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Research Assistant, Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 26876

Updated: September 22, 2022

Location: Other

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Overview

The Department of Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Assistant. This Fixed Term Recurring Part-time position is for approximately 6 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

This position reports to the Principal Investigator.

The aim of the project is to evaluate the impact of this physiotherapy (PT) led model of care compared to usual physician ED care for persons presenting with MSKD.

The Research Assistant's primary purpose is to assist the Principal Investigator and support the research team through providing semi-skilled or skilled research procedures.

This will specifically involve being present in the Rockyview General Hospital's Emergency Department for 3 days per week (all weekdays) for approximately 4-8 hours per day. The research assistant's job will be to identify emergency department patients presenting to the emergency department with acute musculoskeletal concerns using the emergency department triage assessment software according to the inclusion criteria for the randomized trial.

This is a recurring part-time position.  Recurring part-time employees are hourly employee engaged to perform work on an irregular schedule. 

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Under general supervision & direction of the PI, develop and implement original experiments within the guidelines of the research
  • Understand and implement basic research procedures with respect to informed consent, data collection and reporting
  • Work collaboratively with physiotherapist on shift, emergency department physicians and nurses
  • Work collaboratively with Research Coordinator at Foothills Medical Centre
  • Be available by telephone and email while on shift/at work
  • Be comfortable in an emergency department environment
  • Establishes and maintains effective, productive relationships with staff, peers, immediate supervisor and senior management and with the campus community
  • Manages own time effectively and ensures immediate reports to manager is kept informed of activities, and progress of work
  • Demonstrated strong communication, team and customer service skills, and an ability to exercise judgment within established guidelines
  • Understanding of safety codes, standards, and systems related to specialization

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Specialized certification - TCPS 2 and GCP required
  • AHS Privacy Certificate
  • Recommend change to processes or procedures
  • Must be open to learning and development, and be willing to accept new challenges and assignments
  • Demonstrated strong communication, team and patient related skills, and an ability to exercise judgment within established guidelines
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), Internet skills
  • A positive attitude and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are critical to success

Application Deadline:  September 27, 2022

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase I.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

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About the University of Calgary

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The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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