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Clinical Researcher

Cape Town, Western Cape
6 days ago
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Job Description


Faircape Health Tokai Estate is a Sub Acute Care and Rehabilitation Centre which provides restorative care and rehabilitation for patients recovering from a variety of medical conditions that include Neurological, Orthopaedic, Surgical and Respite. At Tokai Healthcare, the focus is mainly on acute conditions that immediately affect patients’ rehabilitation progress.

Our world-class care aims to bridge the gap between hospital and home. Our Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) of leading healthcare professionals administers care in the most therapeutic environment possible and supports healing outcomes in all aspects. 

Faircape Health is looking for a Part-time Clinical Researcher to join our team. The successful incumbent  will be responsible for designing, implementing, and managing clinical research projects aimed at evaluating the outcomes of attending a rehabilitation facility. This role will focus on improving patient outcomes and advancing rehabilitation practices. 

Faircape Health is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.b If you are looking for the next step in your career look no further. 

Duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Design and lead research projects focused on patient rehabilitation.
  • Develop research proposals and protocols, ensuring alignment with clinical objectives and regulatory standards.
  • Collect and analyse data from clinical trials and research studies.
  • Utilise statistical software to interpret research findings and prepare reports.
  • Collect data from rehabilitation facilities to validate the relevance of rehabilitation techniques and practices for improving outcomes post-rehabilitation intervention.
  • Work with multidisciplinary teams, including Doctors, Physiotherapist, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Nursing staff, and academic partners, to facilitate research initiatives.
  • Communicate research progress and findings to stakeholders.
  • Identify and pursue funding opportunities.
  • Prepare grant applications and manage research budgets.
  • Write and submit research findings for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Present research findings at conferences, workshops, and seminars.
  • Mentor and train clinical staff on research methodologies.
  • Promote the integration of research findings into clinical practice.
  • Contribute to the development of clinical guidelines and protocols based on research outcomes.
  • Implement quality improvement initiatives to enhance patient care.

Requirements:

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy (required); Master’s or PhD in Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation Sciences, or a related field (preferred).
  • Registered Physiotherapist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) or equivalent.

Required Experience:

  • Proven experience in sub-acute rehabilitation or long-term care settings.
  • Previous involvement in grant writing and securing research funding.
  • Familiarity with ethical standards and regulatory requirements for clinical research.
  • Proven clinical experience in physiotherapy, with a strong background in research.
  • Proven track record of conducting and publishing research in peer-reviewed journals.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in statistical software and research methodologies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Strong organisational and project management skills.

Specific Requirements

  • Solid and positive references
  • Clear credit record
  • No criminal record

Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 08h00 – 14h00. 

The salary on offer is from R 25 000  Cost to Company per month. The amount offered will be dependent on qualifications, experience, and other market-related factors. 

To see more about Faircape and what we have to offer go and look at our informative website – https://faircape.co.za/

If you do not hear from us within two weeks, please deem your application unsuccessful.