HSANZ Nurses' Group

HSANZ Nurses Group

The HSANZ Nurses’ Group (HSANZ-NG) was established in 2007. The group brings together specialist haematology nurses from Australia and New Zealand under the HSANZ umbrella, recognising continuing growth in the nursing stream at the HAA Annual Scientific Meetings and the increasing numbers of nurses wishing to join the Society.

Nurses working in all areas of haematology are encouraged to join HSANZ as Associate Nurse members.

HSANZ Nurses' Group Terms of Reference (74KB)



  1. HSANZ Nurses Group Committee
  2. HSANZ NG Newsletters
  3. HSANZ NG Travel Grants
  4. HSANZ NG Positions Vacant
  6. HSANZ NG Special Practice 
  7. HSANZ NG Special Practice Network Guidelines
  8. HSANZ NG Events


HSANZ NG Special Practice Networks (SPN)

Posted: 11 February 2015


The Myeloma Special Practice Network has published the following guidelines:
Published December 2017

  1. Myeloma Information Pathway Leaflet, a guide for clinicians (242KB)
  2. Myeloma Nurse Specialist role, a guide for implementation (546KB)
  3. Bortezomib Best Practice, a guide for nurses (576KB)
  4. Tests and Investigations for Multiple Myeloma, a guide for patients and caregivers (797KB)


HSANZ-NG Travel Grants


EBMT 2019


HSANZ NG EBMT 2019 Travel Grant

The HSANZ Nurses' Group is offering a $2,500 travel grant to attend European Blood and Marrow Transplantation meeting from the 24-27 March 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany.

All HSANZ Nurse Members are eligible (current members and new applications).
To apply please send your CV and a one page letter outlining:
  1. why you want to attend the meeting; and
  2. what you will gain from attending
Download and share the NG EBMT Grant Application form.
Send completed applications to:  Elise Button – e.button@qut.edu.au

Applications close:  30 November 2018.

The successful applicants will be asked to write a short report on the conference for the HSANZ newsletter.

Please distribute to your networks and encourage people to apply!


HSANZ NG Memorandum of Understanding with the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia

The HSANZ Nurses Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia to establish a professional affiliation. The MOU articulates a relationship based on a common commitment to optimise outcomes for the health care of the community affected by cancer and for cancer control initiatives.

Cancer Nurses Society of Australia 21st Annual Congress
Dates: 21-23 June 2018
Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre


Positions Available

Clinical Research Nurse, oncology/haematology (Victoria)
Epworth Freemasons (East Melbourne)
Full-time postion

Closing Date: 5 June 2018
Download: Job Description
To apply use this link: Epworths


Epworth Freemasons is seeking a full time Clinical Research Nurse, oncology/haematology unit, located close to parks, CBD and transport

The Role

Epworth Freemasons are seeking a motivated full-time Clinical Research Nurse with well-developed multitasking and prioritisation skills and a high level of attention to detail.

The role requires empathy and the ability to communicate and engage with a range of stakeholders including patients and medical staff. The Clinical Research Nurse will work closely with the oncology/haematology unit to coordinate and manage patients involved in clinical trials whilst working towards providing a seamless patient journey.

This position will suit an individual with a can-do attitude and strong work ethic, who wants to be part of a friendly and supportive team operationalising clinical trials within an inpatient unit.

Skills & Experience

Experience in coordinating clinical trials is highly desirable, although not essential. Please refer to the position description for further details

Enquiring about and Applying for this Position
Use this link: Epworths
Download Job Description.


Haematology/Oncology Registered Nurses (Perth)
Linear Clinical Research Limited
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Campus Perth
Full-time, Part-time or Casual for the right candidate

To Apply: Download Job Description and submission details.
Or via https://www.seek.com.au/job/36248406.
Application close 15th of June 2018.

Linear’s Clinical Research Team are currently seeking experienced nurses to support our rapidly expanding services in the field of Haematology & Oncology research. Ideally we are seeking individuals who want a new challenge and have a passion for the development of therapies in this treatment area to improve patient outcomes. We need nurses who are able to work flexible hours and rotate across all shifts to assist with the conduct of our clinical trials in F/T, P/T or casual roles. You will be a delight to work with, diligent, adaptive, use your initiative, handle pressure effectively and enjoy a challenge. You will embrace and exemplify Linear’s guiding principles of ‘thinking creatively, collaborating openly and working carefully’ and seek solutions that will delight your patients, the organisation and clients.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  1. Manage the clinical trial in the clinic setting. Perform clinical procedures manage and record adverse effects according to the approved protocol and Linear Clinical Research SOP's.
  2. Provide general nursing and pastoral care, monitoring the wellbeing of patients, providing support to family members and liaising with the medical team and taking appropriate actionwhen necessary.
  3. Administer Investigational Products, prescription and concomitant medications via all routes(ie,PO, I.V., IM, SC etc), per legislative requirements and company policy.
  4. Perform and provide training and supervision of non - clinical staff to correctly and safelyperform clinical tasks including, but not limited to blood sampling via cannula, venepuncture,vital signs, ECGs, as well as accurate documentation of adverse events and data.

