SUMMARY

The BC Centre on Substance Use’s (BCCSU’s) Co-Medical Directors provides addiction medicine and public health leadership within the centre and collaborate with relevant external stakeholders and health system partners, including health care providers, health authorities, ministries, regulatory colleges, and academic institutions. As we have hired an addiction medicine focused Co-Medical Director, we are currently seeking a public health focused candidate. Co-Medical Director’s role will focus on developing strategies in coordination with BCCSU leadership in planning, delivering, improving, and evaluating BCCSU’s clinical and education programs, including the development of clinical care guidance and companion materials.

  • Co-chairs BCCSU’s Health Expert Committee
  • Attends relevant BCCSU leadership meetings, as required
  • Provides advice on BCCSU’s organizational strategy and its shared work plan with government, and brings issues to the Health Expert Committee, as required
  • Represents BCCSU at meetings with government, health authorities and key stakeholders
  • Escalates issues through the BCCSU Executive Director and governance channels as outlined in the BCCSU’s governance framework
  • Supports and collaborates with relevant leaders in the clinical and education programs
  • Organizes, oversees and mentors/supports physicians and other health professional committee members engaged in BCCSU clinical and education activities, including the following:
  • POATSP committee and online course/preceptorship
  • Flex
  • Clinical practice support tools and alerts
  • ACTOC
  • Interdisciplinary Fellowships
  • 24/7 Addiction Support Line for Clinicians
  • Seminar Series
  • Enhanced Skills
  • ECHO and related activities
  • Clinical guidelines
  • Government or other stakeholder priorities which require addiction medicine expertise (e.g. UBC Health)
  • Collaborates with Clinical and Education Leadership to:
    • develop targeted promotion strategies to increase clinician uptake of clinical guidelines and education programs, leading to improvements in provider metrics for the province
    • identify and support the development of innovative resources based on patient, family and clinician needs that compliment current or planned BCCSU’s clinical resources and education programs
    • review education delivery modalities to ensure they are current, easily accessible, clinically accurate, and support the educational needs of clinicians across the province
    • provide advice on relevant tools and mechanisms to measure, monitor and evaluate progress of clinical initiatives
  • Shares information with senior leadership and relevant stakeholders to aid in decision making, planning and continuous improvement.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • QUALIFICATIONS
    • A medical degree recognized in Canada
    • Eligible for a license to practice medicine in BC, and in good standing with relevant regulatory bodies
    • Relevant specialty training in public health
    • Currently practicing or in-depth knowledge in the area of addiction medicine in an asset
    • An understanding of the BC health system is an asset
    • Proven experience in an interdisciplinary leadership capacity
    • Experience in and academic/research setting is an asset


    ESTIMATED TIME COMMITMENT

    1.5 days/ week for each co-medical director



    EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

    Expressions of Interest, including a cover letter and CV, should be forwarded to Priya Patel ([email protected]).

    For additional information, contact Ms. Cheyenne Johnson, Executive Director of the BBCCU ([email protected]).

    REQ: PHC21-131780

    Work Area: BCCSU, Remote work possible

    Base Site: 1045 Howe

    City: BC

    Status: Regular Full Time

    FTE: 0.80

    Job Category: Management/Non Union

    Post date: Nov 25, 2021

    Category: Corporate

    Hours: 0800-1700


    SUMMARY

    Within the context of a client and family centered 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. This role is also connected to and supported by the VP of Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation and the Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation program (IWR) at Providence Health Care.

    Functionally reporting to BCCSU’s Executive Director, and with a matrixed reporting relationship to the Vice-President, Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation at PHC, and strategically supported by the First Nations Health Authority’s Office of the Chief Medical Officer, the Director’s responsibilities include:

    • Identifying, developing and executing an Indigenous Initiatives strategy for BCCSU.
    • Developing, maintaining and supporting relationships with Indigenous organizations and communities on matters related to addiction and substance use.
    • Working with First Nations Health Authority to identify and address shared priorities.
    • Collaborating with the Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation (IWR) program at PHC and other relevant stakeholders, such as the Respectful Environment, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) team at UBC’s Faculty of Medicine.
    • Building, supporting and supervising an internal ICS team.
    • Overseeing the BCCSU/FNHA partnership initiative.
    • Identifying with FNHA shared priorities for Indigenous health research and knowledge exchange.


