Family History Assessor - New Zealand Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Service (NZFGCS)
Genuine opportunity to make a difference and improve outcomes for New Zealand families!
- Based in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch
- Permanent role - 40 hours, full time
- Relocation support available!
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
The primary purpose of the role is to provide specialist assessment, clinical management advice, surveillance recommendations and coordination of care to a specific patient and family population at, or potentially at, increased risk of cancer due to inherited gastrointestinal cancer syndromes. This is an advanced practice role and includes ongoing follow up and clinical oversight of high-risk individuals and families.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Family History Assessor to join us in our Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch office.
This role requires a clinically based health degree with significant clinical experience working with patients and a genuine interest in supporting families with inherited cancer syndromes. You will need to be comfortable working with scientific data.
We also welcome more experienced applicants who may hold a clinical Master’s degree in a relevant area
For further information please see the position description here
For more information on the role, you are welcome to contact the Clinical Director Julie Arnold on +64 0800 554 555 or JulieA@adhb.govt.nz
Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills
In this role, you will:
- Use clinical knowledge of gastroenterology disorders and pathology, relevant investigations, oncology, and surgical pathways to assess the medical histories of referred patients and families to determine their risk of hereditary syndromes associated with gastrointestinal cancer
- Conduct clinic appointments with patients and their families, face to face or by telephone to discuss family history of cancer/polyposis, risk, ongoing management and surveillance advice. Further investigations required (as appropriate) and interim and final surveillance and medical management advice in accordance with guidelines or in consultation with the service’s senior staff and medical advisors
- If you have led your own clinics, this will be an advantage, but full clinical training and support is provided.
- Coordinate the endoscopy surveillance for those individuals participating in our colonoscopy reminder programme
- Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical issues related to the medical management of genetic disorders and the psycho-social impact on people who have a diagnosis of cancer or who are at risk of developing cancer
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
The NZFGCS is a national service and is part of the Te Whatu Ora National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP) strategy, providing assessment, diagnosis, management advice and care for those individuals and families who have a familial predisposition to gastrointestinal cancers. The national office is based in Auckland hosted by Te Toka Tumai with other offices in Wellington and Christchurch. In this role, providing specialist assessment, clinical management advice and surveillance recommendations contributes to the overall successful management of patients referred to the service.
Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, is New Zealand’s national health service and leads the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.
He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here
We recognise there is more to life than mahi | work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Toka Tumai Auckland. In return, we can reward you with a competitive salary, four weeks annual leave and a unique and supportive working environment.
For more information on what we offer, please click here.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please express your interest online, outlining your experience and motivation for this role.
If you have any queries about accessibility, or technical issues with the online process, please contact Jade Cowley, Recruitment Consultant at JadeC@adhb.govt.nz or +64 21 766 597 to discuss how we can best support you.
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