About the Position WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT JOB DESCRIPTION Agency Department of Health Work Unit Oncology Unit, Alice Springs Hospital Clinical Nurse Specialist - Job Title Designation Nurse 3 Oncology Job Type Full Time Duration Ongoing Salary $89,488 - $95,613 Location Alice Springs Position Number 37456 RTF 150437 Closing 08/10/2018 Contact Olivia Shields, Clinical Nurse Manager Oncology on or Agency Information Information for Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and an attached detailed Applicants resume/cv. For further information for applicants and example applications click here If you accept this position, a detailed summary of your merit (including work history, experience, Information about qualifications, skills, information from referees, etc.) will be provided to other applicants, to ensure Selected Applicant s transparency and better understanding of the reasons for the decision. For further information Merit click here The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce which is representative of the community we serve. Therefore under an approved Special Measures recruitment plan, ATSI applicants will Special Measures be given priority consideration and preference in selection for this vacancy if they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the position level. For further information click here Apply Online Link Primary Objective The Clinical Nurse Specialist will ensure best practice aligned to relevant, contemporary Oncology standards for the provision of quality, patient centred cancer care. Key Duties and Responsibilities Deliver clinical and supportive care requirements consistent with evidence based practice. Liaise with members of the multi-disciplinary team and relevant service providers to deliver patient centred and specialised cancer care. Act as a role model and resource adopt a flexible approach to clinical education, training and orientation for all staff. In the absence of and in collaboration with the Clinical Nurse Manager (CNM), co-ordinate the units clinical and management activities to ensure the provision of optimal nursing care of patients and families. Arrange and administer chemotherapy treatments, and patient education. Communicate all pertinent information regarding treatment protocols/supportive drug therapies to pharmacy. Undertake patient toxicity assessments and apply appropriate multi-disciplinary team referrals in collaboration with the Clinical Nurse Coordinator. Follow defined service quality standards, Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces. Foster a positive workplace culture through exemplary leadership practices and role modelling behaviour. Selection Criteria Essential 1. Eligible for registration and current annual practicing certificate with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). 2. Demonstrated proficient clinical nursing expertise in Oncology at senior nurse level and possess extensive experience in Oncology/Haematology, ideally with at least three years experience, advanced knowledge of cancer, related drugs and symptom management. 3. Demonstrated commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), research, education and innovation to achieve organisational goals and efficiency. 4. Demonstrated experience in unit and team planning, implementation and evaluation. 5. Demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal, counselling, multi-disciplinary team building and leadership skills at an advanced level within a health care environment. 6. Ability to understand and support contemporary issues related to Equal Employment Office (EEO), cultural diversity, WHS, Information Technology (IT) and Human Resource Management (HRM). 7. Capable of managing diverse, complex and stressful situations in an efficient and effective manner. Desirable 1. Possess Post Graduate qualifications in Oncology. Further Information Department of Health has a Smoke Free Policy. Staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on Departmental premises, facilities or vehicle nor whilst working off-site. The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to hold a current working with children clearance notice and undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is relevant to the position. Approved October 2016 Melissa Brown Executive Director of Nursing & Midwifery, Alice Springs Hospital Other information Company NT - Department of Health no - Principals only. Recruiters, please don t contact this job advertiser. no - Please, no phone calls about this job! no - Reposting this message elsewhere is NOT OK.