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Project Manager (Nursing)

The Australian National University - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Project Manager (Nursing)

Job no: 540105
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: New South Wales
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 8

Classification: ANU Research Officer Grade 8 (Research)
Salary package: $99,612 to $106,517 (pro rata) plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Part time, Fixed term (12 months with the possibility of extension)
Location: Sydney, NSW or Canberra / ACT

  • Activities will include:
  • Working as part of the ANU Institute for Communication in Health Care (ICH) research team on two major projects focusing on nursing practices in major metropolitan hospitals in NSW, ACT and Victoria
  • Managing a research project on healthcare communication, on a subject central to the ICH goals and in accordance with the expertise of the successful candidate
  • From time-to-time help organise and run workshops or other intensive training sessions in areas relevant to communication in health care.
  • Assist in the collection and analysis of data collected in targeted health care contexts; and assist with publications and presentations
The successful applicant will need to be dynamic, flexible, resilient, and able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Position overview

Specifically, the role of the project manager is to work as part of the ICHA research team on two major projects focusing on nursing practices in major metropolitan hospitals in NSW and Victoria. More broadly, the role will involve contributing to and expanding the existing team's expertise in healthcare communication research and education in hospitals in Australia.

The ANU Institute for Communication in Health Care (ICH) is an international, interdisciplinary organisation, established to promote health care communication research and the application of research findings to healthcare practice and education. The institute's mission is to build an international, collaborative research and training hub in healthcare communication to improve patient safety and the quality of healthcare practice around the world. Based at one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities, the institute addresses mounting evidence that ineffective communication at all levels of the healthcare system can lead to poor outcomes for healthcare consumers, including avoidable hospital admissions, serious illness and death. The institute aims to translate cutting-edge communication research into best practice for safe and compassionate health care. It is located in the College of Arts and Social Sciences, within the Research School of Humanities and the Arts. It also has very strong links with the ANU School of Medicine and with organisations in the healthcare sector in NSW (such as St Vincent's Hospital Sydney), ACT, across Australia and internationally.

Recognising the increasing linguistic and cultural diversity of healthcare consumers and clinicians, the institute encourages an innovative inter-professional approach. Through its collaborative projects and events, the ICH brings together internationally renowned experts from the disciplines of medicine, nursing and other health professions, medical/healthcare education, inter-professional training and practice, health policy and leadership, health sciences, linguistics, health communication studies, sociology, and clinical service redesign.

College Overview

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is one of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 57 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both. We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and three ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 270 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

For further information, please contact: Professor Diana Slade E:

Interviwing: 30 April 2021

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.
Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

The Australian National University

Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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