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Position Details
Reference Number 75100
Position Title Clinical Nurse Consultant (Grade 2) - Breast Care Nurse - Temp F/T
Employment Status Temporary Full Time (up to 05/01/2014)
Entity South Western Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Camden, Campbelltown
Award Classification Public Health System Nurses' & Midwives' (State) Award - Clinical Nurse Consultant Gde 2
Salary $1,900.10 - $1,937.80
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

A Breast Care Nurse (BCN) is defined by the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre as a “registered nurse who applies advanced knowledge of the health needs, preferences and circumstances of women with breast cancer to optimise the individual’s health and well-being at various phases across the continuum of care, including diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, follow-up and palliative care. This advanced knowledge is based on an in-depth understanding of theory and research relevant to the field of breast cancer nursing. Specifically, BCN practice incorporates advanced knowledge and skills in supportive care, including providing specialized and tailored information and education, psychological support, and clinical care”.


The BCN  adapts his/her practice according to the specific and changing needs of individual women, taking into account their multiple health needs, concerns and preferences for care. The BCN facilitates continuity of care between different phases of the cancer journey, care settings, care plans and care providers.


The role of the BCN position is to increase access to care coordination resourses for patients in NSW and to develop a model of care coordination that will influence and impact across all cancer services.


Selection Criteria Registered Nurse (Division 1) – Registered to Practice by the Australian Health Professionals Regulatory Agency

5 years full time equivalent post registration experience; and 3 years full time equivalent post registration experience in breast care nursing or related discipline

Demonstrated commitment to evidence based practise through the participation in research based projects and activities, developing and improving personal education skills appropriate to the position, and total quality management and improved health care outcomes.

Approved post graduate nursing qualifications in breast care nursing or cancer nursing or such other qualifications or experience deemed appropriate by the organisation

Highly developed written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and organisational skills, and project management, organisational and planning skills.

Demonstrated ability to deliver quality patient care, and to work in and with a multidisciplinary team

Demonstrated experience and ability in the provision of counselling

Unrestricted NSW drivers licence (P2 licence acceptable)
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Catherine O'Connor
Contact Number 0419606747
Closing Date 31/08/2012
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view