SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director, Implementation and Partnerships, the Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the management of all aspects of activities for assigned project(s) under the direction of the Director, Implementation and Partnerships. This may include public policy initiatives, grant facilitation, overseeing implementation of public health interventions and building relationships with key stakeholders as required. The PM is accountable for the development of work plans, communications, timelines and achieving successful delivery of activities for the Director at the project level by meeting organization and regulatory requirements according to time, quality/scope and budget constraints. Working with the Director, the PM will create funding proposals, manuscripts, research protocols, standard operational procedures and partake in program evaluation recommendations. Develops knowledge translation materials and project strategies such as peer review journals, policy reports, and infographics. Establishes positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, responds to information requests and provides ongoing support while maintaining professionalism. This position is accountable for annual progress reports to funding agencies and BCCSU leadership.



SKILLS
  • Demonstrated understanding of the academic research process acquired through both practical and/or academic experience, including research ethics applications, funding applications, manuscript preparation, and presentations.
  • Understanding of general research practices and procedures.
  • Excellent ability to work and learn independently with minimal supervision and ability to collaborate in a larger team.
  • Exceptional speaking and writing skills within a complex interdisciplinary environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment under deadlines.
  • Excellent project organization, implementation, and networking skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated professionalism and diplomacy.
  • Comprehensive understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues.
  • Excellent research skills, with an ability to analyze results.
  • Computer literacy including experience in Microsoft Office suite, reference management tools (e.g., EndNote), and database applications.
  • Ability to take initiative including independent thinking and creative problem-solving to implement project plans and realize project completion.
  • Exceptional organization, planning and analytical skills, and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively under time pressure to meet deadlines, multi-task, and resolve problems in a timely manner.


EDUCATION
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Public Health, Public Policy or related field. Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years recent, related experience in project management.
  • Knowledge and/or experience working in addiction, public health, and health services.
  • Additional relevant training or certification is an asset (e.g., training in project management, evaluation, Good Clinical Practice, Tri council Policy statement on the Ethical Conduct for Research with Human Subjects (TCPS2)).
  • Experience in organizing, coordinating, and managing research projects and/or grant-based programs and supervising data collection activities.
  • Experience in preparing documents, reports, and communication materials. Experience with knowledge translation and ability to convey both research and evaluation findings and medical concepts to a range of audiences.
  • Travel both locally and nationally may be required.


DUTIES
  • Manages and oversees relevant projects, from planning and implementation to completion, including workplan development, communications and meetings, management of timelines and resources, management of budget, production of deliverables, and knowledge translation.
  • Oversight and supervision of project activities including the supervision of project support staff.
  • Ensures effective project plans are in place and operational for each assigned project. Works proactively with the Director and Research Manager to set priorities in accordance with applicable project plans, and organizational standard operational procedures (SOPs).
  • Contributes to the development of funding proposals, manuscripts, research protocols, implementation of research and other public health initiatives and projects, including but not limited to scientific and policy research, demographic studies, and program evaluation.
  • Assists with the establishment of research-based public policy and program evaluation recommendations.
  • Develops knowledge translation materials and effective strategies for dissemination and implementation of project outcomes, including peer review journals, policy reports, and infographics.
  • Responds to information requests and coordinates communication of responses with various departments within the organization.
  • Establishes positive working relationships and partnerships with a diverse set of stakeholders, including regional and national government officials, healthcare providers, and people who use substances.
  • Maintains ongoing support from project sponsors and stakeholder groups, conducts consultations as needed, and keeps parties informed of project scope, status, and expectations.
  • Maintains professional development in research techniques and social and policy issues affecting people who use drugs in order to integrate current evidence and knowledge into research efforts.
  • Accountable for annual progress reports to funding agencies and ongoing documentation of projects as needed. Reports to BCCSU leadership regarding status updates, project deliverables, and outcomes on a regular basis.
  • Liaise and engages with BCCSU staff when necessary to ensure that projects are implemented in alignment with BCCSU initiatives.
  • Plans and manages logistics for meetings, ranging from small team meetings to large stakeholder meetings, including management of vendor contracts, catering, facilities, preparation and delivery of materials and presentations, producing meeting summaries, and follow-up.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/project-manager-implementation-partnerships

Posting Number: PHC19-116206

We have recently posted a Project Coordinator to help support the OERC project. The OREC project is focused on engaging construction industry employers and employees to help facilitate OAT policy change in this field. We are ideally looking for someone who has strong project coordination experience, experience working with harm reduction/experience working with marginalized populations, experience working in unionized environments, experience with Worksafe BC , a strong understanding of health care system and substance use disorders and experience with health care policies and reform processes. If you have strong project coordination experience, administration experience and are looking to make a difference we want to hear from you.


