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February

Research Assistant

ST VINCENT'S HOSPITAL - Fitzroy, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Excellent benefits including salary packaging
  • Fitzroy location
  • Full Time Fixed Term until February 2022


About the Company
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About Department
The St Vincent’s Hospital Breast Unit is a multidisciplinary team committed to high quality breast cancer care. We have 3 surgeons, 3 oncologists, 2 radiotherapists and Breast care Nurses and are ably supported by junior and allied health staff with a special interest in supportive care. The central workhorse of our unit is the multidisciplinary meeting held weekly before outpatients in the Cancer Centre.

About the Role
Our research project focuses on identification of new tumour markers through collection of cancer patient’s tumour and blood samples. The central role of the research assistant will be to consent and collect samples from identified patients and ensure they have been processed, stored appropriately and entered into the database.


The Clinical Research Assistant will be responsible for data entry, follow up data with the assistance of medical staff. Other duties will include patient liaison, education and coordination. You will assist with the management of the ongoing Clinical Trials and other departmental research. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, clinicians and senior lab personnel, the research assistant will support research activities in one various areas.

Classifications for this position will be RX1 ($58,827 per annum pro rata).

Duties

  • Clearly document, compile, and assist with reporting of sample data. Ensure all paperwork is complete in relation to samples taken
  • Aiding the final development of clinical database
  • Entering data in conjunction with medical staff
  • Monitoring of data entered by medical staff
  • Audit accuracy and completeness of data entry


Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in General Nursing, Science or Allied Health (or similar)
  • Experience working in a hospital or medical environment is essential
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills. Particularly the ability to respond professionally and appropriately as a representative of St. Vincent’s
  • Attention to detail, especially in regard to executing experimental protocols.


Benefits

  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Car Park

    Application

  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

    At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

    SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

    All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.


Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

Fitzroy, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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