The focus of this job will be coordinating all stages of a clinical trial testing the safety and efficacy of vaporized cannabis as a treatment for chronic, resistant post-traumatic stress disorder.


SUMMARY

Reporting to the respective Principal Investigator, Clinical Research Manager or designate, the Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) assists the Principal Investigator (PI) in the planning, implementation, and conduct of provincial, national, and international clinical research studies focused on substance use and related harms. The CRC acts as the primary administrative point of contact for internal research staff and the operational liaison for hospital staff, other research organizations, funding agencies and regulating bodies. The CRC supports, facilities and coordinates multiple clinical research studies and study participant activities including recruiting, screening, enrolling and following study participants, ensuring compliance with study protocols, and supporting the participants through the study process. Supervises data collection activities ensuring that data is submitted on a timely basis, source documentation is accurate and complete, and that all ethical and regulatory requirements are met. Assists in development the Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs), write ethics application, and prepares and submits reports to external bodies. The CRC supervises, supports the training and mentoring of personnel conducting interviews and other research staff. Schedules interviews, participates in interviews, and develops interview tools. Contributes to communication strategies to recruit participants and liaises with community partners to build awareness and partnerships as required.



ORGANIZATION

The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is the provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction. The BCCSU plays an advocacy role for positive and public policy change, reducing stigma, and supporting patients and their families.

The BCCSU is committed to conducting and translating leading-edge research into improved addiction care across BC. The BCCSU develops training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines for delivery throughout BC. The BCCSU builds collaborative networks across regional health authorities, researchers, educators, and care providers, and other allied care professionals across the province to ensure that research and innovation efficiently reach the people they are intended to serve. The administrative core of BCCSU is accountable for enabling the research, translation and practice of the organization through timely, innovative and sound management services.

The BCCSU values and respects all members of its communities, each of whom individually and collaboratively make a contribution to transforming care, education, training, and research in this area.



SKILLS
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology, completing research questionnaires, reviewing and collecting data from charts and maintaining related records.
  • Strong understanding of randomized controlled trial and epidemiologic and research principles, and experience in interpreting randomized controlled trial and epidemiologic data.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience working in addiction, public health, health services, HIV and hepatitis.
  • Knowledge and skill in recruiting and screening potential study participants.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, coordinate, and manage research projects and/or grant-based programs, and supervise data collection activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload, handle multiple assignments effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Experience in preparing documents, reports, and communication materials.
  • Excellent project organization, implementation, and networking skills.
  • Excellent intrapersonal and written communication skills.
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues.
  • Excellent research skills, with an ability to analyze results.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy with Microsoft Office suite and database management skills.
  • Strong analytical and planning skills.


EDUCATION
  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Public Health, or related field;
  • Understanding of the academic research process acquired through both practical and/or academic experience.
  • Minimum two years’ experience working in a complex research environment and clinical healthcare setting.
  • Experience supervising research interviews and front line research staff is an asset.
  • Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) is an asset.
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2) is an asset.


DUTIES
  • Assists Principal Investigation with regulatory and study start up activities, including liaising with researchers, hospital staff, and other stakeholders, and procuring space, equipment and study materials.
  • Assists with research proposal and protocol development and implementation. Ensures adherence to appropriate procedures and practices for patient consent and ethical review in studies by following good clinical practice (GCP); including standard operating procedures (SOP) development, REB applications and meeting Health Canada regulatory and industry sponsor requirements.
  • Recruits, screens, enrolls and follows study participants; ensuring compliance with study protocols.
  • Participates in randomization process and assignment study participants.
  • Builds relationships and trust and supports the participants through complex study process and protocol.
  • Conducts informed consent process.
  • Records participant attendance and activity, conducts follow-up visits, administers questionnaires, and collects data from existing and former participants. Observes and reports any adverse safety events to physician/nursing staff.
  • Schedules interviews and staff conducting interviews, participates in ongoing interviewer training and interviewer supervision to support efforts to ensure data integrity.
  • Supervises and/or mentors research staff (e.g., Clinical Research Assistants, Trainees, Peer Research Assistants) by performing duties such as providing guidance and direction on study protocols/processes (e.g., the interview process, questions, difficult participants, data entry), participating in the recruitment and selection, providing orientation and training, monitoring staff performance and providing feedback to the Principal Investigator.
  • Supervises data collection process by overseeing data entry procedures and/or entering data into Electronic Data Capture System in accordance with specific study requirements. Manages discrepancies.
  • Enters information in safety and risk monitoring modules.
  • Assists PI with preparation of data files to evaluate the quality of the data and identify ways to validate data and enhance quality control of data.
  • Completes chart reviews and abstracts data from medical records used for research or future studies.
  • Performs administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of research studies and projects including paying stipends to participants, keeping record of payment, maintaining study documentation (paper and electronic), etc.
  • Conducts basic sample collection and/ or diagnostic testing on participants if required.
  • Liaises with and assists community research partners, BCCSU staff and research participants around issues of study enrollment, study protocol procedures, study participation and study findings.
  • Contributes to the design and creation of communications and public relations tools; coordinates meetings among community, staff, research teams, and support staff.
  • Works closely with professionals in the community. Partakes in the creation of publicity to promote research and capacity-building, provide information to and between a wide range of organizations and groups.
  • Supports, develops, and evaluates strategies that encourage community participation in research activities.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/clinical-research-coordinator-bc-centre-substance-use-cannabis-research-program

