Cultural Safety Policy as a Tool for Improving Access to Primary Health Care for Aboriginal People.
Funder: Vancouver Foundation
Position Title: Research Coordinator Status: Part-Time Position (~24 Hours/Week)
Time Period: 1 year contract (with strong possibility for renewal for up to 1 year)
Wage: Will be commensurate with experience.
Nature of Research Project:
Fraser Health is launching a two-year research project in collaboration with Simon Fraser University, First Nations Health Authority, and Stó:lō Nation. This study aims to build upon current research by conducting a community-based participatory research study to examine how cultural safety can be embedded into health policy in the Fraser region to increase access to primary health care for self-identifying Aboriginal peoples. The project will be piloted at the Stó:lō primary health care center in Chilliwack, B.C.
Summary of Responsibilities:
Organize Research team meetings
Provide ongoing updates to research team
Organize community gatherings
Coordinate the creation of community guiding group
Develop project logic model
Coordinate the development of a cultural safety policy framework
Support implementation of cultural safety framework at designated pilot site
Recruit research participants
Conduct focus groups
Analyse Focus Groups
Measure project of project based on logic model.
Other responsibilities, as required.
Undergraduate level education in a related field (or equivalent experience)
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work independently and within a team
Sound knowledge of community-based research principles
Solid understanding of qualitative research methods and experience carrying out semi-structured interviews
Excellent administrative and organizational skills
Experience in or understanding of Aboriginal Health and Cultural Safety.
Excellent networking and facilitation skills
Experience in analyzing and summarizing qualitative data 3
Proficiency in applicable software programs (i.e. Microsoft Office, excel).
Forward a CV and cover letter, in PDF format, to Vishal.Jain@fraserhealth.ca. by January 13, 2017. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Only successful, short-listed, candidates will be contacted.