Regional Practice Lead, Research & Knowledge Translation

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Regional Practice Lead, Research & Knowledge Translation

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date January 25, 2021
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Flexible, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Community :FLEXIBLE
Facility :FLEXIBLE

Position Summary

Interior Health is looking for a permanent full time Regional Practice Lead, Research & Knowledge Translation to join our Research Department! If you have strong organizational skills and are interested in expanding your career opportunities, this is the position for you!

The Regional Practice Lead, Research & Knowledge Translation practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by their own professional College. The Practice Lead works in partnership across the organization to lead, cultivate, and facilitate a range of research and knowledge translation activities, enhancing the use of evidence in practice and decision-making and enabling broad engagement in research.

The Practice Lead is an advocate and active role model for scholarly practice, raising the profile and engagement of research, evidence-informed practice/decision-making, and knowledge translation in our geographic area. The Practice Lead services IH broadly by supporting individuals and teams, within and across IH, through the provision of mentorship, guidance, support, and expertise in research and research-related activities and functions as an expert and liaison to the research community provincially and nationally.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supervising and managing research-related (funded and unfunded) activities; promoting collaborative research partnerships; assisting in the development of policy, procedures, and guidelines related to scholarly practice and research; and working with other Health Authorities in BC to capitalize on province-wide research and knowledge translation opportunities. Experience in research and strong Knowledge Translation skills are preferred.

This is a permanent full time position. Hours of work are Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 16:00.

Some Key Duties may include:

1. Knowledge Translation

Leads activities to promote research and knowledge translation, including:

• Collaborating at local, provincial, and national levels to identify and engage in opportunities for capacity building in knowledge translation.
• Developing strategies for the participatory and active dissemination and uptake of research findings.
• Providing consultation, education, and support for integrated knowledge translation of key evidence for the advancement of practice, improvement of population health, and/or enhancement of health services.
• Responding to internal requests for evidence synthesis that informs practice or decision-making and supervising literature review and integration by research assistants or analysts.
• Serving as a knowledge broker to connect and network research teams.
• Facilitating communication and fostering the development of research partnerships between IH staff and departments.
• Serving as a primary liaison for IH and its external academic partners, including universities, funding agencies, and provincial and national research or knowledge translation bodies.
• Serving as the IH representative on provincial and national research and knowledge translation networks.
• Monitoring provincial and national research priorities and opportunities and communicating these to IH, provincial counterparts, and university staff in order to develop partnerships.

2. Research and Scholarship

Leads research, adopting an integrated knowledge translation approach, to collaboratively identify research questions, design creative and applied research frameworks, engage in data collection and analysis, and disseminate research results by:
• Collaborating with Practice Leaders, educators, knowledge coordinators, and other key teams within IH to foster, guide, and support the pursuit of research and evidence-informed practice.
• Engaging with academic institutions to stimulate and guide partnerships, holding adjunct and/or joint appointments.
• Pursuing research funding in collaboration with appropriate partners.
• Managing research grants and supervising grant-related activities.
• Managing and supervising research staff, including administrative assistants, research assistants, research analysts, and others as appropriate.
• Engaging in research evaluation, using evidence-informed approaches to facilitate micro- and macro-level learning from the process of doing research.
• Serving as an IH Research Ethics Board delegated reviewer.
• Providing leadership for IH peer-review of research proposals.
• Raising the profile of IH through active publication in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.
• Reporting on the progress of research and knowledge translation to IH senior leadership and the IH Board as requested.

3. Capacity Building, Teaching, and Education

• Provides leadership, mentorship, and guidance to research staff in their support of individual or team consultations related to research or knowledge translation.
• Prepares and leads education and training events to enhance research capacity.
• Supports the navigation of data access and documentation required for research proposals and/or ethics reviews.
• Leads program development for a bi-annual Rural Health Services Research Conference.
• Participates in provincial and national initiatives to enhance research and knowledge translation capacity for health systems strengthening.
• Facilitates local, provincial, and national training opportunities in knowledge translation.

4. Performs other duties as assigned.

Some of the Benefits of Joining Interior Health:

An attractive remuneration package and excellent career prospects await the right candidate. In addition to a competitive wage, we offer one of the best benefit packages and pension plans in Canada. In addition to Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, we offer paid annual vacation starting at 4 weeks (20 days) up to a maximum of 7 weeks (35 days). We also offer an attractive defined employee pension plan, disability and life insurance, and options for maternity &/or paternity leave top-up.

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Education, Training, and Experience

• A graduate university degree is required at a minimum of a Master’s level in a health or social science field, including training and/or experience in health services research, research methods, and knowledge translation and exchange. A PhD is preferred.
• A minimum of eight years of experience is required in health services delivery, management, or research.
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Current practicing registration with a BC health professional collage.

LEADS Capabilities
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:

• Leads Self/Cultural Agility – self-awareness, demonstrates character; noticing and adapting to cultural uniqueness to create a sense of safety for all.
• Engages Others/Empathy – fosters the development of others, communicates effectively, builds effective teams, listens with heart rather than reacting
• Achieves Results/Process Orientation – takes action to implement decisions, assesses & evaluates results, follows culturally respectful processes that also produce results
• Develops Coalitions/Building a Trust-Based Relationship – builds partnerships & networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers & service, navigates socio-political environments, building personal relationships in addition to professional ones, participating in open exchanges of experiences and culture
• System Transformation/Credible Champion – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change, remains self-aware and maintains effective relationships, shows courage and conviction in advocating for change for the betterment of Aboriginal people.

Skills and Abilities

• Ability to lead research and/or knowledge translation and exchange activities and projects.
• Exceptional strength in fostering and developing partnerships.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Demonstrated knowledge of healthcare research, research methods, health research priorities, and current healthcare issues.
• Demonstrated knowledge of grant and project management.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills with a successful publication track record.
• Ability to effectively support and collaborate with Health Authority staff and university research faculty.
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team, to take initiative to promote research activities.
• A valid BC Driver’s license.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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