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Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.
To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.
We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
Fixed-term; Full-Time or Part-Time (0.8 FTE)
2 Years commencing 30 June 2021
Research Level B
$98,062 - $116,046 p.a.
Professor Robyn Clark
The Clinical Pharmacy Research Fellow will undertake specialist pharmacy research aligned to the research theme of the NHMRC Partnership Grant GNT The Country Heart Attack Prevention (CHAP) Project: A four step model of care and clinical pathway for the translation of cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention guidelines into practice for rural and remote patients.
In working with the supervisor and members of the partnership team, this position will contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based pharmacotherapy within South Australia.
This position includes roles and responsibilities that are aligned with being a 21st century digital health pharmacist including, digital home medication review, primary carer education and audit, design and delivery of digital patient education and clinical assessment of patient pharmacotherapy support through a patient website and clinical portal.
The Research Fellow will actively report on outputs, through generation of high-quality publications and conference presentations. In addition, the incumbent will contribute to the attraction of externally funded grants fellowship funding during the contracted period.
Key Position Responsibilities
The Clinical Pharmacy Research Fellow will be accountable for:
Actively contributing specialist cardiovascular pharmacotherapy skills and expertise to the activities of the research team by collaborating with theme and research leads teams to successfully deliver project milestones and Key Performance Indicators.
Assisting with the design and content of patient education for evidence-based secondary prevention pharmacotherapy. Specifically developing, evaluating, and clinically delivering a multi-modal (face-to-face, telephone and web based) pharmacotherapy education program for all secondary prevention patients (includes all cardiovascular disease - acute coronary syndrome, bypass grafts, heart failure and atrial fibrillation).
Developing scripts for delivery of education, including resources that are available via video, phone and face-to-face.
Provide continuing education and updates for all CHAP network members on the latest research and practice for pharmacotherapy in cardiovascular care and secondary prevention.
Development of clinical audit tools to evaluate prescription and adherence to evidence-based secondary prevention pharmacotherapy by clinicians and consumers.
Implementation of key performance indicators for targeted outcomes for prescription and adherence to evidence-based secondary prevention pharmacotherapy by clinicians and consumers
Development of further education modules for use by clinicians in response to the audit outcomes to improve prescribing of evidence-based medicine in CVD, using a translational model.
Develop a titration plan for heart failure pharmacotherapy for delivery via face-to-face, telephone or web.
Conduct a protocol evaluation of evidence-based pharmacotherapy for heart failure.
Support the translation of outcomes through the development of health advice, guidelines and evidence-based educational output targeted at clinicians in response to audit outcomes.
Independently contributing to the planning and execution of research by offering new and innovative ideas, reviewing relevant literature and other sources of information, actively participating in the production of data, contributing to the writing, and editing of grant applications and attending seminars, meetings, and conferences.
Independently contributing to ethical, high quality and innovative research and evaluation through activities such as scholarship, publishing in recognised high-quality publications and external grant acquisition.
Supervision of honours and post graduate research projects, if eligible.
Establishing and maintaining collaborations within the University, and at State, national and international levels in order to improve research outputs, patents, and publications.
Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate, and overseas travel, may be required.
Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisors and/or the University.
Key Position Capabilities
Completion of a PhD in a health-related discipline, including clinical expertise providing patient education.
Eligible for registration with AHPRA as a Pharmacist.
Demonstrated experience preparing manuscripts and reports in high quality publications and presentations at a national and/or international level in health economics or health services research
Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience in clinical cardiovascular pharmacotherapy
An understanding or experience of using different modalities (i.e. web, telephone, video) to deliver patient education
Demonstrated experience delivering high quality project outcomes on time
Demonstrated ability to plan and execute data collection and quantitative analysis
An understanding of contemporary issues in healthcare, patient care, and delivery of health policies.
Demonstrated ability to research and review the literature in relevant fields
Demonstrated experience to undertake collaborative research and establish and maintain effective relationships with staff and industry.
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills in an academic environment
Demonstrated high level communication skills and ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
In addition, it is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA).
Please direct application enquiries to Professor Robyn Clark
Information for Applicants:
You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.
A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.
Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.
Applications Close 11:59 pm:
17 Mar 2021
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