Posting Number: PHC18-115261

SUMMARY

Within the context of a client and family centred model of care and, in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Providence Health Care, the person promotes a safe, respectful, and civil working environment for patients, residents, families, visitors and staff.

Reporting to the Clinical Programs and Development Lead, the Clinical Project Coordinator is responsible for supporting the planning, development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of provincial clinical practice and education initiatives. Coordinates complex project activities across the education and training and clinical care guidance functions of the BCCSU to ensure deliverables are completed on time and on budget. In addition to working closely with the Clinical Programs and Development Lead and the Director of Clinical Activities and Development, works collaboratively with other staff and a number of provincial stakeholders, including Regional Health Authorities and health care professionals who are content experts.



SKILLS
  • Demonstrated knowledge of addiction medicine and/or addiction nursing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of nursing practice, regulation and medical education.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of project management principles and methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement project plans, meet timelines, juggle competing priorities and creatively problem-solve to realize project completion.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task with attention to detail and awareness of broader structural and institutional issues.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working with health systems partners and building and strengthening relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of social determinants of health and commitment to addressing the needs of people who are marginalized and face barriers in accessing care.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Experience in or ability to quickly learn computer programs/interfaces.
  • Knowledge of online survey tools.


EDUCATION

A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Degree in public health or a related field. Master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of three (3) years recent, related experience in a coordination role, including project management. A minimum of three (3) years of experience working in a health care environment is an asset.



DUTIES
  • Provides project coordination for clinically focused BCCSU projects and resources, may include contributing to ongoing projects with CRISM.
  • Works collaboratively with the Director Clinical Activities and Development, Clinical Programs and Development Lead, and other members of the interdisciplinary team to plan, develop and implement clinical practice and education initiatives designed for improving patient/client care.
  • Works closely with health care professionals who are content experts and other stakeholder groups, to develop clinically relevant materials that are appropriate to the target audience.
  • Tracks project progress according to project plan, monitors and reports on the status of projects and major issues/obstacles encountered.
  • In collaboration with the Clinical Programs and Development Lead, makes recommendations regarding project scope changes, rationale for change, seeks consensus and proceeds as needed. Maintains project timelines.
  • Provides advice and consultation in the areas of resource planning, program and health system improvement, and education to support BCCSU initiatives.
  • Gathers, evaluates and synthesizes research evidence to develop and effectively communicate substance use/substance use disorder content through a variety of mediums including; print resources, electronic communication, presentations and social marketing initiatives.
  • Works in tandem with internal stakeholders to support short-term and long-term needs that enable the success of BCCSU clinical initiatives.
  • Collaborates with team and all stakeholders to build relationships that promote the achievement of cooperative goals and contributes to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.
  • Performs other duties as required.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/clinical-project-coordinator

Posting Number: PHC18-115509

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Clinical Research Manager, Principal Investigator or designate, the Clinical Research Assistant provides operational and administrative support to the Principal Investigator(s) and other study staff in the implementation and conduct of clinical research studies evaluating treatments for substance use disorders in accordance with applicable policies, standards, procedures, and protocols.



ORGANIZATION

The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is the provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction. The BCCSU plays an advocacy role for positive and public policy change, reducing stigma, and supporting patients and their families.

