The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) provides provincial and national leadership in public health through surveillance, detection, prevention and consultation and provides both direct diagnostic and treatment services to people with disease of public health importance.
The BCCDC 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
BC Centre for Disease Control
Population Health Promotion
Project Coordinator – Injury and Falls Prevention
Regular Full-time (1.00 FTE)
Start Date: January 8, 2018
In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
The Project Coordinator works in collaboration with the Provincial Manager – Injury and Falls Prevention and the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit to identify and prioritize project goals and is responsible for the coordination of projects to support the BC Injury Prevention Committee. The Project Coordinator is actively involved in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of projects, and maintains primary project coordination responsibility. Supports team efforts with internal and external partners on ongoing programs and initiatives to meet the designated project objectives and deliverables. Coordinates one or multiple projects, varying size and scope in a complex and changing multidisciplinary environment.
- Coordinates the execution of projects, assuring they are done in an efficient manner, that they adhere to project protocols, that they conform to applicable institutional and ethical policies and procedures and privacy legislation, and that they are completed within the required timelines. Supervises staff or students assisting in large or complex projects.
- Identifies, collects, and analyzes relevant information and injury data relating to current projects, and provides input and recommendations to project team for development, implementation, analysis, dissemination of findings, and policy/practice implications. Conducts literature scans, reviews and summarizes emerging research, and prepares reports, briefing documents and policies and procedures for team decision-making.
- Presents project updates to internal stakeholder groups, external agencies, organizations, and other stakeholders. Assists with the dissemination of information and knowledge related to projects and key programs and initiatives under the identified priority areas through a variety of vehicles.
- Actively supports the management and facilitation of time-limited projects and programs to identify best practice-grounded strategies and activities for health professionals, policy/ decision makers, and the public in research, practice, and policy.
- In collaboration with Provincial Manager and BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, coordinates the implementation of approved recommendations resulting from research, best practice, and policy reviews.
A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Health or Social Sciences plus a five (5) years in a responsible research assistant, project coordinator, or policy analyst role in a health, social services, government, or community organization.
Knowledge of project management, research, quality improvement and policy relevant to Injury Prevention; health systems and policy; population health, prevention, and health promotion; and knowledge exchange. Understanding of and practical skills in project coordination/management, research and evaluation; relevant computer software applications; Internet search engines, websites, and navigation; funding structures and application processes; training and education; policy review and analysis; and facilitation, community development, and partnerships. Related experience in conducting literature searches and reviews, best practice reviews, policy analysis, working collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholder groups. Qualities including: creativity and innovation; sound judgment; tact and diplomacy; ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a demanding and dynamic environment; sound negotiation, conflict management and consensus-building skills; excellent oral and written communications skills.
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