University of British Columbia
Staff – Non Union
M&P – AAPS
AAPS Hourly – Nursing, Level A
Full-time Research Nurse (VEC)
Vaccine Evaluation Centre jobsincanada.one Department of Paediatrics jobsincanada.one Faculty of Medicine
$35.98 – $51.83 CAD Hourly
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Posting End Date
March 25, 2023
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.
Job End Date
Mar 19, 2024
This offer is conditional upon successful completion of a Criminal Record Check.
This position is located within a health-care facility, therefore, the successful candidate will be required to provide verification of full vaccination against Covid-19 provided prior to the start date, as required by a provincial health mandate.
At UBC, we believe that attracting and sustaining a diverse workforce is key to the successful pursuit of excellence in research, innovation, and learning for all faculty, staff and students. Our commitment to employment equity helps achieve inclusion and fairness, brings rich diversity to UBC as a workplace, and creates the necessary conditions for a rewarding career.
This is a field level position for nurses who preferably have vaccine clinical trial experience and excel at all field tasks. Research Nurse Level A conducts a wide range of general nursing activities relating to the clinical trials performed by the Vaccine Evaluation Center (VEC).
Duties are performed according to operating procedures, Clinical Trials (CT) protocols, Good Clinical Practices (GCP) guidelines, Health Canada Division 5 regulations, Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Code Federal Regulation (CFR) 51 regulations (where applicable) and VEC policies. Decisions are made for routine nursing such as appropriateness of immunization (ie contraindications or delays) and basic eligibility determination. All non-routine decisions concerning eligibility and/or immunization etc. are made in consultation with the study coordinator, or the investigator in the coordinator’s absence.
– Collects blood samples from study participants following the VEC Standard of Practices. This work is done in home visits, off site clinics and at the VEC. Blood sample collection includes both venipuncture and finger poking techniques.
– Critically reviews background documents such as protocols, consents etc.
– Reviews patient charts, determines eligibility for participation based on set guidelines in the study protocol.
– Obtains detailed medical histories.
– Understands vaccines and their functions and is able to perform recruitment for studies, providing potential study participants with all the necessary background information.
– Performs recruitment for both basic simple studies and complex detailed studies.
– Adheres to the principles of randomization for study participates as directed by the protocol and/or VEC guidelines.
– Conducts informed consent with potential study participants (as per the VEC SOP for Informed Consent), in onsite, offsite clinics or home visit settings.
– Obtains history driven health assessments.
– Collects follow-up data by telephone or at visits.
– Completion of detailed source documentation/case report forms as per the VEC charting Guidelines.
– Monitors participants post immunization as per VEC SOP for anaphylaxis management.
-Able to read protocol, understand and to comply with protocol requirements.
Basic Nursing skills
– Utilizes skills such as IM and SC immunizations, blood pressure monitoring, oximetry, respiration, joint assessments, nasopharyngeal washing, saliva collection, breast milk collection etc.
– Schedules appointments for self and others.
– Able to do basic planning for studies.
– Coordinates small study where own work is organized and possibly that of a research assistant. In these cases be able to provide monthly progress reports on study and conduct quality assurance measures of the study.
– Do liaison work with other groups such as laboratory, hospital groups etc. Be able to ensure good communication flow.
– Set up clinics within and outside of the VEC.
– Conducts a thorough medical review of data collected and transcribed by nurses from hospital charts across multiple sites across Canada.
– Conducts specialized medical coding per established project standards on reported health conditions, this requires a high level of medical knowledge and decision making.
– Tracks reporting flow of data and maintaining existing report inventory system.
– Utilizes specialized quality control checks using existing system/methods, adhering to VEC policies and standards.
– Conducts data cleanup procedures, including generating queries for review by data manager or investigator and resolving discrepancies after review.
– Performs other related tasks as required
May work in an office shared with other VEC staff. Will work at offsite clinics such as health departments/schools and/or home visits.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
Duties are performed according to operating procedures, CT protocols, GCP guidelines, Health Canada Division 5 regulations, FDA CFR 51 regulations (where applicable) and VEC policies. Decisions are made for routine nursing such as appropriateness of immunization (i.e. contraindications or delays) and basic eligibility determination. All non-routine decisions concerning eligibility and/or immunization etc. are made in consultation with the CT coordinator, or the investigator in the coordinator’s absence. Consequences of errors could result in medication errors, which could cause harm to study participant, delays, possible loss of funding, or impact the integrity of a study.
Study related activities are assigned by the Study Coordinator or Investigator(s). Routine work does not require daily supervision but the end result is checked by the specific coordinator. Supervision comes from the project coordinators.
Provides technical guidance to other project team members. May coordinate activities of research assistant or clerical staff assigned to the project.
– Registered Nurse with BCCNP plus a minimum of one year of nursing experience.
– Willingness to respect diverse perspectives, including perspectives in conflict with one’s own
– Demonstrates a commitment to enhancing one’s own awareness, knowledge, and skills related to equity, diversity, and inclusion
– A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Epidemiology, Health Care Administration or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education training and experience.
– Nursing experience in the areas of vaccine administration, pediatric care, community health, and/or clinical trial research.
– A valid BC driver’s license and access to a vehicle for off-site clinics or home visits. -Demonstrated ability in making decisions based on independent judgment.
– Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
– Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with others in a consultative/collaborative method.
– Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
– This position is located within a health-care facility, therefore, the successful candidate will be required to provide verification of full vaccination against COVID-19 provided prior to the start date, as required by a provincial health mandate.
– This offer is conditional upon successful completion of a Criminal Record Check.
– This position has the option of a hybrid work arrangement.
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