Prostate Cancer Nurse Specialist

The Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse (PCSN) will be involved as an expert point of contact for patients and their carers providing psychosocial and clinical support to men with prostate cancer in all treatment streams using a structured approach.
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Department: Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Gippsland - East Gippsland
Reference: VG/BRHS/CSS/1378750
Closing Date: 22-Feb-2019
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Prostate Cancer Nurse Specialist - 1378750 - January 2019.docx.pdf (PDF, 290KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kay Stephenson, Oncology Nurse Unit Manager
03 5150 3325

Position Details

HOURS: Part Time, 32.0 hours per fortnight

STATUS: 3 Year Position (To be reviewed annually according to funding agreement)

DEPARTMENT:   Clinical Operations


We are seeking an experienced Registered Nurse with a background in working with cancer or urology patients to join our Oncology Nursing team at BRHS.  This role provides a great opportunity to work closely with clients and their families and use your expertise and passion to further develop a highly coordinated approach to cancer care delivery to patients in our region.

The role will work in partnership across all health areas and sectors including non-government agencies to contribute to the continuity and quality of care for patients diagnosed with prostate cancer. The Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse will provide a coordinated, evidence based, seamless, patient focused approach to support men with prostate cancer and their families.  The position will also have a focus on community education requiring collaboration with community organisations and external services to ensure effective health promotion and awareness occurs.

This position is for a period of three years and will be reviewed annually according to funding agreement.


The ideal applicant will demonstrate:

  • Minimum of five years' post graduate experience including at least 2 years' experience working with cancer or urology patients.
  • Advanced level skills in cancer and/or urological nursing
  • Experience providing education to patients and other health care professionals and an ability to demonstrate an understanding of adult learning
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills in a multidisciplinary context
  • Proven leadership qualities with the capacity to work independently
  • A willingness to undertake post graduate prostate cancer nursing study within twelve months of commencing this role


The successful applicant will benefit from: 

  • An attractive remuneration package negotiated dependant on qualifications and experience.
  • Access to an extensive range of salary packaging options including novated leasing, meal, entertainment and venue hire card and relocation expenses.
  • Ongoing paid professional development leave
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health and Wellbeing program including gym membership at corporate rates
  • Staff dining room


For more information on the position, please contact:

Kay Stephenson, Oncology Nurse Unit Manager on 03 5150 3325

Applications by close of business:  

Friday 22nd February 2019


Further position details are available in the attached position description.

Applications are to include a covering letter, resume (including two professional referees) and response to the key selection criteria as listed in the position description.  Applications are to be submitted by selecting the "Apply Now" button below.

A satisfactory National Police Check (no older than 12 months) and Health Declaration must be provided prior to commencement at BRHS.  

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