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Clinical Research Coordinator

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Position:         Clinical Research Coordinator   

Location:        Calgary, Alberta

Job Type:        0.4 FTE

Duration:       One year with possibility of renewal for another year

Website:         http://www.albertaboneandjoint.com

Posted:            October 31, 2018

Contact:          careers@albertaboneandjoint.com


The Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute (ABJHI) is an organization focused on the delivery of safe and high-quality patient care, surgery and recovery, innovative research and globally recognized bone and joint education. Its vision is to significantly improve bone and joint health care for all Albertans to a standard that is the best in the world.

Study Description:

The Alberta Hip Improvement Project (HIP) is a high-quality prospective study to obtain long-term evidence on the safety and effectiveness of metal-on-metal hip resurfacing. Alberta HIP was launched in 2004 by ABJHI to provide evidence for public health policy decision makers and clinicians on alternative bearing prostheses. Working with surgeons and health care administrators, ABJHI designed HIP to prospectively follow metal-on-metal hip resurfacing patients for 10 years.

All surgeons participating in Alberta HIP use the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) system exclusively. As a result, Alberta HIP is collecting and analyzing hip resurfacing safety and effectiveness data related exclusively to the BHR and comparative data related to a variety of Total Hip Arthroplasty devices, including ceramic-on-ceramic, polyethylene-on-metal, metal-on-metal and polyethylene-on-ceramic. The safety and effectiveness information, such as device failure rates, adverse events and quality-of-life outcomes, collected by Alberta HIP is not available through administrative data. Without this information, the outcomes of metal-on-metal hip resurfacing recipients in Alberta would be unknown. Furthermore, the rigorous safety review conducted by Alberta HIP is particularly important given the lack of information on the long-term safety of metal-on-metal hip resurfacing.

Ultimately the objectives of the Alberta Hip registry is to improve resource use and allocation, improve patient quality of life while concurrently reducing patient morbidity in Alberta. Data that will be maintained in the registry is captured from a variety of methods including patient interviews, medical charts, surgical and hospital specific data and administrative data. In addition to patient demographics and health information, patients are required to complete additional questionnaires annually, that measure health related quality of life, quality-adjusted life years and physical activity capabilities.


Duties of the Clinical Research Coordinator will include, but not be limited to:

  1. – Responsible for subject recruitment and enrolment, obtaining subject consent and administering study questionnaires by various methods. Will also aid participants who complete the questionnaires if needed
  2. – Chart Reviews as needed
  3. – Responsible for data entry, organization and maintenance of the study database
  4. – Assist with Research Ethics Board (REB) applications and amendments as required
  5. – Prepare and manage study documents and progress reports
  6. – Assist the Principle Investigators with preparation for presentations and written published articles

Experience of the Clinical Research Coordinator will include:

  1. – Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree (Background in orthopaedics preferred)
  2. – Previous research experience, preferably within an academic institution and/or health care organization.
  3. – Experience in conducting both quantitative and qualitative research preferred (e.g. interviews, surveys, other)
  4. – Experience with research methodology, writing reports, and the preparation of posters and presentations

Skills of the Clinical Research Coordinator will include:

  1. – Strong computer skills with Excel, Word, Access (or similar databases), and PowerPoint
  2. – Superior organizational skills and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks.
  3. – Excellent interpersonal skills are required for working with the study participants and working as a member of a highly integrated team
  4. – Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  5. – Ability to make decisions independently and work independently or in teams with minimal supervision
  6. – Excellent problem-solving, planning and analytical skills


  1. – Able to maintain confidentiality, use tact and discretion, and exercise flexibility and sound judgement
  2. – Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for subjects rights and individual needs
  3. – High degree of initiative and creativity, with a careful attention to detail
  4. – Works well under pressure to meet deadlines



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