Skills and Experience:

  1. Currently registered as a Div 1 Nurse registered with AHPRA with no restrictions
  2. Minimum of 3 years post graduation experience
  3. Essential Oncology, Haematology trained, previous experience in a clinical research settingwill be highly regarded, but not essential
  4. Accreditation to administer Chemotherapy agents and manage Central Venous Access Devices
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with patients and healthcare professionals.
  6. Proven initiative, ability to work within a team, as well as autonomously, ability to handle multiple tasks with ease, high attention to detail with excellent time management
  7. Sound knowledge of ICH/GCP advantageous.
  8. Excellent computer literacy. Experience in using Google Apps, Word and Excel.

For more information about Linear Clinical Research, please visit https://www.linear.org.au/

To Apply: Download Job Description and submission details.
Or via https://www.seek.com.au/job/36248406.
Application close 15th of June 2018.




HSANZ-NG Committee

The HSANZ Nurses Group Committee is made up of representatives from Australia and New Zealand. To contact anyone on the current committee please email: nurses@hsanz.org.au and your message will be re-directed to the appropriate representative.



Sam Soggee
President &
VIC representative

MDS/MPD SPN Coordinator;

NUM (Oncology/Haematology
Epworth Freemasons


Elise Button
Vice President &
QLD Representative

PhD Candidate,
Queensland University of Technology
A/Nurse Research - Cancer Care Services
Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital
Herston QLD 4029


Sally Taylor
NSW Representative &
NSW NG Meetings Coordinator

BMT Co-ordinator, RPAH Haematology
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
Camperdown NSW 2050


Bronwen Neely
Treasurer &
Tasmanian Chair

Nurse Unit Manager
Day Chemotherapy Unit and Clinical Trials
Royal Hobart Hospital
GPO Box 1061
Hobart TAS 7001

Nicole Loft
SA/NT Representative

Haematology Nurse Practitioner, MNP
PO Box 3124

Bev Quested
Transfusion Nurse Educator
Transfusion Medicine Service
ARCBS, Adelaide.
Hayley Beer

Myeloma CNC
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and
Manager Nursing and Programs
Myeloma Australia
Richmond VIC 3121

Andrew Steele
WA Rep
Clinical Nurse Manager: Haematology
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Hospital Avenue
Nedlands WA 6009
David Collins
Special Practice Network
(SPN) Coordinator
Nurse Practitioner, Acute BMT
Department of Clinical Haematology
Westmead Hospital
Westmead NSW 2145

Position Vacant
NZ (SI) Rep
Position Vacant
NZ (NI) Rep




HSANZ-NG publishes a quarterly newsletter, which can be downloaded below.

Past Events and News


HSANZ Nurses Group EHA Travel Grant 2018

Closing date: Closed 22 May 2018
Download the Application

Who can apply?
This grant is open to all nurses who hold associate nurse membership of HSANZ at time of application.

What does the grant include?
One grant of $2500 to go towards expenses to attend EHA on the 14-17 June 2018.
The successful grant winner is responsible for all other associated costs and all logistics relating to attending the meeting.

Who is supporting this Grant?
This grant is supported by funds from HSANZ Nurses Group.

Guidelines/Criteria for applicants

  1. Applicants must be supported by their line manager to obtain leave to attend the congress
  2. Applicants must be current financial associate members of HSANZ NG at the time of application
  3. Applicants should demonstrate their interest for haematology nursing; a high level of enthusiasm & commitment to learning; desire to engage and network with other nurses in haematology; desire & ability to share their knowledge amongst colleagues/ patients
  4. Applicants receiving the grant will be required to provide a short written report after the conference for the HSANZ NG newsletter and present the knowledge they have gained in an appropriate forum
  5. Priority will be given to applicants who have submitted an abstract to EHA 2018


For further information
Contact one of the following HSANZ NG committee members:
Sam Soggee or Elise Button.

Contact details and submission instructions
are available on the HSANZ NG EHA Travel Grant 2018 Application Form

Closing date: 22 May 2018
Download the Application