Research Nurses, ED Waitakere Hospital

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Nursing
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Waitemata DHB
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EOI000018 Requisition #

  • Part-time 

  • Emergency Department

  • Waitakere Hospital

We are looking for part-time Research Nurses for the Emergency Department Safety Aotearoa New Zealand (EDSANZ) study at Waitakere Emergency Department over a one year period starting in September 2020. This would suit nurses with an interest in clinical research in the Emergency Department (ED) setting.


What roles are available?
  • There are 1-2 positions available at 0.2-0.4 FTE for the 1 year period, and casual roles are also available.
  • Successful applicants will be working as part of a team investigating safety and adverse events in the ED, and will be responsible for study recruitment, data collection and study coordination for the EDSANZ study. 
  • The roles will be based at Waitakere ED in West Auckland for study recruitment shifts, but there may be some flexibility for other aspects of data collection and study coordination.
What is the EDSANZ study?

EDSANZ is a multicentre, prospective cohort study of ED adverse events amongst patients at 9 EDs in Aotearoa New Zealand. Over the 1 year period, 18 shifts are randomly select within each ED in which to enrol patients, with 3 recruitment shifts every 2 months. At each ED, research nurses will be present for each randomised shift, and will aim to enrol, and prospectively consent consecutive patients presenting to the ED. The research nurses will collect baseline patient and systems data, and will then contact enrolled patients 21 days after this index visit for a follow-up phone-call interview using a structured questionnaire aiming to identify outcomes of interest and/or adverse events. Narrative summaries will be collated for patients where adverse events are suspected. Emergency physicians, and other investigators, will then examine collected data and summaries to determine the presence of adverse events and their classification, associations and preventability.


What will EDSANZ Research Nurses need to do?
  • Undertake subject recruitment, data collection, & subject interviews for EDSANZ.
  • Ensure full ethical consent is obtained as required by the study protocol.
  • Ensure data collection is carried out in a timely manner as per study protocol, and accurate records are kept.
  • Ensure participant and study confidentiality is maintained at all times.
  • Correspond and liaise with study participants and other relevant individuals, as required
  • Arrange study follow up and ensure participants are fully informed of details.
  • Provide feedback to participants as appropriate.
  • Act as participant advocates.
  • Collaborate with the Research Team.
  • Ensure senior team members are kept informed of study progress including specific problems.
  • Attend research meetings as required.
What are the requirements for this role?

Essential
  • NZ nursing registration
  • Sound communication & cultural safety skills
  • Basic computer skills to enter data into computers or tablets
  • Ability to achieve results working autonomously and/or as part of a team
  • Flexibility with hours of work to cover study recruitment shifts
  • Willingness to learn research-related skills where needed
Desirable but not essential
  • Level 2 competency or above
  • Post-registration qualifications
  • Experience as a researcher
  • Familiarity with research methodology
  • Previous experience with Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Access, RedCap

For further questions about the role or a copy of the full job description, please contact Kim Yates on kim.yates@waitematadhb.govt.nz


Please apply online, for help with your online application, please email ursula.viljoen@waitematadhb.govt.nz


Closing date : 14 August 2020

Job reference number: EOI000018


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