About the business
Breast Cancer Care WA is a grassroots WA charity funded entirely through donations and fundraising in the community. Our specialist breast care nurses (sponsored by McGrath Foundation) and counsellors support people during their experience with breast cancer by providing practical, financial and emotional support.
About the role
About the role
Our McGrath Specialist Metastatic Breast Care Nurse works as part of Breast Cancer Care WA’s Support Services team to provide evidence-based information and support to clients and their families living with a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis and work in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary team.
The role also contributes to promoting education and awareness about breast cancer and Breast Cancer Care WA’s support services.
This is a part-time role of 22.5hrs per week.
- Provide expert clinical advice, information and support to clients with metastatic breast cancer in accordance with evidence based guidelines across the continuum of care
- Identify and support clients at higher risk, or exhibiting high levels of distress at the time of admission to Breast Cancer Care WA Services, and as required using a systematic evidence based approach to achieve appropriate and timely referrals to other services
- Collaborate with members of the clients’ multidisciplinary teams (MDT), Breast Cancer Care WA’s Support Services Team and relevant community service providers to coordinate the delivery of individualised breast cancer support services
- Act as a patient advocate within the MDT to facilitate a treatment approach that is appropriate to the client’s individual needs
- Coordinate education, awareness and promotion of Breast Cancer Care WA within the health sector
- Work with other Support Services Team Members to Identify and address gaps in service provision
- Commitment to Nursing Registration Standards
- Work as part of a collaborative team with the ability to make decisions to deliver a positive impact for each client
- Free onsite parking
- Mobile and flexible role
- Salary packaging opportunities
- Additional annual leave
Skills and Experience
- Registered Nurse with a minimum of five (5) years post registration experience and three (3) years’ experience as a Breast Care or Oncology Nurse
- Relevant post graduate qualifications in breast care nursing, oncology, palliative care or relevant experience & capacity to complete qualification within twelve months
- Understanding of the physical, and psychological needs of patients with metastatic breast cancer
- Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
- Understanding of common treatment regimens for metastatic breast cancer
- High level of communication and interpersonal skills, proven leadership qualities. Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
- Computer literacy
- Current WA driver’s license & reliable vehicle
- Demonstrated knowledge of the WA health care system and community support agencies
- Experience in the development and delivery of education programs to clients, carers, the community and other health professionals
- Experience using Salesforce CRM
To learn more about the role and responsibilities and pre-employment checks required, please review the Position Description below.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 21 November 2021
To apply send the following to:
Sally Dare, Support Services Manager
- A covering letter addressing the essential criteria and why you are interested in this role
- Current CV
- Two recent workplace referees