First listed on: 10 November 2017

Research Nurse

The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society
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The Kirby Institute is the major research body in Australia with responsibility for research into the clinical and epidemiological aspects of HIV/AIDS.  It is also responsible for research into the clinical and epidemiological aspects of other blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections.

The Justice Health Research Program conducts research with offenders both incarcerated and in the community. Research interests include domestic violence, general violence, mental illness and sexual violence.

About the role

  • $90,399 - $97,838 plus (9.5% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Fixed Term for 12 months
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The position holder is responsible for the site coordination of the ReINVEST study including patient management in designated NSW local government areas. The study management will be conducted through the Justice Health Research Program (JHRP), part of the Kirby Institute. The position will involve direct contact with male offenders on a daily basis, as well as interaction with Legal Aid, Magistrates, Police, Private Legal Practitioners, Community Corrections Staff and Prosecutors. This position will cover outer Western Sydney, including Mount Druitt and surrounds. From time to time coverage may be required at Central Sydney Locations and on rare occasions the Central Coast.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Relevant Qualifications as a Registered Nurse with a current licence to practice from the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with minimum five years post graduate experience in mental health nursing
  • Clinical experience with violent offenders or aggressive clients with proven clinical assessment skills, with a proven track record of comprehensive mental state examinations
  • An understanding of psychometric tools used to assess impulsivity and personality disorders and knowledge of Good Clinical Research Practice Guidelines (ICH-GCP).
  • Willingness to attend clinics situated in the Sydney outer western metropolitan area. Including the Downing Centre Local Court and, on occasion, the Central Coast if required.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Lee Knight, Clinical Coordinator | CNC (Forensic Mental Health), Justice Health Program

T: 0431 057810

Applications close: 8 December 2017

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