Employment opportunities

Breast Care Nurse

(22.5 hours per week)

Breast Cancer Care WA provides personalised emotional, practical and financial support to people affected by breast cancer.

This busy and fast growing charity is looking for a part time Breast Care Nurse to join the team in the coming months.

This specialised role requires a well organised, self-motivated, sensitive and caring person with well-developed personal stress management skills.

The role will also be responsible for moderating an Australia-wide support website called breastcancerclick and providing online support and information. With two hours per week worked outside of normal office hours, flexible availability is essential.

The role will be situated at our Cottesloe offices with one day per week/fortnight travelling to Mandurah to support clients and two hours per week (7pm and 9pm) from home to moderate breastcancerclick.

Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse with at least five (5) years post registration experience preferably in surgical or medical oncology, ideally with at least three (3) years’ experience as a breast care nurse or related discipline 
  • Relevant post graduate qualifications in breast care nursing or relevant experience and ability to complete qualification within twelve months

Essential criteria:

  • Relevant experience in advanced practice with respect to management of women with breast cancer (and/or oncology nursing experience).
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality patient care.
  • Demonstrated project management, organisation and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to total quality management and improved health care outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in and with a multidisciplinary team.
  • High level verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing and improving personal education skills appropriate to the position.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to Occupational Health & Safety.
  • High level of computer literacy
  • High level verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Current WA Drivers Licence and reliable vehicle.

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience in the development and delivery of education programs to patients, carers, the community and health professionals.
  • Knowledge of research methodology.
  • Community nursing experience
  • Understanding and experience with online interaction

How to Apply:

  • Only qualified and experienced applicants should apply.

Click here to review the position description and if you meet the essential criteria email your application including;

  • Position questionnaire downloadable here
  • cover letter addressing the essential criteria
  • current resume including two recent work related referees

to Cathie Smith, Support Services Manager at cathie@breastcancer.org.au

Expressions of interest close: 5pm, Monday July 28, 2014

This is a female only identified position under section 27 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA)
 


Counsellor – Mandurah/Rockingham

3 days per week (or 22.5 hours per week equivalent)

Breast Cancer Care WA provides personalised emotional, practical and financial support to people affected by breast cancer.

This busy and fast growing charity is seeking a suitably qualified female counsellor with experience in oncology or women’s health, to provide support to women and their families affected by a diagnosis of breast cancer in the Mandurah/Rockingham area.

Daily tasks will be a combination of counselling, support group facilitation and program coordination.

The role will work between our Cottesloe and Mandurah offices generally from 9am to 5pm, three days per week (or 22.5 hours per week equivalent). As such flexibility and a willingness to drive between the two locations is essential.

Applicants must have excellent counselling, interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to handle complex counselling scenarios and prioritise workloads.

They will be an effective team member, who is empathic, with a high level of integrity, has well developed personal stress management skills, is highly motivated and adaptable to change.

Qualifications:

University degree in counselling with a minimum of two years’ experience as a counsellor, preferably in oncology or women’s health

Key functions

  • Provide face-to-face, telephone and email counselling to individuals, couples, families and groups
  • Provide coping strategies and material resources
  • Provide clients with appropriate referrals as required
  • Maintain case notes in accordance with professional standards and accurately maintain the client database
  • Coordinate and facilitate various support groups
  • Assess and process financial and practical assistance applications
  • Actively promote Breast Cancer Care WA in order to attract new clients, service providers and potential donors
  • Collect, collate and report statistics and provide narrative reports for monthly Board reports

How to apply:

Only qualified and experienced applicants should apply.
 

Click here to review the position description and if you meet the essential criteria email your application including;

to Cathie Smith, Support Services Manager at cathie@breastcancer.org.au

Expressions of interest close: 5pm, Friday July 18, 2014

This is a female only identified position under section 27 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA)