Job Vacancy:

Research Officer

Position: Full-time or part-time position (minimum of 20 hours per week) for 12 months.
Job Code: 507116
Employer: Australian Institute of Health Innovation
Salary: From $93,986 to $101,901 p.a. (HEW Level 7) (pro-rata for part time appointments) plus 9.5% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.
Closing application date: 01/01/2019

Job Description

The Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research is undertaking a study in collaboration with The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network to evaluate the impact of an electronic medication management (eMM) system for patients across the State’s two major paediatric hospitals.

We are conducting a trial to assess changes in medication errors; and undertake medication audits, direct observational studies of medication administration errors and the workflow of oncologists, and interviews. We will also conduct a cost-effectiveness study of the eMM system.

This project will make a significant contribution nationally and internationally in delivering critical new evidence which will translate into better and safer system designs and use. The project team is multi-disciplinary with members having backgrounds in medicine, paediatrics, clinical pharmacology, pharmacy, nursing, human factors, health informatics, biostatistics and health economics.

Selection Criteria:

We are seeking an experienced clinical pharmacist to undertake reviews of children’s medication charts and clinical records to identify and classify prescribing errors. Tasks will include reviewing medication charts and clinical notes, identifying medication errors, classifying medication errors and their potential harm, and assessing whether the eMM could have contributed to the errors. Work will be based at Macquarie University.

The positions would be ideal for experienced pharmacists with hospital experience who are seeking flexible working arrangements, or for those recently retired with considerable clinical experience who are interested in contributing to research and sharing their expertise and experience.

Applicants with extensive paediatric experience are particularly encouraged to apply.

Essential criteria

  • Experienced hospital pharmacist who has been, or is, registered to practice in Australia, the UK, or a country with a similar health care system and practices to Australia.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ clinical experience with a proportion of that time spent in paediatrics.
    Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in, medication safety and quality use of medicines in hospital, including the ability to apply medication error and harm classifications.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with and communicating in multi-disciplinary teams.

Desirable criteria

  • Extensive, recent experience in paediatrics.
  • Experience working with electronic clinical records and medication management systems.

Note: This position requires the completion of a Criminal Record Check and Working with Children Check.

How to Apply

Via this website
Further Information:
Contact: Dr Magda Raban