Specifically, the role of the project manager is to work as part of the ICHA research team on two major projects focusing on nursing practices in major metropolitan hospitals in NSW and Victoria. More broadly, the role will involve contributing to and expanding the existing team’s expertise in healthcare communication research and education in hospitals in Australia.
The ANU Institute for Communication in Health Care (ICH) is an international, interdisciplinary organisation, established to promote health care communication research and the application of research findings to healthcare practice and education. The institute’s mission is to build an international, collaborative research and training hub in healthcare communication to improve patient safety and the quality of healthcare practice around the world. Based at one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities, the institute addresses mounting evidence that ineffective communication at all levels of the healthcare system can lead to poor outcomes for healthcare consumers, including avoidable hospital admissions, serious illness and death. The institute aims to translate cutting-edge communication research into best practice for safe and compassionate health care. It is located in the College of Arts and Social Sciences, within the Research School of Humanities and the Arts. It also has very strong links with the ANU School of Medicine and with organisations in the healthcare sector in NSW (such as St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney), ACT, across Australia and internationally. Recognising the increasing linguistic and cultural diversity of healthcare consumers and clinicians, the institute encourages an innovative inter-professional approach. Through its collaborative projects and events, the ICH brings together internationally renowned experts from the disciplines of medicine, nursing and other health professions, medical/healthcare education, inter-professional training and practice, health policy and leadership, health sciences, linguistics, health communication studies, sociology, and clinical service redesign Under broad direction, the Project Manager (Nursing) will: 1. Manage the provision of pro-active, high level support to the ICH research team focussing on nursing practices in major metropolitan hospitals in NSW, ACT and Victoria, including but not limited to: • Managing the design and conduct of qualitative and quantitative research studies and the analysis of data. • Coordinating the preparation of research profiles and the sourcing of research materials utilising multiple sources including libraries, online publications and repositories and overseeing relevant archival work. • Contributing independently to research output and managing the research team to contribute to high quality research outputs including drafting evaluation and assessment papers, preparing manuscripts and literature review. • Designing and managing databases for the allocated research activities including coordinating the testing and maintaining of complex databases. • To manage a research project on healthcare communication, on a subject central to the ICH goals and in accordance with the expertise of the successful candidate. • Coordinating relevant approvals to ensure compliance with regulatory and policy requirements including the ethics approval for the research team as required. 2. Contribute to the design and implementation of relevant research projects, advising on and developing new strategies, establishing project requirements, objectives, and research reference terms and writing research specifications, as required. 3. Design and manage the conduct of high level data synthesis and analysis of data collected in targeted health care contexts, develop and review the relevant analysis report and briefs including identifying key issues and making recommendations, disseminating and presenting relevant research findings the health care sector. 4. Pro-actively manage and coordinate the operational aspects of the relevant research activities, assisting with the financial management of the research team, monitoring contractual milestones, adhering to reporting requirements, recommending and implementing measures to manage contingencies to ensure timely and on budget delivery of research output. 5. Develop and maintain effective communications and relationships with various stakeholders and organisations associated with the research activities, this may include but not limited to organise workshops or other intensive training sessions in areas relevant to communication in health care. 6. Proactively identify and source relevant funding opportunities, assisting with developing funding proposals and grant applications 7. Provide mentoring and effective supervision to junior staff to provide efficient and timely support for the research team ensuring that workloads are managed and all objectives and deadlines are met. This includes the management of more complex research related issues escalated by junior team members. 8. Advise on and develop new strategies for the support and implementation of research programs and manage the nursing components of the ICH projects and implement the project delivery. 9. Comply with all ANU policies and procedures, in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity. 10. Perform other duties as requested, consistent with the classification level of the position and in line with the principle of multi-skilling.
The successful applicant will need to be dynamic, flexible, resilient, and able to work in a fast-paced environment. SELECTION CRITERIA 1. Postgraduate qualification, or progress towards postgraduate qualifications in nursing or a health related area and demonstrated extensive relevant experience in a clinical research or clinical educator role, or an equivalent combination of relevant clinical experience and education/ training. 2. A demonstrated understanding of the translational healthcare communication research. High and consistent record of intellectual input and achievement in research, including demonstrated experience using quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, designing and implementing research programs, surveys, collecting and analysing high volume, complex research data. Experience obtaining ethics approval for research projects may be regarded positively. 3. Demonstrated high interpersonal and leadership skills, including experience in supervising junior staff and an ability to negotiate and influence a wide range of stakeholders. 4. Demonstrated high level verbal and written communication skills, including an ability to engage and communicate with different stakeholders in healthcare settings, to lead workshops and other forms of training, and producing high quality publications and briefs, project progress reports, grant writing and various research related papers. 5. Proven organisational and project-management skills including project delivery; coordinate and support project activities; and collate, analyse and present information and data with accuracy and detail and an demonstrated organisational skills to meet competing deadlines and deliver high-quality outcomes. 6. High level computer skills with demonstrated experience including the ability to collect, process/transcribe and analyse interactional and other health care data set relevant to the research. 7. A demonstrated high level of understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a University context.
Classification: ANU Research Officer Grade 8 (Research) Salary package: $99,612 to $106,517 (pro rata) plus 17% superannuation Terms: Part time, Fixed term (12 months with the possibility of extension) Location: Sydney, NSW or Canberra / ACT - Working as part of the ANU Institute for Communication in Health Care (ICH) research team on two major projects focusing on nursing practices in major metropolitan hospitals in NSW, ACT and Victoria - Managing a research project on healthcare communication, on a subject central to the ICH goals and in accordance with the expertise of the successful candidate - From time-to-time help organise and run workshops or other intensive training sessions in areas relevant to communication in health care. - Assist in the collection and analysis of data collected in targeted health care contexts; and assist with publications and presentations
Sydney, NSW or Canberra / ACT In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents: - A statement addressing the selection criteria. - A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form. - Other documents, if required. Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. For further information, please contact: Professor Diana Slade E: [email protected] Interviewing: 30 April 2021 Applications close: 25 Apr 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time