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MSNI Research and Clinical Nurse

  • LocationThe Alfred
  • Work TypePart Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 9 days
    Published on 23 Nov 2021
  • Job no: 43885
  • Category: 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.

  • Fixed-term – 24 month contract
  • Part-time – 48 hours per fortnight
  • Classification code – Level 3B (YU13-YU14)
  • Alfred location
  • Staff benefits



Neurology has long been recognised as one of the major clinical and research strengths of Alfred Health. Core activities of the department include: Specialist clinics (and consultants with particular expertise) in Movement Disorders, Neuropathy, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology (MSNI), Epilepsy, Stroke and Neurogenetics. There is an active Neurophysiology Department providing EEG, EMG, Evoked potential studies and Tremor analysis and a strong neuropsychology service.



The MSNI Clinical and Research Nurse role provides an opportunity to join a dynamic team of MS and neuroimmunology clinicians focussed on delivering excellent care to people with MS and Neuroimmunological disorders at Alfred Health, Department of Neurology. The appointee will be part of a larger clinical research team that is managed by the MSNI Clinical research coordinator. The MSNI nurse consultant, Ms Louise Rath is the clinical nursing manager and educator for the MSNI nursing team and the appointee will be reporting to Ms. Rath. In addition, the role will be embedded in the larger MSNI team of Neurologists, two other junior MSNI research/clinical nurses, research co-ordinators, scientists, research students and other medical staff, to provide a streamlined and efficient interaction with study participants and patients at Alfred Health as well as at the Central Clinical School, Monash University.

The primary role of the Clinical and Research Nurse is to provide research support for clinical trials and investigator investigator-initiated studies, as well as support the MS Nurse Consultant in the care of patients attending the service. The role will comprise management of studies including ethics and governance submissions, patient recruitment to research studies, data management and preparing reports. These responsibilities are listed below. In addition, the appointee will have the opportunity to develop subspecialty knowledge and skills in MS and neuroimmunology. The position is for 3 days a week (Monday to Thursday OR Tuesday to Thursday) and will require the appointee to attend MSNI clinics at Alfred Health at both the Prahran, Caulfield and Sandringham hospital campuses. The appointee will occasionally be required to work at other study-specific locations as required and to interact with staff at other study sites nationally and internationally. 




  • Registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia


  • Experience in the Nursing of Neurological Patients 
  • Past research experience



  • 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 Anneke Van der Walt on 9903 8670.




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.


  • Closes in 9 days - 08 Dec 2021
  • Published on 23 Nov 2021, 9:01 PM