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Research Implementation Officers

Westmead, Australia
$95,860+ 17% superannuation
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

Job Details

  • Full-time or part-time 3 year fixed-term positions available-Westmead
  • Be a part of an integrated program of clinical and applied behaviour change research solving real world problems in the safety and quality of healthcare.
  • Base Salary starting from $95,860+ 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

Research Implementation Officers assist in the development, preparation, implementation and evaluation of the clinical trial of HIRAID Aged Care framework to registered nursing (RN) staff within partnering residential aged care facilities (RACFs).

The role will be responsible for the effective implementation of HIRAID Aged Care in our partner RACFs by providing on-the-ground operational support, education and training, consulting with stakeholders and identifying and reporting issues that arise. This will involve working closely with the residential aged care partners, nursing and medical staff, as well as residents and their caregivers, to complete a range of research activities, such as data collection, participant consent, documentation auditing and the assessment of implementation fidelity.

Research Implementation Officers will be located principally within Sydney Institute for Infectious Diseases at the University's Western Sydney Local Health District brand new K-Block Precinct at Westmead Hospital, and at the University's Camperdown Campus from time-to-time. The incumbents will be required to travel to trial sites across Western Sydney Local Health District and other NSW areas.

About you

  • hold tertiary qualifications in health, in particular nursing, or in other areas including midwifery, public health, epidemiology, psychology, behavioural sciences or aged care
  • have clinical expertise and leadership skills in health settings, in particular aged care, and an ability to work collaboratively therein
  • be able to develop, implement and evaluate specialty education programs.
  • implement changes and develop direction in clinical practice by the initiation, utilisation, and review of evidence-based research
  • demonstrate highly developed verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills - computer literacy and familiarity with aged care clinical programs
  • understand data collection and knowledge of the clinical and administrative systems including competency in the use of contemporary information systems
  • have at least 5 years' full time equivalent professional experience in relevant areas.
  • experience in education and training
  • experience with contributing to strategic and clinical service planning and the management of organisational and cultural change.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position including those required to become a Contingent Worker within NSW Health. For more information and instructions, please visit:NSW Health employment requirements

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and responses to selection criteria with supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

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Full-time employees: 7616

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