Nursing Careers

Canberra Health Services

Clinical Services

Cancer and Ambulatory Support

Cancer Rapid Assessment Unit


Nurse Practitioner – Cancer Rapid Assessment Unit


Registered Nurse Level 4.2

Salary Range: $129,289 (PN: 41367)


Canberra Health Services is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.

Canberra Health Services provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region.

Canberra Health Services is committed to the delivery of person and family centred, safe and high-quality care in a sustainable health system. This will be achieved with key strategic priorities for CHS which includes ensuring the delivery of ACT Health’s Quality Strategy and government priorities and aligning them with ACT Health’s Territory Wide Services Framework.

The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care.

Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of Canberra Health Services include Early Childhood, Youth and Women’s Health; Dental Services, Rehabilitation and Community Care; Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Services. In addition, Justice Health Services are provided within the Territory’s detention facilities.

ACT Health is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.

Overview of the work area and position:

The division of Cancer and Ambulatory Support provides a comprehensive range of cancer screening, assessment, diagnostic and treatment services and palliative care through inpatient, outpatient and community settings.

The Rapid Assessment Unit provides a dedicated point of access for cancer patients who have urgent care needs related to their cancer diagnosis or the treatment they are receiving, as an alternative to attending the emergency department.

The unit is staffed by Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses who work in collaboration with the patient’s treating team. The Rapid Assessment Nurse Practitioner will work primarily within the Rapid Assessment Unit with development opportunities within the Canberra Region Cancer Centre and inpatient wards.

The Nurse Practitioner will receive professional development and formal clinical supervision from the Medical Officers and there are opportunities to participate in research, teaching and service development.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:


  • Applicants must hold or be eligible to hold registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and have the notation of Nurse Practitioner attached to this registration.

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

    • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.


  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.


The unit operates between 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday. The position is full-time, however, applications for part-time hours may be considered and the full-time salary noted above will be paid pro rata.

Contact Officer: Melissa O’Brien 0412 501 716 melissa.o’


For further information, please visit ref 01KPV


Applications Close: 18 July 2019

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