Research Officer II

Alberta Health Services - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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Your Opportunity:
This is a senior position reporting to the Manager, Knowledge Exchange, within the Knowledge, Performance and Integrated planning team. This position will provide senior evaluative, performance measurement and improved leadership for the Canadian Research and Education for the Advancement of Child Health (CanREACH) program. This includes leading an overall provincial evaluation and providing support to zones in evaluation, measurement and improved activities. The CanREACH program is an innovative solution to build capacity in primary care providers through the delivery of an evidence-based program in pediatric mental health. Drawing on their considerable knowledge of pediatric mental health and relationships with key stakeholders, the incumbent plans, organizes and conducts major projects including setting goals and objectives, defining and managing projects to timelines and budgets. The position leads project related meetings, committees and contributes to strategic planning and systematic evaluation of initiatives related to the CanREACH project. The incumbent works collaboratively with key addiction and mental health stakeholders, identifies clear and accomplishable projects and provides support in situations where needs are ambiguous and where conflicting views, goals and priorities are present. The incumbent is will provide a high standard of professionalism and demonstrate flexibility, initiative and responsiveness. The incumbent requires extensive knowledge pediatric mental health, as well as experience with complex evaluations and effective coordination.

As a Research Officer II, you will be part of the Knowledge, Performance & Integrated Planning that provides support for evidence-informed decision making and accountability in the provincial portfolio of Addiction and Mental Health. The functions of the team include: planning, business analysis, data analysis and reporting, research, evaluation and knowledge exchange. Given general direction and scope, you will plan, organize and conduct major provincial projects including setting goals and objectives, defining and managing projects to timelines and budgets, and staffing and supervising junior researchers. You will work collaboratively with key Addiction and Mental Health stakeholders, identifying clear and accomplishable projects and provide support in situations where needs are ambiguous and where conflicting views, goals and priorities are present. Using a collaborative approach, you will plan, conduct, and manage evaluation and performance measurement provincial level projects. Typical steps in these projects include defining and negotiating project scope, reviewing relevant literature, conducting assessments of program evaluability, designing relevant measures and measurement procedures, defining appropriate IT requirements, developing appropriate project plans, conducting/coordinating evaluation research projects, conducting data analyses, report writing, developing implications and recommendations from the research and communicating research results. Using your writing techniques, you will assist in producing reports, papers and related products to inform a range of audiences and a wide variety of stakeholders. This position is expected to translate study results into effective oral and written communication materials.

Classification: Research Officer II
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: MH-Research Admin-EDM
Primary Location: Associated Engineering Plaza
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 0.50
Posting End Date: 16-SEP-2019
Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
Date Available: 23-SEP-2019
Temporary End Date: 16-SEP-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 5
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $38.77
Maximum Salary: $50.51
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
Completion of master's degree in a health related field. Active or eligible for registration with the applicable college.

Additional Required Qualifications:
The incumbent possesses a record of accomplishment in the following areas: knowledge of addiction and mental health and the broader health system; understanding of the patient population served. Practical experience in project management, literature reviews and e-scan, and knowledge translation/exchange. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other team members and leaders from other areas of expertise across the province. Effective communication and organization/coordination skills. The incumbent requires knowledge of and competency with: project management, implementation, evaluation and applied research. Report writing and document development. Computer software programs and applications, and demonstrated strong aptitude for technology. Interdisciplinary, interpersonal and teamwork skills. A combination of education, skills and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:
A minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience in applied research and evaluation preferably related to addiction and/or mental health in an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity is preferred.