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Clinical Research Study Assistant

October 23 2020
Industries Education, Training , Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Medical research, Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D
Toronto, ON

JOB POSTING # 864726

Position: CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDY ASSISTANT
Site: Princess Margaret Research Institute
Department: Correlative Studies Program
Reports to: Correlative Studies Manager
Hours: 35 per week
Pay Scale: $44,787 - $55,983 per annum (Commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy)
Status: PERMANENT FULL TIME

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an individual to fill the key role of Clinical Research Study Assistant in our Correlative Studies Program.

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

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 1,200 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 five 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 Correlative Studies Program provides clinical research biospecimen management services to facilitate advanced and comprehensive translational cancer research with an overall goal to aid in discovery of new cancer diagnostic and treatment standards. The Clinical Research Study Assistant (CRSA) will be responsible for performing venipuncture, vital signs assessments, and ECG testing to support clinical trials and the Correlative Studies Program at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

The Clinical Research Study Assistant’s principle responsibilities will include coordinating with the healthcare team to conduct timed blood sampling, vital signs assessments, and ECG procedures as per study protocol. The CRSA will also help to facilitate efficient flow of patients through various stages of the study protocol. Additional duties include updating and maintaining study documents, databases, and equipment maintenance records, preparing biospecimen collection kits, and shipping biospecimens to various vendors. All duties must be complete, accurate, timely, and must be in compliance with applicable ICH-GCP, FDA and US federal code and Tri-Council regulations. The Clinical Research Study Assistant must be able to interpret the applicable regulations in order to ensure compliance. Quality assurance procedures are utilized to ensure high quality data is obtained.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At minimum, completion of community college diploma in a health-related discipline, or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree, or recognized equivalent in a health related discipline is preferred
  • At least one (1) year experience in some or all of oncology, clinical trials, medical terminology, regulatory issues involving human subjects
  • At least, 3-6-months experience performing venipuncture, ECG, and vital signs assessments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and listening skills
  • Strong communication, organizational, time management and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure while maintaining attention to detail
  • Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with others in assisting with the delivery of services
  • Ability to remain calm and composed when dealing with difficult people or situations
  • 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
  • Proficiency with MS Office software required
  • Certification for Transportation of Dangerous Goods, preferred

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.

POSTED DATE: October 22, 2020 CLOSING DATE: Until filled

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.

University Health Network 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. 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.

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