Registered Nurse - Oncology Unit

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service is a multifaceted, growing regional health service employing over 900 staff and providing a comprehensive array of health care services to the East Gippsland community. Located in the beautiful Victorian region of East Gippsland, you will relish a relaxed lifestyle living on the Gippsland Lakes with easy access to isolated beaches, the high-country and snow fields. BRHS offers a rewarding work environment providing challenge, variety and a range of opportunities to progress your career. You will join our dedicated team of health professionals and support staff who are committed to delivering a high quality experience to all. Be bold, make the change now!
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Department: Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Nursing and Aged Care
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Bairnsdale - Outer Gippsland area
Reference: VG/BRHS/CS/1626209
Closing Date: 03-Jul-2022
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Registered Nurse - Oncology Day Unit - September 2021.pdf (PDF, 543KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Wendy Whitechurch, Acting Nurse Unit Manager
03 5150 3325,

Position Details

STATUS:  Fixed Term until end of January 2023

HOURS:   48.0 hours per fortnight (additional adhoc hours also available)

BRHS is offering a fantastic opportunity to experience an oncology nursing career.  We are seeking a talented Registered Nurse who is interested in further developing their skills in cancer care nursing and we will provide a range of opportunities and support to progress your specialised nursing career.  Initially this role is fixed term, however opportunities for a contract extension to cover planned and unplanned leave will be assessed in the future to support this growing department. Regular opportunities arise for additional adhoc hours to cover annual leave.

The Position:

You will deliver holistic high standard care in the management of cancer and medical treatments, ensuring a safe, non-threatening environment for staff, patients and their support person/family.  Oncology experience is preferred, however if you have limited experience in this area but have excellent assessment skills & acute experience, our experienced team will support you to use your critical thinking and assessment skills to increase your knowledge in this field. 

Why should you Apply?

  • Great opportunity to develop your skills in a growth area
  • This role is primarily worked on a Monday to Friday, business hours roster. 
  • View a holistic picture of the patient cancer journey whilst participating in the multidisciplinary team patient management
  • Enjoy being part of our cohesive team of professionals who embrace challenges, welcome new ideas and embody our trademark behaviours. 


Key Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years recent acute nursing experience
  • Well-developed critical thinking and clinical assessment skills
  • Commitment to meeting the special needs of those undertaking cancer & medical infusion treatments
  • Proven ability to work in a cohesive and collaborative manner as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Cannulation and CVAD competencies desirable but mandatory to develop and maintain
  • Demonstrated self-directed learning in cancer care an advantage
  • Flexible approach, including willingness to adapt to a constantly changing environment


To discuss this opportunity and find out more, please contact: Wendy Whitechurch, Acting Nurse Unit Manager, Oncology on 03 5150 3325 or

  • Internal applicants are required to submit a resume and a statement addressing the criteria listed this advertisement. To be submitted by selecting “Apply Now” below.
  • All other applicants are to submit a full application including a covering letter, resume (including two professional referees) and response to the key selection criteria. To be submitted by selecting “Apply Now” below.

Applications close: Sunday 3rd July 2022


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In accordance with recent Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of COVID19 vaccination prior to commencement.

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