SUMMARY

The Project Manager provides management and support for the Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse (CRISM), a national research network funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. CRISM research and projects focus on interventions for substance use disorders, with a mission to translate the best scientific evidence into clinical practice and policy change, at the local, regional, and national levels. This position will report to the CRISM British Columbia Principal Investigator.

The Project Manager for the CRISM BC Node is responsible for leading and coordinating all aspects of CRISM projects and activities, ensuring that projects are completed successfully and on time. To achieve goals and deliverables, the Project Manager engages with internal BCCSU team members and external stakeholders utilizing effective communication, project management, and detailed organization; and, works collaboratively with the other regional CRISM teams in Canada, as well as funding partners. As well, the Project Manager provides leadership, guidance, and support to designated CRISM BC staff.



SKILLS
  • Scientific literacy involving ability to conduct and summarize academic literature searches, ability to interpret and analyze research data, and familiarity with medical terminology and concepts related to addiction and public health.
  • Excellent ability to work and learn independently with minimal supervision required, as well as collaborate well in a larger team.
  • Excellent communication and networking skills (written and oral) within a complex interdisciplinary environment, including ability to communicate with healthcare providers and policymakers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated professionalism and diplomacy are essential.
  • Excellent writing and copy-editing skills. Experience with knowledge translation and ability to convey research findings and medical concepts to a range of audiences.
  • Computer literacy with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, project management, reference management (e.g. EndNote), and database applications.
  • Strong initiative, independent thinking and creative problem-solving abilities to implement project plans and realize project completion.
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills, analytical skills, and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Exceptional ability to work effectively under time pressure to meet deadlines, multi-task, balance work priorities and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Knowledge and/or experience working in addiction, public health, health services, HIV and hepatitis is an asset, including an understanding of culturally safe practices and language.
  • Knowledge of the structure of the British Columbia healthcare system and service delivery is an asset.


EDUCATION
  • Master’s degree in science, health sciences, epidemiology, public health, health services administration, or related field.
  • At least three (3) to five (5) years of recent experience in project management related to research, knowledge translation, strategic planning or implementation in a research or healthcare setting.
  • Additional relevant training or certification is an asset (e.g., training in project management, evaluation, Good Clinical Practice, TCPS2).
  • Clear understanding of the academic research process acquired through both practical and/or academic experience, including research ethics applications, funding applications, manuscript preparation, and presentations. Understanding of the procedures involving human research is essential.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience.
  • Experience in preparing documents, reports, and communication materials.
  • Experience in event planning, meeting facilitation, and finance management.


DUTIES
  • Manage all aspects of CRISM projects, from planning and implementation to completion, including workplan development, communications and meetings, management of timelines and resources, production of deliverables, and knowledge translation. Examples of projects may include development of medical guidelines, environmental scans, and observational and clinical research studies.
  • Provide supervision, guidance and leadership to CRISM BC staff using effective management techniques such as coaching, mentoring, skill development, and performance management. Inspire team toward the achievement of project goals through building a positive and respectful work environment. Assign tasks to team members, monitor completion of tasks and quality of deliverables. Accountable for ensuring that the CRISM BC team meets deliverables on time.
  • Write and contribute to funding applications, research ethics applications, research summaries and protocols, informed consent forms, publications, presentations, and reports. Develop knowledge translation materials and effective strategies for dissemination and implementation of project outcomes, including white papers, policy reports, and infographics.
  • Plan and manage logistics for CRISM meetings, ranging from small team meetings to large stakeholder meetings, including management of vendor contracts, catering, facilities, tele/video-conferencing, preparation of materials and presentations, producing meeting summaries, and follow-up. This includes monthly meetings for CRISM principal investigators and node managers.
  • Establish positive working relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders, including regional and national partners, including other CRISM regional teams, government officials, healthcare providers, and people who use substances. Manage all relationships using respectful communication and take into account organizational and cultural differences. Maintain ongoing support from project sponsors and stakeholder groups, conduct consultations as needed, and keep parties informed of project scope, status, and expectations.
  • Oversee and monitor expenditures, use of resources, and staff workloads. Provide administrative and finance support for CRISM staff and activities, including scheduling of meetings, developing agendas, invoicing, and submitting expenses.
  • Accountable for annual progress reports to funding agencies and ongoing documentation of projects as needed. Report to BCCSU leadership regarding status updates, project deliverables, and outcomes on a regular basis. Liaise and engage with BCCSU staff as appropriate, to ensure that projects are implemented in alignment with each other.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/project-manager-crism-bc-node
SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director, Administrative Services, the Manager, Information Technology (IT) Services is a key member of the administrative core for the BCCSU, providing leadership and guidance in IT service delivery, IT support (both hardware and software), and service management for the BCCSU. Leads in the management of IT infrastructure services working collaboratively with external service providers to support the BCCSU.

