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Clinical Unit Assistant - Get into Research!

Advertiser: Nucleus Network3.5 out of 53.5 overall rating (15 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
11 Feb 2019
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Work Type
Healthcare & Medical, Pathology

Nucleus Network Limited (NN) is a Centre for Clinical Studies (CCS) located at the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct in Prahran. Nucleus Network is Australia's leading early phase clinical research organisation, with recent site expansion and modern research facilities.

We are seeking to employ Clinical Unit Assistants who will work in our multidisciplinary clinical unit to assist with the coordination and execution of clinical trial procedures.

This position offers a unique opportunity for clinical exposure in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. CUA's assist from the first screening of future participants through to their inpatient stays and following outpatient visits. Successful applicants will master time management skills as well as gain hands-on clinical skills including blood taking and processing, vital signs, ECG taking and theory and telemetry monitoring. Due to the many new studies each year, our team of CUA's are constantly broadening their clinical expertise and scope of practice with exposure to upcoming biotechnical devices, and specialist assessment tools including proficiency in spirometery, photoplethysmography and advanced cardiac holter equipment.

There are casual positions available. Our unit has a dedicated team of permanent Registered Nurses and Clinical Unit Assistants; we operate 24/7 so on average we can expect to offer our casual staff 1 – 3 shifts per week. The role requires the successful applicants to be flexible in regards to shift days and hours.  As a casual employee, in busy times you might be offered to work up to 5 shifts in a week if there is a particular clinical study that requires additional support. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Performing clinical procedures / assessments according to the approved protocol requirements, NN standard operating procedures and ICH GCP.
  • Administering Investigational Products as appropriately trained and according to NN SOPs
  • Supervise, support and develop good rapport with study participants.
  • Conducting procedures such as vital signs, telemetry, ECG's, blood collection, blood processing as well as adverse events and data collection. (Full training will be provided)
  • Follow the directions of the Nurse in Charge (NIC) and carry out delegated tasks; reporting back as required.

    We are looking for:

  • Staff who can commit to a minimum of two shifts Monday - Friday and one weekend shift
  • Having attained a tertiary health care or science-related degree or have a working background in a health field ( i.e. phlebotomist, health screening personnel)
  • Have excellent time management, attention to detail skill and be able to rigorously adhere to relevant documentation standards
  • Experience in venepuncture is desired, but not essential
  • A good working knowledge of clinical research
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively with participants and other health care professionals.
  • A positive and fun personality. We work hard but we like a laugh and love working with other staff who show initiative and find solutions!

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, and thank everyone in advance interested in being part of the NN team.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Are you available to work on a rotating roster?

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