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Research Nurse

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypeFull Time - Permanent
  • Positions1 Position
  • Published At:16 days ago
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  • Job no: 30718
  • 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.

  • Research Nurse (Level 2) YU14-YW14
  • Fixed one-year contract
  • Full time (76 hours / 9 day fortnight)

Medical Oncology Department

The Medical Oncology Unit provides co-ordinated multidisciplinary management for adult patients with malignancies. An important component of this care are the Clinical Trial/Research activities we participate in, which enable us to offer forthcoming and novel investigational treatments to our patients.

Alfred Cancer Trials (ACT) conducts phase I, II and III trials, and is a participating member of both National and International Clinical Trials Groups, incorporating both pharmaceutical industry sponsored and investigator driven studies across a wide range of tumour types.

Position Summary

Due to an internal promotion, this position is an opportunity for an outstanding candidate to join Alfred Cancer Trials as a Research nurse.  The successful candidate will be an experienced oncology/haematology Registered Nurse or experienced clinical trial nurse who is looking for an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills in Cancer clinical trials as a Research Nurse.  They will work closely with their team leader and colleagues to deliver world class care  through the management of current and future clinical trials. The candidate will:

  • Have responsibility for the co-ordination and management of multiple clinical studies including:
    • the trial related care of patients, 
    • the collection, processing and transport of trial pathology samples
    • management of the collection of related clinical trial data 
    • management of clinical trial regulatory processes
  • Ensure all clinical trials are performed in accordance with the study protocol and in line with the regulatory, ethical and legal requirements outlined by the ICH-GCP, TGA, Note for Guidance on Good Clinical Practice (CPMP/ICH/135/95), the NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, and the applicable state/federal privacy laws and institutional policies. 
  • Contribute to strategies to improve performance aligned with international best practice standards and departments expectations, in conjunction with the team leader and research manager

Essential Skills/Experience


  • Current nursing registration with APHRA 
  • Degree qualified in nursing with evidence of further education including post graduate certification/diploma/Masters and continuous professional development in a relevant area of practice
  • ADAC accreditation
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Understanding of GCP principles 
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational, problem solving skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Demonstrated capacity to accurately manage multiple research projects and scientific protocols concurrently
  • Ability to complete tasks efficiently and deliver outcomes as required, with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Valid Australian working rights



  • An understanding of oncology patient management
  • Understanding of principles of immunotherapy and chemotherapy
  • Previous clinical trial experience
  • GCP certification


  • Onsite childcare/gym/parking
  • Discounted health insurance 
  • Salary packaging
  • 76 hour/ 9 day fortnight

Questions: All enquiries to Cheryl-Ann Hawkins on 03 90767467 (Research Manager)

Closing Date: 28th October 2020

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.


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