SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director of Education and Clinical Activities (the Director), BCCSU, the Associate Director, Education and Clinical Activities, provides support the Director in the execution of the strategy for the Centre’s education and clinical activities including the development and dissemination of provincial clinical care guidance documents, evidence-based clinical guidelines, practice support tools, policy briefs and aligned educational offerings. Supports the Director in the supervision of a team of program and project managers, coordinators, medical writers and trainees. Supports or supervises, as directed, on grant development and clinical and educational fundraising. Works alongside the Director with a range of internal and external stakeholders and provincially networked partners on relevant BCCSU strategies, programs and outputs. Supports the Director with the oversight of the BCCSU educational programs, and works collaboratively with the BCCSU Co-Medical Directors interdisciplinary addiction medicine fellowship programs and Directors across the BCCSU training programs. Works with the Director and BCCSU’s Senior Director of Administration to support the development and maintenance of BCCSU clinical and educational infrastructure. Represents the Centre in appropriate committees and working groups.



SKILLS
  • Broad knowledge of addiction and substance use practice and skills required in clinical care, education and research environments.
  • Knowledge of social determinants of health and commitment to addressing the needs of people who are marginalized and face barriers in accessing care.
  • Working knowledge of grant development, including applying for funding, developing proposals, overseeing budgets.
  • Strong written and verbal community skills.
  • Strong organizational and staff managerial skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Experience in or ability to quickly learn computer programs/interfaces is an asset. Knowledge of online survey tools is also an asset.
  • Ability to multi-task with attention to detail and awareness of broader structural and institutional issues
  • Ability to operate related equipment and computer applications.
  • Advanced report writing and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety of staff and clients.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.


EDUCATION

A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Care Administration, or related field plus a minimum of seven (7) years of research or health care environment experience including experience in leading committee work, collaborative initiatives, project management, research coordination and event planning.



DUTIES
  • Supports the Director in the management of the development and implementation of strategies to ensure the high-quality delivery, compliance and safety of BCCSU’s education and clinical care activities including the supervision of staff across the education and care pillars of the BCCSU, as appropriate.
  • Supports the Director in the execution of all clinical and educational programming and projects through development of strategies and project management.
  • Develops budgets for project plans and new initiatives.
  • As directed, leads and participates in a range of working groups and committees and contributes to the development, planning and delivery of educational and clinically focused BCCSU products and resources (i.e., guidelines, treatment pathways, etc.).
  • Oversees and manages, assigns work to relevant staff, which may include project managers, program managers, and program coordinators. Duties include recruitment, selection, hiring, orientation, performance development, and performance management in conjunction with Human Resources up to and including termination.
  • May oversee the coordination, progress and output of undergraduate and graduate students (i.e., Co-op, Master’s).
  • Works closely with health care professionals who are content experts and other stakeholder groups, to support the development of clinically relevant materials and educational offerings that are appropriate to the target audience.
  • Supports the overall program in the maintenance of relationships with representatives from regional Health Authorities, other addiction medicine clinical facilities, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canadian College of Family Practice, Canadian Nursing Association, community-based organizations, correctional system, First Nations Health Authorities, Indigenous communities, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, and other organizations/institutions engaged in addiction related work.
  • Collaborates with a variety of stakeholders to develop and evaluate tools to connect and support clinicians working in the field of substance use and addictions in BC.
  • May represent the BCCSU in the community on matters related to clinical care guidance in the field of addiction medicine/addiction nursing.
  • Produce documents, reports and summary of findings for various groups of stakeholders.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

SUMMARY

The BC Centre on Substance Use’s (BCCSU’s) Co-Medical Directors provides addiction medicine 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. The 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 MoH/MMHA, 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
  • 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
    • to 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
    • reviews 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 speciality training in addiction medicine and/or public health
  • Currently practicing in the area of addiction medicine in 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 Ms. Priya Patel ([email protected]) no later than July 9, 2021.

