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Reference Number 19029
Position Title Palliative Care Research Assistant
Employment Status Fixed Term Full Time
Location St Vincents Hospital - Fitzroy
Department Palliative Care
Hours per Week 40
Position Summary • Full Time, Fixed Term until February 2018
• Fitzroy location
• Challenging and rewarding work environment
 
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 5,000 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 the Department
The Chair of Palliative Medicine is located in the Daly Wing office, based in open plan office housing research staff from a range of areas. The Chair of Palliative Medicine is establishing a new program of research that seeks to build a series of collaborative, vibrant research studies in the field of palliative care. The foci of research of this group are in developing effective and innovative approaches to care provision, communication and engagement with patients, families and the public and Symptom assessment.
 
About the Role
An exciting opportunity currently exists for a Research Assistant to join a developing team of researchers associated with the Chair of Palliative Medicine at St Vincent’s and the VCCC. If successful, you will support the development, project management and successful progress of Palliative Care research conducted by the group. You will work across a range of projects, contributing to different aspects research projects and activities within the group. It is essential for this position to liaise with internal and external key stake holders regarding the objective and commitments of the project, while working closely with the project leads. To be successful for this role, you will possess highly developed communication, interpersonal and time management skills with the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
 
Duties
• Assisting in the development and conduct of research projects within the broader research team, including recruitment, data collection, data management, and general project administrative tasks
• Assisting in the writing of project reports and preparation of articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals
• Undertaking personal professional development to remain up-to-date in palliative care and evidence based practice
 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
• A bachelor degree in a health/behavioural/ relevant science field (with honours would be highly regarded)
• Current driver’s license
• Demonstrated highly developed written, communication and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated ability to undertake study recruitment and data collection
• Demonstrated ability to carry out literature searches using appropriate databases
 
Benefits
• Salary packaging
• Employee Assistance Program
• Staff Health Centre
• Staff Car Park
 
All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.
Contact Person Jennifer Philip
Contact Number 92311155
Alternate Contact Person Anna Collins
Alternate Contact Number 92311158
Closing Date 22/03/2017
Position Description
Research Assistant - March 2017.pdf