    SKILLS
    • Ability to engage in active processes that aim to identify and eliminate anti-Indigenous racism and colonial practices and structures and in work to address the harms of historical, current and ongoing colonization by changing systems, organizational structures, policies, practices and attitudes.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders, including researchers, clinicians, people with lived and living experience, elders and other community stakeholders
    • Ability to translate research findings for stakeholders and partners in ways that help mobilize evidence-informed action.
    • Knowledge of social determinants of health and commitment to addressing the needs of people who may be vulnerable and face barriers in managing their health and accessing care. Awareness of broader political, legal, structural and institutional issues that influence the public systems response to substance use and addiction.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Experience conducting research with Indigenous with lived or living experience of substance use and/or addiction.
    • Ability to quickly learn computer programs/interfaces.
    • Ability to multi-task with attention to detail.


    EDUCATION
    • A Master’s degree in a health discipline, Health Policy, Population & Public Health, or a related field.
    • A minimum five (5) years’ experience in planning, and implementing programming focused on community health and wellness, health system development, or equivalent community or system-level experience. Experience with evaluating programs an asset.
    • A minimum two (2) years’ experience developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with First Nations health system stakeholders, such as policy leaders, healthcare providers and decision makers, researchers, and community stakeholders, or equivalent experience with First Nations leaders and stakeholders in a sector outside health.
    • Experience leading community or sector specific engagement/consultations, and work to build consensus among diverse groups.
    • Experience with initiatives, programs and tools that promote cultural safety and humility in public and/or private sector settings.
    • Experience with managing/overseeing a budget.
    • Highly developed analytical and critical thinking skills, and excellent written and spoken communication and presentation skills.
    • Experience facilitating applied research embedded within communities and/or the health system is an asset.


    DUTIES
    • Develops, leads and executes a strategy on matters related to substance use and addiction-related Indigenous Initiatives, and seeks alignment with host institutions where possible.
    • Works in full partnership with FNHA to foster related organizational and community relationships; oversees the development and execution of shared priorities in partnership with FNHA leads in the Office of the Chief Medical Officer.
    • Collaborates with the Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation program at PHC and others to:
      • establish and expand Indigenous Cultural Safety education in the BCCSU’s online and clinical education and training programs;
      • re-establish and expand Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) education among BCCSU staff, faculty, trainees;
      • coordinate engagement opportunities with Indigenous people, community organizations, and other partners;
      • contribute to advancing implementation of the PHC’s IWR Action Plan and related initiatives; and
      • align, integrate, and knowledge share between BCCSU, UBC and PHC on matters related to the organizational action plans, including wellness, equity, reconciliation, research, and leadership development.
    • Builds, supports and supervises an internal team of ICS program coordinators, contractors and Indigenous advisors for course content.
    • Oversees the development of culturally informed population-specific substance use and addiction care guidance and practice support tools.
    • Identifies opportunities to support guidance implementation through education and outreach activities.
    • Builds and maintains relationships with clinicians, researchers, elders, knowledge keepers, community experts, people with lived and living experience, funders and other stakeholders.
    • Works in alignment with the Respectful Environment, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) team at UBC Faculty of Medicine and aligns activities as appropriate.
    • Works to embed cultural safety and humility across the BC’s substance use and addiction system of care by:
      • Pursuing funding opportunities and responding to funding calls that support related projects and initiatives
      • Working with the IWR team at Providence Health Care and REDI in the Faculty of Medicine to advance shared and complementary activities, interventions, and approaches
      • Identifying new opportunities and supporting ongoing efforts to strengthen components of BCCSU’s educational programming to foster learning about cultural safety and humility
      • Working with FNHA and government to increase access to culturally safe mental health and wellness and substance use services
      • Embedding ICS training in BCCSU’s online and clinical education and training programs
      • Developing and strengthening BCCSU staff, faculty, trainee and partner foundational ICS education and relevant ongoing education specific to the intersection of anti-Indigenous racism, colonialism and substance use and addition
    • Contributes to the development and implementation of research policies and practices that ensure cultural safety of appropriate engagement of Indigenous people with lived or living experience of substance use and/or addiction.
    • Works to strengthen BCCSU’s partnership with FNHA’s Research & Knowledge Exchange Team (RKE) and the Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO)
    • Facilitates relationship building, knowledge sharing and learning
    • Explores funding opportunities to expand the work of the partnership
    • Collaborates with BCCSU and/or FNHA to explore opportunities that would support shared research priorities, such as community-based projects that could improve wellness in Indigenous communities
    • Provides direction and advice across the BCCSU to fully adopt and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada 94 Calls to Action, as per BCCSU’s Indigenous Anti-racism and Anti-colonial (ARC) Framework.
    • Provides direction and advice regarding BCCSU’s role in implementing the recommendations offered by In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care, with particular focus on recommendations 17 and 18
    • Leads the First Nations Addictions Care Partnerships Initiative, including:
      • Working with FNHA and the provincial government to expand Indigenous peoples’ access to culturally safe health services (e.g., prevention, health promotion, harm reduction, treatment and recovery)
      • Responding to innovative addiction prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery interventions identified by First Nations communities across the province; including those based in culture, ceremony & other traditional approaches as well as those using two-eyed seeing
      • Overseeing and supervising activities of the First Nations Addictions Care Partnerships Manager and other relevant program staff and contractors
    • Contributes to public discourse and represents BCCSU on matters relating to Indigenous health and cultural safety.
    • Supports the BC Node of the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM) on relevant national and provincial research activities.
    • Develops budgets and work plans, monitors and reports on progress, and oversees finances.
    • Performs other related duties as required.


