RA/Tech 1 - Pharmaceutical Outcomes Programme
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada
7h ago

The Canadian Pharmacogenomics Network for Drug Safety (CPNDS) is a Pan-Canadian network for research with a specific aim to prevent serious adverse drug reactions (ADRs) by identifying predictive genomic markers for specific reactions.

The goal is to develop and implement effective tools to prevent ADRs in susceptible children and adults by predicting in whom the most serious reactions are most likely to occur.

This incumbent is required to conduct all research activities in an ethical manner, suited to the proper activities of the University of British Columbia and those governing the activities of the institution.

Any procedures or data recorded must be accurate and must accurately reflect the work performed. Strict confidentiality of all study participants must be adhered to.

  • All activities involving participants are accountable to Dr. Bruce Carleton, Director, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Programme;
  • Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. Organizational Status This position reports to Dr. Bruce Carleton.

    Additional guidance will be provided from other administrative and research-oriented staff including the Program Manager and Clinical Research Coordinators.

    Work Performed -Completes chart review : retrieves clinical data, including medication profile, adverse drug reactions, laboratory test results and supporting data

  • Accurately completes data entry into an electronic data base in a timely manner
  • Requests medical charts from health records department & accesses other patient documents, test results, pharmacy profiles, electronic clinical documentation (where applicable)
  • Maintains Excel spreadsheets with patient information data & maintains internal tracking of data for statistics
  • Maintains filing of patient records (ie. Informed Consent Forms, shipping logs, etc.)
  • Acts as a liaison with health care teams at BC Children's Hospital
  • Recruits patients into studies and obtains informed consent for their participation in studies
  • Processes samples (DNA saliva and or blood) and data associated with patients enrolled in CPNDS
  • Carries out any other related duties as required in keeping with the qualifications and requirements of a position in this classification Supervision Received Work performed is done under the guidance and supervision of Dr.
  • Carleton, the Program Manager, Clinical Research Coordinators and other members of the team as necessary.

    While the work may be of a complex nature, tasks are assigned and the incumbent plans and schedules his / her own work. Supervision Given It is expected that the RA will demonstrate the ability to work independently once training has been successfully completed.

    This individual will be expected to manage assignments as appropriate to the functions of the program, working independently as well as working within a team.

    Consequence of Error / Judgement This position entails a high level of responsibility. Requires planning and prioritization of duties.

    Inability to meet deadlines would negatively impact the program's efficiency and its reputation. Errors in administrative duties may have a financial impact on the program.

    This position works with a large number of people, and poor communication may impact negatively on the program's reputation and productivity.

    Qualifications High School graduation. Bachelor's degree or technical certification in a relevant discipline preferred. Minimum of 1 year of related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Strong knowledge of the scientific and medical terminology preferred. Experience with medical chart review and patient record systems is essential.

    Phlebotomy-trained (or willingness to undergo training) would be an asset. *

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Oncology is an asset.
  • Minimum to high degree of computer literacy.
  • Excellent spoken and written English is essential.
  • Familiarity with database management programs.
  • Attentive to detail, with the ability to work quickly and accurately.
  • Excellent interpersonal and coordination skills.
  • A high degree of motivation, enthusiasm and initiative.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to learn new software.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Physical ability to keep pace in a fast pace environment. All positions in the Department of Pediatrics at BC Children's Hospital require a Criminal Record Check (CRC).
  • A pre-employment CRC is required as part of the recruitment process and any offer of employment is contingent pending positive results of the CRC. .

    Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.

    We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and / or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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