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Charge Nurse, Regional Cancer Treatment Service Outpatients (VID: 5672)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: RCTS Ward - GM RCTS
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 28/11/2021
Have it all with a great career and lifestyle....
at MidCentral District Health Board! 
MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
We are seeking applications for a 1.0 FTE Charge Nurse, Regional Cancer Treatment Service, Outpatients.
We invite you to join our Cancer Nursing team.
Cancer nursing in this setting is centred on patient focused nursing care and support, enhancing the coordination, continuity and collaboration of the multi-disciplinary team within the Regional Cancer Treatment Service (RCTS).
The RCTS Outpatient Charge Nurse is responsible for the Oncology Day Unit and outpatient clinics for the specialties of Clinical Haematology, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology.
This role is central to the coordination of patients receiving outpatient chemotherapy and supportive treatment and works closely with the Charge Nurse, Ward 23 to ensure coordinated patient flow across the service.
The role is responsible for the organisation and monitoring of patient focused cancer nursing care, taking responsibility for:
  • Overseeing the booking of patients within expected timeframes
  • Day to day coordination of staff and patient flow across clinics and the oncology day unit
  • The management of complex patients and acute/unplanned clinical situations
  • Assist with the management of patient complaints / concerns
  • Participating in development opportunities that enhance the RCTS outpatient experience, operation and efficiency.

You will be expected to have, or work towards CVAD certification and chemotherapy administration competence within the first six months of employment – full support will be given to achieve this

Nurses with advanced patient assessment skills, proven leadership, quality improvement experience, excellent communication skills and computer knowledge, and who enjoy working in a supportive, team environment are invited to apply. 

The successful nurse is expected to have or be working towards Expert Level PDRP and have a Post-graduate qualification or be willing to work towards this within a specified timeframe.
If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity to expand your nursing leadership experience within a supportive environment, you are welcome to contact Helen Manoharan, Nursing Recruitment Consultant on ph 06 3508723.
MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. More information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 is available from the Ministry of Vulnerable Children website. 

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.


For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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