·         Senior Nursing Leadership Opportunity

·         Leading Gynaecological Cancer Care in New Zealand.

·         Permanent Full time Role (1FTE) Monday - Friday

The Clinical Nurse Specialist – Gynaecologic Oncology, is an advanced nursing practice role working in partnership with the Gynaecologic Oncology Surgical Team at ADHB.

This team is a Multidisciplinary service providing comprehensive Gynaecologic Oncology care to patients from the Upper Third of the North Island, NZ.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population.  To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities. Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy, if you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to “do your life’s best work at Auckland DHB

This is a challenging and demanding role that will see you walk alongside our patients on their journey, both inpatient and outpatient.  You have a crucial role in coordinating care for women, advocating and liaising with patients, their family/whanau and referrers.

As the interface between services, you will need strong interpersonal and advocacy skills as you endeavor to ensure women have timely and appropriate access or their cancer treatment.

As the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Gynaecologic Oncology you will provide expert Nursing leadership and support for the women diagnosed with Gynaecological cancers receiving surgical treatment at Auckland District Health Board.

Your role will bring you into contact with women from across the continuum of care from pre-diagnosis to palliative care.

You will have developed communication and leadership skills allowing you to effectively communicate with and between all health care professionals involved in the patient journey.  These skills will also ensure effective working relationships with the Gynae Oncology Team.

It is envisaged you will provide expert clinical leadership for Gynae-Oncology nursing practice within the Gynaecology Service, other departments at ADHB and within the ADHB community and regional centers. You will provide mentorship and education, support and coaching to key stakeholders of all levels, in the assessment, planning and implementation of nursing care.

You must be able to establish and maintain effective, supportive relationships with all referring centers, practitioners and their support staff , to ensure women receive the most appropriate care, in the most appropriate place.

This role provides an exciting and challenging opportunity for personal and professional growth and development.

You will be working alongside another full time CNS as you continue to establish and maintain systems and processes to effectively manage and provide clinical excellence and improved outcomes for our service users.

This role has an important part to play in ensuring the ADHB Gynaecological Oncology service meets the National Cancer Standards, the Ministry of Health targets and ADHB internal targets for Cancer Care.

It is expected you will have knowledge of Regional and National Standards in relation to Cancer Care, ability in complex clinical case co-ordination, be computer literate and able to function collaboratively and autonomously.

Skills and requirements:

·         Hold a current Nursing Council of New Zealand Nursing Registration and Valid Annual Practising Certificate

·         The right to work in New Zealand – (Valid Work Visa).

·         Extensive experience in the surgical/oncology environment, either within the clinical area or relevant senior nursing role with demonstrated skills in management of complex patients from admission through to discharge to community care ( minimum of 3 years surgical/gynaecology experience)

·         Relevant Post Graduate qualification, or be working toward a Post Graduate qualification.

·         Expert clinical knowledge and leadership skills.

·         Solution focused approach to your work with the ability to problem solve and think on your feet

·         Effective interpersonal communication skills and professional manner and presentation.

·         Ability to work independently but as a contributing member within the team environment.

·         Experience working in an oncology setting is essential for this role.

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If you wish to challenge yourself personally and professionally and your passion is women's health and oncology then this position will be rewarding and fulfilling. You will be surrounded and supported by a dynamic and multicultural team who constantly strive to improve the standard of care for women.


For further information about this opportunity, please contact Pauline Fakalata, Nursing Unit Manager via email:  or Penny Bognuda, Nurse Specialist via email:


To apply: Please visit  and search specific job number: CEN03417

Applications close:  30th July 2017


For any further information please email Eileen Dreyer, Recruitment Consultant on:


Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is a Core Children’s Worker as defined by the Act.