Clinical nurse consultant
The clinical nurse consultant (CNC) is an advanced practice registered nurse who has the expertise and skills to provide expert clinical advice to patients, carers and other health care professionals within a defined specialty area.
The CNC connects Queensland Children’s Hospital with your local community, including the hospital school and your child’s school. They will assist with providing information throughout your child’s treatment, and in the planning of their care. This can include ongoing contact with the regional hospital to enable medical and nursing staff to provide treatment and supportive care locally. They provide written information for schools, and, if possible, visit your child’s schools to help them re-enter the school community.
A nurse practitioner is an advanced practice nurse who has obtained a Masters qualification in nursing sciences. They are able to independently diagnose, prescribe medications and treat health conditions within their scope of practice.
Inpatient and outpatient care is provided by a team of clinical nurses (CNs), registered nurses (RNs), enrolled nurses (ENs) and assistants in nursing (AINs). They will sometimes work in partnership or individually to care for your child. They are experienced in oncology and are an important part of your young person’s hospital care.
Nurse unit manager
The nurse unit manager (NUM) is the clinical manager responsible for overseeing and coordinating patient care and nursing staff on their inpatient ward. There is a NUM for each inpatient ward and each day unit.
Nursing shift coordinators
A nursing shift coordinator is allocated to each inpatient ward and is the nurse responsible for the coordination of care during that shift.
Oncology Services Group
Level 12B, Queensland Children’s Hospital
501 Stanley Street
South Brisbane 4101
t: 07 3068 5456