Research Fellow, School of Nursing and Midwifery / Eastern Health

Melbourne, Australia
AC_B - $100,837 - $119,266 + 17% Superannuation
23 May 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Based at Eastern Health
  • Part-time (0.8 FTE) and fixed term until December 2023
  • AC_B - $100,837 - $119,266 + 17% Superannuation

The HIRAID Research Fellow will support the implementation and evaluation of the National Health & Medical Research Council Partnership Project: Improving the safety and quality of emergency nursing care.

This project aims to support consistent patient assessment and management by emergency nurses in Australia using the validated framework: HIRAID (History, Red flags, Assessment, Interventions, Diagnostics, communication, and reassessment).

The HIRAID Research Fellow is responsible for the coordination of the Project across the three Eastern Health emergency departments (Box Hill, Maroondah and Angliss Hospitals) under the guidance of chief investigators.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work closely with emergency department Nurse Unit Managers, Clinical Nurse Educators, Clinical Support Nurses, and other key stakeholders across Eastern Health to implement HIRAID
  • Undertake medical record audits of emergency care and episodes of clinical deterioration during the first 72 hours of hospital admission
  • Recruit and survey patients and carers regarding their emergency care experience
  • Coordinate surveys of emergency department medical and nursing staff
  • Facilitate the HIRAID training program (pre-reading, eLearning and facilitated workshop) for emergency nursing staff including a train-the-trainer program and workshop delivery
  • Deliver learner-centric, research-informed teaching practices across different levels / modes of delivery
  • Integrate industry, clinical and/or research practice to teaching
  • Apply leading industry, clinical and/or research practice into student learning experiences and resources

To be successful you will have:

  • Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Minimum of 5 years' full time equivalent post registration experience and at least 3 years' full time equivalent experience in emergency nursing
  • Post graduate qualifications in emergency nursing or relevant clinical specialty
  • Proven clinical expertise and leadership skills in emergency nursing
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of Eastern Health’s clinical and administrative systems including Cerner FirstNet®
  • Demonstrated ability to implement practice change by the initiation, utilisation and review of research evidence
  • Demonstrated organisational and project management skills, including record keeping, ability to work complex environments in a multi-disciplinary team with limited supervision 
  • Advanced skills in clinical teaching or clinical facilitation and demonstrated ability to develop, implement and evaluate specialty education programs

Applications for this position close on the 10th of June, 2022


  • Travel between Eastern Health sites, between Deakin University campuses, and between Eastern Health and Deakin University will be required
  • Drivers Licence 
  • Working with Children Check

Offers of employment from Deakin University are conditional upon the applicant being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt and providing satisfactory evidence of the same. You can view a copy of the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure.

Please submit your resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Prof Julie Considine, Chair in Nursing, Eastern Health at

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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