The BCCSU is committed to conducting and translating leading-edge research into improved addiction care across BC. The BCCSU develops training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines for delivery throughout BC. The BCCSU builds collaborative networks across regional health authorities, researchers, educators, and care providers, and other allied care professionals across the province to ensure that research and innovation efficiently reach the people they are intended to serve. The administrative core of BCCSU is accountable for enabling the research, translation and practice of the organization through timely, innovative and sound management services.

The BCCSU values and respects all members of its communities, each of whom individually and collaboratively make a contribution to transforming care, education, training, and research in this area.



SKILLS
  • Demonstrated knowledge in using PubMed, Medline, Google Scholar, Microsoft Office Software, and reference manager software.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology, hospital charting and clinical trials.
  • Excellent time management skills including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated data entry and data management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members and ability to work independently with minimum supervision.


EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related science or discipline. One (1) to three (3) years’ previous research experience working in the healthcare field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience with recruitment, interviewing and data collection in human research studies, and with marginalized populations is an asset.



DUTIES
  • Prepares data collection forms, study consent forms, and recruitment materials.
  • Recruits, screens, schedules and evaluates research participants.
  • Performs data coding, entry, checking using electronic data capture systems.
  • Collects back-up source documentation as required.
  • Understands the data requirements of various study protocols.
  • Updates and maintains study databases and develops source document worksheets.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality and ethical requirements related to identification and release of study data.
  • Assists in the preparation and submission of research protocols for funding applications and REB review.
  • Conducts literature reviews and assists in the development of proposals and associated documents.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/clinical-research-assistant-bc-centre-substance-use

Posting Number: PHC18-115023

SUMMARY

Reporting to the, Director, Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects, the Indigenous Cultural Safety Coordinator is responsible for supporting the commitment to advance cultural humility and the practice of cultural safety at the British Columbia Centre in Substance Use (BCCSU). The role will involve supporting the ongoing development and implementation of the BCCSU’s Indigenous Cultural Safety Framework and training programs under the leadership of the Director, Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects, in a way that is relevant to the values and strategic directions of the BCCSU with the goal of enhancing the BCCSU’s mandate to develop, help implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction in a culturally safe manner.

The BCCSU has committed to a partnership with First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) that includes helping to support and embed the strengthening of cultural safety and the practice of cultural humility in all recommendations, strategies, and initiatives of the BCCSU.



SKILLS
  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Culture and History in BC and Canada.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the social determinants of health for Aboriginal people in Canada.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated highly specialized skills in assessing and managing conflict in often cross cultural, emotionally charged, and complex learning environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in Aboriginal communities and build positive and mutually beneficial relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, problem solve, and utilize team building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed, work independently and collaboratively in a work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with cultural issues sensitively.
  • Demonstrated ability to design education material and lesson plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate cultural safety training.
  • Ability to utilize strong interpersonal skills to deal with others effectively including strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, coach and mentor all levels of staff.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure, either related to deadlines or unforeseen circumstances.
  • Ability to operate related equipment, including computer hardware and software.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


EDUCATION

A level of education, training and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree in Education or Master’s Degree in Adult Learning, or a related discipline. Three (3) years’ recent, related experience in coaching, mentoring, training, conflict resolution and provision of facilitation of Indigenous cultural competency curriculum and training including two (2) years’ experience working for an Indigenous organization/program that includes interacting and developing relationships with Indigenous people and Indigenous communities as well as government agencies and ministries. Extensive understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal culture and specifically Vancouver region’s First Nation’s cultures.



