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Research Nurse, Paediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 20081

Updated: February 14, 2020

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Paediatrics in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Nurse. This Fixed Term Recurring Part-time position is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

This position reports to the Program Manager. 

Working within the framework of the University, the Cumming School of Medicine and the Alberta Children's Hospital's policies and procedures, the Research Nurse position is often called upon to make decisions using independent judgment.  Will be called upon to give medications or answer questions concerning medications. 

The main objective is to enroll patients in studies that are going on in the Alberta Children's Hospital Emergency Department.  There can be at least 10 different studies going on at one time, which all require a significant amount of interpersonal skills when dealing with patients and their families, students, doctors, nurses and staff. There are periods of high volume with strict deadlines, as in preparation of research study data from our location and other emergency departments across the country.  Attention to detail is crucial, as the impact of error is high for the incumbent, who is solely responsible to ensure day-to-day work is completed accurately, and information provided to others is correct. 

This is a recurring part-time position working approximately 18 hours per week.  Hours fall within a template with opportunity for adjustments. The schedule is varied and will require some evenings and weekends.  Recurring part-time employees are hourly employees engaged to perform work on an irregular schedule.   

Position Description

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

  • Retrospective Chart Audit (5%)
  • Review patient emergency records to extract data
  • Determine what data will be required
  • Volunteer Training & Supervision (20%)
    • Work with local emergency department, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research Associates Program (PEMRAP), and Pediatric Emergency Research  Team (PERT)
    • Provide on-call support for volunteers
    • Assist with and attend Orientation Sessions
  • Data management for numerous studies (5%)
    • Data entry, organization, and maintenance
    • Query maintenance
    • Familiarity with Database (i.e. REDCap)
  • Project Maintenance/Recruitment (70%)
    • Training, assist in training other research team members when necessary
    • Form completion
    • Case report form completion
    • Consent form completion
    • Recruitment of subjects into ongoing clinical trials
    • Ongoing quality assurance process and documentation
    • Utilizes the nursing process to provide comprehensive nursing care to patients involved in research protocols

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Graduate of approved school of nursing required
  • Clinical experience in Pediatrics an asset
  • Registered Nurse (RN) designation required and current registration with CARNA (College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta)
  • Experience: 7-10 years of experience however a combination of experience and education is considered
  • Active membership in the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) preferred
  • Demonstrated technical dexterity, knowledge and skill working with computer technology - required - particularly outlook (email), excel (spreadsheets), and word
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently and within a team environment
  • Strong leadership, communication and decision making skills - required
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and interpersonal skills - required
  • Demonstrated superior physical and emotional assessment skills  - required
  • Basic skills must include the ability to use Sunrise Emergency Care and Sunrise Clinical Manager proficiently
  • Possess good written and verbal English skills
  • Ability to work independently, and have demonstrated the ability to work as part of an interactive group; strong team member.
  • Some supervisory experience, and a demonstrated ability to lead and direct others
  • Highly Motivated

Application Deadline:  February 28, 2020

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 III.

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 about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

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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 professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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