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Registered Nurse Level 2 - Clinical Trials Coordinator

Canberra & ACT, ACT

Part time

$88,249 - $93,533

Clinical Nurse Consultant/Specialist

Job Title: Clinical Trials Coordinator
Classification: Registered Nurse Level 2
Annual Salary: $88,249 - $93,533
Branch: Research
Section: Clinical Trial Staff
Vacancy Type: Temporary Full-time
Duration: 6 Months
Position Number: 33483, several
Closing Date: 6 July 2017
Contact Officer: Katherine Johnson (02) 6244 2811 [email protected]

About us

ACT Health is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.

Overview of the work area and position

The Haematology Clinical Trials Unit provides support for the conduct of clinical research at Canberra Hospital. The Unit currently has active trials in varying stages ranging from ethics submissions to trial close outs. The number of participants in each trial varies from approximately 1 to 20 participants. These trials are Pharmaceutical Sponsored trials, Registries, Investigator Led trials or Collaborative Studies that are funded by grants such as the Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group (ALLG).

The Clinical Trials Coordinator provides key support to and coordination of clinical research projects undertaken by the Haematology Clinical Trials Unit at Canberra Hospital. The projects will vary and may involve the evaluation of novel therapies in Phase 3, 2 and 1 Trials in the fields of malignant and benign Haematology. The main responsibilities of the Clinical Trials Coordinator will be to act as “key” person for all aspects of the planning, conduct, implementation, and management of a clinical trial including ethics and governance approvals, contractual and regulatory management in collaboration with other clinical trial staff. They will act as a contact person responsible for ensuring milestones are achieved and conduct of the trial is compliant with Good Clinical Practice. Their work is under the general direction of the Director of Haematology Clinical Trials, the Clinical Haematologists and the Clinical Trials Manager.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
• Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
• Comply with ACT Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU)


Notes

Two temporary positions exist, one is full-time and the other is part-time 3-4 hours per week and the full-time salary noted above will be pro-rata. Hours of work are flexible. Selection may be based on written application and referee reports only. An order of merit may be established from this recruitment process to fill future vacancies at level which may arise over the next 12 months.

Duties

1. In co-operation with staff from the Clinical Trials Unit, duties include (but not limited to) the following tasks:

• Responsible for the daily conduct of Multicentre Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical trials, and local research in collaboration with local Investigators.
• Preparation of documentation and budgets for ethics and governance submissions.


• Preparation of study materials, such as information sheets and advertisements.


• Assist in the identification, recruitment, screening, assessment, randomisation and follow up of participating patients, including study specified scheduling of investigations and treatments.


• Preparation and maintenance of clinical notes and data entry into electronic case report forms and updating relevant databases.


• Liaise with clinical trial sponsors, monitors and associated medical, nursing, pharmacy, imaging and pathology staff.


• Willingness to develop within the Clinical Trial Coordinator role, by continuing professional education and attending research and investigator meetings.

2. Ensure achievement of the project within the timeframe allowed.

3. Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operations of the team.


Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience.

Your statement of claims against the selection criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

1. Proven nursing experience, preferably including experience in an outpatient setting.

2. Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing with patients, Clinical Trials Team and Multidisciplinary Groups, and establish relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

3. Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, use initiative, assess work priorities and manage conflicting deadlines.

4. Experience in project planning and project management, delivery of outcomes, goals, and deliverables.

5. Demonstrated competency with computer software packages in the Microsoft Office suite, in particular Word, Excel and Outlook.

6. Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with ACT Health’s values of Care, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity.

How To Apply

To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and upload this as part of your application along with a current curriculum vitae. For more information on how to apply go to http://www.health.act.gov.au/employment/how-apply.  

For further information about the position and a copy of the performance expectations and jobs demands checklist, please contact the Contact Officer above.