SUMMARY

Reporting to the Project Manager, the Project Coordinator provides operational and administrative support to project staff in the implementation and conduct of the project in accordance with applicable policies, standards, procedures, and protocols. This position documents, tracks and reports of key activities; maintains an understanding of the project schedule, deliverables, and commitments; works with relevant staff on developing project actions and monitoring deliverables. Functions as the point of contact to receive and convey information related to the project(s). Communicates project status to all stakeholders and prepares and establishes reports, briefing documents and presentations. Coordinates and schedules appointments and meetings; prepares agendas, records meeting notes.



SKILLS
  • Excellent time management skills including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with individuals at all levels internally and externally.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment under deadlines.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues.
  • Computer literacy including experience in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and reference management software.


EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree in Health or Social Sciences, Public Health, Public Policy or related field supplemented with a minimum of two (2) years recent, related experience in project coordination or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge and/or experience working in addiction, public health, health services, HIV and hepatitis are an asset. Experience working within a large, complex organization is an asset. Experience in coordinating projects and/or grant-based programs are an asset. Experience in preparing documents, reports, and communication materials. Experience with knowledge translation and ability to convey both research and evaluation findings and medical concepts to a range of audiences is an asset.



DUTIES
  • Provide operational and administrative support to the Project Manager and other project staff in the development and operational implementation of assigned projects and initiatives. Act as a resource to project team and staff, including developing project actions, providing support, monitoring deliverables, and maintaining project timelines.
  • Track project progress according to project plan, monitor and report on the status of projects and major issues/obstacles encountered. In collaboration with the Project Manager, identify and support resolution to problems or barriers for successful research projects/change initiatives completion.
  • Maintain an understanding of the project schedule(s), deliverables, and commitments as set out in project charters and other work plans. Execute project plan according to project methodologies, ensuring the successful and coordinated completion of project components.
  • Communicate project status and contribute to positive working relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders, including regional and national government officials, healthcare providers, and people who use substances.
  • Prepare reporting materials, including written reports, briefing documents, and presentations. Monitors period, quarterly, mid-year and year-end budget expenditures and reports variances. Gathers and summarizes financial information related to assigned projects for submission to the Project Manager and funder(s).
  • Assist in the development of knowledge translation materials and effective strategies for dissemination of promotional materials.
  • Plan and manage logistics for meetings, ranging from small team meetings to large stakeholder meetings, including management of catering, facilities, preparation and delivery of materials and presentations, producing meeting agendas, minutes, and summaries, and follow-up.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/project-coordinator-4

Posting Number: PHC19-116348

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

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 Principle Investigator and receiving direction from the Observational Research Manager, the Research Coordinator coordinates and conducts research activities for quantitative and/or mixed methods research studies and research-related projects. The Research Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and at times conducting quantitative and, where relevant, semi-structured qualitative research interviews with study participants. Duties include coordinating research activities such as supervising and/or mentoring interviewers and other research staff, collecting research data, maintaining research records, and contributing to the management and analysis of quantitative and, where relevant, qualitative data. The Research Coordinator prepares ethics applications and submissions, partakes in the design and creation of communications and public relations tools, manages the consent process and prepare, writes and maintains reports and study documentation. The research coordinator liaises with community stakeholders to facilitate knowledge translation and build awareness about research and facilitate and maintain research capacity.



