Registered Nurse Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant

Job posted: 07/02/2024
Applications close: 28/02/2024 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 74451

Reference: 74451

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Registered Nurse – Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant

Royal Melbourne Hospital winner of the Premier’s Large Health Service of the Year Award for 2022

  • Integrated clinical haematology and bone marrow transplant service working together with Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Supported ratios 1:3 daytime, 1:5 night-time
  • One of only three allogeneic bone marrow transplantation units in Victoria
  • Specialist cancer nursing training provided

About the team:

Our ward is seeking passionate and dedicated individuals to join our Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant team. No Haematology/BMT experience necessary, we will teach you the knowledge and skills to make you a successful Cancer Nurse.

7B is a specialised service providing the highest quality care to our patients. Our multidisciplinary haematology team brings together world-class clinical and laboratory research expertise to ensure patients with blood disorders receive exceptional care.

With a commitment to excellence, education and research we are shaping local and international practices in haematology, developing the next generation of expert clinicians and advancing patient care for the future.

What will your typical day look like?

  • Focus on nursing care to patients requiring allogenic bone marrow transplantation, acute leukaemia inpatient care as well as those who have been diagnosed with classical haematology disorders
  • Patients on the ward may require; stem cell transplant, chemotherapy/immunotherapy, blood and electrolyte replacement, red cell exchange, management of treatment related side effects (nausea/vomiting, mucositis, tumour lysis syndrome, graft vs host disease), be monitored for signs of sepsis whilst immunocompromised or increased monitoring whilst on a clinical trial.
  • Support the ANUM and NUM to ensure high quality nursing care is provided. This includes the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation for care of haematology and bone marrow transplant patients
  • Develop specialist skills such as CVAD care, chemotherapy and stem cell administration
  • Contribute to high quality care aimed at improving the patient experience
  • Opportunities to attend education study days; BMT Study day, Classical Haematology Study day new 2023), Leukaemia Study Day (new in 2024) Beyond the Basics (2 day Haematology course) and 
  • Education programs including RISE (Registered Nurse Introduction to Specialty Education) and a Graduate Certificate through University of Melbourne

What our staff have said about joining the team:

“Moving from Ireland to Melbourne to nurse is a decision I will never regret! 7B has provided me with endless opportunities for career progression and supported me every step of the way. This team have become my family away from home.”

"After moving to Melbourne from New Zealand, It was clear early on how high the quality and skill is of the nurses here so working amongst this has helped take my own practice to another level. The patient ratios have allowed me to perform the way I have always wanted to but was unable to with the constant patient pressures back home"

What you'll need to succeed:

  • You are an AHPRA registered Nurse with ward experience and are willing to work a range of AM/PM & ND shifts, within our supportive and dedicated multidisciplinary team
  • You have a high level of reliability, flexibility and excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • You are committed to live The Melbourne Way: putting people first, leading with kindness and achieving excellence together
  • You are ready for an enhanced variety of clinical experiences to develop your professional growth
  • Competency in intravenous and cannulation and the management of centrally venous access devices
  • Competency in the administration of antineoplastic drugs (eviQ ADAC competency or equivalent) with relevant clinical experience
  • Recent clinical experience in acute haematology is desirable

Next steps?
Is this the position for you? Click ‘Apply Now’ and attach your resume, cover letter and complete all questions within the application process to be considered.
Don’t miss out! Position may close early with suitable applicants being shortlisted immediately

Benefits of working with the RMH:

  • Access to a specialised clinical education team on a daily basis
  • A Values based organisation offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; On-site staff gym, Staff Medical Service, Employee Assistance Program, Peer Support Program - run by our dedicated employees
  • Salary packaging options, monthly ADOs for full time staff (That’s an additional day off every month!), discounted onsite car parking, close to public transport
  • Generous financial support through our RMH Postgraduate Scholarship Program

Professional Development Opportunities:

  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing
  • Newly available- RISE program -Registered Nurses Introduction to Specialty which is a free 6-month speciality program
  • A robust education calendar released monthly with ever changing education sessions held on during working hours on the ward
  • Clinical and non-clinical short courses available & supported year round

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check, and where applicable, Working With Children Check (WWCC). All RMH employees are required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment including evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 (3 doses) and Influenza with a TGA approved vaccine (mandatory for all clinical and or patient facing roles) prior to commencement. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health’s Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19 and legislated requirement for influenza vaccination.  

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Registered Nurse Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Cameron Grant - 93429200
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Registered Nurse Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant