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Research and Evaluation Specialist, Indigenous Cultural Safety

Surrey, BC
6 days ago

Bring your positive energy and commitment to health equity to this exciting and diverse role where you can really make a difference as a Research and Evaluation Specialist, Indigenous Cultural Safety. In this role you will provide coordination, guidance and consultation in the evaluation of program design and delivery of Aboriginal Health (AH) and Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) services in Fraser Health (FH), in addition to providing support in research activities and research capacity development.

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.8 million people in 20 diverse municipalities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the unceded and traditional homelands of the Coast Salish and Nlaka'pamux Nations. Our team of nearly 40,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

Twelve acute care hospitals, BC's first dedicated outpatient care and surgery centre and services in public health, home health, mental health and long term care facilities. Known as one of the most desirable place to live in the world, these dynamic communities along with inspiring scenery and easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities provide an amazing quality of life.

In this position your primary responsibilities include:
    •Provide evaluation design and implementation support towards Fraser Health's ICS objectives. •Prepare research grant applications for approval, manage designated research project activities, budgets and resources, including subsequent knowledge translation activities. •Support training and capacity development initiatives in the area of Indigenous health research. •Serve as a consultant to FH colleagues and work in collaboration with other departments to make evidence-based recommendations regarding potential changes to programs, delivery of care and impacts on services and staff resources.

Education and experience required:
    •Masters Degree in a health science, social science or related discipline with coursework in research methodologies, statistical analysis and evaluation. •Five years' experience in related research/evaluation/decision support in Indigenous health, public health, community health programs, acute care or other health services. •Experience with project management, program planning and evaluation. •Knowledge of Indigenous health approaches, protocols, traditions and values.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience is acceptable.

This is a temp. part-time (0.80 fte) role with an approximate end date of March 31, 2021. This position is located in Surrey, BC with access to public transit, restaurants and other amenities.

Fraser Health Authority values diversity within the workplace. For this position, we also want to highlight that First Nations, Inuit, Metis ancestry is regarded as directly relevant to the skills and knowledge for excellence in the position. Pursuant to Section 41 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.

Valued Benefits:

A career at Fraser Health will offer you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are eminent in their respective fields. We offer a competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.