Clinical Research Nurse


The Kirby Institute

Medicine, UNSW

  • Work in one of the leading research-intensive Universities in Asia-Pacific
  • Opportunity to take part in worlds 1st clinical trials for impulsive behaviours
  • Contribute to the community for a greater cause
  • Based in Multiple locations, Parramatta, Mount Druitt, Newcastle, Toronto and Maitland
  • Full time (35 hours) 12 month fixed term
  • Salary: $93K-$103K + 9.5% Superannuation and leave loading

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.

As a Nurse your responsibility will be to enrol 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 other stakeholders such as interaction with Legal Aid, Magistrates, Police, Private Legal Practitioners, Community Corrections Staff and Prosecutors. Hence, possessing excellent communication and interpersonal skills together with the ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds is essential to the role.

To be successful in the role you will have the following attributes:

  • Relevant Qualifications as a Registered Nurse with a current licence to practice from the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with experience in mental health nursing
  • Experience in conducting clinical research and demonstrated experience in screening and clinical management of offender
  • Experience in working in community correctional facilities and Local Courts or in a similar challenging setting
  • Clinical experience with violent offenders or aggressive clients with proven clinical assessment skills, with a track record of comprehensive mental state examinations
  • Have an understanding of psychometric tools used to assess impulsivity and personality disorders and knowledge of Good Clinical Research Practice Guidelines (ICH-GCP)

You should systematically address all the selection criteria in your application.

Contact: Lee Knight


T: 0431 057810

Applications close: 8 April 2019

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