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The Research Assistant will work as part of the Digital Emergency Medicine (DigEM) research team in the Department of Emergency Medicine to support digital health projects focused on three broad areas: technology-enabled innovations in health practice and education contexts, multi-channel community engagement to support health education and patient centered care, and digital health innovation and collaborative partnerships. The incumbent will primarily support DigEM’s interCultural Online Health Network (iCON) project in advancing person- and family-centred care in B.C. through a community-driven approach. The incumbent will work with the iCON implementation team to design, deliver and evaluate key components of the project, including but not limited to, culturally tailored health promotion, outreach and resource development, (forums, workshops and webinars to empower multicultural patients and families with the skills and knowledge to better manage chronic diseases and navigate primary care), building digital health literacy to support patient self-management among multicultural communities, centring Indigenous and multicultural voices in health system transformation (outreach and resource development to foster provision of culturally safe and culturally tailored care), as well as research and quality improvement evaluation. The incumbent will also be asked to assist in supporting other DigEM research initiatives as needed, as well as in the development of funding proposals for the Office.
Assists in planning multicultural community, as well as healthcare professional, education events, including consultation on strategic programming, virtual and in-person event logistics planning, partnership development, community outreach, liaising with speakers and quality improvement evaluation.
Assists with iCON related evaluation and research activities.
Assists with data collection by co-facilitating focus groups, conducting interviews and administering surveys.
Assists senior level staff with administering forms or questionnaires, data preparation, collection, entry, and analysis.
Supports the preparation of reports, publications, needs assessments and presentations.
Conducts literature searches, as well as reviews and assists with the synthesis of literature.
Assists in the development of funding proposal by investigating applicable funding opportunities, searching and compiling submission criteria, completing funding application forms and documents, drafting components of letters of intent, and drafting full proposals.
Assists with evidence based and community informed resource development (culturally tailored presentations, infographics, booklets, toolkits, website content, etc.), coordinating integration of input and feedback with diverse project partners.
Supports coordination of programming, including liaising and with diverse project partners, organizing and documenting meetings, and communicating with diverse project partners.
Performs other duties as required.
**Please note: the jobs are posted separately, so please submit a resume and cover letter to BOTH the JR12835 and JR12838 postings.
Recognizing B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship recipient Dr. Kendall Ho
British Columbia’s Medal of Good Citizenship recognizes British Columbians who have acted in a particularly generous, kind or selfless manner for the common good without expectation of reward. Dr. Kendall Ho, emergency physician at Vancouver General Hospital, digital emergency medicine researcher and professor in the UBC Faculty of Medicine, is one of the 31 people receiving this accolade this year for his contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Celebrating Dr. Kendall Ho
The Medal of Good Citizenship was presented to Kendall by Honourable George Heyman, B.C. Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and MLA for Vancouver-Fairview during a virtual ceremony on March 24.
“I feel very fortunate that, during this challenging time of COVID, I can contribute my medical and language skills, and work with many dedicated people and organizations in B.C. to help provide meaningful support to our community members in their times of need,” said Kendall. “I am deeply humbled by this award, and it should be rightly shared with all the folks with whom I have the pleasure of collaborating.”
Launched in 2015, the Medal of Good Citizenship is one way for British Columbians to recognize people for their contributions and dedication to community service. The medal reflects their generosity, service, acts of selflessness and contributions to community life. Nominations for the Medal of Good Citizenship are accepted year round, and British Columbians are encouraged to submit people they know who have been particularly kind, generous or self-sacrificing without expectation of reward.