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    PHC21-132237

    Work Area: BCCSU, Remote Work

    Base Site: 1045 Howe

    City: Vancouver

    Status: Temporary Full Time

    End Date: Jul 24, 2022 or return of incumbent

    FTE: 1.0

    Job Category: Management/Non Union

    Post date: Dec 16, 2021

    Category: Corporate, Mental Health

    Hours: 0900-1700


    SUMMARY

    Do you love research, health sciences, and writing? Do you want to make meaningful change for people who use drugs? Do you spend time thinking about language and nuance? We’re seeking lovers of science, language, and social justice to join the medical writing team at the BC Centre on Substance Use. Come join us!

    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.


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    REQ: PHC21-132280

    Work Area: Working remotely (based out of 1045 Howe)

    Base Site: 1045 Howe

    City: BC

    Status: Temporary Part Time

    End Date: May 20, 2022

    FTE: 0.50

    Job Category: Management/Non Union

    Post date: Dec 20, 2021

    Category: Corporate, Mental Health

    Hours: 0800-1600


    SUMMARY

    Reporting to the Director, Education and Clinical Activities, the Project Manager provides planning, oversight and coordination for the implementation of the BC Substance Use Conference. Coordinates conference 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 conference vision, and ensuring the culture is one in which collaboration and shared decision making can thrive. Liaises with leaders, staff, vendors, sponsors, strategic partners, and other stakeholders to ensure conference success. Communicates with stakeholders, and all levels of staff and management on the scope and status of the conference and acts as a resource. Liaises with consultants and other external agencies, as needed. In addition, the Project Manager develops conference programs, event plans, budgets, briefing papers, reports, and presentations ensuring the timely and effective implementation of decisions. Participates on committees and working groups as required.



    SKILLS
    • Comprehensive knowledge of project management concepts, tools 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 best practices for change management and change leadership.
    • 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 in a relevant field and five (5) to seven (7) years’ recent, related experience that includes managing medium to large projects, preferably directly with health care organizations. Eligible for registration and/or registration with an applicable licensing body may be required depending on project.



    DUTIES
    • Works with other members of the Conference Steering Committee to establish detailed programs, plans, and objectives to outline timelines and project deliverables.
    • Executes conference plan and ensures successful and coordinated completion of the event components, facilitates consensus with stakeholders as needed, and ensures readiness for the event.
    • Tracks event progress according to conference 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 conference team and staff, provides support and maintains event timelines.
    • Contributes to the implementation of effective processes to ensure conference success and to assess risks, identify risk mitigation strategies, and monitor risk throughout the life cycle of the event.
    • Meets with stakeholders, explains parameters of conference and seeks input from the cross-functional team leaders.
    • Works collaboratively with team members to establish roles and responsibilities, identify skills required and supports needed by the team.
    • Discusses timelines for event planning and directs work of team members as applicable. Ensures team members receive applicable orientation and/or training, provides input into recruitment, selection and performance issues and actions discipline, if required.
    • Manages and monitors project budget and liaises with the Director, Education and Clinical Activities on variances and/or other issues.
    • Works in collaboration with organizational and conference leadership and other stakeholders to develop a process of evaluation for outcomes, data collection and analysis.
    • Ensures accurate and timely communications to stakeholders including monitoring the communication processes between the conference team, and internal and external stakeholders and introducing changes where required. Provides regular status reports to leadership including reporting on milestones.
    • Develops briefing papers, plans, budgets, programs, reports and presentations, researching elements as required, to support timely decision-making and implementation.
    • Participates on a variety of committees and establishes positive working relationships in order to ensure successful outcomes and cooperation from others on the conference.
    • Plans and executes handover to BCCSU team at the conclusion of the project.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.


