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Project Coordinator, Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC)
The Project Coordinator works in collaboration with the IPAC Program Leaders to identify and prioritize projects and is responsible for the coordination of projects, knowledge exchange, information dissemination, evaluation data collection and education for key stakeholders including the public, service providers, and relevant policy/decision makers; and/or research, health system support, and academic development. The Project Coordinator is actively involved in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of IPAC projects, core program including Hand Hygiene, Surveillance, Policy development, Auditing, and other related IPAC components and maintains primary project coordination responsibility. Supports team efforts with internal and external partners on ongoing programs and initiatives to improve the designated project objectives and deliverables. Coordinates ongoing and time-limited projects of varying size and scope in a complex and changing multidisciplinary environment.
What you’ll do
- Coordinate the execution of projects, assuring they are done in an efficient manner, that they adhere to project protocols, that they conform to applicable institutional and ethical policies and procedures and privacy legislation, and that they are completed within the required timelines. Supervise staff or students assisting in large or complex projects.
- Identify, collect, and analyze relevant information relating to current projects, and provide input and recommendations to project/program team for development, implementation, analysis, dissemination of findings, and policy/practice implications.
- Present project updates to internal stakeholder groups, external agencies, organizations, and other stakeholders. Assist with the dissemination of information and knowledge related to projects and key programs and initiatives under the identified mandate areas through a variety of vehicles.
- Actively support the management and facilitation of time-limited projects and programs to identify best practice-grounded strategies and activities for health professionals, policy/ decision makers, and the public in research, practice, and policy.
- In collaboration with Operation Managers and/or Medical Directors, coordinate the implementation of approved recommendations resulting from research, best practice, and policy reviews.
What you bring
- A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Health or Social Sciences plus a five (5) years in a responsible research assistant, project coordinator, or policy analyst role in a health, social services, government, or community organization.
- Knowledge of research, quality improvement and clinical practices relevant to the service/program area; health systems and policy; population health, prevention, and health promotion; and knowledge exchange.
- Understanding of and practical skills in project coordination/management, research and evaluation; relevant computer software applications; Internet search engines, websites, and navigation; funding structures and application processes; training and education; policy review and analysis; and facilitation, community development, and partnerships.
- Related experience in conducting literature searches and reviews, best practice reviews, policy analysis, working collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholder groups.
- Qualities including: creativity and innovation; sound judgment; tact and diplomacy; ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a demanding and dynamic environment; sound negotiation, conflict management and consensus-building skills; excellent oral and written communications skills.
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 and development.
- 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).
- Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Job Type: Regular Full-Time
Location: 1333 W. Broadway Vancouver, BC
Closing date: Open until position is filled
Hours of Work: 08:00-16:00
Number of positions available: 2 (two)
Requisition # 115841E/115842E
The Infection Prevention & Control (IPAC) team ensures a safe environment for patients throughout PHSA and its programs, departments and services. Our mission is to ensure the protection of patients, staff and visitors from preventable infections.
The IPAC team works collaboratively with other groups within PHSA, other health authorities, the Provincial Infection Control Network of BC (PICNet), and regional and national health services in supporting best practices to prevent and control infections at PHSA facilities. IPAC activities include:
- Hand Hygiene Program
- Knowledge translation (education and research)
- Outbreak management
- Construction consultation
- Cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization consultation
- Quality improvement initiatives
- Policy and procedure development
What we do
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 is 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.