Nursing Unit Manager | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
  • Full Time (Mon – Fri)
  • 24 Bed Medical Oncology Unit
Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is one of Australia’s leading integrated cancer centres offering a modern environment where we improve the quality of life of patients their families and carers throughout their care journey through our commitment at all levels to respect, choice, dignity and individuality.

With 120 beds, 18 beds ICU, Radiation oncology, chemotherapy, theatres, co-located research and clinical trials and a comprehensive supportive care service we offer comprehensive treatment across all tumour streams underpinned by evidenced based practice creating improved patient experience and clinical outcomes.

After 2 years of running a growing service across 2 wards and sharing a manager, in 2022 we plan to appoint a Nursing Unit Manager to our 9 North Medical Oncology Ward. This opportunity would be suitable for a first management appointment as there will be transition and guidance from the current manager. Alternatively, if you are interested to join a specialist oncology hospital and bring your current knowledge and experience, we are keen to hear from you.

The ward provides 24 private rooms with in-suite facilities, fully electric beds with inbuilt pressure relieving and falls alert mattresses, individual air conditioning capacity and access to fresh air with balconies and opening windows. Technologies include bedside terminal for patient education, rounding and meal ordering and nurse call integrated to phone systems reducing noise.

The NUM is supported by the unit -based nurse educator and palliative care CNS’s to ensure seamless care including chemotherapy, acute symptom management, young adult sarcoma service and end of life care. A comprehensive allied health team including social work physio, OT, dietetics, speech pathology and psychology complements the nursing team.

The successful candidate will join the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse clinical management team and be involved in key leadership committees of the hospital.

We seek an experienced clinician, focused on quality care, to provide clinical leadership and effective management and development of this department and the team.

Our team will like to welcome you

Essential Criteria

  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Minimum of 5 years post graduate experience
  • Post graduate qualifications in the oncology speciality.
  • Alignment with the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Values
  • Strong focus on person centred compassionate care.
  • Working knowledge of the National Standards.


  • Management qualifications or working /willing to work towards
  • Private sector experience

If you’d like to know more about our hospital, then please view this short video made featuring our staff.

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse prides itself on maintaining the support and communication of a small organisation whilst delivering a tertiary level service.

If this work environment is one in which you could flourish, please contact me for further information. Catherine Lambert, Director of Clinical Operations on Tel 85140690 or email

Or apply online to

Applications close January 14th, 2022.

All expressions of interest are welcome!

This is a Category A position. To be employed by Chris O’Brien Lifehouse you are required to provide evidence of vaccination to comply with the NSW Health Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases Policy. Information regarding this Policy is available on our careers website:

Lifehouse is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all our current open positions. If you require assistance, please let us know at the time of your application.





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