Job Posting 91024

Clinical Research Assessor
Queens University
Eastern Ontario
Kingston
closes in 9 days (Wed, 15 Feb)
full time - temporary / contract

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Clinical Research Assessor will work with
team members to facilitate an ongoing research project: Development Centre for Healthy
Aging (KFLA). CSAH participates as a member of the Development Centre for Healthy
Aging (KFLReseA) Steering Committee. The Development Centre for Healthy Aging
(KFLA) aims to empower adults aged 65y+ to proactively embrace healthy lifestyle
behaviours that prevent and/or mitigate the effects of frailty.

The Clinical Research Assessor will work on the premise of Providence Care Hospital to
conduct physical and cognitive assessments on community-dwelling older adult
participants, work in consultation with a Geriatrician to make lifestyle recommendations
and provide education and coaching support to participants to enable behaviour change.

The incumbent will adhere to ethics requirements and carry out duties in a way that
embodies the mission and values of Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for
Research Involving Humans – TCPS 2 (2018).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Coordinate and conduct in-person physical and cognitive assessments on community-dwelling older adult participants from the Development Centre for Healthy Aging (KFLA).
• Maintain an understanding of the scientific rationale, research methods and various protocols of assessment tools linked to this project.
• Interact regularly with the Geriatrician linked to the project to discuss assessments and recommendations as it relates to the research project.
• Monitor and evaluate participant progress while enrolled in the study and provide advice to participants as appropriate.
• Communicate to the Geriatrician linked to the project any concerns and or problems which are occurring with the studies for participants being followed (serious and non-serious).
• Collaborate with other hospital professionals (e.g., clinic nurses, scheduling staff) to facilitate timely scheduling and clinical evaluation of research participants.
• Perform administrative responsibilities which includes case report form completion and online data collection, communication of data, including internal monitoring of case report forms, and maintenance of participant registry databases for geriatric research participants.
• Summarize participant data and work collaboratively with Geriatrician to determine healthy lifestyle recommendations for participants.
• Promote healthy lifestyles through participant teaching. Advocate for participants and plan, implement and evaluate the most appropriate course of action to provide optimum care and outcomes for participants in consultation with the Geriatrician.
• Maintain strict confidentiality of all participant records and progress

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• University Degree in Nursing, Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy.
• Registered member in any of the following: College of Nurses of Ontario, College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.
• Experience working with and delivery of education to older adults
• Competency in use of computer, Microsoft office and virtual meeting software (Zoom/ MS Teams)

SPECIAL SKILLS:
• Demonstrated understanding of the health and social needs of older adults
• Demonstrated understanding of health sectors and community services that support the needs of older adults
• Strong judgment and problem solving and decision making skills related to protocol and safe care.
• Excellent interpersonal skills in order to work well with participants and to work collaboratively with fellow team members.
• Ability to work independently or in a team setting to complete tasks with minimal supervision.
• Resourcefulness and meticulous attention to detail.
• Ability to collate and analyze data and generate a coherent, concise report.
• Demonstrated good physical condition to meet the physical demands of the position and attend work on a regular basis.
• Demonstrated ability to create an inclusive and welcoming environment that values each individual; respects their values, preferences and unique abilities; and mitigates against the experience of stigma
• Demonstrated effectiveness as a team member through collaboration, respect and effective communication.

DECISION MAKING:
• Exercise professional judgment with regards to assessment of participant needs to determine the most appropriate course of action based on participant circumstances.
• Continual logistic decisions about the appropriate timing and scheduling of participants in order to maintain a manageable volume and flow of subjects and smoothly running research program.
• Work in collaboration with the Geriatrician to interpret results of assessments and make healthy lifestyle recommendations
• Respond to inquiries from the public and other researchers and determine where to redirect inquiries if required.

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