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

JOB SUMMARY

This role will be providing direct support to BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) while working in collaboration with Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI), Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (CHEOS) at Providence Health Care. The Programmer will participate in developing, maintaining and updating web applications systems for the use of clinical and demographic data collection and presentation. The work performed will support applications and database systems to be extensible and flexible to meet current and future demands and modifications, and also contribute to the overall architecture of the existing database and web portal for sharing information with national and international collaborators. The Programmer will report to a senior programmer performing tasks as prioritized by the senior programmer. The programmer should be able to identify and solve basic programming and technical problems that arise or request assistance from the senior programmer. The programmer should also be able to provide technical support to users and members of the research projects. The programmer will use a ticket reporting system which lists priorities, issues and requests by the researchers. The Programmer should have knowledge of PL/SQL, JavaScript, Java, HTML, XML and CSS programming languages.



WORK PERFORMED
  • Develop, modify and support web applications and database systems
  • Modify and upgrade the existing web applications for as well as implement changes on request of the researchers
  • Design and develop flexible interactive data collection screens
  • Test web applications, user interfaces and web forms
  • Create technical and user documents for new and existing web applications
  • Create Data Dictionary for new and existing database systems
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot and resolve programming and technical issues
  • Participate in evaluating and planning of technologies required to implement new research projects


CONSEQUENCE OF ERROR/JUDGEMENT

This job forms the basis for an international collaborative research network. Code errors, and/or security flaws could result in invalid data retrieval/interpretation, unauthorized access to private data, and/or extensive data loss.



SUPERVISION RECEIVED

The incumbent will be supervised by the Senior programmer, IT Manager and Associate Director of Research Analytics



SUPERVISION GIVEN

The incumbent may be asked to provide limited supervision for coop or summer students.



Working Conditions
The incumbent will be located at the HLI, at St. Paul’s Hospital as well as BCCSU, on Howe street. Limited travel to other locations in Vancouver is required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Minimum of one year of related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.



PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • University or technical degree in Computer Science or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Demonstrated experience designing, developing and implementing complex enterprise-wide web-based applications, including experience with “web services” architectures
  • Knowledge of Oracle Application Express
  • Demonstrated knowledge of PL/SQL and other DBMS systems
  • Programming experience using a diverse group of languages and support applications, including Java, JavaScript, SQL, HTML5, CSS, XML
  • Familiarity and comfort with Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively
  • Effective oral and written communication, analytical, problem-solving, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Accuracy and attention to details
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment


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SUMMARY

Reporting to the Executive Director, BCCSU, the Director, Education and Clinical Activities, oversees execution of the strategy for the Centre’s education and clinical activities including the development and dissemination of provincial clinical care guidance documents, evidence-based clinical guidelines, practice support tools, policy briefs and educational offerings. As an integral member of the Centre’s leadership, and in partnership with the BCCSU’s Co-Medical Directors, the incumbent actively engages the development of the Centre’s long- and short-term strategies, goals and objectives. Oversees a team of program and project managers, coordinators, medical writers and trainees. Supervises grant development and clinical and educational fundraising. Works closely with a range of internal and external stakeholders and provincially networked partners on relevant BCCSU strategies, programs and outputs. Actively supports the BCCSU’s interdisciplinary program of research related to substance use including advising on clinical and education focused projects. Oversees the BCCSU educational programs, and works collaboratively with the BCCSU Co-Medical Directors interdisciplinary addiction medicine fellowship programs and Directors across the BCCSU training programs. Works with the BCCSU’s Senior Director of Administration to support the development and maintenance of BCCSU clinical and educational infrastructure. Represents the Centre in appropriate committees and working groups.



SKILLS
  • Broad knowledge of addiction and substance use practice and skills required in clinical care, education and research environments.
  • Demonstrated leadership in working with interdisciplinary health care providers and leaders, people with lived and living experience of substance use, families/care givers and the recovery oriented systems of care.
  • Broad knowledge of interprofessional practice and education.
  • Strong program planning and development skills including integration of evidence-based best practices.
  • Demonstrated innovative leadership skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, and a proven ability to foster a collaborative team approach to decision making.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain partnerships locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • Exceptional communication, influencing, negotiation and relationship management skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with staff at all organizational levels both internally and externally.
  • Ability to uses strong analytical, financial and research abilities to support decision-making.
  • Ability to understand and utilize administrative and research information related to clinical care and practices.
  • Ability to operate related equipment and computer applications.
  • Advanced report writing and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety of staff and clients.
  • Demonstrated experience with grant development and fundraising.
  • Demonstrated experience with critical appraisal of the scientific literature, (e.g., literature evaluation and medical writing is an asset).
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.


