Research Study Nurse (Yellowknife)
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Date: Mar 5, 2022
Location: Other, CA
Company: Wilfrid Laurier University
Job Type: Part-time, Limited Term
Requisition ID: 3029
Application Deadline: May 19, 2022
Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus university that excels at
educating with purpose. Through its exceptional employees, students,
researchers, leaders, and educators, Laurier has built a reputation as a
world-class institution known for its rich student experience, academic
excellence, and global impact. With a commitment to Indigenization and
commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, Laurier's thriving community has a
place for everyone.
Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across
campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener and
Toronto. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and
employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics.
Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral,
Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of
Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their
distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic
programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier's Centre for Indigegogy is
one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.
This position is based in Yellowknife (Northwest Territories), where Laurier
has maintained a research office since 2017 for its cold regions research and
for its longstanding partnership with the Government of the Northwest
Territories (GNWT). Located in Chief Drygeese territory, Yellowknife is the
traditional land of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, and the homeland of
the North Slave Métis.
Laurier is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a
workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. We recognize
the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to
preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and
knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier's
Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous
Hoèla Weteèst'eèdeè is a community-based action research project based in
Yellowknife, Ndilo and Dettah (Northwest Territories) designed in
collaboration by Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) and the Yellowknives Dene
First Nation (YKDFN). The study will investigate the burden of chronic
stress and the relative contribution of sources of stress related to Giant
Mine; identify sub-communities in the study area who have higher levels of
chronic stress and examine their unique experiences of the Giant Mine; and
understand the unique health and social needs of affected communities to
inform healing and mitigation activities.
The study is hiring a nurse on a 3-month term to support study implementation
including participant biomarker data collection and follow-up with
participants in response to study findings. The biological measures
(“biomarkers”) will tell us about 9 different indicators that make up a
person's total “allostatic load”. Measuring allostatic load can indicate “wear
and tear” on the body over time to tell us how much stress an individual has
experienced over their life. Each study participant will receive information
about their individual Allostatic Load Index score in a personal letter with
additional support to understand their score, as needed.
Support with Study Data Collection and Analysis
Participate in 3 days of in-person training, including: Wıı̀lıı̀deh
language and Dene wellness workshop, Mental Health First Aid, guidelines
for biomarker data collection, COVID measures and other study protocols;
Sign an Oath of Confidentiality for commitment to research protocols;
Provide interested community members with information and resources about
the study (e.g., website) and respond to questions and requests for
Review and discuss participant consent form with interested participants
(e.g., clearly communicate study purpose, foreseeable risks and benefits
to participation, and option to withdraw from the study at any time);
Collect participant biomarker blood sample and measurements (includes
phlebotomy, measurement of waist-to hip ratio, blood pressure, oxygen
levels and heart rate) with self-identified adult participants (20 years
of age and older) at a downtown Yellowknife study office;
Support the chain of custody with record keeping, safe storage, packaging
and transportation of biomarker blood samples to the laboratory for
centrifuging in Yellowknife and then to the airport for shipping to
Set-up and maintain nursing workstation with blood draw and other
biomarker equipment at the site office;
Ensure secure storage of participant consent forms in accordance with Data
Study Participant Care
Ensure participant and staff safety through adherence to Participant
Centred Care Protocols and other study procedures;
Cultural sensitivity for working with a diverse population;
Facilitate provision of interpreter support, as needed (fluency in
languages other than English an asset);
Identify and respond to signs of distress or other negative reactions to
study participation in order to connect participants with appropriate
mental health supports (Mental health first aid, or counselling and
wellness experience is an asset);
Provide follow-up care to participants including meeting one-on-one with
participants to review, interpret and explain biomarker test results;
Work with the research team to direct participants to hired mental health
counselling services, as appropriate.
Research Team Support
Coordinate work activities by working closely with Research Assistants,
Counsellors, and other members of the Hoela Weteets'eedee research team
(PI, YKDFN Technical Advisor, Project Coordinator);
Travel to communities (Ndilo, Dettah) may be needed.
Maintain regular communication with members of the Hoela Weteets'eedee
research team to ensure that work activities follow the agreed timelines
Provide updates on targets and timelines for data collection and
associated activities, and any issues encountered, to the Project
Coordinator and the research team on a regular basis.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing with some clinical nursing experience,
Licenced Practical Nursing Certificate or Phlebotomy Certificate with
relevant nursing/laboratory experience
The successful candidate will have the skills and experience necessary to
work both independently and with a team.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills are essential.
Hourly Rate : Up to $45/hour
Hours of Work : Approximately 300 hours over 3-month contract term.
Flexible part-time/full-time hours. This position will have a varying workload
over the 3-month contract term. Work hours will include some evenings and
The successful candidate will be based in Yellowknife, Ndilo or
Dettah working from a central site office in Yellowknife. Travel between
community offices may also be required.
Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified
candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and
abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while
demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.
Equity, diversity and creating a culture of inclusion are part of Laurier's
core values and central to the Laurier Strategy. Laurier is committed to
increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from
candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and
from persons of any minority sexual and gender identities. Indigenous
candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing
at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives.
Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about
equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity &
Accessibility. We have strived to make our application process accessible,
however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like
this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources.
Contact information can be found at careers.wlu.ca/content/How-to-Apply-/
Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please
visitwww. wlu.ca/careers for additional information and the online application
system. All applications must be submitted online. Please note, a CV and
letter of introduction will be required in electronic form.
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