Join our team as we undertake research that leads to patient care improvements in the area of Seniors Care.
Humber River Hospital is committed to achieving designation as a community academic hospital with excellent staff and physician engagement. Are you passionate about conducting research in an academic, innovative healthcare environment? If yes, we invite you to read the requirements below and apply.
We’re seeking a motivated Research Assistant to work collaboratively on a research project that will evaluate Humber’s Elderly Assess and Restore Team (HEART) program. This is a mobile healthcare team that sees patients, 65 years of age and older, who have been admitted to the hospital. HEART assesses a patient’s risk of losing their strength, functional mobility, and independence, and provides them with treatment and support. The team’s goal is to help rebuild their strength, increase their independence, and build their confidence to return home.
The Research Assistant (RA) will manage all parts of the research project from initiation to closure. The research involves collecting and analysing data from questionnaires and electronic medical records, as well as conducting interviews with patients and families. The RA will be an integral member of the research team and will be a strong contributor to the dissemination and knowledge translation activities.
This position is a part-time, two (2) year temporary assignment.
Reporting Relationship: Manager, Research
Hiring Salary Rage: $33.55 - $37.75 per hour
Availability: Monday – Friday (subject to change); some weekend work may be required.
Union: Non Union
Engagement with the lead investigators, research team, and clinical providers throughout the research process.
Assist project team with data collection from primary sources (e.g. patients & families) and secondary sources (e.g. Electronic Medical Record).
Assisting with project and protocol design.
Assisting with the collection, management, and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
Assisting with database creation & maintenance.
Under the direction of Principal investigator, assist with preparation of written materials: focus group/interview guides, research ethics board applications, consent forms, manuscripts, research reports, poster and presentation submissions.
Support data analysis and summarize data for various audiences.
Assist with qualitative research, including: obtaining informed consent, preparing interview questions, scheduling, conducting interviews, reviewing data, coding and analysing qualitative data.
Participate in and conduct literature reviews.
Monitor project budgets.
Coordinate team meetings by booking rooms, organizing materials, taking minutes and following up on action items.
Graduate degree in a health-related discipline
Experience in quantitative research, including conducting basic data analyses using statistical software (e.g. SPSS, SAS, R)
Experience in qualitative research – data coding & analysis using common software such as NVivo
Experience with program evaluation and data management are assets
Experience using research databases and reference management software (e.g. PubMed, Endnote, RefWorks) is considered an asset
Detail oriented, accurate, dependable and flexible individual, able to work independently and capable of multi-tasking.
A minimum of (3) three years of experience in developing and implementing research studies, preferably in a healthcare setting
Knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Exceptional analytical and information-seeking skills that contribute to effective project completion and high-quality work
Self-directed, confident, and highly motivated with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent attendance and discipline free record required
Why Humber? Why Now?
Humber River Hospital is on an exciting transformation journey of redefining patient care as we leverage the most advanced technologies to enhance all aspects of delivering high-quality, safe care. We continue to build a people-centered workplace with excellent staff and physician engagement by hiring passionate, diverse and inclusive healthcare professionals. People who care and live our values of Compassion, Professionalism and Respect. People who are committed to making a positive difference.
We are a Studer Group hospital, focused on building our evidence-based leadership practice and hardwiring a culture that WOWs.
Why? Because at Humber River Hospital, we know it’s our people and our ability to innovate that allows us to consistently deliver a great patient experience and the best quality outcomes. After all, we are the hospital that believes exceptional care...healthier community.
This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this position. However, the actual responsibilities, duties, qualifications and experience may vary. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Information contained in this job posting/description is subject to change.
Humber River Hospital is committed to inclusion and diversity. We believe that diversity drives our culture of innovation. By bringing together a variety of different perspectives, it fuels our creative thinking, generates new ideas and creates solutions designed to address tomorrow's healthcare challenges today. We take pride in providing professional development and career advancement opportunities for our employees including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. We also provide accommodation to applicants and all of our employees - from hire to retire.
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