Research Coordinator/Assistant


Job title: Research Coordinator/Assistant

Company: Alfred Health

Job description: Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory to inpatient and home and community-based services.

Research Coordinator/Assistant

  • Fixed Term, 12 months
  • Full Time – 38 hours week
  • Classification Title: Medical Scientist Grade 1 – RX1
  • Department/Unit: Clinical Research Unit, Neurology

The Department
Neurology is a developing specialty within Alfred Health, and recent investment has produced significant growth in this area, particularly with regard to research and clinical trials. Neurology at Alfred Health consists of inpatient units and a range of specialised outpatient clinics.

The Role

Research Assistant will play a crucial role in advancing clinical research related to epilepsy. Reporting to the Research Fellow and Head of the SUDEP Group, you’ll be at the forefront of conducting clinical trials in epilepsy a recently funded investigator initiated multicenter trial in patients with epileptic encephalopathies who are being treated the novel epilepsy treatment, cannabidiol.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant with a background in clinical trials. Be part of a dynamic team, driving cutting-edge research that contributes to our understanding of epilepsy. Apply now to make a significant impact in this field!

QUALITY, SAFETY, RISK and IMPROVEMENT

  • Maintain an understanding of individual responsibility for patient safety, quality & risk and contribute to organisational quality and safety initiatives
  • Follow organisational safety, quality & risk policies and guidelines
  • Maintain a safe working environment for yourself, your colleagues and members of the public.
  • Escalate concerns regarding safety, quality & risk to appropriate staff member, if unable to rectify yourself.
  • Promote and participate in the evaluation and continuous improvement processes related to stroke research.
  • Comply with Alfred Health mandatory continuing professional development requirements.
  • Comply with requirement of National Safety & Quality Health Service Standards and other relevant regulatory requirements contained within Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Essential:

  • Bachelor of Science or Biomedical Science.
  • 1-2 years of research experience, preferably in a neurology setting.
  • Prior experience working with patients.
  • Previous experience in understanding of the principles and methods of research, in particular adhering to study protocols, ethics and governance, and good clinical practice guidelines.
  • Previous experience in data entry, data collation and keeping systems for compilation and storage of data, with awareness of confidentiality requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to interact professionally with a wide range of personnel in the health and university divisions.
  • Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and data management skills that ensure the smooth delivery of study outcomes while managing competing demands and conflicting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated high level of competency with Microsoft Office including software packages Word, Excel, Power Point, and Endnote.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work both within a team as well as independently with some supervision where required, within a framework of broad guidelines and procedures.
  • Capacity to participate in patient centered research approaches and have a basic understanding of patient and care giver needs and values.
  • Work with the broader team and support the PhD students and clinical researchers where require.

Desirable:

  • A postgraduate degree in biomedical science, health science or a related discipline.
  • Previous experience with successful ethics submissions.
  • Previous experience in using RedCap data depository.
  • Maintain an understanding of individual responsibility for patient safety, quality and risk and contribute to organisational quality and safety initiatives.
  • Follow organisational safety, quality and risk policies and guidelines.
  • Maintain a safe working environment for yourself, your colleagues and members of the public.
  • Escalate concerns regarding safety, quality and risk to appropriate staff member, if unable to rectify yourself.
  • Promote and participate in the evaluation and continuous improvement processes.
  • Comply with principles of Patient Centred Care.
  • Comply with Alfred Health and Monash University mandatory continuing professional development requirements.
  • Comply with requirement of National Safety & Quality Health Service Standards and other relevant regulatory requirements.

Benefits

Staff benefits include:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Car Parking (subject to availability)
  • Onsite Gym
  • Child care services

All enquiries to Shobi Sivathamboo at S.Sivathamboo@alfred.org.au
Applications close at 11 pm Wednesday, 21st February 2024
Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

In accordance with the Health Minister’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all Alfred Health employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, health care workers in Category A or B roles (as determined by the department’s risk ratings) are required to be vaccinated against influenza or hold an acceptable medical exemption.

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Location: Melbourne, VIC

Job date: Thu, 01 Feb 2024 04:40:47 GMT

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