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Science/Research/Innovation
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ALB00155473 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

The burden that cancer is placing on the Canadian health care system is substantial and increasing due to many factors including increasing cancer incidence, more treatment options, and better treatment outcomes, with more Canadians than ever before surviving cancer. Historically the ambulatory cancer system has managed both the treatment and long-term surveillance needs of Canadians with cancer, but escalating incidence and increasing survival are making this unsustainable. Reporting to the Scientific Director, Applied Research and Patient Experience, the Transitions Research Associate will work closely with the Transitions Change Management Consultant (CMC) on all activities associated with the "Building capacity for high quality cancer survivorship care closer to home" which is a nationally funded QI project aiming to build capacity in primary care for survivorship care. The Transitions Research Associate will determine evaluation protocols, statistical analysis plans, develop surveys, conduct analysis, interpretation of gathered data and lead dissemination efforts in the Transitions Post Treatment project within this portfolio. In addition to full responsibility for all aspects of statistical work, the Research Associate will also lead complex research activities by closely collaborating with members of the Provincial Primary Health Care Team in Alberta Health Services (AHS) to ensure the data is examined and disseminated in a way that improves care for cancer patients transitioning back to primary care following cancer treatment.

Description:

The Transitions Research Associate will provide leadership in presenting detailed research and evaluation results in meetings, scientific conferences and related settings both within and outside the organization. This position will lead the development of future evaluation protocols and analyze data that has already been collected to evaluate the impact of quality improvement work towards enhancing the coordination and continuity for cancer survivors transition from cancer care to primary care. This position will support the development of a robust, coordinated and collaborative provincial dissemination plan that will deliver meaningful data to make visible the impact the quality improvement work has on cancer survivorship. This position does have the possibility of some direct patient contact as this position will be involved in evaluating post treatment transitions to primary care, there may be some contact with patients and/or staff in the scope of evaluation. This may be through focus groups, facilitating survey completion, or conducting one on one interviews. Further, due to the vast geography of the province, and the fact that we are interested in evaluating the equitable nature of these supports, there may be a requirement to contact patients via telephone to discuss any feedback they had around these projects.

  • Classification: Research Associate
  • Union: Exempt
  • Department: ACB Screening Distress Com Onc
  • Primary Location: Holy Cross Site Phase I
  • Negotiable Location: Within Calgary Zone
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 04-AUG-2020
  • Date Available: 10-AUG-2020
  • Temporary End Date: 31-MAR-2022
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $28.20
  • Maximum Salary: $48.45
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Social Science, Epidemiology/Public Health, Community Health Sciences, Psychology or a related field required. At least 3 years’ experience with quantitative and qualitative research in a healthcare environment. Must have excellent statistical knowledge and skills, and experience of working with large multi-facets datasets. Ability to analyze data using SPSS, STATA, or SAS is essential. Working knowledge and/or familiarity with several of the following programs: SPSS, STATA, SAS, Excel, Access, REFWORKS, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Writer and Reader, Flash, Photoshop, etc.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Self-directed with strong analytical skills, attention to detail, with an ability to handle multiple tasks. Excellent interpersonal and team skills with ability to work with little supervision. Strong written and oral skills for the use in the development of oral presentations, summaries, reports, journal articles, systematic literature reviews and manuscripts, etc. As this project is provincial, this position could require some travel across Alberta.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D in a related field desirable. Content expertise in Cancer Survivorship an asset.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.

Important:

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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