Research Nurse

Sydney, Australia
26 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society UNSW Medicine

  • One of the Asia-Pacific’s leading research intensive Universities
  • Strong regional and global engagement
  • Cutting edge facilities and equipment

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Kirby Institute is a leading global research institute dedicated to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Established in 1986 in response to the then emerging HIV epidemic, the Kirby Institute now contributes to knowledge on a broad range of diseases, including viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections. 

The Kirby Institute is conducting a study (ReINVEST) through the Justice Health Research Program on patients with impulsive behaviours. To facilitate the study, we are looking for a Nurse who will contribute in carrying out the clinical trials on men with impulsive behaviours. The study will look at the implication of medications to reduce the violent or aggressive behaviours in male offenders. This involves recruiting men from local courts and community correction centres.

About the role

  • $95K-$103K plus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading 
  • Fixed Term for 12 months
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)-Central Coast location

As a Nurse your responsibility will be to enroll and maintain the participants for the study in designated NSW local government areas. You will plan and develop study specific processes, documentation and resources. This will involve conducting patient assessment and monitoring including comprehensive psychiatric assessment, physical examination and completing all study tools. You will provide leadership within your designated area in NSW to ensure that the study is conducted according to ICH-GCP requirements set out by NHMRC as well as TGA guidelines on Good Clinical Practice. The position will involve direct contact with male offenders on a daily basis, as well as interaction with Legal Aid, Magistrates, Police, Private Legal Practitioners, Community Corrections Staff and Prosecutors. This position will cover the Central Coast, including Gosford and Wyong.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Relevant Qualifications as a Registered Nurse, Registered Psychologist, or Clinical Psychologist with a current licence to practice from the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with minimum five years post graduate experience in mental health
  • Extensive knowledge in the application of Good Clinical Research Practice Guidelines and a demonstrated ability to implement and adhere to
  • An understanding of psychometric tools used to assess impulsivity and personality disorders and knowledge of Good Clinical Research Practice Guidelines (ICH-GCP).
  • Capacity to undertake physical examinations, collect pathology samples or willingness to learn (nursing)
  • Proven clinical leadership skills and an ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary framework.
  • Clinical experience with violent offenders or aggressive clients with proven clinical assessment skills, with a track record of comprehensive mental state examinations
  • Ability to attend clinics situated on the Central Coast and from time to time offer coverage across Sydney Metro and Sydney Western Suburbs.

You should systematically address the selection criteria in your application.

Contact:   Lee Knight, Clinical Coordinator | CNC (Forensic Mental Health), Justice Health Program


T: 0431 057810

Applications close: 11 PM 26 July 2019

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