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Epidemiologist, Perinatal Services BC (PSBC) - BC Children's & Women's Hospital
Epidemiologist, Perinatal Services BC (PSBC)
BC Children's & Women's Hospital
Reporting to the Leader or designate, the Epidemiologist provides expertise in the areas of health services research, biostatistics, and epidemiology as it relates to departmental initiatives and goals and the promotion of health services. The Epidemiologist works in close partnership with key stakeholders, including but not limited to Provincial Leads, Data Analysts, Ministry of Health Services and researchers. This role ensures the quality and integrity of data and performs regular data analysis and generates reports. The Epidemiologist also assists in applied research activities and complex statistical analysis to assess risk and identify gaps. This role is responsible for knowledge translation and dissemination of information and provides advice and guidance to staff and stakeholders on research studies and data interpretation.
What you’ll do
- Plan, develop and conduct advanced epidemiological and/or biostatistical surveillance and research studies for health databases and carry out data analysis.
- Write, develop and edit comprehensive reports and reporting products, including design, compilation, synthesis, dissemination and evaluation.
- Collaborate in the planning, design, development of local and/or regional health analysis and surveillance projects. Contributes expertise to the development of epidemiological projects including methodologies, approaches and models. Participates in provincial and national health initiatives as appropriate. Establishes consultation networks with relevant stakeholders.
- Synthesize and promotes the utilization of research findings through knowledge translation strategies (e.g. journal articles, program newsletters, listservs, and conferences). Educates staff and stakeholders about research methodologies and interpretation of epidemiological studies.
- Critically evaluats and appraise methodological and other problems, and ensures analysis and interpretation of data/results. Undertakes critical appraisals of epidemiological, statistical and scientific evidence to conduct risk assessment, identify knowledge gaps, and validate data integrity.
- Maintain current knowledge of new developments, trends and research in relevant health area.
What you bring
- A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Masters degree in Epidemiology or Health Information Sciences plus a minimum of three (3) years of recent related experience.
- Thorough knowledge of epidemiological principles, research methodologies, health surveillance, health indicator development and management, and biostatistical techniques are required.
- Strong research, analytic and communication skills. Knowledge of the Canadian public health surveillance systems and data resources relevant to area of expertise.
- Ability to identify and analyze, trends and changes in disease and corresponding risk factors, contributory factors, incidence and prevalence rates, outcomes and other relevant epidemiological measures.
- Experience with large administrative and/or clinical datasets an asset, as well as proficiency with software such as Microsoft Office, SPSS, SAS, and GIS.
- Communication, including report writing and presentation of findings, and organizational skills to collaborate in a multidisciplinary environment on research and surveillance planning required.
- Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
- Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).
What we bring
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
- Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
- Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
- Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
- Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.
Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time
Salary Range: $80,935 - $116,344/year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.
Location: 1770 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V6J 4Z9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday, 0830-1700
Requisition # 146225E
As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.
What we do
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.
BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education.
BCCH and BCW is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA, BCCH and BCW are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.
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