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Research Assistant, HOPE Research Project, Faculty of Nursing

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Job ID: 12888

Updated: June 7, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Dean's Office of Nursing in the Faculty of Nursing invites applications for a Research Assistant, HOPE Research Project. This Fixed Term Recurring Part-time position is for approximately 3-4 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The HOPE Research Assistants primary purpose is to assist the Principle Investigator and the research team by recruiting participants in prenatal classes and obstetrical clinics, following up participants for study retention and assuring participant access to mental and social health services and crisis counselling. Documentation for research purposes is also a key component of this position.

The Research Assistant, HOPE will be required at times to respond to possible suicidal participants. Recruitment, however, is usually regular day hours however sometimes recruitment may take place on the weekends or evenings.  Research assistant must be able to recruit at Bowmont Medical Clinic and Calgary Regional Fertility Clinic, Calgary, AB.


Position Description

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

Recruitment - 90%

  • Regularly recruits for studies for Bowmont Clinic and Calgary Regional Fertility Clinic and exercise extreme adaptability to the structure and constraints of each recruitment site

Records and Audit 5 %

  • Audits participants medical records, both electronic EMRs and paper-based medical records and enter audit information into Redcap database checking for accuracy and consistency and document in Redcap and Epro databases all interactions with participants

Meetings 5%

  • Attends regular HOPE team meetings and contributes expertise to problem solving in research setting
  • Assists with presenting as required

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree and a minimum of 2 years of experience in prenatal mental health, nursing or research focused environment (a combination of education and experience will be considered)
  • Knowledge and experience with using Redcap and Epro databases, processes and protocols is preferable
  • Experience recruiting in hospitals or clinics for research studies essential
  • Proven experience in supporting PI and Research Coordinator in recruitment of new study sites
  • Must have professional experience with pregnant women in psychological distress
  • Must be able to regularly recruit for studies for Bowmont Clinic and Calgary Regional Fertility Clinic and exercise extreme adaptability to the structure and constraints of each recruitment site
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to support PI and research coordinator in recruitment of new study sites
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to problem solve in complex situations
  • Demonstrated strong communication, team and customer service skills, and ability to exercise judgment within established guidelines
  • Open to learning and development, and willingness to accept new challenges and assignments
  • A positive attitude and the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be able and available to work evenings and weekends as required
  • Own vehicle would be an asset
  • Must have a valid drivers license and clean driving record

Application Deadline:  May 24, 2017

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 Specialist Advisor Job Family, Phase I.

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