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Lead, Knowledge Exchange - BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services

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Increase Evidence-Based Practice at BCMHSUS

Knowledge Exchange Lead

BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) Regular, Full-Time Vancouver, B.C.

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) provides provincial specialized mental health and substance use services to British Columbians, including: Adult Complex Mental Health and Substance Use, Forensic Mental Health Services, and Correctional Health Services. BCMHSUS also has a provincial role in virtual health, health literacy, prevention, and early intervention, research, knowledge exchange, provincial clinical policy and system planning.

Reporting to the Provincial Director, Strategic Initiatives, and the Knowledge Exchange Lead develops, implements and evaluates knowledge exchange (KE) strategies and approaches to strengthen connections between evidence and practice and to build capacity for uptake and evaluation of evidence-based practice across BCMHSUS. The KE Lead also directs and supports the development, implementation and evaluation of mechanisms (e.g., standards, networks) to support evidence-based care along the full continuum of MHSU care in the province.

This position requires a strong understanding and demonstrated track record in developing and applying KE theories, principles, and practices in an applied healthcare setting. The KE Lead will possess a solid understanding of and interest in mental health and substance use. The successful candidate will possess demonstrated capacity to innovate, lead change, inspire, engage, and collaborate with diverse stakeholders.

Other key attributes include:

  • Education, training and experience equivalent to a Master's degree in health or social sciences, nursing, education, or related discipline.
  • At least five (5) years of recent relevant and related work experience (e.g. healthcare quality improvement, research, knowledge exchange).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated strength in effective, respectful, and clear communications with a broad range of stakeholders, including people with lived/living experience and their families.
  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking and creative problem solving skills including the ability to present information in concise and meaningful ways.
  • Clear commitment to and capacity for collaborative approaches that take into account multiple levels and kinds of interests and roles in the broad continuum of MHSU services and supports, and ability to navigate complex and potentially politically sensitive terrain with diplomacy, tact, and skill.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish appropriate and effective courses of action for self and others.
  • Experience and skills in developing resources and tools to support KE.
  • Strong grasp of implementation science.
  • Knowledge of and experience with qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

If you are committed to improving the mental health and substance use system in BC through knowledge exchange, and to ensuring evidenced-informed practices for British Columbians at risk for or experiencing mental health and/ or substance use issues, you are encouraged to submit your application today!

For more information please contact Sheila Johnston, Advisor, Talent Acquisition - Clinical Services at (604) 875-7154 or Sheila.johnston@phsa.ca.

We will be reviewing applications upon receipt. Applications will be accepted until June 15, 2019 or until the position is filled.

About Us

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). PHSA provides specialized health services to British Columbians, including cancer care, organ transplantation, pediatrics, emergency services, mental health and substance use services. 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: https://jobs.phsa.ca/family-brands

We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants 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, backgrounds and experiences. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self.

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.

The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

  • 84144
  • Regular, Full-Time
  • Monday to Friday; 0830-1630
  • 601 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4C2



Posted: June 13, 2019
Closes: August 12, 2019
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201-500 employees
Industry:
Government
Health Care

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About BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services, a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provides a diverse range of mental health services to people across BC, including: Specialize...

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