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NCAS Assessment Centre Coordinator (Temp)
Closing Date:
January 25, 2022

 

Assessment Centre Coordinator

  • Position: Temporary, Full-Time (12 months – Maternity Leave)
  • Compensation: Starting at $57,000
  • Location: Vancouver, BC. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will split time between our office at 200 Granville St, working from home and supervising assessments at Langara College in Vancouver.
  • Application Deadline: We will accept applications until the position is filled, with the aim to have the incumbent begin January 25, 2022.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Are you an events professional with a focus on healthcare? Or an LPN or HCA looking for a unique way to combine your skills with events coordination? If you have healthcare-related experience in events management and/or administrative coordination, we’d love to meet you! The Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) is looking for an Assessment Centre Coordinator. This event planning and coordination role will provide technical, administrative, and operational support to the delivery of the NCAS Simulation Lab Assessment and Oral Assessment – high stakes examinations taken by hundreds of health professionals annually who are seeking licensure as nurses and health care aides in British Columbia. NOTE: This position has a Tuesday to Saturday work week. Saturdays involve either opening the Assessment Centre early in the day or closing the Assessment Centre into the evening. Schedule flexibility may be required to support staff training, or other activities.

WHO WE ARE

The Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) is part of the BC College of Nurses and Midwives. BCCNM is empowered under the Health Professions Act to regulate the practice of all licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, registered midwives, registered nurses, and registered psychiatric nurses in British Columbia. Regulation helps to protect the public by ensuring that professional care or service received by the public is competent, ethical, and meets the standards that society views as acceptable. NCAS operates as a unique and independent unit within BCCNM.

BCCNM launched NCAS in January 2017 to assess the competencies of professionals seeking to enter nursing practice in BC and other parts of Canada. NCAS is a testing service that regulators rely upon to determine if an individual is safe to enter practice. Our high-stakes assessment is comprised of a computer-based test that is administered at testing sites all over the world, as well as a simulation-lab and oral assessment that are delivered in Vancouver and Halifax. The NCAS assessment represents a consistent, rigorous, and defensible approach for determining the extent to which individuals possess the competencies required to enter practice safely. 

At BCCNM, we value and celebrate diversity. We are committed to fostering an open, welcoming, and inclusive work environment where we value and respect all perspectives. We aspire to employ staff who are representative of the diverse B.C. communities we serve. We hire based on merit and encourage qualified applicants of all backgrounds to apply. 

Each of us strives to meet our commitment to the following values to maintain a workplace that is welcoming, respectful, and supports the well-being of every BCCNM employee: 

  • Trust is essential 
  • Better together 
  • Speak the truth 
  • Protect the public 
  • Stay curious 

WHAT WE OFFER YOU 

Our office is located at 200 Granville Street in downtown Vancouver, and rests on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Watuth nations. This position is ideal for an individual who is comfortable working in a hybrid remote and in person environment. 

As a member of the team, you can expect to be working in a collaborative, team-based environment and to be treated in a respectful and professional manner. The College is committed to employee professional development and career growth. We promise to provide you with rewarding work that challenges you. While your workload will be busy, the College supports staff in achieving a healthy work-life balance. 

WHAT YOU”LL BE DOING 

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Assessment Centre Coordinator manages the administration of the Simulation Lab Assessment and Oral Assessment at a state-of-the art simulation lab at Langara College in Vancouver, BC. Assessments run like clockwork, and involve 15-20 support staff, plus examinees. 

The ACC ensures the assessments are delivered to the highest standards of security, consistency, rigour and professionalism, according to defined policies, procedures, and standards. The coordinator facilitates the regular operations of the simulation and oral assessment by, among other responsibilities: recruiting and overseeing the work of all part-time assessment service employees (including assessors, standardized patients, standardized patient trainers, and technicians); purchasing supplies; setting up and taking down assessment stations; scheduling assessment takers (test takers), staff and assessment dates; and working closely with the NCAS staff team to support the continuous improvement of the overall program. 

Weekdays (Tuesday through Friday, normal business hours) are spent on full-cycle administrative coordination of NCAS assessments, while Saturdays (assessment operation hours) involve the delivery and supervision of an SLA-OA assessment day at Langara College. 

NCAS employs two Assessment Centre Coordinators. Responsibilities are allocated and shared between the two positions. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

A. Assessment Administration 

The ACC ensures the NCAS Simulation Lab Assessment and Oral Assessment are delivered as per established standards, policies, and procedures, and facilitates the regular operations of the assessments. Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Setting up and taking down all assessment stations 
  • Attending assessment day sessions; ensuring all equipment, supplies and materials are prepared and meet specifications of the assessment. 
  • Facilitating assessment taker flow at site, including all aspects of the assessment taker experience 
  • Identifying, resolving and/or escalating and reporting problems and issues as they emerge 
  • Data entry; supporting testing of the computer platform. 
  • Supporting all activities related to assessment field testing and dry runs in the simulation lab 
  • Supporting appeal processes and preparing reports as necessary. 

