Position Details
Reference Number 30102
Position Title McGrath Metastatic Breast Care Nurse
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Bendigo Health only
Employment Type Part time - fixed term
Division Clinical Operations
Location Bendigo - Main campuses
EBA Classification/Range
EBA:  Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Health Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2016 - 2020
Classification:  RN G5 CLIN CONS C Y1

EBA:  Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Health Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2016 - 2020
Classification:  RN G5 CLIN CONS C Y2

Hours per fortnight 48
Position Summary

About the opportunity

The Metastatic Breast Care Nurse position is a three year McGrath Foundation funded position hosted at Bendigo Health that will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to support and coordinate care and service for patients with metastatic breast cancer.


Title: McGrath Metastatic Breast Care Nurse
Department: Oncology
Classification: Registered Nurse, Grade 5 Clinical Consultant Year 1 - Year 2
Salary: $55.26 - $56.58 per hour
Hours: 48 hours per fortnight
Status: Part time fixed term


About the position


A Breast Care Nurse is defined by the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre, now Cancer Australia, as a Registered Nurse who applies advanced knowledge of the health needs, preferences and circumstances of women with breast cancer to optimise the individual’s health and well-being at various phases across the continuum of care, including diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, follow up and palliative care. This advanced knowledge is based on an in depth understanding of theory and research relevant to the field of breast cancer nursing. Specifically, BCN practice incorporated advanced knowledge and skills in supportive care, including providing specialised and tailored information and education, psychological support and clinical care.


The Metastatic Breast Cancer Nurses Initiative, implemented by the McGrath Foundation, aims to support the creation of new McGrath Metastatic Breast Care Nurse (MBN) positions nationwide, thereby increasing access to specialist care and support. The specialist MBN clinical pathway will incorporate a combination of the following models of care:

  • Supportive care
  • Patient centered (and patient advocacy)
  • Care coordination
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Community based
  • Wellness


About you

You are an experienced Registered Nurse who is committed to upholding Bendigo Health's core values.

Please address the key selection criteria.


Staff benefits

Bendigo Health, employs around 4000 people, is the largest employer in the region and boasts many great staff benefits that include: 

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary Packaging (meals and entertainment)
  • Staff health and wellbeing program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Access to recommended immunisations
  • Social club
  • Smoke free environment


For further information on the role please refer to the position description. Applications are to be submitted online.

Selection Criteria
01.Registered Nurse with current AHPRA and at least five years post registration experience in either oncology, palliative care or breast cancer nursing with knowledge of patients with advanced breast cancer including treatments and clinical trials available for patients with metastatic breast cancer

02.Post graduate certificate in Breast Care and/or Oncology/Palliative Care Nursing (Diploma or Masters qualification desirable).

03.Demonstrated knowledge of the assessment and treatment of oncology emergencies

04.Evidence of participation in and commitment to quality improvement and best practice principles

05.Demonstrated leadership and advocacy experience

06.Experience in developing and delivering educational material / information for patients and colleagues

07.Advanced interpersonal and counselling skills

08.Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills in the multidisciplinary context

09.Ability to work autonomously with high degree of initiative

10.Computer proficiency with Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook applications
Contact Person Karen Wellington
Contact Number (0409) 380 089
Alternate Contact Person Tamara Williams
Alternate Contact Number (03) 5454 8812
Closing Date 06/11/2020
Position Description
McGrath Metastatic Breast Care Nurse Jan 2020.doc Open
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.