In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
The vision of Island Health s research program is to create a robust, self-sustaining health research community on Vancouver Island, playing an essential role in the delivery of health services, improving health status and health care for the Island s population. Based on a platform of collaboration, Island Health continues to build research capacity and sustainability, supports research which capitalizes on the unique features of the Island and the aims of itself and its partners.
The Cognitive Health Initiative (CHI) is collaboration between Island Health, the University of Victoria and other key stakeholders on Vancouver Island, including but not limited to patients and families, the Divisions of Family Practice and the UBC Island Medical Program. The vision of the CHI is Advancing Cognitive Health for All through integration of research, care and learning. Reporting to the Director of Research Capacity Building (and eventually the Clinical Director of the Cognitive Health Initiative), the Project Manager is responsible for a wide breadth of project management and research support activities. Due to the diversity of partners and breadth of the CHI, exceptionally strong communication, interpersonal and organization skills are required to be effective in this role, in addition to demonstrated experience in managing large, multifaceted health research initiatives.
Education, Training And Experience
A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree in a health related field.
Skills And Abilities
Seven (7) years' of progressive experience working within or directly in a clinical/health research-focused private or public health care environment, including experience as a project manager, senior research coordinator and/or program manager/director.
Project Management certification and direct experience in cognitive health/decline is an asset but not essential.
Demonstrated success as a project manager (or equivalent role) in large health research initiatives.
Functional knowledge of and direct experience in the conduct of health research, ranging from conceptualization through start up, implementation, close out and knowledge translation.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills coupled with the ability to write or edit high quality correspondence, reports and other documents.
Proven ability to create and effectively manage research study and project budgets.
Functional knowledge of project management principles and methods.
Proven leadership skills (including but not limited to forging and maintaining relationships, communications, engaging others, conflict resolution, achieving results, developing coalitions)
Functional knowledge of Good Clinical Practice guidelines and other regulatory and compliance requirements pertaining to the conduct of research.
A positive and forward looking, can-do attitude in day to day conduct, and an ability to take a hands-on approach to project management and implement innovate and effective solutions.
An understanding of health system complexity, ability to prioritize and effectively engage in complex issues resolution.