B. Staffing 

The ACC is responsible for managing the part-time NCAS assessment centre staff, including recruiting, contracting, training, and monitoring performance. Additional related tasks include: 

  • Preparing contracts, timesheets, and invoices 
  • Identifying, resolving and/or escalating employee conflict, issues, and concerns as they arise and in a timely manner. 
  • Delivering, monitoring, and contributing to the continuous improvement of training programs 
  • Scheduling all part-time employees, assessment takers; helping to develop, optimize and revise (as necessary) annual, rolling assessment date calendars 
  • Managing, and from time to time evaluating, any technology platforms, apps, databases, and systems required to schedule staff and assessment takers. 

C. General NCAS Responsibilities 

The Assessment Centre Coordinator contributes to the day-to-day activities of NCAS, liaising with assessment takers, supporting all projects and programs, contributing to organizational planning processes, and furthering NCAS’ spirit of innovation. 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

This ideal applicant for this position will have the following set of skills and experience: 

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree, ideally LPN or HCA; or an equivalent combination of experience and training. 
  • Training in simulation education would be an asset. 
  • Training in events coordination would be an asset. 
  • Minimum of two years complex events planning experience. 
  • Experience working with health care aides and/or nursing professionals. 
  • Experience administering high-stakes examinations, in a health care setting. 
  • Experience administering activities in a health care simulation lab. 
  • Demonstrated experience managing, coaching, and evaluating staff teams. 
  • Demonstrated experience resolving problems and addressing issues in real-time situations. 
  • Experience delivering customer service with speed, care, and attention to detail. 

Hours of Operation on Assessment days 

  • Assessment days are held weekly on Saturdays, and infrequently on Sundays. 
  • Morning shifts are defined as early as 7:00 AM 
  • Afternoon shifts are defined as early as 1:30 PM 

HOW TO APPLY 

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities to take part in the selection process. If we contact you about an interview or testing, please let us know if you require accommodation. We keep all information in relation to accommodation confidential. 

Please forward your resume and cover letter, to [email protected]. Please use "NCAS AC Coordinator" as the subject line of your email. We will accept applications until the position is filled, with the aim to have the incumbent begin January 25, 2022. 

Note: References, education and professional credential verifications, and a criminal record check will be required for all final candidates. 

While we appreciate all responses, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Thank you for your interest in NCAS & The BC College of Nurses and Midwives. 

NCAS Manager of Assessment & Psychometrics
Closing Date:

 

 

 

Manager of Assessment & Psychometrics 

Position: Regular, Full-Time
Location: 200 Granville St, Vancouver, B.C. (NOTE: A combination of home-office (remote) and office-based work is expected.) 

THE OPPORTUNITY 

NCAS is looking for an experienced psychometrician to support its current and future assessments. This Vancouver-based position provides psychometric and data flow management expertise to the ongoing refinement and evolution of NCAS’ multi-pronged, multi-dimensional assessments that involve varied assessment tools such as Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE), oral interviews, and selected-response measures. 

NCAS is disrupting the assessment space with its innovative approach to assessment. This position offers an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual interested in developing and implementing new competency assessment models, strengthening reliability and validity approaches, and applying foundational psychometric and statistical research to improve the quality of health care across Canada. 

WHO WE ARE 

The Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) is an initiative of the BC College of Nurses and Midwives. BCCNM is empowered under the Health Professions Act to regulate the practice of all licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, registered midwives, registered nurses, and registered psychiatric nurses in British Columbia. Regulation helps to protect the public by ensuring that professional care or service received by the public is competent, ethical, and meets the standards that society views as acceptable. NCAS operates as a unique and independent unit within BCCNM. 

BCCNM launched NCAS in January 2017 to assess the competencies of those seeking licensure to enter nursing practice in BC and other parts of Canada. Our high-stakes assessment is comprised of a computer-based test that is administered at testing sites all over the world, as well as a simulation-lab and oral assessment, which are delivered either in Vancouver or Halifax. The NCAS assessment represents a consistent, rigorous, and defensible approach for determining the extent to which individuals possess the competencies required to enter practice safely. 

As a member of our small, creative, and talented team, you can expect to be treated in a respectful and professional manner. While your workload will be busy, and the environment is dynamic, the college supports staff in achieving a healthy work-life balance. 

Our office rests on the unceded and incomparably beautiful territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. Surrounded by ocean and mountain views, steps from the SkyTrain, and with running paths and kayaking routes at your doorstep, BCCNM welcomes you to the heart of Vancouver’s vibrant downtown core. 

