Job Posting 102205

Research Specialist
BC College of Nurses & Midwives
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
900 - 200 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
closes in 5 days (Sun, 28 Jul)
full time  •  $91,202 - $95,761 annually

Status: Regular, Full-Time
Work Location:  Hybrid (a combination of in-office and remote work)


Who we are

The British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (“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.

As western Canada’s largest health profession regulator, we believe a diverse and inclusive team enriches our efforts to protect the public. We welcome applications from all who reflect of the communities we serve, and especially encourage Indigenous Peoples and members of equity-seeking groups to apply. We believe diverse perspectives and experiences bring both innovation and better outcomes to the work we do and the decisions we make.

What we offer you​​

We promise to provide you with rewarding work that challenges you. You will be part of a passionate team contributing to our important mandate of protecting the public. As a member of the team, you can expect to be working in a collaborative, team-based environment, and treated in a respectful and professional manner.

The expected starting base salary for this position is $91,202 - $95,761 annually, depending on a variety of factors including qualifications and experience. Once hired, you will progress through a wider salary range over time as you continue to develop job knowledge, skills and competencies for the role.

In addition to base salary, the college offers a generous vacation and extended benefits package. As an employee, you receive 100% employer-paid health and dental benefits. And we contribute to B.C.'s Municipal Pension Plan to help you secure your retirement income. Throughout your career with us, you will engage in a variety of learning and development. We will support your professional development and cover your professional membership costs. To support you in work and life, we provide an employee assistance program and fitness allowance perk. Working with us allows you to enjoy flexible hybrid work. This position is located in Vancouver, but you’ll be able to work remotely up to 3 days a week. Our office is closed for the 11 statutory holidays in B.C. as well as Easter Monday and Boxing Day.

What you’ll be doing

Reporting to the Director, Research and Evaluation, the Research Specialist (RS) assists with furthering research initiatives across the College. Under the direction of the Director, the RS prepares research proposals, implements research activities in collaboration with the team and/or external collaborators, and creates and maintains documentation. The RS will participate in identifying methodological approaches, data collection, data analysis, interpretation of quantitative and qualitative analyses, report writing, publishing, and presenting results to various audiences.

​Key responsibilities include:

  1. Under the direction of the Director, R&E, the RS is responsible for the implementation of research activities.
  2. Prepares interview guides and engages with internal and external groups to conduct key informant interviews and focus groups.
  3. Conducts literature reviews as required to provide comprehensive review on a topic.
  4. Designs and administers surveys to internal and external groups.
  5. Identifies data sources and oversees data collection processes ensuring accuracy, consistency, and adherence to research standards.
  6. Conducts quantitative or qualitative data analyses using relevant tools and techniques and summarizes results and the interpretation of key findings.
  7. Prepares reports and presents results to internal and external audiences.
  8. Interprets findings and develops evidence-informed recommendations.
  9. Prepares grant and ethics applications.

Your education & skills â€‹

  • Master’s degree in a health-related discipline, social sciences, or related field with an emphasis on qualitative or quantitative research methodology or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Education in nursing considered an asset.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively in a group setting or one-on-one and to explain complex concepts clearly.
  • Ability to conduct research related activities including literature reviews, data analysis, interpretation of findings, manuscript preparation and presentations.
  • Experience planning and conducting health research studies using quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods approaches.
  • Must have direct experience conducting focus groups and key informant interviews.
  • Experience writing and submitting manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills with demonstrated experience working collaboratively with individuals at all levels in a professional environment.
  • Strong attention to detail, time management, organization and prioritization skills required.
  • Demonstrated self-starter and critical thinker with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to offer recommendations, direction, and solutions for challenges.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with qualitative and/or quantitative analysis software including NVivo and/or R.
  • Proficient in MS Office, including but not limited to MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Previous experience in a healthcare, nursing and/or regulatory environment is an asset.
  • Previous experience with organizational performance measurement or evaluation is an asset.
  • Demonstrated understanding of diversity, inclusion, and cultural humility as they apply to research approaches and health care is an asset.

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Please note: BCCNM no longer requires staff, contractors, board and committee members, and volunteers to provide an attestation of vaccination related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the event of a Public Health Order being issued, the College is committed to full compliance with all directives and guidelines set forth by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees and the community partners we work with, consistent with the duty of the College to serve and protect the public.

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