Policy, Planning and Research Analyst

Janeway Children's Hospital
Children and Women's Health Program- Janeway Lifestyle Program
Permanent, Part Time

Hours: 37.5 bi-weekly (3.75 hour days)
Salary: CG-35 ($30.43 - $33.95 per hour)
Competition Number: 2020006662
Posted Date: February 10, 2021
Closing Date: February 28, 2021

About Us

Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary

The Policy, Planning and Research Analyst will conduct research activities associated with the Janeway Lifestyle Program. Research will include program development and program evaluation as well as specific research projects within the program. Activities include but not limited to: assisting in the continued development and expansion of the Janeway Lifestyle Program by designing expansion model and evaluation plan as well as designing, maintaining and coordinating program database; designing and maintaining a database of training sessions and education provided by the Janeway Lifestyle Program; performing statistical analysis; designing, maintaining, and coordinating a provincial database of all patients followed outside of the Janeway Lifestyle Program; and designing and coordinating studies/projects around chronic disease prevention and childhood obesity.

The Analyst will also assist members of the Janeway Lifestyle program in developing research questions, grant applications and ethics applications. This includes organizing and conducting focus groups and analyzing interviews to identify key barriers to living a healthy lifestyle or other relevant topics. The successful applicant may also be required to attend travelling clinic. The analyst will be an active member of committees for policy development, as needed, and will be involved with health promotion activities in partnership with other organizations. Some flexibility in work hours is required as team programming occasionally takes place during the evening and on weekends

Job Demands

By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):

  • Occasionally required to lift/move objects, such as files and records up to 10 lbs.
  • Work provides the opportunity to occasionally stand, walk and bend and stretch within the office environment.
  • Constantly required to perform fine finger/precision work while sitting using a keyboard and mouse while entering and manipulating data in electronic documents, responding to information, updating databases, and preparing correspondence.
  • Visual concentration is required constantly for data entry and verification of information in spreadsheets as well as to write reports, emails and other correspondence.
  • Exact results and precision are required when preparing reports, compiling statistical information, and responding to information requests.
  • Occasionally impacted by interruptions and multiple time pressures/deadlines for immediate results for data or information.

Job Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in a health-related field, Social Sciences or Epideminology is required.
  • Minimum of two years of experience within the last four in research is required.
  • Experience in writing ethics applications and program evaluation is required. 
  • Experience working with groups of children and families is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the 2006 Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management and Prevention of Obesity in Adults and Children.
  • Knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Knowledge of psychosocial issues related to children with obesity.
  • Demonstrated strong computer skills including the ability to use Excel, SPSS, database development, and word processing for reports.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistics as it relates to validated measurement tools for assessing a wide variety of clinical indicators.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both with an interdisciplinary team and independently.
  • A satisfactory record of work performance is required.

Open to external applicants.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a reposted position. Those who have already applied, need not re-apply.

Apply online at https://employment.easternhealth.ca

To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: employment@easternhealth.ca. Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.

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