DUTIES
  • Supports the development and implementation of Indigenous Cultural Safety education in collaboration with the FNHA, VCH Aboriginal Health, community partners and other Aboriginal specific service providers.
  • Supports and participates in the development and critique of guidelines/policies, systems and instruments to support the achievement and maintenance of Indigenous cultural safety in all recommendations, strategies, and initiatives of the BCCSU.
  • Facilitates and contributes to developing the curriculum required for the in-house training to improve the cultural competencies of all BCCSU staff.
  • Collaborates and supports the development of all training with colleagues across all three pillars of the BCCSU to ensure appropriate staff development and participation in education, and that the Indigenous Cultural Safety lens is applied to the development of all initiatives and programs.
  • Acts as a resource and most reliable informant to BCCSU staff, provides support to address specific Cultural Safety training needs (i.e., Trauma Informed practices, Decolonizing Addiction, Indigenous Harm Reduction and working with the Director, Strategic Initiatives and Director of Research on Indigenous methodology and pedagogy).
  • Working collaboratively with the Urban Health/Aboriginal Health Team at PHC, VCH Aboriginal Health, First Nations Health Authority, Elders, Aboriginal community partners and other internal/external stakeholders to support the BCCSU goal of enhancing the mandate to develop, help implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction in a culturally safe manner.
  • Tracks progress, monitors and reports on the status and major issues/obstacles encountered. In collaboration with the Director, Strategic Initiatives, identifies and supports resolution to problems or barriers.
  • Maintains an understanding of schedule(s), deliverables, and commitments as set out in the development and implementation of the Indigenous Cultural Safety Framework. Executes according to plan ensuring the successful and coordinated completion of all components.
  • Communicates development and implementation status and contributes to positive working relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Prepares reporting materials, including written reports, briefing documents, and presentations. Monitors period, quarterly, mid-year and year-end budget expenditures and reports variances.
  • Plans and manages logistics for meetings, ranging from small team meetings to large stakeholder meetings and training sessions, including management of catering, facilities, preparation and delivery of materials and presentations, producing meeting agendas, minutes, and summaries, and follow-up.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/indigenous-cultural-safety-coordinator-bc-centre-substance-use

Posting Number: PHC18-115764

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director and working closely with Research Managers, the Research Data Coordinator will be an integral part of the team by developing, maintaining and enhancing data operations for the BC Centre on Substance Use. The Research Data Coordinator will work closely with other research team members and provide data development, management, linkage and integration expertise using Electronic Data Capture (EDC) platform. The Coordinator will make changes in the EDC database including programming skip patterns and logic checks. Creates and maintains data dictionaries for datasets, trouble-shoots database issues and develops analytical summary data files for reporting such as tables and graphs. The coordinator will assist with data upgrades and migrations, train research staff on data entry and assists in the development of Data Management Plan. Work will involve leading edge Internet technologies in a dynamic, challenging environment. The position will require knowledge, experience and understanding of the principles of data, survey methods, database tables, data management, and/or trial development required.



SKILLS
  • Knowledge of the process and methodology necessary to complete projects in a raid-paced software development environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of clinical trial process and data management process.
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to work in a team environment with medical personnel, clinical monitors, statisticians, programmers, and medical writers.
  • Proficiency in regulatory guidelines, agencies, GCP.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced development environment and be able to balance tight schedules with high levels of quality.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, decision making and analytical aptitudes.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.


EDUCATION
  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline (i.e. Mathematics, Computer Science and/or Engineering) supplemented with two (2) to five (5) years of related experience preferably in an academic health science.
  • At least one (1) year experience developing and managing input forms and databases using software for clinical databases (such as RedCap, Progeny or similar).
  • Familiarity with Oracle and/or Oracle Apex an asset.
  • Familiarity with Python, C++ and/or JavaScript an asset.


DUTIES
  • Develops forms and instructions in EDC platform following established survey structure for multiple studies.
  • Manages and maintains inputs and databases in EDC platform including creating and modifying reports.
  • Makes changes as needed to the EDC databases for the primary data collection instruments, including programming skip patterns and logic checks.
  • Creates and maintains data dictionaries for datasets.
  • Trouble-shoots database issues with EDC vendor until resolution is obtained.
  • Develops standard analytical summary data files, produce descriptive reports, including tables and graphs and reviews statistical outputs for consistency and quality assessment.
  • Assists in database upgrades/migrations including performing user acceptance tests.
  • Trains research staff and Investigators on performing data entry into EDC platform.
  • Develops Electronic Case Report Form (eCRF) until finalization along with research team members, this includes eCRF guidelines according to design of the eCRF and manual development for study protocols.
  • Assists in the development of a Data Management Plan (DMP), when applicable, that outlines CRF flow, data queries, manual checks, and data listings needed to facilitate data cleaning.
  • Participates in research meetings to discuss and/or advise on study design and survey preparation.
  • Provides weekly/monthly updates to study team on recruitment, study follow-up and other metrics of quality control.
  • Follow best practices for maintaining data in a secure environment.
  • Ensures coding has been performed and reviewed by Medical Coder.
  • Performs database lock and freeze activities.
  • Writes standard operating procedures for data management.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/research-data-coordinator-bc-centre-substance-use

Posting Number: PHC18-115726

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Manager, Principle Investigator, or other designate, the Research Assistant, Systematic Reviews assists the research team in the implementation, execution and evaluation of research- and systematic-review activities. The Research Assistant, Systematic Reviews collects, transcribes and organizes empirical and literature-review study-related data. This role also provides support with protocol submissions to systematic review registers (e.g., Prospero).



