Apheresis Nurse

Job posted: 16/03/2023
Applications close: 13/04/2023 (Midnight)
15 days remaining

15 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Reference: 46648

Reference: 46648

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

    • Full time, part time, permanent roles 
    • Austin Campus – Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre
    • $67k-$92k base + salary packaging + super (pro-rata for part time)
    • Family friendly and supportive team culture

    Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across three campuses in the Northeast of Melbourne and state-wide.  We have a highly engaged, diverse and collaborative workforce that is unified by our goal to help people live healthy and fulfilled lives. 

    Cancer services has the below exciting opportunity available


    Austin Campus- Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre

    Permanent Full-time and Part-time positions available- 40hrs/week

    The Apheresis unit consists of 4 treatment bays and 1 procedure room.

    The Unit provides nursing services and specialises in the following procedures: 

    • Apheresis procedures: Plasma exchange, Autologous & Allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell collection, Red Cell Exchange, Red Cell depletion, Granulocyte collection, LDL Apheresis, Donor Lymphocyte collections & White Cell depletion. The Apheresis unit is part of the Clinical Haematology Department at Austin Health. All services are provided to both inpatients and outpatients across Austin Health, Northern Health, Ballarat, Casey and Eastern Health.  As a member of the Australian bone marrow donor registry, we are accredited to collect allogeneic stem cells for centres internationally.    
    • Management of Peripherally inserted Central Catheters (PICC) for Austin Health’s inpatients & outpatients.   
    • Administration of blood products and intravenous immunoglobulins on an as needed basis when day oncology is above capacity.  
    • Managing patients presenting for Peripheral Stem Cell Transplant within the ambulatory setting.  

    The apheresis unit is co-located to the Day Oncology Unit - a 21 chair unit and 3 car at home service that provides cancer therapeutics to patients within the ambulatory and home settings. Nurses with a cancer nursing background who wish to maintain a chemotherapy administration skill set can rotate into the day oncology unit on an annual basis. 

    Nursing care is provided with the support of a collaborative multidisciplinary team, including specialist medical, pharmacy, allied health staff and administrative staff. Referrals to allied healthcare workers, such as dieticians, pastoral care, occupational health and physiotherapists, also helps the team to deliver the best and most comprehensive care.

    Position closes: 18th April, 2023

    About the role: 

    As an Austin Health Nurse you will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of evidence-based nursing care in designated medical specialties, in order to optimize health outcomes for the community. 

    Key responsibilities will see you: 

    • Support a philosophy of care, which is patient focused, from admission to discharge, and where the family is welcome in the carers team  
    • Ensure the well-being and safety of patients by following the values and principles, which underpin best practice in relation to patient care, education and patient rights  
    • Achieve and maintain the skills necessary, through personal professional development, to plan, prioritize and implement holistic patient care  

    About you:  

    You will be someone who enjoys working as a part of a supportive team committed to excellence in patient care.  You’ll have an interest in self-development and education, and actively seek out opportunities to grow your skillset.

    You’ll further have:  

    • Commitment to Austin Health values 
    • Registered Nurse Division One 
    • A patient focused approach to care 
    • A positive approach to ongoing self-education and skill development  
    • A flexible, innovative team-oriented approach to service delivery  
    • A positive approach to change and diversity 
    • IV cannulation and CVAD care competencies 

    Our benefits: 

    Working at Austin Health means enjoying a strong sense of purpose, engaging in meaningful work every day.  Our people also receive a variety of rewarding benefits, including: 

    • Greater take-home pay through generous salary packaging  
    • A suite of wellness initiatives designed to support you, including discounts on fitness memberships and health insurance, and a comprehensive wellbeing program  
    • Mentoring and career development opportunities  
    • Car parking and end of journey facilities for cyclists 

    Inclusion at Austin: 

    We celebrate, value, and include people of all backgrounds, genders, identities, cultures, bodies, and abilities.  We welcome and support applications from anyone identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, physically or culturally diverse, LGBTQI+, and people of any age. 

    Work with us! 

    If you feel this role is right for you, we encourage your early application.  All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and if required, a Working with Children Check. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, please feel free to reach out to the hiring manager.

Apheresis Nurse

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Salliece Byford - (03) 9496 6841
Sine Donaldson - (03) 9496 6842

Apheresis Nurse