Website BC College of Nurses & Midwives
Status: Regular, Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Work Location: Hybrid (a combination of in-office and remote work)
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 as well as policy analyses? If yes, read on if you want to be a part of our team!
In this role, you will work closely within the Regulatory Programs Transformation teams to perform research and analysis and balance big picture thinking with the fine details to support evidence-informed and principle-based policy and research in the context of nursing and midwifery regulation.
What you’ll be doing
Under the direction of the Director, Policy and Integration (P&I), the Policy & Research Coordinator (PRC) performs the functions of a research coordinator and policy analyst. This role is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting on evidence and emerging research, and using other tools to support evidence-informed and principle-based policy and research in the context of nursing and midwifery regulation.
The Policy Coordinator also reviews and recommends third party requests for registrant data for academic research purposes.
Key responsibilities include:
- In consultation with the Director, P&I, the Regulatory Programs Transformation team, BCCNM staff and external audiences, plans, develops and implements research strategies to support research and policy development needs. Uses research knowledge to assess requirements and to recommend/implement appropriate approaches.
- Uses 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.
- Conducts primary and secondary research and synthesizes evidence on relevant topics. Develops background papers, briefing materials and research reports to support research, policy development and knowledge translation.
- Develops, implements, and evaluates 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.
- In collaboration with the Director, P&I and other BCCNM staff, coordinates and manages policy and research survey processes, including questionnaire development and revision, managing feedback, data analysis and results reporting.
- In consultation with management throughout the organization, and other staff, evaluates and recommends third party research requests for registrant data for academic research purposes, ensuring strategic alignment and coordinating related data gathering and reporting.
- In consultation with the Director, P&I and in collaboration with BCCNM staff, develops, updates, and modifies documents and resources related to BCCNM policies and standards ensuring consistency and compatibility with BCCNM’s mandate.
- Compiles, analyzes, synthesizes, and manages qualitative and quantitative research data. Uses knowledge translation and adult learning principles when writing reports and presenting findings to internal and external stakeholders
Your education & skills
- Master’s degree in a health-related field, 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.
- If a nurse, must hold practicing registration in good standing with BCCNM or be eligible for practicing registration with BCCNM. If a midwife, must hold practicing or non-practicing registration in good standing with BCCNM.
- Demonstrated understanding of diversity, inclusion, and cultural humility as they apply to nursing and midwifery practice and health care.
How to Apply
If you are interested in this position, please apply online by 11:59PM on March 26, 2023. This opportunity will remain posted until filled; however, priority consideration will be given to those who apply by the deadline. To see a full list of our current opportunities or to learn more about working at the BC College of Nurses & Midwives, please visit our website at Careers at BCCNM.
Please note: BCCNM is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all College staff. Any employee hired must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or must have a BCCNM approved exemption before beginning work for the College.
About the BC College of Nurses & Midwives
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.
To apply for this job please visit www.bccnm.ca.