SKILLS
  • Strong knowledge of systematic reviews and basic health-research design is preferred.
  • Excellent time management, data entry skills, attention to detail, prioritizing and meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability and knowledge in use PubMed/ Medline, Google Scholar, Microsoft Office Software, Reference Manager (e.g., EndNote) and familiarity with Email and Internet.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology, hospital charting and clinical trials.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.


EDUCATION

Completion of a post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline in a health, social science or related field. Master’s Degree preferred. One (1) to three (3) years’ previous research experience working in the healthcare field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.



DUTIES
  • Assists with systematic literature reviews on substance use disorders.
  • Collects back-up source documentation, as required.
  • Develops, updates and maintains study databases and source document worksheets.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality related to identification and release of study data.
  • Assists in the preparation and submission of research protocols for funding and ethics review.
  • Conducts literature searches and assists in the study eligibility assessments and critical appraisal.
  • Assists with the preparation of systematic review manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/research-assistant-systematic-reviews

Posting Number: PHC18-115727

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director(s)/ Manager(s)/ Research Leader(s) or designate(s), the Administrative Assistant provides effective and efficient day-to-day administrative functions including scheduling and prioritizing appointments, arranging meetings, distributing agendas, taking meeting minutes, preparing correspondence, drafting presentations and organizing related travel needs. The Administrative Assistant assists with academic and research related duties such as journal submissions, maintaining curriculum vitae requirements (CV’s) and teaching dossiers, professional memberships and designations and the submission of research grants for Investigators. This position prepares incurred expenses for reimbursement liaises with internal and external agencies while working with confidential and sensitive information.



SKILLS
  • Ability to type at a minimum of 60 WPM.
  • Ability to operate related office equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision, establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Exceptional organizational, time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and respond effectively to inquiries, both verbally and in writing.
  • Flexibility to meet and adapt to changes in organizational priorities.
  • Ability to coordinate complex meetings with internal and external contacts.
  • Intermediate word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, desktop publishing and database software skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with internal and external individuals and organizations.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, capability of decision making and problem solving within predetermined guidelines.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the sensitivity to issues around substance use.


EDUCATION

A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a diploma or degree in a related field plus a minimum of three (3) years’ recent experience working in an administrative or coordinator role in a health care, medical and/ or academic research setting. An undergraduate degree in a health related field is an asset. Previous experience in a health research environment is preferred.



DUTIES
  • Coordinates the day-to-day administrative functions for the Director(s)/ Manager(s)/Research Leader(s) or designate(s) which includes organizing activities/initiatives/correspondence including scheduling and prioritizing appointments, arranging meetings, distributing agendas, taking meeting minutes, following up on action items, preparing correspondence and drafting presentations.
  • Makes required travel arrangements and reservations including confirming dates, contacting travel agents, obtaining cost and billing information and submitting expense reports for reimbursement to the BCCSU Financial Manager. Verifies and forwards itineraries as required.
  • Responds to verbal and written inquiries and forwards to appropriate designate. Identifies, prioritizes and takes follow-up action on items as required.
  • Answers queries from trainees including summer, graduate or post-graduate students.
  • Ensures academic materials are up to date which includes teaching dossier and curriculum vitae formats, academic institution templates, professional affiliations and annual memberships.
  • Uploads and submits manuscripts, and supporting materials related to scientific publications to peer-reviewed journals platform.
  • Assists with the submission of research grants for Investigators including collecting signatures and supporting documentation/ letters, ensuring all materials are uploaded onto the online platforms in a timely manner.
  • Prepares expenses and related documentation by compiling receipts, credit card statements and completing cheque requests for reimbursement. Reviews and ensures appropriate account information is included on the documents.
  • Liaises with internal and external agencies and works with confidential and sensitive information using discretion.
  • Utilizes word processing, spreadsheet and graphics software to produce a variety of reports, correspondence and presentation materials for meetings/ seminars. Ensures materials, handouts, videos and other supplies for meetings/seminars are complete and available.
  • Updates and maintains related filing systems for the designated leader/ project to ensure efficient and effective retrieval of information.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/project-coordinator-1-bc-centre-substance-use

