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  • Position: Policy Research Coordinator
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  • Organization: BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM)
  • Website: www.bccnm.ca
  • Location: Vancouver
  • Term: Permanent; full-time
  • Posting Date:
    December 12, 2020
  • Deadline to Apply: January 3, 2021
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    Please note: On Sept. 1, 2020, the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) and the College of Midwives of BC (CMBC) amalgamated to become the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

    BCCNM is the college empowered under the Health Professions Act to regulate the practice of all licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, registered midwives, registered nurses, and registered psychiatric nurses in British Columbia. Regulation helps to protect the public by ensuring that professional care or service received by the public is competent, ethical and meets the standards that society views as acceptable.

    At BCCNM each of us strives to meet our commitment to the following values to maintain a workplace that is respectful and supports the well-being of every BCCNM employee:

    • Trust is essential
    • Better together
    • Speak the truth
    • Protect the public
    • Stay curious

    As a member of the team, you can expect to be treated in a respectful and professional manner. While your workload will be busy, the College supports staff in achieving a healthy work-life balance.

    For more information on regulatory bodies and their consumer protection mandate, visit the Canadian Regulatory Guide.

    Working at BCCNM

    Does the idea of protecting the public through research and policy analysis appeal to you? Do you get excited reviewing research, interpreting policy, and incorporating findings into supports for policy development, such as literature and jurisdictional reviews and policy analyses?

    If you answered YES, the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) is hiring a Policy Research Coordinator (PRC) for our Policy and Research Program team. In this role, you will work closely with others in the Policy and Research Program team. You will perform project oriented research and analysis and balance big picture thinking with the fine details in the support and development of the professional practice policy, including the standards of practice, which set the professional requirements for nurses and midwives in BC.

    Does this sound like you?

    You enjoy inquiry, discovery, collaboration, and policy research for complex environments. Carrying out knowledge management and research activities excites you. You have experience in creating and applying frameworks and other policy and research tools to acquire, collate, and analyze knowledge and to turn it into policy and research products.

    What you'll be doing

    Under the direction of the Director, Policy and Research, the Policy Research Coordinator (PRC) performs the functions of a researcher, research coordinator, and policy analyst and is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting on evidence, emerging research and other policy tools to support evidence-informed and principle-based policy, Standards of Practice, and quality assurance processes.

    The PRC reviews and recommends third party requests for registrant data for academic research purposes.

    Internally, the PRC works closely with the Policy and Research team and liaises and collaborates with staff throughout the organization regarding research and policy activities.

    Externally, the Policy Research Coordinator works with registrants, consultants, researchers, health professions regulators, employers, government bodies, stakeholders and others, as appropriate, regarding research and policy development activities.

    • Plan, develop and implement research strategies to support policy research needs and use research knowledge to assess requirements and to recommend/implement appropriate approaches
    • Use a variety of research methodologies (environmental scans, literature reviews, web-based research, focus groups, jurisdictional scans and interviews) to carry out and inform regulatory research and policy analysis, application and use
    • Conduct primary and secondary research and synthesize evidence on relevant topics to develop background papers, briefing materials and research reports to support policy development and knowledge translation
    • Develop, implement and evaluate the administrative and policy related processes related to regulatory research, ensuring confidentiality, consent, security of information, etc. at the research program level are aligned to organizational policy and the strategic initiatives of the College
    • Coordinate and manage policy survey processes, including questionnaire development and revision, managing feedback, data analysis and results reporting, related to Standards of Practice and other regulatory tools
    • Evaluate and recommend third party research requests for registrant data for academic research purposes, ensuring strategic alignment and coordinating related data gathering and reporting
    • Develop, update and modify documents and resources related to BCCNM policies and standards ensuring consistency and compatibility with BCCNM’s mandate
    • Ensure research processes are evidence-informed, effective and reflect leading practices and relational regulation
    • Compile, analyze, synthesize and manage qualitative and quantitative research data, using knowledge translation and adult learning principles when writing reports and presenting findings to internal and external stakeholders
    • Conduct environmental and jurisdictional scans and providing informed analysis of current trends as they impact BCCNM and health professions regulation
    • Collaborate with the Policy and Research Program team and other staff in building an environment of leading edge inquiry, discovery and collaboration
    • Respond to requests for information, interpret policies and provide advice to BCCNM staff, stakeholders and contractors on research utilization and the application of research processes
    Education & skills
    • Master’s degree plus specialized nursing or midwifery education, or bachelor’s degree plus specialized nursing or midwifery education combined with additional education and experience
    • 5 to 7 years of related work or healthcare experience with a broad knowledge of health systems
    • Knowledge and experience with application of research methodologies, the policy process, knowledge translation practices and qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis and reporting
    • Demonstrated leadership and facilitation skills
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
    • Demonstrated strength in interpersonal skills
    • Proven time management, organization and coordination skills including the ability to prioritize and organize work with a strong attention to detail
    • Working level knowledge with Microsoft Office Suite, including but not limited to Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
    • Experience with project management approaches and demonstrated ability to achieve project and program deliverables in a timely manner
    • Knowledge and experience in the application of regulatory practices, legislation related to regulation and nursing practice, and professional and practice standards an asset
    • Must hold practising registration in good standing with BCCNM or obtain practising registration upon hire with BCCNM

    As the successful candidate, you will enjoy a generous compensation and benefits package.

    How to apply

    Please forward your resume and cover letter to careers@bccnm.ca. Please use “Policy Research Coordinator” as the subject line of your email. The closing date for applications is Jan. 3, 2021.

    Note: References, education and professional credential verifications, and a criminal record check will be required for all final candidates.

    While we appreciate all responses, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    Thank you for your interest in the BC College of Nurses and Midwives.​