Research Nurse / Midwife

Part-time (0.5 FTE) contract until 31st December 2024Based in Gove, Nhulunbuy. Be part of an exciting opportunity!Menzies is looking for a Research Nurse / Midwife to join the Maternal Health program, and to support the GLU study which aims to develop and validate new diagnostic tests for preterm births with an aim to safely lower preterm birth rates and associated morbidities.Based in Gove, Nhulunbuy, the successful applicant will be required to undertake procedures relevant to the research project such as explaining the project to potential participants, obtain informed consent, undertake clinical assessments of eligibility, review medical records, complete medical questionnaires, collect specimens for analysis and transport to laboratories as required, monitor adverse events and conduct ongoing participant examinations and assessments as required. What you will bring to the roleAs an enthusiastic, qualified health professional, you will have qualifications in Midwifery or Nursing with subsequent experience of at least four (4) years, and registration with the relevant Board of the Health Professions Licensing Authority.You will have demonstrated experience working with First Nations peoples and of the health issues which they may experience. They will have exceptional communication skills and the ability to engage effectively with community stakeholders, First Nations community organisations, and the ability to work collaboratively with health professionals and academic colleagues. This position requires the ability to work sensitively in multicultural and multidisciplinary settings with the skills to engage and communicate with First Nations peoples.You will also have demonstrated initiative, problem solving and a strong work ethic with capacity to work independently without direct supervision as part of a multidisciplinary team. You will be able to maintain confidentiality of data and personal information, exercise diplomacy and discretion when dealing with sensitive issues. Why MenziesMenzies is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses, Menzies School of Health Research continues to translate its research into effective partnerships and programs in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Benefits of working for Menzies6 weeks annual leaveOption to increase super to 14%Attractive salary package including superannuation and salary packaging benefits:General Staff Level 7 at $113,238 - $121,927 per annum, pro-rata (comprising a gross salary of $89,426 - $97.048 per annum, pro-rata) How to apply:Applicants are required to address the Selection Criteria in the Position Description. To obtain the Position Description and information on how to apply for this position, please visit: https://www.menzies.edu.au/page/careers/information_for_applicants/ Contact:If you have any questions regarding this Position Description, please contact: Dr Kiarna BrownSenior Research Fellow, Maternal Health Program LeaderChild Health DivisionVia Email: kiarna.brown@menzies.edu.au  For any other queries, please call 08 8946 8409. Closing date:  Sunday 29th May 2022 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The successful candidate will be required to provide suitable evidence of vaccinations to Menzies Human Resources.Position Description 89426 AUD Nhulunbuy 0880

Research Nurse / Midwife

Part-time (0.5 FTE) contract until 31st December 2024

Based in Gove, Nhulunbuy.

 

Be part of an exciting opportunity!

Menzies is looking for a Research Nurse / Midwife to join the Maternal Health program, and to support the GLU study which aims to develop and validate new diagnostic tests for preterm births with an aim to safely lower preterm birth rates and associated morbidities.

Based in Gove, Nhulunbuy, the successful applicant will be required to undertake procedures relevant to the research project such as explaining the project to potential participants, obtain informed consent, undertake clinical assessments of eligibility, review medical records, complete medical questionnaires, collect specimens for analysis and transport to laboratories as required, monitor adverse events and conduct ongoing participant examinations and assessments as required.

 

What you will bring to the role

As an enthusiastic, qualified health professional, you will have qualifications in Midwifery or Nursing with subsequent experience of at least four (4) years, and registration with the relevant Board of the Health Professions Licensing Authority.

You will have demonstrated experience working with First Nations peoples and of the health issues which they may experience. They will have exceptional communication skills and the ability to engage effectively with community stakeholders, First Nations community organisations, and the ability to work collaboratively with health professionals and academic colleagues. This position requires the ability to work sensitively in multicultural and multidisciplinary settings with the skills to engage and communicate with First Nations peoples.

You will also have demonstrated initiative, problem solving and a strong work ethic with capacity to work independently without direct supervision as part of a multidisciplinary team. You will be able to maintain confidentiality of data and personal information, exercise diplomacy and discretion when dealing with sensitive issues.

 

Why Menzies

Menzies is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses, Menzies School of Health Research continues to translate its research into effective partnerships and programs in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

 

Benefits of working for Menzies

  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Option to increase super to 14%
  • Attractive salary package including superannuation and salary packaging benefits:

General Staff Level 7 at $113,238 - $121,927 per annum, pro-rata (comprising a gross salary of $89,426 - $97.048 per annum, pro-rata)

 

How to apply:

Applicants are required to address the Selection Criteria in the Position Description. To obtain the Position Description and information on how to apply for this position, please visit: https://www.menzies.edu.au/page/careers/information_for_applicants/

 

Contact:

If you have any questions regarding this Position Description, please contact:

 

Dr Kiarna Brown

Senior Research Fellow, Maternal Health Program Leader

Child Health Division

Via Email: kiarna.brown@menzies.edu.au 

 

For any other queries, please call 08 8946 8409.

 

Closing date:  Sunday 29th May 2022

 

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The successful candidate will be required to provide suitable evidence of vaccinations to Menzies Human Resources.