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    REQ: PHC21-132281

    Work Area: BCCSU

    Base Site: 1045 Howe

    City: BC

    Status: Regular Full Time

    FTE: 1.00

    Job Category: Management/Non Union

    Post date: Dec 17, 2021

    Category: Corporate, Mental Health

    Hours: 0800-1600


    SUMMARY

    Reporting to the Director or Associate Director of Education and Clinical Activities, the Program Manager, Education and Implementation works collaboratively with provincial stakeholders (e.g., people with lived and living experience, health care providers, health authorities, ministries, regulatory colleges) in the assessment, planning, delivery, implementation, and evaluation of all of the BC Centre on Substance Use’s (BCCSU) education initiatives. Collaborates with provincial stakeholders including drawing upon their skills, knowledge, and experience to develop and improve BCCSU educational products and programs. Informed by internal and external stakeholders, research and clinical guidance, develops and identifies innovative ideas and opportunities for education mobilization and uptake. Leads ongoing engagement and implementation strategies to expand participant enrolment and uptake of new and existing educational programs. Leads and supervises education team. Participates in ongoing initiatives, providing an education focused and strategic perspective on implementation of initiatives.



    SKILLS
    • Excellent written and spoken communication and presentation skills, with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with external experts, people with lived and living experience, health care providers, and other healthcare decision makers.
    • Highly developed analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
    • Strong facilitation and conflict resolution skills with ability to engage and build consensus amongst diverse groups.
    • Familiarity with concepts related to health equity, addiction medicine, public health research, and the social determinants of health is an asset.
    • An understanding of and commitment to ongoing learning around anti-racism, cultural safety and humility, and reconciliation.
    • 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.
    • Ability to lead and work closely with teams and mentor team members.
    • Comprehensive knowledge and skill in educational theory, research, technology, and related best practices.
    • Familiarity with contract negotiations, grant writing, budget development and working across government and agencies from development to execution.
    • Familiarity with provincial and national privacy and data sharing legislation.


    EDUCATION
    • A Master’s degree in an area relevant to health care or other relevant discipline.
    • Minimum five (5) years relevant experience, including working in health-related education, working with people who use drugs, and working in other relevant health settings.
    • Strong project management skills and experience, experience managing external contracts would be an asset.
    • Academic, clinical, and/or research background in substance use and addiction medicine is preferred.


    DUTIES
    • Leads the analysis, design, and implementation of education and implementation strategies including clinician engagement for all of BCCSU’s clinically focused initiatives (e.g., clinical care guidelines and education programs), developing tailor-made solutions within a change management framework/approach.
    • Collaborates with relevant internal and external stakeholders to develop targeted and regional promotion strategies to increase clinician uptake of clinical guidelines and education programs, leading to improvements in the provision of evidence-based care in the province.
    • Builds and maintains key clinical provincial networks (e.g., regional health authorities, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, health professional regulatory colleges, professional associations, Doctors of BC) and ensures current knowledge of relevant challenges, opportunities, and innovations that serve education and implementation strategies.
    • Collaborates and engages with clinicians and other stakeholders to identify and develop innovative education and implementation resources based on patient, family, and clinician needs that complement current or forthcoming BCCSU clinical resources and education programs.
    • Creates and conducts needs assessments through survey and evaluation with provincial stakeholders to evaluate education impact and inform future education strategies.
    • Reviews all educational content to ensure that it follows the appropriate instructional design principles.
    • Oversees existing online education and guideline dissemination initiatives, including the management of the POATSP preceptorship network.
    • In collaboration with relevant internal and external stakeholders, develops, implements, and evaluates multi-pronged education delivery modalities that are current, easily accessible, and support the educational needs of clinicians across the province.
    • Works closely with the BCCSU medical writing team and clinical partners to ensure content is up to date, evidence based and designed for appropriate audiences.
    • Develops meaningful metrics and recommendations for continued improvement of education programs and tools to support quality and evaluation initiatives.
    • Works collaboratively with the Co-Medical Director and Director or Associate Director of Education and Clinical Activities to strategize alignment of education and implementation initiatives with other provinces and territories to support the expansion of clinical guidance, education, and BCCSU initiatives.
    • Collaborates with the BCCSU leadership team to ensure optimal strategies and resources are in place to design, implement, and evaluate the BCCSU education programs to achieve desired outcomes and provincial mandates.
    • Manages project resources, including preparing and monitoring relevant budgets to ensure program sustainability.
    • Develops specific budget proposals related to education, dissemination, and implementation needs and explores opportunities for revenue generation in relation to growing program needs.
    • Delegates, and reassigns tasks amongst the education team to balance competing priorities and meet overall timelines.
    • Responsible for overall performance management of the education and implementation team up to and including discipline and termination, if required. Recruits, supervises, and coordinates with independent contractors and service providers as needed.
    • Ensures that all final products from the education and implementation team meet internal standards and that appropriate external consultation has been conducted.
    • Performs other related duties as required.


