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RN Interventionist, Paediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 24077

Updated: October 13, 2021

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 Paediatrics in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for five (5) RN Interventionist(s). 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 Program Manager for the Video-Feedback Interaction Guidance for Improving Interactions between Depressed Mothers and their Infants (VID-KIDS) Study. This position requires a candidate that is reliable or is willing to obtain reliability with the NCAST Teaching Scale.

This is a recurring part-time position with variable hours.  Recurring part-time employees are hourly employees engaged to perform work on an irregular schedule.  This position is for approximately 20 hours a week.

Position Description

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

  • Provides comprehensive nursing care to participants involved in research protocols
  • Provides professional, knowledgeable service to the research participants and maintains competencies to ensure the best quality of care
  • The following accountabilities are inherent at all levels of the nursing profession
    • Confidentiality of patient information and medical records
    • Adherence to policy and procedure standards
    • Legislative compliance
    • Adherence to the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics and all training guidelines
  • Participant Management
    • Reviews referrals and medical histories. Determines eligibility and suitability for protocol based on presenting and interview assessment information. In consultation with the study team, the RN also determines where to forward the referral should the participant be high-risk or not eligible for the study.
  • Develop and implement intervention study processes
  • Ensure confidentiality of patient information and charting records
  • Conduct NCAST teaching scale assessments and report findings
  • Record findings for the purpose of publications within the field of the research in both a national and international level
  • Establish rapport with study participants suffering from post-partum depression symptoms
  • Will be meeting and interacting with participants to conduct assessments
  • Conducting the teaching scale assessment
  • Will explain the teaching activity and then observe the parent-child interaction, as well as make recommendations to the parent on how to improve the parent-child interaction
  • Traveling to participants homes

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • University degree (or equivalent) in nursing and current registration as a Registered Nurse with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA)
  • Must be a Registered Nurse with 1 to 3 years of related technical experience within the nursing field
  • Willing to obtain or has NCAST teaching scale reliability
  • Must be a Registered Nurse with pediatric and/or neonatal experience
  • Experience working with infants and children is an asset
  • Must have past experience with recommending change to processes or procedures
  • Knowledge of theory and practical application of procedures is required
  • Must be able to work and liaise with participants of the study, as well as other interventionists
  • Must possess strong interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills
  • Must be able to demonstrate strong communication, organizational, analytical and problem solving skills, teamwork, and leadership
  • Must be able to exercise professional judgment within established guidelines and roles, in changing landscapes requiring a high level of problem solving skills
  • Must possess ability to navigate emotionally stressful situations with participants suffering from post-partum depression symptoms and their infants
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint),and Internet skills are required
  • Reliable transportation is required
  • Knowledge of University core business systems is desirable
  • Familiarity with research applications, policies and procedures at the University of Calgary, the Alberta Children's Hospital and Alberta Health Services is required  
  • Knowledge of research ethics and regulations for granting agencies (e.g. Tri Council) is required

Application Deadline: October 20, 2021

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 II.

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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