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The role:

The Clinical Nurse Consultant - Cancer Care (CNC) provides clinical leadership and direction to improve the quality and continuity of care and support provided to clients diagnosed with cancer across the continuum of care.

The CNC provides a pivotal contact point for continuity of care for people diagnosed with cancer. The position provides authoritative clinical expert advice and supports and coordinates the patient’s care from diagnosis through treatment and surgery and discharge from hospital back to the community and is an integral part of the interdisciplinary team throughout the patient’s journey.

The CNC adapts practice providing advice, appropriate clinical interventions and consumer advocacy according to the specific and changing needs of individuals, taking into account their multiple health concerns and preferences for care. The CNC facilitates continuity of care between different phases of the cancer journey, care settings, care plans and providers.

Work... through Lead Clinicians and Director Northern Cancer Service to:
• Provide a significant degree of autonomy and independent decision making to develop the service.
• Provides authoritative advice at oncology team meetings to support patient care specific to cancer care.
• Develop pathways protocols and guidelines in relation to cancer care consistent with the national framework.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Our Service:

The North West Cancer Centre, Burnie, provides comprehensive specialist outpatient Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Clinical Haematology Services to the North West Tasmanian Community.
• The North West Cancer Centre (NWCC) also plays an active role in cancer education and research within Tasmania.
• The NWCC is affiliated with the Northern Cancer Service with it situated in the North West Regional Hospital complex and provides direct access to a range of medical, surgical and hospital services required to deliver quality, person-centred cancer care.
• Work across a multi-disciplinary work environment

Details of Appointment

Permanent, part time, day worker position working 48 hours per fortnight, commencing from as soon as you can join our team
• notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant
• Applicants should note that, for a period of twelve months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

Salary: $111,506 - $118,336 pro rata per annum. Our Employer 11% superannuation contribution is on top of this amount.

You’ll have access to salary package a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year + other benefits if eligible.
• Salary range is in accordance with Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2023 and Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Interim Agreement 2013


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria
• Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse or Midwife

Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer of any new criminal convictions and/or if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:
• Relevant post graduate qualifications in cancer care coordination/nursing
• Current Driver’s Licence

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:
• Conviction checks in the following areas:
• crimes of violence
• sex related offences
• serious drug offences
• crimes involving dishonesty
• serious traffic offences
• Identification check
• Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

How to Apply

Apply Online. Please click the "Apply" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note:
• We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria.
• All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
• Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Statement of Duties
• 522580, 526569 Clinical Nurse Consultant - Cancer Care G6 (July 2023) CSU.pdf
• 522580, 526569 Clinical Nurse Consultant - Cancer Care G6 (July 2023) CSU.docx

Applicant Guide
• Department of Health - Applicant Guide June 22.pdf
• Department of Health - Applicant Guide June 22.docx

For more information

Kristen Lovatt

Position: Nurse Unit Manager
Phone: (03) 6493 6074
E-mail: kristen.lovatt@ths.tas.gov.au

Important information

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To update your email address (or contact number), log in to www.jobs.tas.gov.au and look for “Existing applicant login” where you can update your details

The Department of Health values workforce diversity and recognises the value each person offers which is shaped by their unique characteristics, background, experiences, knowledge, skills, values and perspectives
Burnie TAS Australia


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