SKILLS
  • Clear understanding of the academic research process acquired through practical and/or academic experience.
  • Strong understanding of quantitative research methods, and experience collecting and reporting quantitative and, where applicable, qualitative data.
  • Strong knowledge of substance use disorders and responses (e.g., addiction medicine. harm reduction), social determinants of health, intersectionality (i.e., the intersections of gender inequality, racialization, and socio-economic marginalization); an understanding of structural and institutional influences that impact people who use drugs is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload, handle multiple assignments effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in preparing documents, reports, and communication materials.
  • Excellent project organization, implementation, and networking skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues.
  • Excellent research skills, with an ability to conduct basic analysis of research data.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy with Microsoft Office suite and database management skills.
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in event planning and grant application preparation.
  • Strong analytical and planning skills.


EDUCATION
  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Nursing, Health Sciences, or related field;
  • Minimum of two years’ experience of related professional experience in a health research setting;
  • Experience in organizing, coordinating, and managing research projects and/or grant-based programs;
  • Experience supervising data collection activities; and working with key affected populations in research activities, including people who use drugs and Indigenous persons.
  • Certification in research ethics core principles and guidelines (e.g. TCPS-2).


DUTIES
  • Coordinates development, implementation, and maintenance of research studies and projects; conducts research visits involving survey-based questionnaires /or qualitative topic guides; and collects data for existing and future projects.
  • Recruits research participants, manages the consent process, oversees and conducts research interviews (e.g., structured/semi-structured interviews).
  • Supervises and/or mentors research staff (e.g., Interviewers, Trainees, Peer Research Assistants) by performing duties such as providing guidance and direction on study protocols/processes (e.g., the interview process, process or participant-related questions, managing participant-related changes, data entry), participating in the recruitment and selection of research staff, providing orientation and training, monitoring staff performance and providing feedback to the Principal Investigator(s).
  • Designs and maintains databases and uses research software to analyze data, where applicable.
  • Prepares data files evaluating the quality of the data and describing its structure, overseeing data entry procedures, and identifying ways to validate data and enhancing quality control of data.
  • Writes interview guides, operating procedures, study-related reports, study documents and ethics applications and submissions as well as maintains ethics approvals and liaises with Research Ethics Boards as needed.
  • Assists the Principal Investigator, Research Manager, and Financial Coordinator with various administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of research studies including paying stipends to participants, keeping record of payment, maintaining study documentation (paper and electronic), etc.
  • Supports, develops and evaluates strategies that encourage community participation in research and research-related activities.
  • Liaises with community stakeholders to facilitate knowledge translation to and/or between a wide range of organization activities and groups.
  • Contributes to the design and creation of communications and public relations tools about research studies (e.g. flyers, posters, other materials) in order to recruit participants; coordinates meetings among community, staff, research teams, and support staff.
  • Conducts health related work which includes referrals to relevant programs, agencies, service providers and disease prevention programs for participants as needed and appropriate.
  • Provides education and employment referrals, training, advice and support for community agencies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


For more information and to apply:

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

Posting Number: PHC19-116148

We have recently posted a Temporary Project Administrative Coordinator role to help support the BCCSU’s Addiction Fellowship program. The program is a multidisciplinary fellowship that strives for excellence in clinical training, scholarship, research, and advocacy and includes specialty training in inpatient and outpatient addiction management, as well as related concurrent disorders training. It prepares Fellows to work as experts in the field of addiction medicine and take leadership roles in clinical, academic, and/or research settings. In this position you will have the opportunity to participate in a diverse range of projects focused on training and education. Aspects of your role will focus on coordinating meetings, working within a multi-disciplinary team, taking projects and making them yours and developing processes and procedures used to help increase efficiency. We are ideally looking for someone who has a 3+ years of experience working in an administration and/or coordination role, health care experience is an asset, knowledge of social determinants of health and a commitment to addressing the needs of people who are marginalized and face barriers in accessing care for substance-related problems, experience on diverse range of collaborative initiatives, including project management or event planning and experience working with regulatory colleges (CPSBC, BCCNP, etc.) an asset.


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-administrative-coordinator

Posting Number: PHC19-116376

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

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-administrative-coordinator-0

Posting Number: PHC18-115710

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.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/project-manager-bc-centre-substance-use/a>

Posting Number: PHC18-115903

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 Project Manager, Implementation & Partnerships, the Drug Checking Operational Technician is responsible for performing point-of-care drug checking in designated areas within the Lower Mainland using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and fentanyl immunoassay strips. The Technician communicates back the results of point-of-care drug checks to clients in a meaningful and respectful way and positively interacts with clients and site staff and shares harm reduction information as needed. The Technician meticulously tracks data and facilitates the proper storage and transportation of samples to laboratories for additional analysis.