EDUCATION

A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Nursing, Public Health or Health Care Administration plus a minimum of ten (10) years’ of clinical, program or management experience including experience in health education and grant development in a clinical, research setting or related field. A health professional background and clinical experience in substance use and addiction is preferred.



DUTIES
  • Oversees the development and implementation of strategies to ensure the high-quality delivery, compliance and safety of BCCSU’s education and clinical care activities including the supervision of staff across the education and care pillars of the BCCSU, as appropriate.
  • Works in collaboration with the BCCSU’s Co-Medical Directors to develop the strategy for clinical and educational activities of the BCCSU.
  • Alongside the Co-Medical Directors, serves as an up-to-date source of comprehensive information regarding trends in addiction medicine, addiction nursing and related conditions, Health Authorities, community concerns, health professions education, knowledge translation/dissemination, and the work of various departments in the BCCSU.
  • Collaborates, as part of Centre leadership team, in the development of the Centre’s overall strategies, goals and objectives.
  • Builds and maintains effective education and clinical provincial networks with regional health authorities, contracted health care providers, recovery-oriented systems of care, provincial and local governments, academic institutions, researchers and other areas as related to the strategic priorities of the BCCSU.
  • Directs and/or leads the development and dissemination of educational activities, clinical care guidelines and practice support tools. Establishes and supports team infrastructure for provincial projects, such as clinical care guidelines, pathways and other BCCSU educational initiatives.
  • Directs and/or leads the BCCSU educational programs, working collaboratively the BCCSU disseminate leadership and program directors, as well as the other Fellowship Directors across the BCCSU training programs in the development and delivery of clinical training modules. Fosters training and development opportunities.
  • Supports and partners with care providers and clinical support leaders to enhance system design and sustainability and facilitate the implementation of clinical care guidance outputs (i.e. policy briefs, guidelines etc.).
  • Works with the BCCSU’s Senior Director of Administration to support the development and maintenance of BCCSU clinical and educational infrastructure.
  • Supervises grant development and meetings with funders in various clinical and educational fundraising activities.
  • Provides leadership and direction to a team of staff, including Associate Director, project and program managers, coordinators, medical writers and trainees to meet the BCCSU goals.
  • In collaboration with BCCSU and PHC HR and the leadership team, develops strategies for recruitment and retention of staff that support the goals and objectives of the Centre. Determines performance expectations and provides performance coaching and evaluation for all direct reports up to and including termination.
  • In conjunction with other Centre Directors, Finance staff, supports the development of the overall annual capital and operating budgets. Monitors and recommends realignment of budgets based on the Centre’s priorities and variances and develops variance mitigation strategies. Establishes systems to monitor and control expenditures.
  • Assists in the preparation external and internal meetings and various committees of the BCCSU, including other stakeholders involved and governance activities.
  • Presents BCCSU educational and clinically-focused activities, priorities and processes to diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Oversees the production of documents, reports and summary of findings for various groups of stakeholders.
  • In collaboration with the BCCSU research leadership, support and advise on clinical research projects, as well as help determine design, funding and implementation and connection to clinical and educational outputs of the BCCSU.
  • Ensures BCCSU educational and clinical activities operate in accordance with the privacy, confidentiality and data handling policies set by the University of British Columbia and Providence Health Care Research Institute and relevant contracts.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


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SUMMARY

Functionally reporting to BCCSU’s Senior Policy Advisor, and under the joint strategic leadership of BCCSU’s partnership with the First Nations Health Authority’s (FNHA)’s Office of the Chief Medical Officer, the Indigenous Initiatives Lead is responsible for:

  • leadership on matters related to addictions-related Indigenous Initiatives, and relationships with Indigenous organizations and communities on matters related to substance use;
  • leading the development of culturally informed substance use and addiction care guidance;
  • working to embed cultural safety within British Columbia’s substance use and addiction system of care;
  • responding to innovative addiction prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery interventions identified by First Nations communities across the province; and,
  • overseeing and supervising activities of the First Nations Addictions Care Partnerships Manager.


