Research Study Nurse (Yellowknife)

Wilfrid Laurier University

Canada

May 19, 2022

Description

Research Study Nurse (Yellowknife)

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Date: May 6, 2022

Location: Other, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Job Type: Part-time, Limited Term

Full-time/Part-time: Part-time

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 knowledge.

Position Summary:

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.

Accountabilities:

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 additional information;
  • 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 Edmonton laboratory;
  • 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 Storage Protocols.
  • 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.
  • Reporting

  • Maintain regular communication with members of the Hoela Weteets'eedee research team to ensure that work activities follow the agreed timelines and protocols;
  • 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.
  • Qualifications :

  • 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.
  • Compensation :

    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 weekends.

    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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    About the employer

    Origin of Wilfrid Laurier University can be traced back to the establishment of the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary in Waterloo in 1911. The Waterloo Lutheran University was renamed as Wilfrid Laurier University in 1973 in honour of Canada's seventh Prime Minister,...