SKILLS
  • Knowledge and awareness of harm reduction issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain neutral, non-judgmental and professional when interacting with and supporting marginalized client populations.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the confidentiality and sensitivity of the role.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment and the ability to learn new technologies.
  • Computer literacy including experience in Microsoft Office suite and database applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent ability to work and learn independently with minimal supervision and collaborate in a larger team.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients and stakeholders, including strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated professionalism and diplomacy.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems.


EDUCATION
  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science with a major in chemistry, biology, or a related field.
  • Experience working with people who use drugs and/or other marginalized client populations.
  • Strong awareness and understanding of harm reduction issues; experience working in a harm reduction setting is an asset.
  • Knowledge of public health, health services or related fields is an asset.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Valid BC Driver’s license, access to a vehicle and be willing to travel around the Lower Mainland.


DUTIES
  • Operate point-of-care drug checking technologies including fentanyl test strips and Fourier-Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectrometers at multiple specified locations in the Lower Mainland and aim to enhance client awareness of harm reduction practices.
  • Communicate drug checking analysis results to clients at point-of-care and answer any questions related to drug checking methods and outcomes.
  • Facilitate the proper onsite storage and transportation of samples for laboratory testing.
  • Support clients by highlighting relevant harm reduction information and liaising with site staff, including informing clients of relevant community services, programs, and organizations as applicable.
  • Follow proper evaluation, data collection, and device storage/transportation protocols, including meticulously tracking data and information and sending out public health alerts as needed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/drug-checking-operational-technician-0

Posting Number: PHC18-115978

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

The BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) at Providence Health Care invites applications for a full-time appointment as the holder of the Indigenous Leadership Professorship. The candidate would also be eligible pursue a non-tenure track position in the UBC Division of AIDS at the University of British Columbia. The position is for an initial five (5) year term.

The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use is a University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine Centre based at Providence Health Care (PHC) / Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI). The BCCSU is a provincially networked organization with a mandate to develop, help implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction. As a University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine Centre, the BCCSU’s vision is to transform substance use policies and care in BC by translating research into education and evidence-based care guidance. By supporting the collaborative development of evidence-based policies, guidelines and standards, the BCCSU seeks to improve the integration of best practices and care across the continuum of substance use, thereby serving all British Columbians. The BCCSU seeks to achieve these goals through integrated activities of its three core functions: research and evaluation, education and training, and clinical care guidance.

Reporting to the Executive Director, BC Centre on Substance Use, the holder of the Indigenous Leadership Professorship within the BC Centre on Substance Use will lead the organization’s work in the area of Indigenous wellness approaches to substance use and addiction. This includes supporting lead the BCCSU’s internal and external work in the area of cultural humility and safety, therapeutic guidelines, research practice supports and aligned educational activities. The holder of the Indigenous Leadership Professorship is also expected to support BCCSU researchers, educators and care providers to incorporate cultural safety and humility principals in the organization’s work and to work with external partners, including the First Nation’s Health Authority and Indigenous community groups.

Ph.D. in a relevant health discipline with post-doctoral training in a research setting for a minimum of three (3) years. A strong background in working in the area of substance use and addiction is a strength. Demonstrated evidence of partnership with Indigenous organization including community groups. A demonstrated ability to work effectively across disciplines is also an asset.

While a successful track record with peer-reviewed publications is a strength, this position is envisioned to be primarily leadership-based in a research centre and hospital-based environment rather than focused on university-based activities. The successful candidate must have a clear track record of strong communication and leadership skills.



