Purpose of Position
The Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) Oncology Team A works within a multidisciplinary team providing a care management and specialist consultancy service to team allocated oncology patients. The CNC Oncology Team A provides expert clinical advice to team allocated patients, carers and other health care professionals involved in care both internal and external to Oncology Services. The CNC in consultation with other team members develops implements and evaluates care management plans for team allocated oncology patients and provides leadership that facilitates the ongoing development of paediatric oncology practice. Within the role, the CNC initiates and utilises findings of research in the provision of clinical services, contributes to the development and delivery of oncology related education programs and participates in formal processes for the strategic and operational planning for the team and the wider Oncology Service.
The Team Based Model of Care approach will ensure a coordinated multidisciplinary approach to care whilst facilitating effective and efficient communication between all team members. The CNC will actively participate at all clinical meetings including the weekly Multidisciplinary Meeting, Quality Meetings, Departmental and Team based meetings.
1. Registered Nurse with a current Licence to practice from Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and minimum five years full time equivalent post qualification experience.
2. Relevant approved post registration qualification paediatric oncology or relevant extensive experience.
3. Proven clinical leadership skills and ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary framework with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in nursing practice.
4. Demonstrated high level communication and inter-personal skills.
5. Demonstrated participation in the development of clinical practice underpinned by evidence based research.
6. Proven skills in clinical teaching, the identification of education needs in the clinical area, competency in the use of contemporary information systems.
7. Ability to apply clinical expertise in consultancy with children and families, with the ability to work independently.