Full time, North Sydney

Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization located in North Sydney. MIA is formally affiliated with The University of Sydney and Macquarie University and collaborates with academic clinicians and researchers at St Vincent’s and Mater Health, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital, Westmead Hospital, Macquarie University Hospital and the University of Sydney to improve the outcome of patients with melanoma. Each year around 2000 new melanoma patients are referred to MIA and approximately 20,000 follow-up visits occur. MIA has become a major referral centre for melanoma patients from NSW and overseas.

MIA is seeking a committed Clinical Nurse Consultant to join our experienced and dedicated team of clinical nurse consultants to assist in the provision and coordination of care for patients diagnosed with melanoma. The successful individual will be required to work with surgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists, dermatologists and other health professionals affiliated with MIA. MIA is open to both public and private patients. This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, multi-site, multi-faceted research environment. As a research institute, the successful candidate will be involved in MIA’s research programs.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide assistance primarily to MIA medical oncologists, and some surgical and wound management may be required. Ultimately the position aims to coordinate the care of complex cases, patients from rural areas or patients who require direct follow up and support, and to provide education and clinical consultancy to health care professionals and patients.

This represents an ideal opportunity for an experienced nurse who has high level communication skills and the ability to work under pressure in complex environments. The position will assist with the coordination and care for patients diagnosed with melanoma and will require direct follow up with patients. This role is an opportunity for the successful candidate to work autonomously and is ideal for an individual who is proactive and enthusiastic about the provision of high quality, coordinated care for oncology patients.

Applicants should have a degree in nursing and current registration with AHPRA. A relevant post graduate qualification would be desirable, but not essential for the right candidate who is keen to learn and advance their nursing career. Ideally the successful applicant will have experience or a keen interest in oncology nursing, administering of targeted and/or immune therapies, the provision of wound care and support services. The ideal candidate would have experience or has the right attitude, as well as organisational and time management skills to coordinate care across multiple sites and in complex environments.

This is a full-time permanent position and the successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary. Primarily the hours are Monday to Friday with no weekend work or shift work. There is also the opportunity to participate in salary sacrificing arrangements that are offered to employees in the not-for-profit sector.

Applications will close 16/12/22, although we may interview suitable candidates prior to this date. Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this role. Only applicants with full working rights in Australia should apply.

Please apply by emailing a cover letter addressing your suitability for this role, as well as your resume highlighting your experience. Please use the button below to send your email application, and include CNC Medical Oncology as the subject.

We pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which Melanoma Institute Australia works, and their Elders both past and present, and acknowledge the deep, continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to the land, waters, and sky.