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Manager - Wellness Centre and Integrated Oncology Unit (Alfred Cancer)

LocationAlfred Health
Work TypeFull time
Positions1 Position
Job no: 68461
Category: Nurse, Registered Nurse
  • We have an exciting opportunity to develop, implement and lead the Integrated Oncology Unit and its team members to deliver contemporary multidisciplinary integrated oncology services
  • Come and work with us in our newly created Integrated Oncology Unit at the new Paula Fox Melanoma Cancer Centre
  • Permanent, Full Time at 80 hours per fortnight

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory to inpatient and home and community-based services.

Are you a Nursing or Allied Health Leader who is passionate about providing holistic, integrated care to patients and their families affected by cancer?  Come and work with us in our newly created Integrated Oncology Unit within the new Paula Fox Melanoma Cancer Centre.

We have an exciting opportunity to develop, implement and lead the Integrated Oncology Unit and its team members to deliver contemporary multidisciplinary integrated oncology services. You will work as a valued member of the broader Alfred Health Cancer Services team and contribute to improving the lives of patients, families and carers undergoing treatment in our world-class cancer centre.  


  • Permanent Position 
  • Full Time at 80 hours per fortnight, including ADO (Part-time applications will be considered) 
  • Classification - Grade 4 Allied Health Professional or Nurse Unit Manager Level 1 (NM10)
  • The Alfred Hospital Location 
  • Great Staff benefits


The Department

Alfred Cancer Program The Alfred Cancer program governs the delivery of comprehensive cancer care across Alfred Health, providing clinical care for patients affected by cancer, blood disorders and at the end of life. Alfred Cancer comprises service units providing clinical and research excellence in the fields of medical oncology, radiation oncology, haematology, bone marrow transplant, haemophilia, melanoma and palliative care. The program provides quality clinical care for our local catchment and to all Victorians through our state-wide melanoma, haematology and haemophilia services. The Alfred Cancer program also has a large focus on clinical trials with a research component embedded in each medical unit. In addition, Alfred Cancer partners with many rural and regional centres, collaborating in the delivery of clinical trials and research activities across Victoria.


The Paula Fox Melanoma and Cancer Centre (PFMCC) is a purpose-built facility opening in April 2024, which will provide specialist multidisciplinary, comprehensive care for patients with melanoma and other cancers, integrated with leading medical imaging modalities and research functions to enable seamless and exceptional patient experience. The centre supports patients through pathways of care designed to adapt to the needs of individual patients, their families and significant others. The Integrated Oncology Unit is a newly established unit located within the Paula Fox Melanoma Cancer Centre and will be responsible for the delivery of a program of Integrated Oncology services, which will operate in conjunction with traditional cancer care therapies.


    The Position Summary 

    This position will establish the Integrated Oncology Unit and provide leadership and direction to the team to facilitate the provision of evidence-based, contemporary Integrated and supportive care to patients, families and carers affected by cancer.

    Specifically, this position will;

    • Establish and maintain the Integrated Oncology Unit, its services and programs – including developing service delivery models and program structure and recruitment of team members
    • Drive the integration and development of the Integrated Oncology program to ensure the Alfred Cancer Program is known as an integrative cancer care centre of excellence.
    • Ensure the Integrated Oncology programs are visible and accessible across all Cancer Services including inpatient and outpatient models of care, being responsive to individual patient needs.
    • Develop and ensure productive key relationships with the multidisciplinary teams including Program & Unit Managers, Medical leads, Nurse Unit Managers, Allied Health Managers, and the Cancer Clinical Trials Centre and external stakeholders
    • Ensure that the Integrated Oncology Unit provides access to the most up-to-date and appropriate information in both written and digital format which is evidence-based on cancer diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and palliative care.


    Skills and Qualifications Required 

    • Registered as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia or Qualified Allied Health professional
    • Eligibility for registration or membership of the relevant professional body (AHPRA or other)
    • Demonstrated experience in management and leadership of multidisciplinary teams, in the provision of Integrated and supportive care in cancer services


    • Experience in the provision of clinical care within an oncology setting
    • Degree in healthcare/business management or working towards the same
    • Post-graduate qualifications (or working towards) at Masters level or higher in a clinical area or health services management/administration/ business management or relevant field


    Staff Benefits 

    • Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing through Maxxia 
    • Discounted Health Insurance and well-being benefits 
    • Staff Carparking (subject to availability) 
    • Onsite Gym (Alfred Hospital) 
    • Close to shops and public transport 


    For enquiries regarding this role, please contact Daniella Chiappetta, Clinical Service Director Alfred Cancer via 3 907660557

    Applications close on Sunday, 17th March 2024




    Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

    In accordance with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all Alfred Health employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, health care workers in Category A or B roles (as determined by the department’s risk ratings) are required to be vaccinated against influenza or hold an acceptable medical exemption.