Evaluation Officer, Communication for Safe Care Project

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary of $91,644 (Pro Rata) + 17% superannuation
08 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
21 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Utilise your background in health and/or disability to collaborate with a team of researchers and clinicians to improve the health service experience for people with a communication disability
  • Travel to Campbelltown, Liverpool and occasionally rural western NSW and may be required
  • Part-time fixed-term until February 2024 working 0.5 FTE with a Base Salary of $91,644 (Pro Rata) + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Health Sciences is the largest health sciences school in Australia consisting of seven disciplines. The school provides professional preparation programs for a comprehensive range of health science professionals, as well as general degrees in health science. The school enjoys a strong and dynamic research culture resulting from its commitment to achieving and sustaining research excellence in areas of established and emerging research strengths. The school has approximately 200 academic staff, 100 professional staff and 4,500 students.

We are seeking an Evaluation Officer (0090293) with a background in health and/or disability to provide research support for a project to improve the health service experience for people with a communication disability. This includes actively contributing to research activities, designing research protocols, submitting ethics applications, undertaking core aspects of research work, and contributing to analysis and key findings, and reviewing and evaluating the evidence base, collating, and recording research data, drawing insights and analyses, and reporting information from the research undertaken. You will be supporting an experienced multi-disciplinary research team working collaboratively with people with disabilities, health professionals, students, and researchers.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to the design of the research project
  • conduct data analysis (qualitative and quantitative) and literature searches and aid in preparing preliminary reports
  • assist in conducting research work and undertake site visits to NSW health sites to collect data as necessary
  • help manage the development and submission of research publications
  • undertake ad-hoc projects and other activities.

About you

To be successful in this role, you have:

  • experience using stats packages and qualitative research packages
  • tertiary qualifications in a health-related degree, preferably speech or occupational therapy
  • research qualifications (e.g. Honours or above) or equivalent research experience
  • detailed analytical skills, with strong quantitative and qualitative skills
  • intermediate experience with the full range of Microsoft Office suites
  • strong verbal and written communication skills
  • a passion for improving health service experience for people with a communication disability.

To keep our community safe please be aware of our COVID safety precautions, which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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Applications Close

Sunday 21 August 2022 11:59 PM

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