The Manager, IT Services acts as both umbrella management for IT support services and management of IT service delivery, both internal and external facing systems. The Manager, IT Services builds the strength of the administrative core supporting and managing the IT infrastructure of the BCCSU; develops, promotes and maintains effective relationships; and ensures consistency and adherence to privacy policies, practices and service delivery within the BCCSU in conjunction with Providence Health Care (PHC).

Collaborates with other Managers and Directors within the core administrative team to ensure an integrated and seamless service delivery model. Must demonstrate exceptional ability to support the expertise and commitment of the BCCSU to the highest professional standards.



SKILLS
  • Comprehensive understanding of service management, IT support, IT infrastructure services and IT service delivery and operations.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Oracle databases and APEX.
  • Demonstrated understanding of web development, SQL and web applications preferred.
  • Comprehensive understanding of IT security data security, and privacy policies.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Cloud and Digital Transformations.
  • Demonstrated senior stakeholder management and reporting skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in commercial control and management of the delivery of outsource providers.
  • Demonstrated understanding of compliance of privacy policies in the research and clinical sector.
  • Aptitude for detailed work.
  • Ability to plan, organize and complete projects.
  • Ability to lead, coach and teach others.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload.
  • Ability to communicate with and deal effectively with all levels of staff and stakeholders.
  • Sensitivity to working with marginalized populations, such as people with substance use disorders.


EDUCATION

A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related discipline supplemented by seven (7) to ten (10) years of progressively more senior experience preferably in an academic health sciences environment.



DUTIES
  • Responsible for support and provision of internal and external facing IT infrastructure, IT services and support including computer networks and user connectivity, email, database access, and other support services.
  • Manages external relationships with technology, software, and security vendors and IT equipment including servers, computers, laptops and cell phones.
  • Works with vendors to ensure timely delivery of software enhancements and solutions.
  • Acts as a liaison with UBC, SFU, PHC Information technology teams and other external agencies on matters impacting researchers using and/or accessing their applications and systems.
  • Designs, develops, implements and coordinates systems, technical environment and interfaces.
  • Works as technical lead for the Oracle Database platform to provide subject matter expertise on the relational database’s performance and capacity, security, and database infrastructure design.
  • Provides client assessments and recommendations for cost-effective IT equipment and service packages.
  • Collaborates with BCCSU Directors to ensure the IT roadmap is supporting the organizational strategy by identifying operational requirements and priorities.
  • Ensures the availability and reliability of all critical IT systems by ensuring appropriate backup, recovery systems and risk mitigation strategies are in place.
  • Identifies problematic areas and implements strategic solutions.
  • Maintains databases of equipment purchases and works closely with finance on the purchase process including the preparation of functional specifications as required.
  • Develops policies, procedures and standards to ensure system integrity and security access for all users. Ensures the maintenance of system documentation.
  • Responsible for the provision of user training and systems administration.
  • Participates in committees and meetings internal/externally as required.
  • Provide support with video recording, projectors, monitors, computers, phones, webinars and related items.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/manager-information-technology-services-bccsu
SUMMARY

Reporting to the Manager, Accounting Services, the Finance Coordinator analyzes, supports, and implements improvements for meeting the periodic reporting and other requirements of the Accounting Services Team. Provides back-up and support for the maintenance of accounting functions in accordance with Providence’s policies and procedures, including the development of monitoring standards for various patients accounts and period data audits.



SKILLS
  • Advanced computer skills, specific to database navigation and reporting skills.
  • Strong MS Office skills advanced Excel skills.
  • Working knowledge of Windows operating systems.
  • Ability to graphically display data and report trends.
  • Ability to comprehend complex technical reporting concepts and then implement solutions to meet reporting requirements.
  • Outstanding attention to detail, accuracy, and quality of work.
  • Strong mathematical and problem solving organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage workflow and meet multiple tight deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.


EDUCATION

Undergraduate degree in a related field, plus three (3) years recent experience related to financial analysis and data generation and reporting requirements, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.



For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/finance-coordinator-2
SUMMARY

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship opportunity with BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU). Under the supervision of the Research Scientist, the Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will be expected to design and implement studies, analyze qualitative and/or quantitative interview data, draft reports and findings, while also contributing to other team-based projects. This position will focus on utilizing qualitative and/or quantitative skills in social science, implementation science and public health research.



