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Research Nurse/Midwifery Position, CIHR Trial, University of Toronto

Mississauga, Ontario
Deadline October 1, 2016


Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis at the University of Toronto is searching for casual, part-time Research Nurses/Midwives to screen and enrol participants for a CIHR-funded randomized controlled trial that will evaluate the effect of a breastfeeding self-efficacy enhancing intervention for new mothers.

Position Summary:

The Research Nurse/Midwife will be responsible for: (1) providing a detailed study explanation to all potentially eligible participants; (2) screening interested participants for eligibility; (3) obtaining written informed consent; (4) collecting all baseline information from eligible, consenting participants; (5) participant randomization; (6) entering participant data via an online, password-protected, encrypted database; and (7) attending all training sessions and participating in supervision and research team meetings at the University of Toronto (St. George campus), as needed.

Research nurses will also provide intervention group participants: (1) the breastfeeding self-efficacy intervention sessions, (2) reactive breastfeeding support, as needed and (3) referrals, as appropriate to breastfeeding support services and to the study’s peer mentors.

Each research nurse position is casual/part-time and the number of weekly hours will vary. When training is complete, work hours may increase up to 20 hours per week and will vary according to recruitment rates and intervention activities.

Hourly Rate: $32.00/hour

Location: Mississauga

Work schedule: Monday to Fridays. Weekends are also a possibility if desired.

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience: Previous experience in supporting breastfeeding women is essential.

Skills: Well-developed oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills; credible, approachable, confident, and pleasant demeanor; ability to convey empathy and understanding to participants; ability to use supervision effectively and work to deliver therapeutic program as prescribed by supervisors; meticulous attention to detail; goal-oriented and self-motivating; tact and confidentiality.

Other requirements: Flexibility in timing of work hours; personal access to the internet (for online data entry) and email (for regular communication with supervisors); and the ability to participate in weekly team meetings via telephone or in person.

**If you are interested, please forward your resume/CV no later than October 01st, 2016 to .We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.