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 - 12 months with the opportunity to renew
Full Time - 76 hrs per f/n, (9x day fortnight with no shift work) hours can be negotiable
Classification - Research Nurse Level 1 or 2
Great staff benefits, such as 5x weeks of annual leave and salary packaging options
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.
The position is with the Alfred Cancer Trials team. It is a key resource for the research Study Coordinators, Haematology Oncology Day Centre (HOC) nurses and principal investigators, in the care of research patients in HOC and outpatient areas at Alfred Health. The position will provide clinical nurses in HOC, support and education in caring for clinical trial participants, ensuring adherence to clinical trial protocols, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and clinical trial Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
The position will also provide the Study Coordinators with skilled clinical support, leading to excellence in patient care. The role will coordinate the delivery of direct and indirect care and associated data collection for concurrent research studies, with a focus on early phase studies, in accordance with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Note for Guidance on Good Clinical Practice (CPMP/ICH/135/95) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans.
Qualifications and Experience Required
Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) with a minimum of 3 years post graduate oncology/haematology nursing experience
Degree level of education or other relevant further education
Skilled in IV cannulation and collection of trial specimens from participants
Ability to support and educate Oncology nurses
Ability to work closely with study coordinators to ensure safety of patients and adherence to study protocols
Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary environment
Demonstrated excellent team working skills with ability to use initiative and display discretionary effort
Demonstrated excellent organizational, problem solving skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work in a dynamic environment
Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to complete tasks efficiently and deliver outcomes as required, with accuracy and attention to detail.
Evidence of further education including post graduate studies specific to Oncology or haematology, clinical trials or education
Demonstrated knowledge of professional standards and knowledge of legal and ethical requirements in clinical trials including Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
Research experience including working knowledge of Australian and international statutory and regulatory requirements including TGA, FDA, EMEA
Specialist chemotherapy training and support provided
Generous salary packaging and novated leasing are available through Maxxia
Onsite child care services
Onsite staff gym, a payroll deductible expense
Access to health and wellbeing incentives
Discounted health insurance
Please get in touch with Chris Brooks (Clinical research Manager) if you have any questions regarding this position, via email at Chr.Brooks@alfred.org.au
Applications close: 11pm AEST, Sunday, 1 October 2023
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 accordance with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all Alfred Health employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, health care workers in Category A or B roles (as determined by the department’s risk ratings) are required to be vaccinated against influenza or hold an acceptable medical exemption.