ORGANIZATION

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

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

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



SKILLS
  • Strong understanding of qualitative methods and mixed research methods
  • Minimum of three years of experience collecting and reporting data
  • Strong knowledge and/or experience conducting research in the following domains: public health, health services, HCV and substance use
  • Experience in organizing, coordinating, and managing research projects and/or grant-based programs, and supervising data collection activities
  • Experience working with affected populations in research activities, including people who use drugs and people living with HCV
  • Excellent project organization, implementation, and networking skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues
  • Excellent research skills, with an ability to analyse results
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis software
  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite and database management
  • Strong analytical and planning skills


EDUCATION

Recent PhD in public health, sociology, medical anthropology, or related social sciences discipline



DUTIES

Under the mentorship and supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for:

  • Designing and implementing qualitative research studies, including recruiting research participants, conducting interviews, analyzing data, and drafting manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals
  • Contributing to team-based research studies, including data collection, analysis, manuscript development, and public presentations of research findings
  • Seeking external peer-reviewed salary funding
  • Facilitating the integration of peer researchers into research program activities, including direct supervision and mentorship
  • Liaising with community research partners (e.g., research team members, health authorities, physicians (specialists and generalists), research staff and research participants around study design and implementation
  • Mentoring junior research staff and trainees (e.g., Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Research Assistants)
  • Delivering presentations to community and academic audiences
  • Assisting with the development and submission of funding proposals
  • Performing other research tasks, as required


  • For more information and to apply:

    http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/post-doctoral-research-fellow
SUMMARY

Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU), the Human Resources Coordinator, BCCSU provides timekeeping functions and human resources support by performing duties such as gathering hours worked from BCCSU staff, entering and editing timekeeping in ESP, investigating discrepancies, preparing rotations, tracking time off requests, assisting with processing terminations and new hires, creating postings, tracking applicants, completing reference checks and creating new hire packages. The Human Resources Coordinator, BCCSU also updates and maintains Job Description Codes and Job Codes in the relevant systems, monitors position control for BCCSU staff, provides orientation to new hires, assists in staff engagement activities, partakes in departmental meetings and responds to general inquiries.



SKILLS
  • Knowledge of Human Resources practices and procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Intermediate skills using a variety of computerized software packages such as Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Ability to use HRIS (PeopleSoft, HR Connect).
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to keyboard at 50 wpm.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


EDUCATION

Grade 12, supplemented with completion of a recognized Business and/or Human Resources program, plus three (3) years’ recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.



DUTIES
  • Performs timekeeping functions by gathering hours worked, edits timekeeping records and submits to Payroll for keying and processing. Reviews Payroll Leave Entitlement and reports, identifies, investigates and corrects discrepancies as appropriate. Contacts Payroll regarding employee enquiries and makes adjustments as required. Answers employee inquiries regarding scheduling.
  • Prepares staff rotations by extending and transferring information from established master rotations in order to process changes such as leave of absences, vacancies and terminations.
  • Receives and processes approved requests such as vacation, leaves of absence and terminations according to established guidelines by preparing appropriate documentation, making necessary calculations such as vacation and service entitlements, forwarding documentation to designated Leader for review and approval and performing the final processing in a timely manner.
  • Processes terminations and creates posting requests. Tracks requests for postings through use of an applicant tracking system. Receives and verifies accuracy of posting request and creates internal and/ or external posting for positions.
  • Prepares applicant lists, when posting closes, showing qualified applicants and emails to the recruiting manager. Assists in the recruiting process including checking references, processing new hires and preparing hiring letters and packages.
  • Maintains PHC’s job codes and job description codes by coordinating new codes with ESP, PeopleSoft and, creating and updating codes in PeopleSoft , HR Connect and other systems, and communicating changes to various PHC departments, including Finance, Payroll, Decision Support, Accounting, Human Resources, and Staff Scheduling.
  • Actively manages position control of BCCSU staff by monitoring staff movement in assigned client groups and forwards updates to HSSBC Employee Records and Benefits to accurately reflect current positions.
  • Works collaboratively with other HR Staff such as HR Analysts, HR Advisors, HR Systems Support and Staffing as needed.
  • Provides orientation on BCCSU and PHC to new staff as required to ensure standardization of procedures.
  • Performs a variety of clerical duties such as answering telephone, accessing and responding to computerized messages, scheduling meetings and maintaining related files.
  • Assists with employee recognition events and staff engagement strategies. Participates in department meetings, and provides input on issues related to staff scheduling.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/human-resources-coordinator-bccsu
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.



ORGANIZATION

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

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

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



SKILLS
  • 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-0
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.



ORGANIZATION

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

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

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



SKILLS
  • 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

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