Specialist Program Design and Evaluation
BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre
Regular Full Time
The Provincial Perinatal Substance Use Project was developed to advance provincial capacity and services for pregnant women using substances and their infants. This collaborative project is engaging stakeholders from different disciplines and sectors to support the development of a perinatal substance use continuum of care. The Specialist, Program Design and Evaluation key area focus will be evaluation and implementation guidance.
The Specialist, Program Design and Evaluationrole will be responsible for planning and implementation a project and system level evaluation framework using complexity and gender informed methodologies. This role will also be key to developing mechanisms and processes to supporting implementation of operational planning recommendations for a perinatal substance use continuum of care.
In addition, the role is accountable for:
Evaluating the implementation of provincial education for designated program areas as well as service improvement initiatives in these areas.
Providing coaching and collaborates with management and service providers in the planning phase of grant applications and abstracts, service design, specifically with respect to evaluation strategies and implementation.
Assisting in the development of grant proposals by reviewing the proposed methodology, providing feedback for consideration and ensuring all submission criteria has been met.
Llinking the emerging innovations in women’s health service delivery to research and training needs and is involved in projects in a variety of research areas which require a high level of skill with a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Duties and Accountabilities
Works in collaboration with key stakeholders to monitor program plans, measure progress towards goals and objectives and identifies the key factors that account for any deviation from stated goals and objectives.
Develops tools to gather, collate, analyze and report accurate and high quality information including service volume projections, service provision and workload statistics to multiple stakeholders in a timely fashion. Abstracts relevant data, identifies gaps in information and prepares detailed analysis.
Conducts regular research to enhance or improve patient care for women and girls by identifying opportunities and risks to the programs through regularly monitoring of internal and external information including population trends, epidemiological data, screening/treatment policy changes, emerging new technologies and regulatory policy changes.
Provides support and information for program planning and development by presenting business cases to key stakeholders for implementation of new practice changes which are supported by clinical data.
Coordinates the planning phase of research grant applications by collaborating with researchers on grant proposals, suggesting alternatives and ensuring grant proposal meets criteria set by granting agencies and other sources internal and external to PHSA, as required.
Education, Experience and Training
A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Masters in epidemiology, statistics or in another health or behavioural science
A minimum of three (3) years of postgraduate experience with increasing responsibility including statistical consulting experience and experience analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data.
Experience, as required, with designing and implementing complexity informed evaluations such as developmental evaluation and utilization focused evaluation
Skills and Abilities
Knowledge, as required, of grant proposal and scientific paper submission requirements.
Ability to provide constructive feedback to peers and influence strategic evaluation directions to generate comprehensive valid outcomes while maintaining positive relationships with team members.
Ability to reach root of issues and resolve issues.
Clinically minded and highly analytical. Ability to work with complex research designs, data, and both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong working rapport with academic researchers, senior administrators, program staff, regional health authorities and community partners.
Expertise in statistical and database software programs.
Ability to function in a fast-paced environment. Strong computer skills.
Reference # 81454
Regular, Full-Time Monday to Friday
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.
BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.
BCW is a part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
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