Posting Number: PHC18-115711

SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the Director, Clinical Activities and Development, the Medical Writer reports to the Senior Medical Writer and performs a variety of duties related to coordinating, writing and editing major clinical care guidance and education projects. The Medical Writer works with and acts as a resource to interdisciplinary project teams, committees, working groups, including internal and external stakeholders at all levels. The Medical Writer navigates complex healthcare and social contexts with diplomacy and achieves project goals and deliverables through effective facilitation, communication and consensus building techniques.



SKILLS
  • Ability to interpret and communicate clinical terminology, research data and statistical language.
  • High level of computer literacy, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and reference management software (e.g., EndNote). Experience with Adobe Creative Suite an asset.
  • Excellent stakeholder relation skills, including diplomacy, tact, and the ability to navigate conflicting views and perspectives.
  • Excellent organizational skills and record keeping.
  • Self-directed with strong writing, analytical, and research skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment, and effectively manage urgent and long-term deadlines.
  • Ability to work and learn independently with minimal supervision required, as well as collaborate well as part of a larger team.
  • Familiarity with concepts related to addiction medicine, public health research and the social determinants of health is an asset.
  • An understanding of the ways in which laws and policies have contributed to the marginalization of people who use drugs, or a willingness to learn.


EDUCATION

Master’s Degree in Health Sciences, Public Health or Science with a minimum of two (2) years’ of relevant experience working in an academic research setting (e.g., medical writer, grant facilitator, research coordinator or project manager) or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Consideration will be given to candidates with degrees/diplomas in other disciplines who have significant proven experience in scientific and grant writing.

  • Additional relevant training or certification an asset (e.g., formal training in grant writing, editing, or technical writing certification; membership in a professional writing society).
  • Experience conducting academic literature reviews using a variety of databases (e.g., PubMed, Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, etc.) and summarizing findings in narrative format (e.g., manuscripts, reports, guidance documents, continuing medical education materials, etc.).
  • Experience with scientific writing, communications, and publishing, preferably in a medical or health-related context.
  • Past work in a health-related academic/research/education setting with specific experience in clinical research or education is an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience in grant facilitation and writing, editing, assembling and submitting grant proposals to CIHR and NIDA/NIH is an asset.
  • Project management experience and/or training is an asset.


DUTIES
  • Leads research, writing and editing process on a variety of clinical and health research-related writing projects, including, but not limited to: clinical care guidelines, clinical practice tools, clinical education courses, education and training materials, evidence reviews, policy briefs, grant proposals, stewardship and progress reports, briefing notes, project summaries, presentations, website copy, and press materials. Projects and project teams may be local, provincial, national or international in scope.
  • Develops project plans, tracks project progress, and monitors and reports to the project lead and/or team on status and major issues/obstacles encountered in execution of clinical care guidance and education writing projects. Makes recommendations regarding any changes to project scope, rationale for change, seeks approval and/or consensus from the project team and proceeds as needed.
  • Conducts literature reviews, identifies relevant research findings, and assesses quality of research findings using established methodologies. Interprets and summarizes research findings clearly and accurately, and in a format tailored for the intended audience.
  • Executes clinical care guidance and education writing projects according to established methodologies, ensures successful and coordinated completion of projects, and ensures readiness of final product for dissemination and/or implementation.
  • With support from the Director, Clinical Activities and Development, the Senior Medical Writer, and/or project lead(s), assumes a high degree of responsibility for ensuring that final products are of high quality, accurate, and compliant with local, provincial and national standards of practice, professional codes of conduct, and relevant legislation (e.g., the Health Professions Act).
  • Acts as a key resource and content expert to project lead(s), the project team, internal and eternal stakeholders, and the organization at large throughout lifespan of major clinical care guidance and education writing projects.
  • Navigates complex healthcare and social contexts and conflicting perspectives that may exist or emerge when working with interdisciplinary committees/working groups with professionalism and diplomacy.
  • Aids project lead(s) and project team in collaborative decision-making through effective and respectful communication, facilitation, consensus building techniques and development of decision-making aids or tools. Establishes positive working relationships with all members of the project team in order to ensure successful outcomes and cooperation.
  • Manages several writing projects simultaneously, each involving a distinct scope of work and project teams. Balances competing priorities and shifts tasks as needed to ensure the timely and accurate completion of all writing projects. Provides work direction to students and other designated staff as required.
  • Provides grant writing and facilitation support as needed. Duties may include development, assembly and submission of large-scale grant funding proposals and related documents (e.g., letters, budgets, reference lists, appendices, curricula vitae) according to specific institutional guidelines.
  • Provides advanced editing and writing support to the organization as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/medical-writer-bc-centre-substance-use

