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Casual Research Student Assistant, Clinical Neurosciences, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 20092

Updated: February 13, 2020

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Casual Research Student Assistant. This Casual Part-time Fixed Term Hourly position is for approximately 4 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

Reports to the Principal Investigator of the Monitoring of mOtor fUnction iN sTroke (“MOUNT”) study and will liaise with the supervising Program Manager. 

The summer student will be involved with technical aspects of the devices for monitoring the movement of stroke patients on the units. Each patient will be monitored for 48-72 hours and the student will be responsible for up to 5 patients at a time. This position would be ideal for someone interested in learning about nursing and/or clinical trials.

This position is only open to students current registered at the University of Calgary. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply for summer studentship funding, although it is not strictly a requirement.

The program is based at Foothills Medical Centre with work requiring 12-15 hours per week. 

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Assist the research team with placement of devices in patient rooms, including pressure sensors on the beds and cameras above the beds
  • Ensure all equipment is functional, coordinating the equipment with the unit nurses
  • Ensure that when a device is turned off for any reason, it is turned back on again
  • Responsible for physically transferring the data hard drive to the Biometric Technologies Laboratory (Schulich School of Engineering) biweekly and maintaining confidentiality of research data
  • Respect patient autonomy and confidentiality
  • Other duties to support the Stroke Clinical Trials Group (SCTG) as required

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Must be registered in a student at the University of Calgary, preferably in the areas of Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering or Computer science
  • Experience with digital recording equipment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and interact effectively with health professionals
  • Experience and comfort with interacting with patients in a hospital setting is an asset

Application Deadline: This position will remain open until filled; however, applicants will be reviewed as they are received.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted. 

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase I.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

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The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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