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Hepatitis C Integrated Care Nurse Consultant

LocationThe Alfred
Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
Positions1 Position
Job no: 68644
Category: Nurse, Clinical

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 - ending July 2025
  • Full Time and part-time hours considered
  • Department of Infectious Diseases
  • Registered Nurse Grade 4B

The Department

The Hepatitis C Integrated Services Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) will work closely with both the Department of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Gastroenterology medical specialists to provide and expanding access to Hepatitis C treatment.   The Department Infectious Diseases will identify internal clinical programs and external health services, to partner with to implement and sustain, targeted, systematic Hepatitis C screening/testing and develop pathways/linkages to community based treatment and follow up.

The Role

The CNC will be central in facilitating and implementing this clinical response with the targeted clinical programs and services.  Working closely with the Head of the Hepatitis C Service, Department of Infectious Diseases the CNC will develop strategies with the clinical programs to enhance and sustain screening/testing.  The CNC will ensure appropriate assessment and a treatment plan is in place prior to hospital discharge and facilitate linkage to treatment and/or follow up in the community.   Within the community settings and services the CNC will support GPs and nurses to screen/test and develop treatment and follow up plans along with providing direct service provision.  They will also be a key liaison point between community based services and specialist services.   The role will involve collaborating with inpatient and outpatient clinical services across Alfred Health.  The CNC will develop, support and ensure data systems are in place to monitor and evaluate the response/program in each clinical program. 

The CNC will develop strong relationship with community based treatment services to ensure effective pathways from the hospital setting to community setting for Hepatitis C treatment and follow up.  The response will vary in each setting with some being a direct nursing role assessing, screening, testing and facilitating treatment access.  In other settings the role will focus on supporting local clinical staff work directly with the patient with the CNC role that of clinical support, monitoring, linkage to Hepatitis C specialists where required and ensuring an appropriate plan is in place to link the patient to Hepatitis C treatment and monitoring if required.  The role will also be responsible for obtaining treatment outcome data for patients discharged to community care.   

The CNC will also provide a fibroscan clinic in Infectious Diseases Outpatients and provide inpatient fibroscan assessments where required.  The CNC will be a resource nurse for the Department of Infectious Diseases Hepatitis Outpatient Clinic.  The will also oversee the maintenance of a liver cirrhosis clinical review database for patients of the Department of Infectious Diseases and follow up patients who require review.  The role will provide Hepatitis C fibroscan assessment clinics, linkage to specialists and targeted screening to targeted primary health care clinics. 

The role will evolve with changes in Hepatitis C testing and treatment and with some clinical sites reaching greater levels of independence managing Hepatitis C.  The CNC will be expected to lead new initiatives and projects to assist the evolution of the role and identify new responses to support the goal of eliminating Hepatitis C. 


  • Essential
    • Current registration with the AHPRA
    • Relevant experience working with people infected and affected by Hepatitis C virus or related field
    • Post graduate qualification in a relevant area is desirable


  • Generous salary packaging and novated leasing are available through Maxxia
  • Onsite child care services, a payroll deductible expense
  • Onsite staff gym, a payroll deductible expense
  • Modern onsite library facilities, exclusive to Alfred Health staff
  • Access to health and wellbeing incentives
  • Discounted health insurance

Enquiries: Jo Read, m: 0405 303 042

Applications close: 14 April 2024


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.

In compliance with the Victorian Chief Health Officer's Mandatory Vaccination Directions, all Alfred health employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 with TGA approved vaccine and must have evidence of their vaccination status. 

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au