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Melanoma Specialist Nurse

LocationAlfred Health
Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
Positions1 Position
Job no: 70187
Category: Nurse, Registered Nurse

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.

  • Full time position
  • Fixed term until June 2026
  • The Alfred location
  • Great staff benefits

The Department

The Alfred Cancer Program is responsible for the overall delivery of a comprehensive cancer service which involves a range of diagnostic services, surgical, radiation and oncology therapies for melanoma cancer patients. Alfred Heath is home to the Victorian Melanoma Service which was established in 1994 as a state-wide multi-disciplinary consultative treatment service for melanoma.  This service currently fields ~700 new patients each year.  The Melanoma Specialist Nurse will work in partnership across all of these services and other health organisations to contribute to the continuity and quality of care for patients diagnosed with melanoma.

The Role 

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced registered nurse to work closely with the Melanoma Institute of Australia and The Alfred Hospital to be an expert point of contact for melanoma cancer patients and their families in providing both psychosocial and clinical support. The Melanoma Specialist Nurse will provide evidence-based support and care coordination across the entire care continuum and is required to develop and implement a coordinated, seamless, patient focused approach in the provision of melanoma nursing care.


  • Registered Nurse with AHPRA
  • Recent extensive cancer care, dermatology or surgical nursing experience
  • Post graduate qualification in cancer nursing, dermatology or surgical nursing or willingness to undertake such
  • Highly competent clinician, with ability to show initiative and enthusiasm and work autonomously
  • Experience in the development and delivery of education programs to patients, carers, community and health professionals
  • Patient teaching experience
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience with the multidisciplinary management of patients
  • Possess sound analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Able to drive culture, encompassing a person-centred focus, adaptability, respecting diversity, innovative thinking, application of evidence into practice and self-management

Staff Benefits

  • Generous salary packaging and novated leasing are available through Maxxia
  • Onsite child care services, payroll deductible expense
  • Onsite staff gym, a payroll deductible expense
  • Modern onsite library faculties, exclusive to Alfred Health staff
  • Access to health and wellbeing incentives
  • Discounted health insurance 

For further inquiries regarding the role contact: Ellen Heywood (Ambulatory Cancer Services Manager) 0418 919 760 or [email protected]

All applications close at 11.00 pm on Tuesday 16th of July 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.