral when required.
To be successful in this role you must demonstrate/Key responsibilities will include: Knowledge and/or experience in cancer nursing IV cannula competency CVAD competency Management of patients receiving enteral feeding via Naso-Gastric and PEG tubes A commitment to Austin Health values A person-centred approach to care A positive approach to ongoing self-education and skill development A flexible, innovative team oriented approach to change and diversity Ability to work in a high functioning team environment 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..