For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/indigenous-leadership-professorship-bc-centre-substance-use

PHC18-115998

BCCSU (BC Centre on Substance Use)is a provincially networked organization with a mandate to develop, help implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction. It leads cutting-edge programs related to substance use, including the first provincial drug checking program in Canada. We have recently posted a Permanent Full Time Knowledge Translation Coordinator to help support the communication department for the BCCSU. You will have the opportunity to be part of all BCCSU activities including clinical care, education and research. You will have an opportunity to work closely with research leaders leaders and community stakeholders to create an impactful change in the drug policy. Our ideal applicant will have experience working in the community in research capacity and with knowledge translation strategies and approach.You will also have experience planning and coordinating knowledge translation and mobilization strategies in a research environment. If you are looking to take your career to the next level to work in an organization that understands research and health care we want to hear from you.


SUMMARY

Reporting to the Communications Lead, the Knowledge Translation Coordinator works in collaboration with BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) communications and research teams to support knowledge translation (KT) and knowledge mobilization (KMb) activities.

The role includes translation of findings on evidence-based best practice and research into knowledge products that can be used and delivered through a variety of communications channels (e.g., paper-based, multi-media). The Knowledge Translation Coordinator will support the implementation of multiple research and program evaluation projects. The position works with multiple stakeholders to identify knowledge needs and translate these needs into deliverables. Develops programs and materials, delivers education and training sessions to support sustainable uptake, adoption, and implementation of evidence-based interventions, and evaluates the effectiveness of these knowledge exchange and mobilization activities.



SKILLS
  • Ability to travel for meetings as necessary.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of content design, delivery and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to conduct project evaluation and incorporate into a variety of knowledge exchange products.
  • Ability to synthesize information from stakeholders to inform content design, delivery and communication.
  • Advanced computer skills, including demonstrated familiarity with use of online learning and knowledge exchange platforms.
  • Ability to identify learning needs and develop knowledge exchange strategies/programs.
  • Ability to provide and/or develop resource materials, including educational materials.
  • Ability to apply decision making and analytical skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, and to plan, coordinate, and organize work.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.


EDUCATION

A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Health Sciences, Health Services Administration, Business Administration, Public Health, Communications or relevant health care discipline. A minimum of three (3) year’s recent, related experience in knowledge translation and communications, project management and facilitating collaboration with a wide range of stakeholder groups. Experience or working knowledge of a range of public health topics including harm reduction, social media and media planning considered assets.



DUTIES
  • Develops, plans and coordinates knowledge translation and mobilization strategies in collaboration with research staff and communications team, including web, social media, and other digital channels.
  • Participates in the development and dissemination of related communications and promotional materials to support the translation of findings on evidence-based best practice and research into knowledge (i.e. website content, social media, reports, policy briefs, and plain language summaries).
  • Completes knowledge translation and research dissemination for research and evaluation projects taking place with community, partners, policy-makers, and general public.
  • Develops and utilizes processes to monitor and evaluate KT and KMb strategies. Supports research staff, scientists and leadership in the identification of opportunities to improve service delivery through KT and KMb initiatives.
  • Liaises with stakeholders and experts internally and externally to meet information needs.
  • Incorporates findings into policies, procedures, guidelines, reference materials and learning materials.
  • Liaises with community members and key partners to strengthen connections, share information, and create opportunities for partnership.
  • Works with research staff to track, monitor and report on all KT and KMb activities understanding the impact of the strategy and communicating to stakeholders. Produces grant reporting as required.
  • Coordinates and schedules educational activities and community consultations; facilitates sessions both in individual and group settings.
  • Identifies and develops indicators to evaluate learning outcomes for intended audiences, compiles information and advises on adaptation and further development of the program.
  • Provides contract, budget and summary information related to events and KT and KMb activities. Determines deliverables and outcome and develops report for distribution to impacted stakeholders (e.g. 3rd party vendors).
  • Participates in regular meetings with projects leads and management regarding progress and outcomes. Works with leads and managers to develop communication strategy.
  • Provides information, reports, analyses and recommendations to local teams and other stakeholders as required to support research and program evaluation and decision-making.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/knowledge-translation-coordinator-bccsu

Posting Number: PHC19-116501

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Research Coordinator and Observational Research Manager, the Interviewer operates as a member of a multidisciplinary, collaborative research team. The Interviewer recruits and prescreens potential study participants, conducts structured interviews of eligible research participants enrolled in various research studies; and assists in data collection, data cleansing, and data entry resulting from interviews. The Interviewer also performs outreach activities and connects people with community services as required.



