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.
- Fixed term – until July 2022
- Part-time – 48 hours per fortnight
- Classification code – Grade 3B
- Alfred location
- Staff benefits
The Department of Infectious Diseases at the Alfred Hospital is one of the largest and most comprehensive infectious diseases clinical services in the country. It is also an academic Department within the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Central Clinical School, Monash University and is a premier centre for clinical and biomedical research and education. The Department offers expertise in general infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, hospital-acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance, infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship, travel-related infections, viral hepatitis, sexually-transmitted infections, and infections in immunocompromised hosts including critical care, burns, cystic fibrosis and solid organ (lung, heart and kidney) and stem cell transplant recipients. We have four active clinical units at any one time with a dedicated general infectious diseases inpatient unit, an HIV inpatient unit, a general consultative service and an immunocompromised host service. Through our Alfred Infectious Diseases Training Program, we provide outstanding opportunities for advanced training in infectious diseases. One of the premier services provided by the Department is the Victorian State-wide HIV Service which provides a comprehensive program for individuals and populations affected by or infected with HIV in Victoria. This ranges from acute care and chronic illness management, to health maintenance, prevention and health promotion. Complications of HIV and antiretroviral therapy, in addition to the myriad of co-morbidities such as cancer, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, renal impairment, viral hepatitis and liver disease, drug and alcohol related disorders, neurocognitive impairment and psychiatric illness are all managed in a multidisciplinary ambulatory care clinic.
The Alfred currently provides clinical HIV prevention services including HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (NPEP) and HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). NPEP is provided through the Victorian NPEP Service which is a statewide service. The service coordinates access to PEP across Victoria in high case load GP practices and clinical settings across metro Melbourne and Rural and Regional Victoria. The Alfred provides several PrEP clinics including 1.5 days of a nurse led PrEP model under the clinical care of an Infectious Diseases Specialist and the PrEPMe clinic for people who are Medicare ineligible. The service provides a range of education sessions through the Education and Resource Centre (HIV, Hepatitis and STIs) and undertakes a range of projects and interventions to promote PrEP access. The role will backfill in our Infectious Diseases Outpatient Clinic when required. This position will be at the forefront of a bold HIV prevention initiative in Victoria.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Current Registration with the Nurses Board of Victoria, as a Division 1 Nurse
- Clinical experience in sexual health, HIV or like clinical field is desirable
- Demonstrate competency in; Excel, Word and experience working with databases
- Clinical Research experience and/or project management experience desirable
- Salary packaging
- Novated leasing
- Onsite gym
- Easy public transport access and discounted staff car parking
If you are interested in this position or would like any further details, please contact Jude Armishaw on 9076 8487.
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.