Clinical Nurse Specialist - Oncology

Oncology Services – Timaru Hospital

Permanent, Part-time, 32 hours per fortnight, (0.4 FTE)

Weekdays, Office Hours


Every moment matters is not only our vision, it is our commitment to enhance the health and independence of the people of South Canterbury. We do things differently at the SCDHB, we believe extraordinary leadership can emerge from anywhere in our workforce, and the best ideas tend to come from staff closest to our patients and our patients themselves.

A Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) position has become available, to join our existing team.  As Oncology CNS you will provide person-centered care to patients receiving treatment and active surveillance under the oncology service; and support to other health professionals caring for people with cancer across the spectrum, commencing at the point of diagnosis, right through the treatment continuum to survivorship, or transition into palliative care services.

The Oncology CNS is an advanced practice nursing role that provides leadership, knowledge and skills within three spheres:

1.  individual case management

2.  collaborative support to other health professionals in the management of oncology patients

3.  Participation in the development of cancer services locally, regionally and nationally

Educating and mentoring others in this specialist area forms another important feature of this role as does initiating and participating in quality programmes, service monitoring and enhancement, plus policy development.

 Role Requirements include:

  • Registration with the Nursing Council of NZ and a current APC
  • Relevant postgraduate level 8 qualification (or be working towards within 12 months of appointment)
  • Current New Zealand driver’s license
  • Significant level of relevant clinical experience
  • Functions as an autonomous practitioner
  • Proven expert clinical assessment skills


Please apply for this vacancy online at

We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.

If you have any questions regarding the online application process, please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

Applications will be accepted until 20 January 2020

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: KZDM9136893

Location: Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: Monday, 20 January 2020