SKILLS
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including conflict management / crisis resolution skills.
  • Organized with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Familiarity with Metro Vancouver (for Outreach) and community services related to addictions, mental health, and homelessness in the Downtown Eastside and Downtown South. Knowledge of services for youth an asset.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) and proficiency with data entry.
  • Excellent time management and data entry skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrates professional judgment when supporting participants and referring to appropriate services.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


EDUCATION
  • High School diploma or equivalency required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in health care, social services or social sciences preferred.
  • Two years’ experience in frontline services. Preference for experience in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
  • Experience working with marginalized populations, such as people with substance use disorders, mental health issues, and unstable housing.
  • Experience with semi structured or structured interviewing techniques.
  • Research experience or training is an asset.
  • Current CPR and naloxone administration training an asset.


DUTIES
  • Recruits potential participants, provides information and answers questions about research studies.
  • Prescreens potential research subjects in person according to study protocols and enrolls eligible participants.
  • Conducts quantitative structured interviews with eligible participants and performs outreach for follow up interviews.
  • Conducts outreach and interviews off site at community services and/or other facilities with varying environments (e.g. drop-in centres, shelters, non-profit residences, private SROs, health care facilities, public spaces in inner city setting) using approved transportation options.
  • Adheres to informed consent procedures and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects.
  • Reviews questionnaires for completeness and accuracy.
  • Ensures policies and procedures for data management are followed and all documents are entered and filed as required by ethical guidelines.
  • Responsible for processing participant honoraria, including paying participant and recording honoraria for daily float reconciliation.
  • Transports blood samples to St. Paul’s Hospital for HIV/HCV and STI testing as needed.
  • Participates in knowledge translation presentations to community organizations as needed.
  • Assists with training staff on data collection protocols as needed.
  • Refers participants to appropriate services and/or provides initial support when required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/interviewer-bccsu

Posting Number: PHC19-116543

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Research Coordinator and Observational Research Manager, the Interviewer operates as a member of a multidisciplinary, collaborative research team. The Interviewer recruits and prescreens potential study participants, conducts structured interviews of eligible research participants enrolled in various research studies; and assists in data collection, data cleansing, and data entry resulting from interviews. The Interviewer also performs outreach activities and connects people with community services as required.



SKILLS
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including conflict management / crisis resolution skills.
  • Organized with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Familiarity with Metro Vancouver (for Outreach) and community services related to addictions, mental health, and homelessness in the Downtown Eastside and Downtown South. Knowledge of services for youth an asset.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) and proficiency with data entry.
  • Excellent time management and data entry skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrates professional judgment when supporting participants and referring to appropriate services.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


EDUCATION
  • High School diploma or equivalency required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in health care, social services or social sciences preferred.
  • Two years’ experience in frontline services. Preference for experience in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
  • Experience working with marginalized populations, such as people with substance use disorders, mental health issues, and unstable housing.
  • Experience with semi structured or structured interviewing techniques.
  • Research experience or training is an asset.
  • Current CPR and naloxone administration training an asset.


DUTIES
  • Recruits potential participants, provides information and answers questions about research studies.
  • Prescreens potential research subjects in person according to study protocols and enrolls eligible participants.
  • Conducts quantitative structured interviews with eligible participants and performs outreach for follow up interviews.
  • Conducts outreach and interviews off site at community services and/or other facilities with varying environments (e.g. drop-in centres, shelters, non-profit residences, private SROs, health care facilities, public spaces in inner city setting) using approved transportation options.
  • Adheres to informed consent procedures and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects.
  • Reviews questionnaires for completeness and accuracy.
  • Ensures policies and procedures for data management are followed and all documents are entered and filed as required by ethical guidelines.
  • Responsible for processing participant honoraria, including paying participant and recording honoraria for daily float reconciliation.
  • Transports blood samples to St. Paul’s Hospital for HIV/HCV and STI testing as needed.
  • Participates in knowledge translation presentations to community organizations as needed.
  • Assists with training staff on data collection protocols as needed.
  • Refers participants to appropriate services and/or provides initial support when required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/interviewer-bccsu-0

Posting Number: PHC19-116544

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