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    PHC21-132356

    Work Area: BCCSU, Remote Work

    Base Site: 1045 Howe

    City: Vancouver

    Status: Temporary Part Time

    End Date: Jul 31, 2022 or return of incumbent

    FTE: 0.8

    Job Category: Management/Non Union

    Post date: Dec 23, 2021

    Category: Corporate, Mental Health

    Hours: Flexible hours


    SUMMARY

    Reporting to the Director or Associate Director— Education and Clinical Activities at the BCCSU, the Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives, is responsible for a number of clinically-focused programs and initiatives. This may include planning and governance, overseeing successful implementation and evaluation of clinical care guidance initiatives, research, grant facilitation, and building relationships with key stakeholders. The Program Manager is accountable for achieving successful delivery of activities by meeting organizational requirements according to time, quality/scope and budget constraints. Working with program leadership, the Program Manager will create program plans, work plans, funding proposals, policies, and procedures and partake in program evaluation. This position is accountable for overseeing the development of progress reports and updates to funding agencies (as required) and BCCSU leadership.



    SKILLS
    • Knowledge of the research process, including applying for funding, developing research proposals, working with research ethics boards, managing research studies from design, to data collection (qualitative and quantitative), to manuscript preparation, submission and publication.
    • Familiarity with concepts related to addiction medicine, public health research and the social determinants of health, and knowledge of the ways in which laws and policies have contributed to the marginalization of people who use drugs.
    • An understanding of and commitment to ongoing learning around anti-racism, cultural safety and humility, and reconciliation.
    • 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.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of project and team management and ability to coach staff in these skills.
    • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment, and successfully manage and meet multiple urgent and long-term deadlines.
    • Effective leadership and supervisory skills, including the ability to motivate and support staff in achieving personal and team deliverables within tight deadlines.
    • Ability to develop and monitor employee work plans.
    • Excellent stakeholder relation skills, including the ability to navigate conflicting views and perspectives with diplomacy and tact.
    • Demonstrated organizational skills and record keeping.
    • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.
    • 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.


    EDUCATION

    Master’s Degree in Health Sciences, Public Health, or Science with a minimum of five (5) 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.

    One (1) to three (3) years of experience in a supervisory or management role including experience in a health-related academic/research/education setting.

    A minimum of three (3) years leading committee work and/or collaborative initiatives, including project management, research coordination and event planning.



    DUTIES
    • Leads and/or supports the planning, development, and implementation of a number of clinically-focused initiatives, which may include 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.
    • Provides high-level oversight and project management for a variety of program initiatives.
    • Supervises staff including determining assignments and priorities, delegating and reassigning tasks as appropriate in order to meet timelines and deliverables. Provides training and orientation to assigned staff, works with staff to set goals and objectives, monitors and evaluates performance and/or collectively provides input into performance evaluations with other BCCSU leaders. Participates in disciplinary action if required up to and including terminations.
    • Works collaboratively within a team environment and interacts directly and independently with all relevant groups (internal and external) to ensure that all facets of projects assigned to the strategic initiatives team are managed appropriately.
    • Develops team and staff work plans, tracks progress, and provides status updates and progress reports to internal and external stakeholders (as required).
    • Responds to information requests and coordinates communication of responses with various departments within the organization.
    • Provides grant writing and facilitation support to the BCCSU. Contributes to the development, assembly and submission of grant funding proposals as per specific institutional guidelines (e.g., UBC, SFU, PHC).
    • Oversees budget requests for large scale projects within the BCCSU such as Health Canada, Ministry funding, grants, etc.
    • Prepares applications for funding and is accountable for developing project budget proposals. May oversee project-specific budget allocations as required.
    • Engages in the development of knowledge translation materials and effective strategies for dissemination and implementation of program outcomes, including peer review journals, policy reports, and infographics.
    • Assists with the development and establishment of evidence-based public policy and program evaluation recommendations.
    • Establishes positive working relationships and partnerships with a diverse set of stakeholders, including regional and national government officials, healthcare providers, researchers, sponsors, and people who use substances.
    • Ensures optimal utilization of available resources such as equipment across projects as appropriate.
    • Performs other related duties as required.


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