$60 - $62 per hour plus super
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Lauren Atkinson
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3 months ago
Our client, a leading NSW Government Department are looking for a Research Officer to join their team on a 6 month contract. The role can either be on a full-time or part-time basis (eg. this could be a good role for a research nurse who wants some additional work).
The purpose of role is to assist with a current project – fetal monitoring linked to neonatal deaths from asphyxia-related causes, aimed at preventing or reducing the likelihood of infant deaths.

Key tasks include:

  • Review, examination and critical analysis of maternal and infant health records
  • Recording relevant information and analysis in a purpose built database
  • Identification of any critical issues arising from the records and information gathered, including individual and systemic issues, and providing timely advice to staff
  • Analysis of data (with oversight and guidance from staff)
  • Preparation of a draft project report

Skills required:

  • Clinical or research experience in health (preferably in nursing, perinatal or midwifery)
  • Experience working with and interpreting health medical records, including a strong understanding of medical terminology (and acronyms) and clinical coding
  • Attention to detail and experience with data extraction for research and quality improvement projects
  • Ability to review and understand NSW Health policy and guidelines and apply this knowledge to this project
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, including working with busy clinicians
  • Ability to work independently as part of a team
Key challenges of position:
  • Having regard to accountability, standards, and performance measures. The successful candidate will need to exercise sound judgement, particularly when interpreting information contained in health records
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision to deliver on the key tasks
  • Ability to manage sensitive and complex information / issues, and use well-developed self-care skills

For further information on this role or to confidentially apply, please call on 02 8227 9200 or apply directly via the Apply for this job button. Only WORD FORMAT resumes will be accepted.