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Perinatal Services BC (PSBC) provides leadership across the continuum of perinatal care in the province, focusing on perinatal system planning, service delivery and quality improvement. As an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), PSBC supports PHSA’s three primary strategic directions: Improving quality outcomes and providing better value for patients; Promoting healthier populations; Contributing to a sustainable health care system. 

 

The Perinatal Services BC vision is Healthy women having healthy pregnancies and infants. Our mission statement is through partnerships and collaboration and by building a high quality system of care across the continuum; we will optimize pregnancy & birth outcomes as a foundation for a healthy population. By working with stakeholders from across the province and within all Health Authorities we will build on the collective wisdom, knowledge and energy to bring this vision and mission to life, always putting women, newborns and their families in the centre of all our decision making. 

 

Perinatal Services BC is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC.  PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

 

Epidemiologist
Reference #60985

Regular Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

0800-1600 Monday to Friday

Salary $68,826 to $91,195 per annum

3rd Floor, 555 W 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 3X7


Reporting to the Director, Provincial Registry, Surveillance, Performance and Analytics, the Epidemiologist provides expertise in the areas of health services research, biostatistics, and epidemiology as it relates to Perinatal Services BC initiatives and goals and the promotion of maternal, neonatal and fetal health in BC. This position works in close partnership with Provincial Leads, Data Analysts, Ministry of Health,  researchers and other provincial stakeholders.

 

Key Accountabilities 

  • Plans, develops and conducts advanced epidemiological and/or biostatistical surveillance and research studies for PSBC databases.  Carries out data analysis of the PSBC databases.
  • Writes, develops and edits comprehensive reports and reporting products, including design, compilation, synthesis, dissemination and evaluation.
  • Collaborates in the planning, design, development of local and/or regional perinatal and obstetrical health analysis and surveillance projects.  Contributes expertise to the development of epidemiological projects including methodologies, approaches and models.  Participates in provincial and national perinatal health initiatives as appropriate.  Establishes consultation networks with relevant stakeholders.
  • Synthesizes and promotes the utilization of research findings through knowledge translation strategies (e.g. journal articles, program newsletters, listservs, and conferences).  Educates staff and stakeholders about research methodologies and interpretation of epidemiological studies.
  • Critically evaluates and appraise methodological and other problems, and ensures analysis and interpretation of data/results.  Undertakes critical appraisals of epidemiological, statistical and scientific evidence to conduct risk assessment, identify knowledge gaps, and validate data integrity.
  • Maintains current knowledge of new developments, trends and research in perinatal health. 

Qualifications

 

A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Health Information Sciences or another relevant discipline, plus a minimum of three (3) years related recent experience

 

Thorough knowledge of epidemiological principles, research methodologies, health surveillance, health indicator development and management, and biostatistical techniques are required.  Strong research, analytic and communication skills.  Knowledge of  public health surveillance systems and data resources relevant to area of expertise.  Ability to identify and analyze, trends and changes in disease and corresponding risk factors, contributory factors, incidence and prevalence rates, outcomes and other relevant epidemiological measures.  Experience with large administrative and/or clinical datasets an asset, as well as proficiency with software such as Microsoft Office, SPSS, SAS, and GIS. Communication, including report writing and presentation of findings, and organizational skills to collaborate in a multidisciplinary environment on research and surveillance planning required.  

 

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Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.

 

For more information please contact Linda Hand, Lead Talent Acquisition at (604) 875-7216 or email lhand@phsa.ca 

 

For more information on all that the PHSA has to offer, please visit: http://jobs.phsa.ca


For more information on Perinatal Services BC please visit http://www.perinatalservicesbc.ca/

 

** Benefit Package Included  - Relocation Allowance May Be Available **  

 

PHSA offers a very generous benefit package which includes relocation assistance, 4 weeks vacation entitlement, extended medical, dental and coverage, life & disability insurance plus professional development opportunities with over 1000 online courses available on our Learning Hub.  

 

Consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, in Vancouver, Canada, you really can have it all. We are a cosmopolitan city within a province that boasts breathtaking natural beauty. We enjoy a temperate climate, safe neighbourhoods and vibrant multiculturalism. Our location and diversity ensure you will have access to world-class recreation, arts, dining and entertainment. Living in Vancouver, you can enjoy the best of everything that life has to offer.  

 

Join PHSA, and we’ll support you in attaining a healthy balance of work with every other aspect of your life. If you want to be fulfilled in every way possible, your future is here.   

 

PHSA hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is first directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents but international candidates are invited to apply.  We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. English is the official language used at PHSA.

 



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