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Research Nurse START Research Program

  • LocationThe Alfred
  • Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed 6 months ago
    Never published
  • Job no: 43927
  • 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.

Research Nurse START Research Program

  • Full time, 76 hours per fortnight (part time considered)
  • Fixed-Term - end May 2022
  • Classification code – Registered Nurse, Grade 2 (YP3-YP11)
  • Alfred location
  • Staff benefits



The Department of Infectious Diseases undertakes innovative research into the microbiology, transmission dynamics, epidemiology, prevention, and management of infectious diseases, including in the area of antimicrobial resistance. Our multidisciplinary team is undertaking a large, multicentre trial examining a nurse-led antimicrobial stewardship intervention in residential aged care facilities.


This position will assist with biospecimen collection in residential aged care facilities for the START Research Program - Stepped-wedge Trial to increase antibiotic Appropriateness in Residential aged care facilities and model Transmission of antimicrobial resistance. This is a large, multicentre study to improve antibiotic appropriateness and minimise transmission of antimicrobial resistance in residential aged care facilities. This will be a landmark study funded by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) that has the potential to change practice and policy in antibiotic practices within nursing homes and help stop the rise in superbugs.

The position will work with the Clinical Trial Coordinator – The START Research Program and members of the research team to assist with biospecimen collection and documentation in residential aged care facilities.


  • Current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia via AHPRA

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate a high level of communication skills, data collection and management skills, flexibility, organisation and the ability to work independently across a range of tasks. The incumbent will be part of a dynamic, capable and research group conducting research that aims to improve patient management and patient well-being, with direct clinical relevance.  


  • Salary packaging
  • Novated leasing
  • Onsite gym
  • Easy public transport access


If you are interested in this position or would like any further details, please contact Natali Jokanovic, Clinical Trial Coordinator START Research Program PH: 9903 0087


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.


  • Closed 6 months ago - 13 Feb 2022