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Stroke Research Nurse

  • Alfred Health
  • Job no: 21151
  • Categories: Nurse, Research

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.

POSITION:  Stroke Research Nurse

  • Part time, Fixed Term September 2020 in first instance (substantive contract subject to review)
  • Part Time – 48 hrs per fortnight
  • Classification Title: RN GR3B RESEARCH, 0.63 EFT
  • Department/Unit: Stroke/Alfred Brain Program

Neurology is a developing specialty within Alfred Health, and recent investment has produced significant growth in this area, particularly with regard to Stroke research and clinical trials. Neurology at Alfred Health consists of inpatient units and a range of specialised outpatient clinics.

The Role

The stroke research nurse role is an opportunity to join a dynamic team of stroke clinicians focussed on growing and developing The Alfred stroke service. The stroke research nurse will work predominantly with both the senior stroke research nurse, the stroke clinical fellow, as well as the acute care stroke and rehabilitation consultants to develop a portfolio of stroke research studies across Alfred Health.


The primary responsibility of the Stroke Research Nurse is to co-ordinate and facilitate various clinical stroke research trials being conducted by the Alfred stroke team. The Research Nurse will do this by ensuring optimal patient assessment, recruitment and retention as well as excellent data collection and management in accordance with Good Clinical Research Practice Standards and adherence to clinical trial protocols. Clear and effective communication with clincians, clinical support services, ethics and study sponsors will be key to success.

The Stroke Research Nurse is responsible for the recruitment, scheduling, assessment and monitoring of participants enrolled in internationally sponsored clinical trials, at the same time using a range of administration, research, and educational skills to ensure best practice in the management of these trials. The stroke research nurse will also oversee the management of funding for each study.

The Stroke Research Nurse will participate in the daily workings of the Alfred Stroke Program where appropriate. 



  • Registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing And Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Proven skills in the management of the activities of a multi-disciplinary team who are engaged in clinical research projects to ensure compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives.
  • Familiarity with the clinical aspects of stroke.
  • Experience or qualifications in Neuroscience, ICU or Emergency Nursing.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Strong and proven time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to practice nursing as part of the multi-disciplinary health care team
  • Have good working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Outlook
  • Attention to details                                                                      


  • Experience in coordinating clinical research trials within Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.
  • Postgraduate qualification in health and/or management or working towards same


Staff benefits include

  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Car Parking (subject to availability)
  • Onsite Gym
  • Child care services

Applications close Friday July 12 2019

All enquiries to Professor Geoffrey Cloud  via 0390762552

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.