Research Assessors in Enhancing Rehabilitation Services for Aboriginal Australians

Location
Geraldton/Kalgoorlie, Australia
Posted
12 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
05 Nov 2017
Ref
290/2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Expressions of interest are invited from qualified health professionals who would like to undertake one of the following roles with the research project titled Enhancing Rehabilitation Services for Aboriginal Australians after Brain Injury, led by Edith Cowan University. Two roles exist:

  1. Baseline Assessor: involves recruiting brain injury survivors and their families to the project within a month of the injury and assessing their everyday functional skills  
  2. Blinded Assessor: involves following up with participants at 3 and 6 months after the injury to record progress 

Participants will be recruited to the project as close as possible following their admission to hospital, hence Baseline Assessors must be flexible and available to attend the participating hospital as needed.

The participating hospitals are in the metropolitan area of Perth and also in Broome, Port Hedland, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie.

Enhancing Rehabilitation Services for Aboriginal Australians after Brain Injury is a randomised control trial that aims to

  1. improve delivery of rehabilitation services to Aboriginal people after stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI),
  2. improve overall health outcomes for Aboriginal people after stroke or TBI and
  3. establish an economic model to support the business case for funding new rehabilitation services. The study has received funding from the National Health & Medical Research Council and will be occurring in hospitals across Western Australia, from 2017 – 2021.  

We are looking for Assessors who:

  • are qualified allied health professionals, nurses or doctors
  • hold a current driver’s license 
  • have access to a registered vehicle  and be able to travel to complete the assessments
  • have good communication skills
  • are able to attend orientation at relevant participating hospitals

Experience working with Aboriginal people and communities is highly desirable.

Thorough training and orientation will be provided.  

For further information about these opportunities and how they will be structured, please contact Meaghan McAllister (Project Manager) at m.mcallister@ecu.edu.au or by telephone: 08 6304 5468. 

How to Apply:

To express interest in either or both of the roles, please send your CV to Meaghan at the above email address.

Please express your interest by Sunday 5th November 2017 at 11.30 pm AWST.  Further opportunities will be available throughout the duration of the project.

ECU is diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds.