SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director of Research and working closely with the IT, Associate Director of Analytics & Research Managers, the Research Data Manager will be an integral part of the team by developing, maintaining and enhancing data operations for the BC Centre on Substance Use. The individual will work closely with PIs and other research team members and provide development, management, linkage and integration expertise for electronic database. Work will involve leading edge Internet technologies in a dynamic, challenging environment. Ideal candidate is highly detail oriented, has a logical thought process and is analytical in nature and has an extensive experience working with the clinical data. Applied knowledge, experience and understanding of the principles of data, survey methods, database tables, data management, and/or trial development required. The research pillar of the centre provides methodological expertise to other researchers, including assistance with study design, basic descriptive statistics, health economics, data management, and grant facilitation for both health outcomes research and clinical trials. The Centre consists of research scientists, faculty members and trainees and staff and research personnel



WORK PERFORMED
  • Provide project management and leadership for the data managemet of multiple studies and projects involving investigators of a research centre of >200 members
  • Provide technical leadership and knowledge n the design, development, implementation, maintenance, administration, and documentation of an electronic data capture system
  • Brings highly technical knowledge, expertise and experience to any issues that arise during all lstages of the project
  • Provide leadership by setting new goals and milestones for projects/studies and plan ways of achieving these milestones in a timely and effective way
  • Provides day-to-day management of the data management team, including operations and timeline/project management
  • Design gold-standard security and user policies
  • Provide guidance and technical support to the Investigators, research managers and analytics team and possibly third-party collaborating institutions
  • Conduct interviews with research scientists regarding systems and data management needs
  • Oversees development, execution, ongoing review, and quality assurance of data management processes
  • Develops and maintains standard operating procedures (SOPs). Ensures all data management duties are carried out in accordance with these SOPs
  • Oversees the design of appropriate data capture forms based on study protocols, including forms and instructions in EDC platform
  • Works collaboratively with the statistics and analystics team on developing and managing of the data validation processes
  • Generates data management documentation including data management plan (DMP) and data validation plan (DVP)
  • Oversees the development of a Data Management Plans (DMP), when applicable, that outlines CRF flow, data queries, manual checks, and data listings needed to facilitate data cleaning
  • Works with Associate Director of Analytics and members of the statistical team to resolve data issues found during analysis
  • Ensures that reports on study progress are prepared and transmitted to study investigators and study team members in a timely manner (in accordance with SOPs and study requirements)
  • Ensures the security, access and storage and management of large health administrative datasets
  • Oversees the development of standard analytical summary data files, produce descriptive reports, including tables and graphs and review statistical outputs for consistency and quality assessment
  • Oversees the development of eCRF's until finalization along with research team members, this includes eCRF guidelines according to design of the eCRF and manual development for study protocols
  • Participates in research meetings to discuss and/or advice on study design and survey preparation
  • Follows 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
  • Other duties as assigned


SUPERVISION RECEIVED

This position will works under the general direction of the Director of Research and works closely with the IT Manager, Associate Director of Analytics & Research Managers.




SUPERVISION GIVEN

This position will directly supervise and manage the activities of the data management team.



CONSEQUENCE OF ERROR

This position is the highest position in the data management division of the BC Centre on Substance Use. The candidate will be expected to make well-reasoned decisions after careful consideration of the needs of the community, and will refuse to make unfounded decisions even in the face of community pressures. Overall project stability and sustainability are crucial, and will be the primary consideration in all aspects of this leadership role. Failure to provide stability will lead to the loss of community support, and failure of the project.

Impact of decisions would affect the integrity of the research data, adherence to regulatory procedures and potentially risk privacy and confidenailty of the research participants, possibly lead to additional operating costs, and/or negatively impacting UBC's reputation.



QUALIFICATIONS
  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline.
  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Masters Degree in a relevant discipline (i.e. Mathematics, Computer Science and/or Engineering) supplemented by at least three to five years of related experience working in a data intensive field, including management and organization of data processes; Minimum of three years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of the process and methodology necessary to complete projects in a rapid-paced environment
  • Advanced knowledge of clinical trials and data management standards and processes
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in CRF design, programming databases, query resolution, and data validation
  • At least three (3) year experience developing and managing input forms and databases using software for clinical databases (such as RedCap, Progeny, Oracle or similar) - skills testing questions will be asked to assess knowledge in this area
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to work in a team environment with medical personnel, clinical monitors, statisticians, programmers, and medical writers
  • Experience in training and communicating with non-technical personnel
  • Extensive knowledge of best practices including government regulations, ICH guidelines and industry standard practices regarding data management (GCDMP)
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced development environment and be able to balance tight schedules with high levels of quality
  • Computer skills: detailed knowledge of at least one data management system, basic familiarity with SQL and SAS, Familiarity with Oracle and/or Oracle Apex and Python, C++ and/or JavaScript an asset.
  • Experience developing and leading a team of staff, and working across organizational teams. Ability to develop and deliver trainings for staff as needed
  • Critical thinking, decision making and analytical aptitudes
  • Excellent attention to detail. Ability to communicate in a clear, attentive, and polite manner. Ability to install and implement computer software applications (e.g., operating systems, databases). Ability to communicate effectively in writing.


Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For more information and to apply:

http://www.staffcareers.ubc.ca/33465

UBC Job ID: 33465

SUMMARY

To manage the financial activities of the operating grants held at the BC Centre on Substance Use. The Centre consists of research scientists, faculty members, trainees staff and research personnel. The BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is a provincially networked organization with a mandate to develop, help implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction. BCCSU seeks to improve the integration of best practices and care across the continuum of substance use through the collaborative development of evidence-based policies, guidelines, and standards. With the support of the Province of BC, BCCSU aims to transform substance use policies and care by translating research into education and care guidance, 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.



WORK PERFORMED
  • Manages several multimillion dollar project grants, research accounts and contracts by overseeing all expenditures, transferring of funds as necessary, evaluating financial priorities, overseeing the maintenance of internal records, and reconciling the financial services ledger sheets including resolving any discrepancies
  • Performs core accounting functions, budget planning and forecasting.
  • Interprets and monitors financial policies and procedures established by UBC, Ministry of health and the granting agencies that affect the use of grant funds, and ensures compliance with Revenue Canada and the University's regulations.
  • Manages deficits that may result from research operations.
  • Coordinates month-end and year-end financial activities.
  • Prepares regular timely reports for the director and principal Investigator pertaining to financial activities, actual vs. budgeted reports, etc.
  • Processes cost recoveries in an organized and efficient manner.
  • Understands and interprets UBC and other health authority financial statements.
  • Problem-solves funding issues regarding government agencies, industry groups, non-profit organizations and donors; and performing other related duties.
  • Responsible for budget preparation for providing orientation and training to investigators and staff with regards to financial administration of grants and contracts
  • Authorizing expenditures for the faculty and staff of the BCCSU
  • Preparing the financial information needed for completion of grant applications ensuring that expenditures comply with granting agencies policies and terms of conditions
  • Responsible for keeping individual PI's up to date on their financial status
  • Assisting with budget forecasting and management
  • Analyzing financial statements and reconciliation of the BCCSU accounts
  • Participating in evaluating and making recommendations for cost reductions with the centre.
  • Managing grants, contracts, awards and agreement documents
  • Responsible for remaining conversant with new accounting procedures and legislation and reporting any new procedures to the Senior Financial Advisor
  • Managing the overall receiving and processing of cheques from the various research accounts held at St. Paul's Hospital
  • To develop efficient methods and procedures to identify, analyze and address procedures that need to be implemented
  • Documents and maintains procedural and training guidelines for accounts receivable and other accounting functions
  • Opening and closing of new accounts as required
  • Responsible for maintaining all financial records
  • Other duties


SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works independently with minimal managerial direction. Reports to Greg Loeppky, Director of Administrative Services




SUPERVISION GIVEN

Provides direction and/or training in finance related process to current and future BCCSU students, technical and administrative staff.



