The George is 600+ people globally focused on improving the health of millions of people. 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 the best ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury, and to influence policy and practice worldwide.
We are seeking a enthusiastic, self-motivated Project Officer to work collaboratively with the Project Manager and be responsible for the recruitment, setup, training, monitoring and closing of designated study sites for the INTEGRATE study.
To achieve this you will:
Assist the Project Manager and Study Director with effective site recruitment strategies
Conduct Site Feasibility surveys
Organise the installation of the relevant software's and systems required by the practices and the setup of the Pharmacy Adherence Support Service (PASS) Application on the Tablets for pharmacies
Organise site setup and training of GPs and pharmacists (including scheduling appointments, catering, ensuring technological aspects are setup and working, relevant training and site manuals are provided and systems and procedures are in place).
Conduct training in the use of the PASS Application on the Tablet for Pharmacists and inform GPs and pharmacists of the use of ARGUS (communication tool between the GP and pharmacist).
Educate and train study sites on study process and procedures (e.g. written informed consent, reporting Serious Adverse Events (SAEs), ordering and maintenance of PolyPills)
Maintain and build relationships with the practice and pharmacy staff to facilitate patient recruitment and ensuring accurate use of the interventions. Further training may be required.
Be the point of first contact for the sites on any queries including technical issues, patient recruitment, SAEs etc. and escalating issues when required.
Monitor study sites (including site follow-up visits) in accordance with the study's site monitoring procedures and protocols, and ensuring compliance with documentation and processes
Maintain project tracking tools and systems in a timely and accurate manner, including checklists, site start-up and monitoring reports, logs; and all site correspondence
Setup relevant Site Investigator files and documents on Sharepoint and assist with the maintenance of other project documents and manuals to ensure they remain up to date.
Your success will be based on a range of your key skills and experience:
Tertiary qualification in a health, science or research discipline or a combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with the ability to maintain confidentiality and customer focus
Ability to work autonomously, in small teams and with a wide range of stakeholders
High level computer skills, in particular with Microsoft applications, especially Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Sharepoint
Strong administrative skills and attention to detail
Excellent time management and organisational skills
Demonstrated ability to prioritise multiple tasks, and flexibility and adaptability to meet deadlines and changing needs of the study
Experience in teaching/ training adults in desktop programs and/or electronic applications, including confidence in the use of electronic applications
Current full driver's licence
Willingness to travel within New South Wales and interstate if required.
Basic knowledge of clinical trial processes and ICH/GCP guidelines advantageous
Experience in site monitoring activities in trials conducted in the primary care setting or a similar activity
Experience working with General Practices and/or Pharmacies, or in site monitoring activities in clinical trials within primary care setting desirable
This is a great opportunity for you to work on a project that may have a genuine impact on world health outcomes.
The George Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; people who identify as LGBTI+; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.