Community Liaison Assistant
- Casual opportunity
- 3 month contract (potential for extension)
- Hours variable
The George Institute (‘TGI’) is 700+ people around the world, all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities, and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to:
- Find better treatments for the world’s biggest health problems
- Transform primary health care to support better health for more people
- Harness the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health
Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact.
The Cardiovascular Health program is responsible for the development of the ‘Join Us’ Research Register', Australia’s first online, national, disease agnostic research participant register. Designed to maintain Australia’s place as a world leader in health and medical research, the register addresses a key limitation: slow recruitment of research participants.
The objective of ‘Join Us’ is to engage and mobilise the broader community in the national research effort. Using a similar approach to the Scottish SHARE program, the Australian community will be asked to consent to be contacted about research projects relevant to them, and to agree to have their routinely collected health data de-identified and stored long-term for medical research purposes.
The ‘Join Us’ register aims to enroll 1 million people and with the infrastructure bedded down, the recruitment drive is starting. This will be done with the help of partner organisations raising awareness trough their networks, public awareness campaigns and targeted recruitment in health services.
An exciting, casual opportunity now exists for a Community Liaison Assistant to participate in the recruitment of register participants, within health service settings such as hospital and general practice waiting rooms in New South Wales. The initial recruitment sites will be General Practices in the area served by the WentWest Primary Health Network: Local Government Areas of Blacktown, Cumberland, Parramatta and The Hills Shire. Over time recruitment sites may expand beyond these sites to include other parts of Sydney and regional NSW.
Duties and Key Responsibilities:
- Facilitate recruitment of patients to the research register in identified settings. This will include provision of printed and display material to identified patients, families and friends in waiting rooms and other locations
- Documentation and reporting of recruitment activity
- Provide regular feedback on effectiveness of strategies in identified settings
Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
- Understand the need for and demonstrate strict adherence to confidentiality
- Excellent skills in Microsoft Office applications including Excel and Word and in use of online devices such as tablets
- High attention to detail and accuracy
- Strong focus on quality of work
- Ability to work flexibly and autonomously, in small teams and with a wide range of stakeholders
- Ability to work in a variety of health care settings in New South Wales and willingness to travel
- Tertiary qualifications in a healthcare discipline or communications or are studying
- Experience within public health, medical research, or in health care environments
The closing date for applications is 28.05.2021. However, please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if suitable candidates are found.
We are reviewing applications as soon as we receive them.