Symptom & Urgent Review Clinic (RNG4)

Job posted: 08/03/2023
Applications close: 29/03/2023 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Ballarat

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Grampians Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 16570

Reference: 16570

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Ballarat

Symptom and Urgent Review (SURC).
Permanent Full time with a monthly ADO,  Permanent Part-time (up to 76 hours /fortnight if shared role)

About Grampians Health

Grampians Health was established 1 November 2021, bringing together Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Stawell Regional Health, Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services to deliver safe, sustainable, healthcare tailored to changing workforce and community needs, for the long term.

This partnership follows years of strong collaboration and close partnerships between the four health services. Together, we will deliver better healthcare, enhance services and advance careers, closer to home, now and into the future.

A career with Grampians Health means you are connected and are part of a team providing quality healthcare to rural and regional communities. Our communities are diverse, as is our workforce, with expert clinical staff from across the world choosing to live and work in our beautiful region.

Grampians Health provides acute, maternity, mental health, allied health, aged care, administration and support services.  This means your career will be as diverse and rewarding as you strive to be.

About the role

The aim of SURC is to provide a pathway for the rapid assessment, symptom and psychological support to patients, and their families; receiving Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapies (SACT) as well as disease related symptoms.

  • Planned/unplanned calls from patients/carers for symptom advice and management
  • Planned/unplanned clinical presentations for symptom review/support
  • Shared Care Reviews for patients receiving SACT 
  • Primary point of contact for COVID +ve cancer patients  
  • Support to BHS at Home Cancer Stream 

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and develop the SURC service in collaboration with key stakeholders
  • Patient assessment and triage 
  • Support patients receiving SACT 
  • Provide patient and staff education
  • Promotes oncology nursing leadership within the Directorate

Skills and experience

  • Registered Nurse with current AHPRA registration 
  • Significant recent oncology/haematology experience 
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of patients receiving SACT
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills 
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Advanced level computer skills
  • Ability to work autonomously 
  • Team player

Grampians Health Culture & Benefits

At Grampians Health, we recognise our staff are our greatest asset.  We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, patients, residents, visitors, volunteers and contractors at all sites.

  • Flexible work arrangements and purchase leave opportunities
  • Salary packaging for living expenses such as rent/mortgage plus meals, entertainment & holidays
  • Discounted on-site parking
  • Access to discounted health club membership
  • Staff rewards and recognition programs

Ballarat Region

Ballarat is the largest centre in Western Victoria and the state’s fastest growing inland city.  Dubbed Australia’s most liveable city in 2020, Ballarat is home to first class education, fine dining and boutique shopping.  Uniquely located within easy access to Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and the Western district, Ballarat is blessed with some of Australia’s most significant heritage buildings and natural landscapes.

How to apply

Click APPLY or contact Rachel Hodges, Day Oncology/SURC Nurse Unit Manager, on 03 5320 4389 for a confidential discussion.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police records check, immunisation clearance and Working with Children check and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check.

All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask.  Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.

Grampians Health is a child safe organisation, committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

Grampians Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual LGBTQIA+.

Symptom & Urgent Review Clinic (RNG4)

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Rachel Hodges - 03 5320 4389
Steve Medwell - 0410439846

Symptom & Urgent Review Clinic (RNG4)