Family History Assessor (Wellington)

on 17 January

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Family History Assessor

Genuine opportunity to make a difference and improve outcomes for New Zealand families. 

  • Registered Nurses – take on an exciting & rewarding career opportunity as a Family History Assessor for the NZ Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Service
  • Permanent, full time role based in Wellington, accredited employer with straight forward relocation support
  • Combine Wellington lifestyle with outstanding professional growth 
  • Flight and initial accommodation organised for you

If you are looking for a challenging and stimulating role working autonomously as part of a multidisciplinary team and providing clinical excellence and improved outcomes for families  this is a great opportunity.  You will be a highly motivated and experienced registered nurse looking to further develop your skills & experience.

The NZ Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Service (NZFGCS) is a national service specialising in the diagnosis and management of familial gastrointestinal cancer syndromes, with emphasis on reducing morbidity and mortality in families who are assessed to be at high risk.

Our multidisciplinary team consists of family history assessors, gastroenterologists, and colorectal surgeons and works closely with Genetic Health Services. The Service provides education, information and support to families, including medical management and identification of those at high risk and follow up for others within a family who may be at increased risk of cancer as well as long term follow-up of individuals via a colonoscopy surveillance programme.

As a Family History Assessor, you will:

  • Explore the medical histories of referred patients and families to determine their risk of hereditary syndromes associated with gastrointestinal cancer
  • Provide on-going surveillance and risk management advice
  • Recommend appropriate care
  • 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 of a diagnosis of cancer or a high risk of developing cancer

This role requires a health related degree such as Bachelor of Nursing (or equivalent) with preferred experience in the field of gastroenterology, oncology, colorectal surgery or working with familial cancer syndromes. If you have led your own clinics this will be an advantage but full clinical training and support is provided.

Click here to view the position description. 

Please apply by clicking on the link below and submitting your latest CV and cover letter.

For further information about the role please contact Julie Arnold, Service Clinical Director and Clinical Manager at

For assistance with your online application, please contact Julie Galang, Recruitment Consultant on

In addition to the opportunity to work in a large, modern comprehensive facility, Wellington is the capital of New Zealand.  It has a vibrant mixture of lifestyles and cultures that offers easy access to stunning and diverse scenery and a wonderful range of indoor and outdoor pursuits. With its beautiful countryside and dynamic metropolitan centres, New Zealand offers a lifestyle to suitable for all.

This is a great opportunity for you to come and experience the kiwi lifestyle and hospitality, whether that be living permanently or coming for an extended ‘visit’. We would love to hear from you to discuss the opportunities we can offer.

To apply please visit

Closing Date:  23 February 2020

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