59760, several - 0276V

Research Manager
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 13 December 2022

Classification: Senior Officer Grade B
Salary: $135,355 - $152,377 plus superannuation
Position No: 59760, several - 0276V
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 24 November 2022
Contact Officer: Imogen Mitchell on imogen.mitchell@act.gov.au or 0411 402 892

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person-centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary, and community‚Äźbased health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: www.canberrahealthservices.act.gov.au

Canberra Health Services has a strong commitment to research, learning and teaching as advances in medical, nursing, allied health and other research contribute directly to improved patient outcomes. The Office of Research and Education (ORE) provides governance and oversight of research, learning and teaching within CHS.

Reporting to the Senior Director – Research Strategy and Capability, the Research Manager will provide research support and strategic research development support to CHS Clinician Researchers and develop strong links with the Research Offices of our academic partners and at the ACT Health Directorate.

It is a new role in a dynamic, evolving environment and requires a high degree of initiative, strategic thinking and stakeholder engagement skills. There are two research managers in the team and both managers will work closely together to establish this new function. This role professionally and operationally reports to Senior Director – Research Strategy and Capability, whilst liaising and collaborating closely with the academic research lead positions (ie. Academic Clinical Nursing Chairs, Professor of Allied Health, Director Clinical Trials, other medical academic leads) and the relevant research offices at the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and ACT Health Directorate to advance CHS research outputs and impact through research navigation and research development support.

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  1. Well-developed project management, collaboration skills
  2. Growth mindset and a willingness to grow with the role.
  3. Effective communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain networks across CHS and our academic and research partners.
  4. High level interpersonal skills and pragmatic hands-on approach to facilitate research engagement and drive positive research culture.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Relevant postgraduate qualification, with demonstrated experience and proven expertise in research management/development.
  • Previous experience in managing projects in a healthcare setting.
  • CHS is leading the drive to digitally transform health service delivery in Australia through the implementation of a territory wide Digital Health Record. Computer literacy skills are required which are relevant to this role as you will be responsible for completing required documentation and becoming a proficient user of the Digital Health Record and/or other Information Technology systems; once proficient, you will need to remain current with changes, updates and contingencies.
  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care FrameworkClinical Governance FrameworkPartnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Highly desirable

  • Sound knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies applied in translational health research, or a closely related field would be highly regarded.
  • Being eligible to apply for honorary academic title with an academic partner and engaged in research highly regarded.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

For more information on this position and how to apply “click here”

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services
Leaders and Senior Management