Posting Number: PHC18-115854

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director/Manager/Leader (or designate), the Project Manager provides organizational planning, oversight and coordination for the implementation of medium to large-scale project(s) related to new systems and processes that may impact multiple sites of the organization and/or partner organizations. Coordinates project activities to ensure project deliverables are completed on time and on budget. Works collaboratively and inspires others to achieve goals and deliverables through facilitation, effective communication of project vision, and ensuring the culture is one in which individual competencies can thrive. Liaises with operational leaders, staff, vendors, and other stakeholders to ensure site(s) readiness and assists with the management of the change at the site level. Leads project team(s) and coordinates related activities. Communicates with stakeholders, and all levels of staff and management on the scope and status of the project and acts as a resource. Liaises with consultants and other external agencies, as needed.



SKILLS
  • Comprehensive knowledge of project management principles and methodologies.
  • Broad knowledge of health care systems including understanding the interface between primary, acute, community, research and academic environments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of budget management, funding and project administration.
  • Knowledge of policies, procedures, rules and regulations and best practices within the sector.
  • Ability to utilize initiative, vision, independent and analytical thinking and creative problem-solving abilities to implement project plans and realize project completion.
  • Ability to interact productively and professionally with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders within a complex interdisciplinary environment including physician, nursing and other health professional communities.
  • Effective facilitation, persuasion and negotiation skills to achieve consensus, resolve conflict and achieve desired outcomes.
  • Proven leadership skills with demonstrated ability to motivate and mentor others.
  • Ability to work effectively under time pressure to meet deadlines, balance work priorities and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Functional knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, project management and database applications.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


EDUCATION
  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Baccalaureate degree or a diploma in a relevant health related field and five (5) to seven (7) years’ recent, related experience that includes managing projects in a large, health care organization or related setting.
  • Eligible for registration and/or registration with applicable licensing body may be required depending on project.


DUTIES
  • Works with other members of the project leadership team to establish detailed project charters, plans, and objectives to outline timelines and project deliverables.
  • Executes project plan according to project methodologies, ensures successful and coordinated completion of project components, facilitates consensus with stakeholders as needed, and ensures readiness for project implementation.
  • Tracks project progress according to project plan, monitors and reports on the status of projects and major issues/obstacles encountered. Makes recommendations regarding project scope changes.
  • Uses best utilization methods to thoroughly monitor and adhere to allocated budgets.
  • Acts as a resource to project team and staff, provides support and maintains project timelines.
  • Contributes to the implementation of effective processes to ensure project success and to assess project risks, identify risk mitigation strategies and monitor risk throughout the life cycle of the project.
  • Meets with stakeholders, explains parameters of project and seeks input from the interdisciplinary team. Works collaboratively with team members to establish roles and responsibilities, identify skills required and supports needed by the team.
  • Manages and monitors project budget and liaises with the Director/Manager/Leader (or designate) on variances and/or other issues.
  • Works in collaboration with organizational and project leadership and other stakeholders to develop a process of evaluation for project outcomes, data collection and analysis.
  • Establishes roles and responsibilities of team members, identifies skills required and discusses timelines for project. Directs work of team members as applicable to project.
  • Ensures accurate and timely communications to stakeholders including monitoring the communication processes between the project team, and internal and external stakeholders and introducing changes where required. Provides regular status reports to project leadership including reporting on milestones.
  • Participates on a variety of committees and establishes positive working relationships in order to ensure successful outcomes and cooperation from others on the project.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


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Posting Number: PHC18-115903

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