SKILLS
  • Ability to engage in active processes that aim to identify and eliminate anti-Indigenous racism, 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.
  • 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 actors, 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 of 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
  • Leads BCCSU’s Indigenous Initiatives and works with FNHA to foster related organizational and community relationships. Develops, manages and updates priorities and work plans and keeps leadership at BCCSU and FNHA up to date on progress/issues/challenges.
  • Leads the development of culturally informed population-specific substance use and addiction care guidance and practice support tools by: Building and maintaining relationships with clinicians, researchers, elders, knowledge keepers, community experts, people with lived and living experience and other stakeholders; working with knowledge keepers, elders, clinicians, people with lived and living experience, family members and other key stakeholders to centre cultural ways of knowing and healing into guidance documents to support health care providers and community to manage substance use disorders; and identifying opportunities to support the implementation of these guidance documents through education and outreach activities.
  • Works to embed cultural safety and humility across the BC’s substance use and addiction system of care by: Pursuing funding opportunities and responds to funding calls that support related projects and initiatives; and identifying new opportunities and supports ongoing efforts to strengthen components of BCCSU’s educational programming (e.g. provincial Addiction Care & Treatment On-line Certificate; Provincial Opioid Agonist Treatment Support Program) that foster learning about cultural safety and humility.
  • Works to strengthen BCCSU’s partnership with FNHA Research & Knowledge Exchange Team (RKE) and the Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO) by: Facilitating relationship building, knowledge sharing and learning; and collaborating 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: that the B.C. government and FNHA demonstrate progress on commitments to increase access to culturally safe mental health and wellness and substance use services; and that the B.C. government require all university and college degree and diploma programs for health professionals in B.C. to implement mandatory strategies and targets to identify, recruit and encourage Indigenous enrolment and graduation, including increasing the safety of the learning environment for Indigenous students.
  • Oversees and supervises activities of the First Nations Addictions Care Partnerships Manager.
  • Develops budgets, work plans and oversees program finances.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


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SUMMARY

Reporting to the Manager, Principal Investigator or other designate, the Research Assistant provides operational and administrative support to the Principal Investigator(s) and other staff in the implementation and conduct of various research studies and related activities in accordance with applicable policies, standards, procedures, and protocols.



SKILLS
  • Demonstrated knowledge in using NVivo, PubMed, Medline, Google Scholar, Microsoft Office Software, and reference manager software and e-mail and Intranet.
  • Knowledge of basic research design and protocol development.
  • Effective interview skills, ability to establish rapport, ability to assess a situation and respond accordingly.
  • Excellent time management skills including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated data entry and data management skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of terminology relating to substance use.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members and ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to conduct literature searches and synthesis of findings.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline. One (1) to three (3) years’ previous research experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience with recruitment, interviewing and data collection in research studies, and with marginalized populations is an asset.



DUTIES
  • Prepares data collection forms, study consent forms, and recruitment materials.
  • Recruits, screens, schedules and evaluates research participants.
  • Performs data coding, entry, checking using electronic data capture systems.
  • Collects back-up source documentation as required.
  • Understands the data requirements of various study protocols.
  • Updates and maintains study databases and develops source document worksheets.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality and ethical requirements related to identification and release of study data.
  • Assists in the preparation and submission of research protocols for funding applications and REB review.
  • Conducts literature reviews and assists in the development of proposals and associated documents.
  • Participates in ongoing training and efforts to ensure data integrity.
  • Analyzes data (qualitative and quantitative), under the guidance of the Principal Investigator or designate, using relevant information systems to perform statistical analysis where appropriate.
  • Supports the development of academic outputs, including presentations and manuscripts.
  • Supports the preparation of relevant research and reports as directed by the Principal Investigator or designate.
  • This would include activities such as but not limited to: taking and preparation of minutes, document writing and editing, graphics or other visual material preparations.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


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