We want to attract the best, the brightest and the most passionate people to our world-class, integrated cancer facility. We want to ensure everyone working at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse feels valued and understands the important part they play in delivering uncompromising care to our patients, their families and carers.
Why Work at Lifehouse
We want to attract the best, the brightest and the most passionate people to our world-class comprehensive cancer facility.
At Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, we strive to deliver the best in cancer care for our patients. Our highly experienced clinicians have access to state-of-the-art technology and specialise in rare and complex cases. Patients receive all their treatment, from diagnosis through surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and complementary therapy, under one roof, thus simplifying the process of care delivery. Our building is purpose-built from scratch, arising from the vision and personal experience of clinicians and patients to provide an innovative way of delivering the best in professional cancer management and personal cancer care. It is designed to be warm and welcoming, and to put patients and their carers at ease.
Our staff are able to work in collegial teams, with clear, trustful and supportive leadership, and development opportunities for career growth. We provide an innovative environment where staff can make a real difference to patients and leading specialists practice and teach, providing great opportunities for learning for nursing staff.
We use a multidisciplinary approach to treatment where teams comprising surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurses, allied health professionals and researchers provide peer-reviewed, tailored, individualised treatment to patients.
Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is also New South Wales’ and one of Australia’s biggest cancer clinical trials centres, giving our patients access to the world’s newest breakthroughs. Research and trials are carried out by the same clinicians who treat patients, shortening the path between discovery and new treatments for patients.
Lifehouse in numbers
- Number of patients: around 42,000 a year, including screening and those who are not found to have cancer
- Number of beds: 125
- Number of intensive care beds: 18
- Number of theatres: 8
- Number of linear accelerators: 5
- Number of clinical trials: around 40
- Number of research projects: around 100
- Number of staff: around 600