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Nurse Counsellor

St Vincent's Health - Fitzroy, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Job Description:

Fitzroy location

Challenging and rewarding work environment

Part Time Fixed Term Maternity Leave cover at 8 hours per week

About the Company
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 5,000 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About Department
St Vincent’s BreastScreen aims to reduce the morbidity and mortality due to breast cancer through the early detection of the disease. The program adheres to the values of St Vincent’s health which reflect the mission of BreastScreen Victoria to strive for excellence, collaboration, access, acceptability and improvements in detection and treatment of breast cancer.

About the Role

We are seeking an experienced registered nurse with a keen interest or experience in Breast Care Nursing for our assessment clinic. The Nurse Counsellor is responsible for assisting with diagnostic procedures, providing brief counselling and support to women and their significant others, and booking women into clinics. The Nurse Counsellor will work as part of the multidisciplinary team to facilitate the smooth flow of assessment clinics, by communicating effectively with all members of the assessment team.

You must have highly developed interpersonal, communication skills with the ability to work effectively and with the multidisciplinary team. You must be committed to and your own professional development.

Classifications for this position will range between YP3 - YP1 ( $67,236.00 - $89,902.80 base salary per annum - pro rata for part time employees)


Booking of assessment clinic appointments and facilitates the smooth flow of assessment clinics.

Provide relevant information to assist the women in understanding the recall and assessment process, to help them make informed choices, and to assist them in decision making concerning their care.

Obtain informed and written consent from clients prior to assessment, with the use of interpreters as requested.

Assist with clinical procedures (eg. fine needle aspiration, ultrasound, and stereotactic core biopsies).

Communicates effectively with the team, senior staff, and management to keep staff informed about matters pertaining to the team’s functioning.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Degree in general nursing which meets the registration requirements of AHPRA as a Registered Nurse Division 1

Knowledge of issues associated with screening, assessment and a diagnosis of breast cancer.

Experience working in a multidisciplinary team.

Experience and competency in supportive and brief counselling interventions.

Strong computer literacy skills.


Salary packaging

Employee Assistance Program

Staff Car Park


Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHM has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings.

You are therefore required to comply with the SVHM Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to provide evidence of mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations) prior to commencing employment, and continue to participate in on-going immunisation programs.

Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist: Review the following documents:

Contact Details: Nurse Team Leader, Leah Lynch-Rurehe, 03 9231 2100, leahl@breastscreen.org.au

Alternate Contact: Operations Manager, Anne Barton, 03 9231 2100, anne.barton@svha.org.au

Closing Date: 27 April 2021 11:59pm

Reconciliation Action Plan:

At St Vincent's we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees. As part of our Commitment to Reconciliation and Closing the Gap in employment related outcomes, we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

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St. Vincent's Health

Fitzroy, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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