Registered Nurse – Cancer Care

COUCH Wellness Centre need a registered nurse. Permanent part time or fulltime. No weekends, friendly team.

Registered Nurse, job ref: 1170876
Location: Cairns, QLD
Hourly rate: negotiable, depending on experience.
Are you a Registered Nurse seeking a rewarding and fulfilling role? Do you enjoy being involved with the community? Are you respectful, empathetic, caring, open-minded, optimistic, resilient, observant and trustworthy?

If you answered YES to all of the above, we would love to hear from you!

We are working in conjunction with the Cairns COUCH Cancer Wellness Centre (COUCH Wellness Centre) to source a passionate and caring Registered Nurse for their amazing team in beautiful Tropical North Queensland.

This is a permanent part-time or full-time opportunity. You will have a minimum of 2 years experience as a Registered Nurse with ideally 1 year of oncology, palliative, or mental health experience.

Please quote job reference: 1170876

What does Cairns have to offer you?

Well, really the question should be… what doesn’t Cairns have to offer?? You may think we are biased, but we truly love it here and believe you will too.

Cairns, where the rainforest meets the reef is a popular tourist destination thanks to the tropical climate, easy access to the tropical rainforest and close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef (one of the seven natural wonders of the world). We are the gateway to the rest of Tropical North Queensland and can easily connect you to the rest of Australia and the world via our international airport.

To find out more, check out this link – Regardless of your interests, there really is something for everyone in Cairns. We hope to see you here!!

Your new employer:

Aussie Locums are working in conjunction with COUCH Wellness Centre to fill a rewarding and fulfilling role in stunning Tropical North Queensland. The $3 million COUCH Wellness Centre was opened on 17th May 2019 and would not have been possible without the support of community donations, government funding, and social contracts. The Cairns community banded together and donated $100 million! COUCH Wellness Centre’s services are supported by Funding Bodies and community donations as well as both the volunteer and paid team members. 

COUCH Wellness Centre is providing people living with and beyond cancer diagnosis a place of healing, education, and evidence-based support and services. The model of care aims to provide integrated health and social service through a nurse-led, coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach.

COUCH Wellness Centre offers a wide range of services to those living with cancer, their family and support persons.  These include Allied Health such as Exercise Physiology, Physiotherapy & Counselling and therapy services such as Massage & Reflexology. Many of these services would not be possible without the kind contribution of volunteer community members qualified in these areas.

Your new position awaits:

As a Registered Nurse, you will use your empathetic, caring and community-focused nature to undertake comprehensive assessment and screening of cancer patients for psychosocial and supportive care needs, facilitate the delivery of cancer care consistent with evidence-based guidelines and ensure prompt referral to specialists, allied health and supportive care services. You will work proactively and confidently both independently as well as alongside the multi-disciplinary team.

Duties you will be responsible for:
  • Provide empathetic and caring services and support to members of the community living with and beyond cancer and their families.
  • Undertake comprehensive assessment and screening of cancer patients for, psychosocial and supportive care needs.
  • Facilitate the delivery of cancer care consistent with evidence-based guidelines.
  • Ensure prompt referral to specialist, allied health and supportive care services.
  • Facilitate continuity of care between health professionals and across settings for care delivery.
  • Provide information, education and promote informed choice in treatment and care offerings to empower care recipients.
  • Support and deliver projects as required, including research opportunities.
  • Work proactively and confidently both independently as well as alongside the multidisciplinary team.

Skills and Experience:

  • Division 1 Registered Nurse with current AHPRA Registration (Nursing & Midwifery Board).
  • Minimum 2 years’ post-registration experience as a Registered Nurse.
  • Ideally 1 year of oncology, palliative or mental health experience.
  • Ability to lead, support, communicate and collaborate in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • National Police Check.
  • 2 recent professional referees.
  • Exceptional communicator with empathy, respect, and compassion.
  • Forward-thinker who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.
  • High level of emotional maturity and intelligence.
  • Highly resourceful team player with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.


A rewarding and fulfilling role heavily involved with the community supporting people living with and beyond cancer and their families.

  • Permanent part-time or full-time role.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Salary sacrifice
  • Friendly and supportive team environment. Work alongside other passionate community members.

Please apply directly to Aussie Locums. Applications via other agencies or directly to COUCH Wellness Centre will be forwarded to Aussie Locums.

Invitations are now open to apply for this incredible position today. Nichole is available to discuss this role in the strictest of confidence. 

Please forward your resume or contact Nichole Fitzgerald today. 

E: P: +61 7 4031 9991 M: 0448 886 683
  • Location: Cairns, QLD
  • Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
  • Job Ref: 1170876

Your consultant

Nichole Fitzgerald is available to discuss this role and many others in confidence. Great jobs like this don’t come around that often, so make sure you apply now!

Phone: 0448 886 683