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Position Overview

The Department of Cardiac Science in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Clinical Research Coordinator. This Part-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 6 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

This position reports to the Principal Investigator, the Clinical Research Coordinator utilizes knowledge of research methods in the detailed development, planning and implementation of clinical research trials of patients. Responsibilities are inclusive of protocol development, facilitation of the Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board requirements for approval, coordination and planning of all protocol-related assessments and evaluations, patient accrual, continuous communication with the Ethics Board, Sponsor, Investigators, service providers, and other healthcare disciplines and partners in the research. The Clinical Research Coordinator is integral in the management of multiple protocols of various complexities within the appropriate timeframes.  

The Clinical Research Coordinator is a highly independent role requiring the ability to execute daily work using sound clinical and expert judgment.  This position demands higher order critical thinking skills that may require complex decision making and assessment of clinical risks to the patient.  The Clinical Research Coordinator is a health care professional who functions as a leader, administrator, coordinator, consultant, educator and researcher in the management of clinical trials.

This position is for approximately 17.5 hours a week.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Utilizes the nursing process and multiple facets of clinical research methodologies to provide comprehensive expert nursing care to patients involved in clinical trial protocols. The result is the delivery of professional, specialized and knowledgeable service to clinical trial patients and maintenance of competencies to ensure the best quality of care to patients
  • Able to conduct all aspects of multiple projects/clinical trials as required for the CONECT research lab
  • Works with study investigators to develop strategies to ensure study enrollment targets are met
  • Ensures timely and accurate entry of research data into study databases
  • Acts as a point of contact/liaison between study sponsors and investigators
  • Maintains confidentiality of clinical patient records and research information
  • Ensures regular work attendance and timely reporting for start of shift and patient appointments
  • Manages own time effectively to meet deadlines and prioritize according to needs of the department
  • Respectfully interacts with co-workers, supervisors and members of the University community
  • Compliance with Occupational Health and Safety and WHIMIS
  • Maintains competency in skills as required
  • Follows policies and procedures of the Department
  • Demonstrates ability to follow specific protocol required procedures including central venous catheter management
  • Identifies own learning needs and pursues appropriate learning activities
  • Actively seeks opportunities for professional development
  • Demonstrates professional behavior
  • Exhibits professionalism in conduct and attire

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Graduate of an approved school of nursing required
  • Must be a licensed registered nurse (RN) able to practice in Alberta
  • Baccalaureate in Nursing considered an asset
  • Certification in BCLS is required
  • Active membership in Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) preferred
  • Previous experience in the area preferred
  • Strong experience in clinical research methodologies required
  • Minimum 5 years current medical/surgical nursing experience preferred. Less experience may be considered with strong evidence of nursing roles with a high degree of autonomy and regular use of expert clinical judgment
  • Expertise in assessment and treatment of patients implanted with Cardiac implantable Electronic Devices, management of patients with heart failure, atrial and ventricular arrhythmias and advanced knowledge of cardiac medications
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently and within a team environment
  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and time management skills required
  • Effective ability to adapt to change and shifting priorities

Application Deadline:  December 5, 2019

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase III.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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The University of Calgary is a publicly funded research-intensive university founded in 1966, with 14 faculties offering more than 250 academic programs, and more than 50 research institutes and centres. As one of Canada’s top comprehensive research universities, UCalgary combines the best of university tradition with the city of Calgary’s vibrant energy and diversity. Our main campus occupies a beautiful setting with a view of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, and covers more than 200 hectares — an area larger than Calgary’s entire downtown. In 2016, UCalgary was ranked as one of the top 200 universities in the world by QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education World University Rankings.