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Apply Now Job ID 1207617 Date posted 01/11/2019
Community :PENTICTON
Position Summary

We are seeking a Regional Practice Lead to join our Research Department in Penticton, BC.

The Regional Practice Lead, Research & Knowledge Translation works in partnership across the organization to lead, cultivate, and facilitate a range of research and knowledge translation activities, enhancing the use of evidence in practice and decision-making and enabling broad engagement in research.

The Practice Lead is an advocate and active role model for scholarly practice, raising the profile and engagement of research, evidence-informed practice/decision-making, and knowledge translation in our geographic area. The Practice Lead services IH broadly by supporting individuals and teams, within and across IH, through the provision of mentorship, guidance, support, and expertise in research and research-related activities and functions as an expert and liaison to the research community provincially and nationally. The Practice Lead is responsible for supervising and managing research-related (funded and unfunded) activities; promoting collaborative research partnerships; assisting in the development of policy, procedures, and guidelines related to scholarly practice and research; and working with other Health Authorities in BC to capitalize on province-wide research and knowledge translation opportunities.


Education, Training, and Experience
• A graduate university degree is required at a minimum of a Master’s level in a health or social science field, including training and/or experience in health services research, research methods, and knowledge translation and exchange. A PhD is preferred.
• A minimum of eight years of experience is required in health services delivery, management, or research.
• Current practicing registration with a BC health professional collage.

Skills and Abilities
• Ability to lead research and/or knowledge translation and exchange activities and projects.
• Exceptional strength in fostering and developing partnerships.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Demonstrated knowledge of healthcare research, research methods, health research priorities, and current healthcare issues.
• Demonstrated knowledge of grant and project management.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills with a successful publication track record.
• Ability to effectively support and collaborate with Health Authority staff and university research faculty.
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team, to take initiative to promote research activities.
• A valid BC Driver’s license.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.

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