Senior Coordinator, Research, FNHA, due: May 12th, 2017

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Region Corporate Office
Location VC100 – Park Royal
City West Vancouver
Province British Columbia [BC]
Country Canada [CA]
Organization Summary The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and its employees are committed to a proactive holistic approach to health and wellness, and to the delivery of services which are sustainable and honour the customs and traditions of First Nations communities.

The First Nations Health Authority is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce; preference will be given to individuals with First Nations, Inuit, Metis or Aboriginal ancestry.

Title 1047 Senior Coordinator, Research
Employee Class Temporary
Job Duration 1 Year Term
Position Summary This position may be the next career step that you have been looking for! As a Senior Coordinator, Research you will coordinate research projects and teams, and collect, analyse and interpret data. Your extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative research along with your experience working with First Nations will be an asset to this team!

As the Senior Coordinator, Research, you will be responsible for the implementation and management of a province wide research project aimed at screening First Nations individuals and communities at risk of chronic kidney disease. This project is part of a national research study, Can-SOLVE CKD Network, which will be run in several provinces over five years. This position will provide specialized expertise in managing the BC portion of a large scale, multi-year research project.

Primary Responsibilities • Responsible for the overall management and implementation of a province wide research project aimed at screening First Nations individuals and communities at risk of chronic kidney disease, in collaboration with the national project team
• Provides specialized expertise in managing the BC portion of a large scale, multi-year research project.
• Responsible for preparing and submitting ethics applications to Research Ethics Boards, as well as other institutions as required, as well as any necessary updates or amendments
• Participates in the recruitment of First Nations communities to participate in the screening initiative
• Assist in community outreach and engagement in accordance with ethical research guidelines and appropriate clinical research practices, travel to rural and remote First Nations communities may be required: travel to First Nations communities in BC will be required.
• Performs literature reviews, performs analysis and makes recommendations to the national project team and Manager on subjects pertaining to the research project
• Acts as resource person to facilitate meetings, communicates with stakeholders, interprets and independently responds to queries regarding the study
• Performs secretariat duties, including planning meetings and agendas, prepare briefings and coordinating travel, accommodations and training for screening teams.
• Supports external engagement with First Nations communities related to knowledge governance and exchange, including preparation and shipping of supporting materials, presenting information, supporting travel, conducting analysis, and reporting information resulting from engagements internally and externally.
• Assisting the screening team with data collection procedures when required, and collating and aggregating study data on a regular basis.
• Responsible for management of data storage in an ethical and secure manner and updating the Standard Operating Procedures as needed.
• Assist with summarizing data and providing reports to both the local and national study teams and will assist with coordinating future data linkages with local administrative datasets.
• Manages assigned projects, proactively anticipates and resolves complex issues or delays and exercises judgment in escalating sensitive or challenging issues to management.
• Participates in regional advisory and national project team meetings as required; providing presentations and ensuring the team is kept up to date on project progress and issues, some travel regionally and nationally is required.
• Ensures project activities are conducted within budget and according to the established project timelines
• Maintain effective working relationships with project stakeholders and participating First Nations communities
• Provide coordinating support to Can-SOLVE Network up to two days a week. Up to one day a week these duties will be performed at the Can-SOLVE office in downtown Vancouver.
Qualifications Education
• A Bachelor’s degree in health services research with a focus on Indigenous Peoples health and wellbeing or in a health related specialty area such as in the social sciences, nursing, population/public health, epidemiology, or related disciplines.
• A Master’s degree would be an asset
• A background in nursing and/or experience in clinical research is desirable
• Recent and relevant experience (4-6 years or more) working in a health services research environment or appropriate combination of education and experience.
• Completed TCPS-CORE training in the ethical conduct of human researchExperience
• Demonstrable project management skills in leading and/or supporting research projects
• Extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative research
• Experience working with First Nations
• Experience with research involving Indigenous communities in a cultural safe manner
• Experience in promoting best practices in Indigenous health research and assist researchers with engaging and collaborating with communities in respectful and meaningful ways
• Experience in knowledge translation and presentation to communities, clinicians, researchers, and decision-makers is highly desirable
• Experience working in a fast paced and evolving environment with a concentration in health
• Experience in the use of software such as Microsoft Project, Word, PowerPoint, Excel
• Experience with research involving chronic kidney disease considered a strong asset
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Knowledge of First Nations health issues and the healthcare system in British Columbia
• Knowledge of research tools, program design and evaluation techniques.
• Knowledge of Indigenous research methods, ethics and cultural safety
• Knowledge of OCAP® principles
• Knowledge of population health and First Nations perspective on health and wellness
• Knowledge of population-based preventive and treatment interventions is highly desirable
• Knowledge of the First Nations Health Authority and the First Nations Information Governance Centre an asset
Competencies • Awareness – Thorough knowledge of the current First Nations health governance landscape in BC.
• Leadership –Influencing, motivating, and inspiring others through direct and indirect means to accomplish organizational objectives including people and partnership development in a manner consistent with the 7 Directives, Shared Values, and Wellness Operating Principles. Able to champion change, in partnership with others, by living the First Nations perspective of health and wellness.
• Decision making – Uses sound judgment to make good decisions based on information gathered and analyzed. Considers all pertinent facts and alternatives before deciding on the most appropriate action. Commits to decision.
• Problem solving – Analyzes problem by gathering and organizing all relevant information. Identifies cause and effect relationships. Comes up with appropriate solutions with minimal supervision.
• Teamwork/collaboration – Strong interpersonal skills. Interacts with people effectively. Able and willing to share and receive information. Collaborates within the group and across groups. Supports group decisions. Puts group goals ahead of own goals.
• Adaptability – Adapts to changing work environments, work priorities and organizational needs. Able to effectively deal with change and diverse people.
• Planning/Organizing – Proactively plans and organizes tasks and work responsibilities to achieve objectives. Sets priorities and schedules activities. Allocates and uses resources properly.
• Work standards – Sets and maintains high professional and performance standards. Pays close attention to detail, accuracy, quality and ensures follow through.
• Motivation – Displays energy and enthusiasm in approaching the job. Commits to putting in additional effort. Maintains high level of productivity. Self-directed.
• Initiative – Takes action to influence events. Generates ideas for improvement, takes advantage of opportunities, suggests innovations, does more than required.
• Integrity – Shares complete and accurate information. Maintains confidentiality of highly sensitive information. Adheres to organizational policies and procedures. Meets own commitments.
• Reliability – Takes personal responsibility for job performance. Completes work in a timely and consistent manner. Sticks to commitments and reports back on status of assigned tasks.
• Communication – Strong written and oral communication skills. Expresses ideas succinctly and effectively. Organizes and delivers information appropriately. Listens actively.
• Stress tolerance – Displays emotional resilience and the ability to withstand pressure on an on-going basis. Deals with difficult situations while maintaining performance and professionalism. Seeks support from others when necessary. Uses appropriate coping techniques
Deadline May 12, 2017 at 4:00pm
Organization First Nations Health Authority
Website FNHA Careers Page
Department 8000-Community Health &Wellnss Svcs
Hours per week 37.5
Union Code NonUnion
Reg/Temp Temp (Temporary)
Region Corporate Office

For more information, please see: http://www.fnha.ca/about/work-with-us

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