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Cancer Care Coordinator

  • Permanent / Full Time
  • VIC Other

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Position Summary:
The role of the Cancer Care Coordinator encompasses multiple aspects of cancer care delivery.

  • Multidisciplinary team meeting participation
  • Supportive and clinical care assessment.
  • Provision of required care and clinical treatment
  • Referral practices and effective coordination of care across different clinicians, teams, and health services.
  • Provision of education and information to patients and carers.
  • Clinical leadership, mentoring.
  • Data collection.
  • Quality improvement and practice development.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Vaccination against COVID-19 and annual influenza is a mandatory requirement for healthcare workers in Victoria

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Post Graduate qualifications in oncology (desirable).
  • Previous experience working in oncology setting.
  • Previous management experience (desirable).
  • Recent experience in the private healthcare sector (desirable).
  • Understanding of quality management systems / principles including quality improvement; workplace health and safety; infection control and healthcare accreditation programs.
  • Excellent communication, organisational and time management skills

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attendance at Multidisciplinary team and other meetings in relation to the planning and delivery of care.
  • Facilitate timely scheduling of appointments, diagnostic testing, and procedures to expediate the treatment plan and promote continuity of care.
  • Facilitate continuity of care between health professionals and across care settings by establishing clear referral pathways and timely communication.
  • Act as a liaison between people affected by cancer and members of the health care team.
  • Undertake comprehensive assessment and screening for clinical, psychological, and supportive care needs upon initial encounter and periodically throughout treatment.
  •  Identify people at risk for adverse clinical and psychological outcomes and those with potential barriers to care.
  • Provide timely and consistent education and information to patients and their families.
  • Facilitate delivery of cancer care consistent with evidence-based guidelines.
  • Implement and participate in quality improvement activities that aim to improve provision and coordination of care and optimise outcomes for individuals and services.
  • Provide clinical leadership and mentorship within the clinical team.
  • Provide clinical support to medical oncologist/s.
  • Manage oral chemotherapy treatment regimens.
  • Manage supportive therapy treatment regimens (subcutaneous and intramuscular)
  • Coordinate phone triage / symptom urgent review clinic (SURC).
  • Coordinate patient follow-up post initial treatment.

General Responsibilities:

  • Practices in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Code of Professional Conduct and Code of Ethics
  • Understands and practices within own scope of practice
  • Integrates nursing and health care knowledge, skills, and attitude to provide high-quality, safe, and effective nursing care
  • Other tasks as directed by the Director of Clinical Services / Nurse Unit Manager as falling within the scope of practice and role within the organisation.


  • Contribute to the professional development of others including preceptorship of new staff and/or students on placement.
  • Exercise economy in the use of resources, supplies and time.
  • Actively participate in team meetings, staff forums and other meetings relevant to role and as requested by manager.

Professional Development:

  • Participate in the hospital appraisal process.
  • Complete mandatory competencies as directed and per the Training/Competency Calendar.
  • Maintain and update knowledge and skills through regular attendance at education and training sessions and in-service education.
  • Keep abreast of technology relating to the area.

Safety and Quality:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the MHPH Quality Management System and actively contribute to quality improvement activities and the hospital’s plan to achieve organisational objectives.
  • Understand, contribute to, and participate in the hospital ISO certification process.
  • Understand, contribute to, and participate in the application of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS) applicable to MHPH.

Occupational Health and Safety:

  • Follow safe work practices and comply with the Hospital’s Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures and legislation, proactively reporting policies, hazards, incidents, and injuries to manager
  • Make proper use of all safeguards, safety devices and personal protective equipment.
  • Take appropriate care to protect the health and safety of self and others.

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  • Permanent / Full Time
  • VIC Other

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