Clinical Talent Pool - Registered Nurses (Ambulatory Oncology) Townsville QLD Our organisation is proactive and committed to delivering excellence in healthcare by adapting a `person centred' approach to care across our patient's lifespan. If you are dynamic, innovative and prepared to help advance healthcare in the tropics, then we want to hear from you! Join us today and enjoy generous employment benefits, a rewarding career and development opportunities.
The Townsville University Hospital Ambulatory Oncology Unit is seeking Registered Nurses with varied experience to fill future permanent and temporary vacancies.
Staff have the opportunity to work across all aspects of the service and develop their assessment, care planning, implementation and evaluation for Oncology patients in accordance with the EVIQ recommendations.
Radiation Oncology Nurses work in collaboration with the Radiation Therapists, Radiation Oncologists and Multidisciplinary teams to support patients undergoing Radiation Therapy via external beam or brachytherapy. Nurses in this area... develop wound assessment and management skills, intravenous cannulation, management of patients undergoing CT with contrast, Theatre skills including scrub, scout and recovery roles. In addition, there is the opportunity to obtain chemotherapy competency on selected regimens.
Oncology Day Unit Nurses work in collaboration with the Medical Oncologists, Haematologists and Multidisciplinary teams to support patients being treated with chemotherapy and monoclonal antibodies. Nurses in this area gain competency in assisting with Bone Marrow Aspirate and Trephines, intravenous cannulation, Central lines (PICC's and PORT's), competency in administering chemotherapy and monoclonal antibodies, blood and blood product transfusion and advanced knowledge across a range of Oncology treatment protocols.
Oncology Clinic Nurses are pivotal to the other aspects of the service, being the face of the organisation when patients present for their initial consultation, through treatment and follow up post treatment. Nurses in this area work in collaboration with Radiation Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Haematologists, visiting specialists and Multidisciplinary teams to coordinate the treatment and flow of patients through related aspects of the service.
Requirements: Bachelor of Nursing (or equivalent) + current AHPRA registration. Appointees will be required to work all shifts in accordance with the unit roster, including an on-call roster. All employees of the Ambulatory Oncology Service may be required to work in other areas of the Service.
Highly desirable: Experience in Oncology Outpatient Setting relevant to the role. Antineoplastic Drug Administration: If employed into the Oncology Day Unit must be willing and able to obtain and maintain an annual competency in Antineoplastic Drug Administration. Possession of or working towards a relevant post-graduate qualification.
About the employer The Townsville Hospital and Health Service includes 18 hospital and community campuses and 2 aged care facilities; it covers an area roughly two and a half times the size of France and provides complex, high level services to more than 600,000 residents across a wide range of specialities.
The main hospital (TUH) facility is a state-of-the-art tertiary referral hospital (the only tertiary hospital in North Queensland) and is the major teaching hospital for the James Cook University's schools of medicine, nursing and allied health and for the Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE. Referrals are from across North Queensland, as far north as Cape York Peninsula and the To Townsville QLD Australia
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