CONSEQUENCE OF ERROR

The impact of error in this position is very high because the results of the information prepared by the position could affect the amount of future funding provided by the Ministry of Health as well as damage the relationships with the funder and cause the funder to lack confidence in the Centre's ability to manage funds. Shortage of budget forecast could result in the loss of personnel, equipment and laboratory supplies.



QUALIFICATIONS
  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and completion of at least 7 of the 14 CPA academic prerequisites. Accounting diploma plus three years of relevant financial administration experience. Enrollment in a recognized accounting designation program (CA, CGA, CMA) Minimum of two years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • UBC research finance experience an asset
  • Minimum 2 years related experience with a medium to large organization
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to reconcile accounts and to resolve discrepancies
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Effective communication skills
  • Effective and strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team environment and to exercise good judgement
  • Computer experience required
  • Knowledge of FMIS and University policies and procedures
  • UBC research finance experience an asset
  • Minimum 2 years related experience with a medium to large organization
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to reconcile accounts and to resolve discrepancies
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Effective communication skills
  • Effective and strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team environment and to exercise good judgement
  • Computer experience required
  • Knowledge of FMIS and University policies and procedures. Ability to analyze problems, identify key information and issues, and effectively resolve.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles in an appropriate manner.


Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For more information and to apply:

http://www.staffcareers.ubc.ca/33435

UBC Job ID: 33435

The BCCSU is looking to hire a Project Manager with experience managing strategic projects with a focus on stakeholder engagement, budget management, process improvement, progress reporting and outcomes monitoring.If you have an interest in working for a research department in health care and making a difference, we want to hear from you. This role will provide growth-potential and the opportunity to work in a challenging, fast-paced environment that addresses some of the most pressing public health challenges of our time.


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

We have recently posted a Project Manager position to support the Overdose Emergency Response Center and BCCSU. As the Project Manager(PM) you will have the opportunity to work on key projects related to related to safer supply initiatives to prevent overdoses and expanding emergency department identification, assessment and connection to care for individuals with substance use disorders (i.e starting opioid agonist treatment in the ED). If you have previous experience working in health care, understand harm reduction, have strong project management skills and strong critical thinking we want to hear from you.


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-1

Posting Number: PHC19-117151

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects, BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and Senior Medical Officer, Mental Health and Wellness First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), the First Nations Addictions Care Partnership Manager position is a shared position between the BCCSU and FNHA’s Office of the Chief Medical Office (OCMO). The First Nations Addictions Care Partnership Manager will work collaboratively across the BCCSU and FNHA to lead the examination and coordination of strategic, preventative, and addiction treatment related innovations, and identify shared priorities and opportunities for program alignment in the context of BC’s Opioid Crisis. Links into BCCSU’s network of researchers and clinicians, working within FNHA, and connect with partner organizations, First Nations organizations and communities to guide their work. Dedicates time to improving coordination amongst BCCSU and FNHA partner organizations to: implement innovative responses to substance use disorders and associated harms; identify and address gaps in substance use and related health services; and ultimately reduce opioid overdoses and overdose deaths amongst the First Nations population in BC.



ORGANIZATION

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

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and its employees are committed to a proactive holistic approach to health and wellness, and to the delivery of services which are sustainable and honour the customs and traditions of First Nations communities.



