RESEARCH INSTITUTE of ST. JOE'S HAMILTON
Temporary Assignment - approximately 52 weeks
Job Summary :
An experienced Research Coordinator who is a pharmacist and conversant in evidence-based therapeutics is required to support two novel randomized trials designed to optimize management of patients receiving high priority medications.
The successful applicant will work with the medication experts on the research team to serve as a consultant and resource for the recruited patients and the health care professionals in their circle of care.
The role is to ensure optimal patient outcomes through effective identification, prevention and resolution of drug-therapy problems in the transition period from hospital to home.
Involvement in research requires additional knowledge and understanding of research methods, evaluating risk of bias, certification in research ethics and Good Clinical Practice as well as detailed knowledge of the study protocols, governance and standard operating procedures.
Undergraduate Degree in Pharmacy or PharmD
Licenced with the Ontario College of Pharmacists
Post-baccalaureate PharmD degree or hospital pharmacy residency preferred; Critical appraisal training required but Health Research Methods or Clinical Epidemiology degree preferred
Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy preferred
Membership with the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists preferred
Minimum 3 years experience
Skilled computer use including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software is required
Ability to use REDCap, basic statistical programs, electronic health records is an asset
A degree or courses completed on health research methodology, critical appraisal or Clinical Epidemiology, is a major asset
Performing detailed discharge medication reconciliations including adherence checking and initial identification of medication discrepancies, non-recorded medications and aberrant use;
identification and follow-up of drug therapy problems; participating in shared decision-making exercises with patients
Patient and caregiver interviews, including assessment of engagement to inform medication plan, and completing structured patient education
Planning, scheduling and carrying out follow-up visits for patients according to the study requirements using telemedicine facilities including EPIC telemedicine virtual visits'
Working with the research team to develop research protocols, care report forms, recruitment of patients, and regular reports
Reviewing source documents such as health records, patient files or other information to complete case study forms, to abstract data and to enter data into the database.
Participating in research evaluation and knowledge translation activities
Other duties as assigned
Hours of Work : Monday-Friday, days