Research Project Assistant, Standardized Various Programs and Services - BC Children's and BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre
B.C. Women's Hospital & Health Centre
Vancouver, BC
Research Project Assistant, Standardized Various Programs and Services – BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre

Reporting to the Manager, Principal Investigator (PI) or designate the Research Project Assistant is responsible for providing support for a wide range of administrative duties that are pertinent to conducting and carrying out research activities. These duties include but are not limited to: assisting with the recruitment of research participants, data collection and entry, assisting with the consent process, conducting research literature searches and reviews and editing and formatting reports and articles for submission to journals.

In this role, you will:
Assist in the recruitment of suitable research project participants by performing duties such as contacting eligible participants, communicating research projects goals and processes to participants, answering participant questions and reviewing and witnessing consent forms.
Collect data for research by administering questionnaires or extracting data from hospital health records as directed by the Manager or PI.
Type consent forms as directed and assemble research participant packages with appropriate documents according to PI’s and ethics guidelines.
Respond to verbal and written communication and liaise internally and externally to respond to, share information and clarify details on specific research project and data such as number of participants enrolled.

You hold:
A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree in a field such as public health, health sciences, statistics or psychology
Two (2) years of recent, related experience in a health research environment conducting literature searches.
Proficiency in computer applications using word processing, database and internet applications and tools

You have knowledge of:
Library database searching methods.
Process of research projects from proposals to publications
Scientific terminology and research methodology in the health sector.

You have the ability to:
Apply sound research skills and organize various data for record and collection purposes.
Exercise good judgment and discretion while using confidential information.
Use effective oral and written communications skills.
Use excellent interpersonal skills
Work both independently and within a multidisciplinary team.

If this sounds like you, apply now!

About Us

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.

BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre are programs of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.

The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Temporary, Full-Time (FTE 1.00, Until April 2020)
Monday- Friday 0800-1600
4500 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1

ATTN: PHSA Employees:
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