Research Nurse

Randwick, Australia
14 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society

UNSW Medicine

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

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 Justice Health Research Program conducts research with offenders both incarcerated and in the community. Research interested include domestic violence, general violence, mental illness and sexual violence.

About the role

  • $91K - $99K plus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term for 12 months
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The position holder is responsible for the site coordination of the ReINVEST study including patient management in designated NSW local government areas. The study management will be conducted through the Justice Health Research Program (JHRP), part of the Kirby Institute.

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 outer Western Sydney, including Mount Druitt and surrounds. From time to time coverage may be required at Central Sydney Locations and on rare occasions the Central Coast.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Relevant Qualifications as a Registered Nurse with a current licence to practice from the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with minimum five years post graduate experience in mental health nursing
  • Clinical experience with violent offenders or aggressive clients with proven clinical assessment skills, with a proven track record of comprehensive mental state examinations
  • Proven clinical leadership skills and an ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary framework
  • Ability to attend clinics situated in the Sydney outer western metropolitan area including the Downing Centre Local Court and the Central Coast if required

You should systematically address the selection criteria in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


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


T: 0431 057810

Applications close: 12 March 2018