Clinical Research Study Assistant
Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research
37.5 hours per week
$48,458 to $60,587 per annum commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy
Temporary Full-Time (1 year)
University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Clinical Research Study Assistant in the Ted Rogers Computational Program.
The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,600 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.
University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN's seven research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.
The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research is a collaborative research and education program that spans across UHN, the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto. It seeks to provide the world with new diagnoses, treatments, and tools to help people prevent, manage, and survive the devastating consequences of heart failure. It also provides global leadership in the cardiac field and offers multiple research and clinical educational opportunities and training. As part of this Centre, the Ted Rogers Computational Program (TRCP) are currently recruiting a highly qualified Clinical Research Study Assistant.
We are seeking an energetic individual to join our team and facilitate human subject research and quality improvement projects, specifically local and large international quality improvement registries. Duties will include data collection, data abstraction, data management, liasing with clinical teams for workflow development, project organization and information gathering. There will be opportunitiesto participate in active clinical research projects, inlcuding screening, communication and consent discussions with participants, conducting phone surveys and creating paper study packages. Responsibilities also include research ethics board submissions, regulatory file maintenance, and ensuring compliance with hospital policies, departmental guidelines and professional standards of practice. This position will also include additional administrative activities to provide support across the TRCP including but not limited to clerical and operational office duties, payroll, financial and milestone reporting, documentation and other administrative tasks as necessary.
- At minimum, completion of a Community College diploma in a health-related discipline or equivalent; Bachelor's degree preferred
- At minimum, 3 months related experience; clinical research experience preferred may be as part of an internship or paid co-op placement
- Formal clinical training and experience in a regulated clinical profession an asset
- Demonstrated knowledge of applicable research regulations and guidelines such as ICH/GCP and Tri-Council Policy
- In-depth experience working with medical data and demonstrated ability to comprehend patient charts
- Previous experience with international data registries an asset
- Previous experience with cardiovascular clinical research preferred
- Previous experience working directly with study participants including informed consent discussions
- Experience with electronic medical record systems and data abstraction
- Previous experience with REDCap and/or Epic database software an asset
- Demonstrated attention to detail
- Exceptional organizational and time management skills
- Ability to multi-task and perform in a fast-paced environment
- Well developed leadership skills; self-motivated
- Ability to work well independently and in a team environment
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent listening, conflict resolution skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Client service oriented, with the ability to effectively work with diversity and appreciate that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand
Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.
October 21, 2021 Closing Date: November 4, 2021
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.