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  • 14 May 2020 2:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Team Leader (Cancer Services) and Senior Clinical Trials Nurse (Haematology) 

    Northern HealthVictoria 
    Full time or part time or job-share
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    An exciting opportunity exists for a Team Leader and Senior Clinical Trials Coordinator (Registered Nurse) to join our Cancer Services Clinical Trials team at Northern Health. We are seeking a full time employee, however, part time or job-share arrangements will be considered.

     About our clinical trials unit
    Cancer Services is a new Division at Northern Health, with a rapidly growing demand for both haematology and oncology services due to an expanding patient population and increasing workforce capabilities. Access to clinical trials for malignant haematology patients remains an important standard of care requirement and forms a critical component of Northern Health's Cancer Services growth strategy. To this end, we seek the appointment of a Team leader to manage a team of clinical trials nurses coordinating haematology and oncology trials. This full time role will also manage a small portfolio of haematology trials.

     About the role
    This role will be responsible for set up, review and oversight of Northern Health Cancer Services clinical trials, mentoring of junior staff within the team and for the conduct of a small trials portfolio.

     Key accountablities

    1. To provide expert clinical trials leadership, mentorship and support to the trials team
    2. To effectively manage clinical research trials and deliver on key performance indicators and budget
    3. Ensure quality data and patient safety at all times
    4. Undertake and / or participate in professional development and education
    5. To function as an integral member of the clinical research team
    6. Provides support to Northern Health Manager, Clinical Trials

     Selection criteria

    1. Current registration with the Nurses Board of Victoria (AHPRHA) as a Division 1 nurse
    2. Extensive clinical trials experience
    3. Experience in managing commercially sponsored trials
    4. Extensive medical oncology and haematology experience
    5. Post graduate qualifications in Cancer nursing
    6. Proven working knowledge of ICH GCP, current NH&MRC clinical trials policies and international regulatory and research governance requirements (FDA and EMA regulations and trial directives)
    7. Demonstrated interest in leading, managing and mentoring clinical trials staff

    For further information, please contact:

    Maria Tucker, Divisional Director, Nursing, Cancer Services  0418 568 702  Maria.tucker@nh.org.au

  • 12 May 2020 2:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Invitation to nurses to participate in Nurse PhD research study

    to explore the influence of body temperature on the initiation of clinical practice guidelines for neutropenic sepsis in haematology oncology patients

    Dear member,

    We are sending this invitation on behalf of Christine Mackey, a PhD candidate, who is undertaking a research study to explore the influence of body temperature on the initiation of clinical practice guidelines for neutropenic sepsis. The study meets our criteria and we have confirmation it has ethical approval. The decision to participate in this study is completely voluntary and participants are able to withdraw at any time. The organisation will have no knowledge of who has, or has not, participated. Please direct any queries to the researcher and not the organisation.

    The Principle investigator is Christine Mackey, a Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience in cancer /haematology nursing currently undertaking a PhD at Edith Cowan University. The study: ‘What is the influence of body temperature on the initiation of clinical practice guidelines for neutropenic sepsis in haematology oncology patients/: A patient and nurse perspective’. Edith Cowan University Ethics approval number: 2019-00831-MACKEY

    The study will include 2 groups of nurses, haematology nurses and emergency nurses. There are 2 phases to this study, an anonymous electronic self-administered questionnaire and an optional short 15-20 minute semi-structured telephone interview. You can choose to:-

    • participate in the phase 1 survey only
    • or participate in the phase 1 survey and express an interest to be considered for the phase 2 interview.

    If you would like to participate in the study please follow the link below for more information about the study (information letter) and click on the link for the Qualtrics electronic survey

    The survey should take approximately 10 minutes of your time and includes multiple choice and matrix questions with the opportunity for free text.

    The survey will be open for 3 weeks.

    Thank you for your valuable time.


    Christine Mackey, PhD Candidate:   

    Email: cmackey1@our.ecu.edu.au 

  • 10 May 2020 2:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    HSANZ-NG publishes a quarterly newsletter, which can be downloaded below.

  • 7 May 2020 5:01 PM | Anonymous

    The HSANZ Nurses Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia to establish a professional affiliation. The MOU articulates a relationship based on a common commitment to optimise outcomes for the health care of the community affected by cancer and for cancer control initiatives.

    MOU HSANZ NG and CNSA (153KB)

    Cancer Nurses Society of Australia 21st Annual Congress
    Dates: 21-23 June 2018
    Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre


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