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Cancer Genetics Content Author

Job Title: Cancer Genetics Content Author
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Reference: 0000057750-1_1558420721
Contact Name: Gregg Weatherall
Contact Email: Gregg.Weatherall@modis.com.au
Job Published: May 21, 2019 16:38

Job Description

The Role:

Based in Redfern, we are looking for a highly experienced and committed Government sector professional to join the Cancer Institute NSW as a Cancer Genetics Content Author.

The primary purpose of the role is to coordinate the development and application of evidence based cancer information for the eviQ Cancer Genetics content area.

Role dimensions:

  • Managing own priorities and workload in accordance with agreed work plan and direction from manager and cancer genetics reference committee chair(s).

  • Completing work assignments and projects within agreed timeframes, budgets and quality standards.

  • Exercises discretion and judgement in responding to enquiries and correspondence; escalating any contentious issues or those which will substantially alter the outcomes, timeframe or funding requirements to manager.

  • Accountable for the design and conduct of literature searches

Key accountabilities/ tasks

  • Coordinate the development, review and standardisation of information for health professionals (i.e. referral and risk management guidelines, genetic testing information) and information sheets for patients and families, which are based on the latest evidence to provide appropriate eviQ content to support clinical practice and improve cancer patient treatment outcomes.

  • Collaborate with expert clinicians and relevant professional organisations to identify and develop content and resources.

  • Review literature using medical databases and information resources to obtain accurate and evidence-based information.

  • Consult with leading cancer geneticists and counsellors and negotiate consensus regarding information to assist in the management and currency of NSW cancer genetics information; providing expert advice and support for content development and review and facilitating reference group participation in the program to reach clinician consensus.

  • Engage with clinicians to support state and national implementation of standard cancer treatments

  • Presenting at local, national and international conferences and seminars, and prepare papers in journals to promote the eviQ program and build eviQ's profile.

  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the eviQ program in clinical settings, and contribute to the development of quantitative and qualitative evaluation tools to support the development of high quality content.

Key challenges:

  • Building extensive networks and strong consultative relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, given their varying professional interests, philosophies, technological capacities and agendas

  • Developing a range of communication strategies to support clinical practice and improve cancer patient treatment outcomes, access and ability of users and fostering, given the diversity in knowledge and experience of clinicians

  • Maintaining current knowledge of contemporary trends and practices relating to evidence based research and related factors given their potential application in the eviQ program

Job Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification and/or relevant experience in related field.

  • Knowledge and understanding of cancer genetics including medical, genetic and psychosocial aspects.

  • Knowledge of the NSW health system and the Health Records and Information Privacy Act.

To apply, please contact Daniel Dell'Armi at Daniel.dellarmi@modis.com with your CV & a short blurb about your career.

No applications past COB 22/05/2019 will be accepted.

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