SKILLS
  • Understands and respects First Nations cultural principles and protocols and applies this understanding in work situations.
  • Expected and trusted to develop an in depth understanding and knowledge of First Nations culture.
  • Knowledge of public health and understanding of concepts and models of substance use services and addictions treatment in a First Nations/Aboriginal/Indigenous context in BC.
  • Knowledge of public health practice standards/harm reduction principles/addictions treatment pathways.
  • Knowledge of addictions theory, particularly as it relates to mental health and wellness and trauma.
  • Ability to work independently and to take initiative to achieve outcomes.
  • Demonstrated skills in critical thinking and analysis related to strategic planning and project management.
  • Ability to develop, plan, coordinate, and manage initiatives involving multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including making presentations, ensuring tailoring to a diverse and specific audiences.
  • Ability to operate independently and take initiative with the highest degree of integrity and accountability.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and competencies.
  • Motivated, self-confident and innovative.


EDUCATION
  • Postgraduate training in Public Health, Social Work, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Recent and related public health practice experience with service delivery in the area of substance use or addictions (ideally acquired over a period of three years or more).
  • Recent and related experience in managing and/or coordinating projects involving multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience supporting research related activities.
  • Recent and related experience in managing and/or coordinating projects collaboratively and in partnership across multiple organizations.
  • Recent and related practice in an Aboriginal or Indigenous setting is an asset (ideally acquired over a period of five years or more).


DUTIES
  • Acts in support of BCCSU and FNHA’s CMO, to coordinate strategic, preventative and addiction treatment related innovations, identify shared priorities, and opportunities for program alignment and areas of collaboration between BCCSU and the FNHA in the context of BC’s Opioid Crisis.
  • Works collaboratively with FNHA, within the BCCSU, with substance use and addiction subject matter experts from BCCSU to link resources, identify opportunities for collaboration and program support, and make connections with partner organizations with the overarching goal of reducing overdoses and overdose deaths amongst the First Nations population in BC.
  • Establishes and maintains academic, professional and inter-governmental networks to support program development and establish key program linkages, including participating on regional and provincial committees.
  • Develops and maintains strong working partnerships with communities, health system partners and all relevant organizations.
  • Works with subject matter experts to develop and bring forward strategic advice, compile and present insights and information to policy makers and service providers on a wide range of addictions and substance use policies, issues, and prevention and treatment services while incorporating linkages to mental health and wellness in a First Nations context.
  • Works collaboratively with various departments and subject matter experts from the BCCSU and Mental Health teams within the FNHA to maintain communications with other health care providers, government ministries, and health professional organizations to ensure strategies and recommendations that are brought forward are robust and aligned with BCCSU and FNHA provincial strategic directions.
  • Helps to support and embed the strengthening of cultural safety and the practice of cultural humility in all recommendations, strategies, and initiatives of the BCCSU.
  • Maintains current knowledge and understanding of practice specifically as they relate to aboriginal/indigenous populations.
  • Builds and maintains strong partnerships and networks to ensure sustained collaboration and focus on substance use/addictions treatment and approach innovations with a diverse and wide array of health system partners regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • Maintains connections to provincial and regional addiction programs and committees to bring forward and help coordinate initiatives, strategies, and recommendations at the provincial level.
  • Steward’s linkages between BCCSU and FNHA research activities.
  • Shares information and best practices and coordinates initiatives to:
  • Support clinical services and clinical education activities related to harm reduction and substance use.
  • Support quality in opioid service development.
  • Support skills, attitudes, and knowledge development of opioid workers.
  • Expected and trusted to develop a greater depth of understanding and knowledge of First Nations culture.
  • Develops plans, briefings, and presentations, and coordinates meetings as required.
  • Leads the achievement of targets and planned objectives for all reporting areas, monitors ongoing progress against planned objectives, and takes corrective action as necessary to ensure results are achieved.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/first-nations-addictions-care-partnership-manager-bccsu

Posting Number: PHC19-117064

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.



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-1

Posting Number: PHC19-117035

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

We have recently posted a temporary Administrative Project Coordinator to help support Interim Executive Directors at BCCSU. We are looking for someone who has strong administrative experience or C-Suite Leve( 5+years). If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to across municipal, provincial and federal government and other stakeholders to improve the substance use system of care we want to hear from you!

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-0

Posting Number: PHC19-117246

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

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