WHAT YOU”LL BE DOING 

Reporting to the Director of Assessment, Innovation, and Operations, the Manager of Assessments and Psychometrics divides their time between three principal accountabilities: providing psychometric and data management expertise to support the delivery of existing assessments; leading the development of new assessment tools; and, creating and/or evolving the data flow pipelines to optimize data integrity and organization. The manager establishes the scoring methodologies and design of assessment instruments for the production of results and analysis of item and test functioning. The Manager provides oversight to assessment development staff while also playing a critical role in designing and ensuring the quality of data management pipelines. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • In consultation with the Director of Assessment, Innovation, and Operations (Dir, AIO), manage the development, implementation and assessment of the tools and processes for the assessment of health care competencies. 
  • Lead the development, refinement, and analysis of performance-based and selected-response instruments, including pilot and field testing, standard setting, and validation activities needed for the assessment of health care competencies. 
  • Provide oversight to assessment development staff including an Exam Developer and Junior Psychometrician. 
  • Create and/or refine, manage, and troubleshoot data flow pipelines (in R and SQL) that enable assessment scoring and reporting. 
  • Generate performance reports, with associated quality checks (include importing data via Scantron, Excel, XML, and SQL in R) 
  • Identify risks and offer recommendations as appropriate 
  • Interface with multiple stakeholders and technology providers to ensure accurate and seamless data flows. 
  • Collaborate with Director, AIO to understand the purpose of each new assessment in order to define required content and outcomes. 
  • Create and implement quality-control procedures for assessment delivery, including rater scoring. 
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate standard-setting and product-improvement processes, including the facilitation of discussions with subject matter experts and stakeholders. 
  • Provide regular psychometric consulting, problem-solving and innovation in support of assessment operations and new assessment builds, including item analysis, forms construction and equating, reliability and validity analyses, etc. 
  • Work closely with the Exam Developer to create and launch training for content writers and certification tools for raters, and to conduct analysis in support of content development. 
  • Draft public and technical reports, as well as documentation on the validity and reliability of the assessments. 
  • Identify and carrying out independent research in support of assessment activities. 
  • Present research findings, representing the organization and sharing innovations at professional conferences and/or through publication of research articles 
  • Foster and maintain an organizational culture that promotes mutual respect, teamwork, and service excellence. 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Minimum Masters (Ph.D. preferred) in Measurement and Evaluation, Data Science, Psychology, Statistics, or educational equivalent in a closely related field. 
  • At least five years of experience in an applied measurement or data science environment. 
  • At least five years in designing and conducting statistical and/or psychometric analyses. 
  • Expertise in a variety of psychometric models (e.g., classical test theory, generalizability theory, factor analysis, item response theory, differential item functioning, dimensionality analysis, interrater reliability analysis). 
  • Expertise in assessment, statistical, and database software (RStudio and R Markdown (required), and other programming languages an asset; Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, XML file processing, SQLite, Remark OMR, Qualtrics, Excel) and the ability to write user-defined R functions. 
  • Familiarity with professional assessment standards (e.g., INACSL, AERA/APA/NCME Standards) 
  • Experience managing testing programs with small volumes is preferred 
  • Experience managing staff is preferred 
  • Strong project management background, preferably in technical education, certification, or credentialing services. Aptitude to quickly come up to speed on new concepts. 
  • Exceptional research and writing skills. 
  • Demonstrated initiative-taker, with strong organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare analytic plans, monitor progress, and track timelines. 
  • Highly collaborative, with strong interpersonal skills to work with various stakeholders in the assessment development and reporting process. 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team. 
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare effective visual presentations of complex data. 
  • Bilingualism in French and English is an asset 
  • Ability to thrive and take initiative in an environment of ambiguity and change. 
  • Displays a passion for doing meaningful work 
  • Utilizes available networks and resources to stay current in the field of competency assessment 
  • Demonstrated understanding of diversity, inclusion, and cultural humility as they apply to nursing and midwifery practice and health care is an asset. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: 

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities to take part in the selection process. If we contact you about an interview or testing, please let us know if you require accommodation. We keep all information in relation to accommodation confidential. 

Please forward your resume and cover letter, to [email protected]. Please use "Manager of Assessment & Psychometrics” as the subject line of your email. We will accept applications until the position is filled. 

Note: References, education and professional credential verifications, and a criminal record check will be required for all final candidates. 

While we appreciate all responses, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Thank you for your interest in the BC College of Nurses and Midwives.

Manager, Simulation Laboratories
Closing Date:

 

 

​Manager, Simulation Laboratories

  • Facuty of Health, Community Studies and Public Safety
  • Location:  London
  • Employment Group:  Admin
  • Type of Position:  Full-time
  • Closing Date:  Open Until Filled          
  • Note:  This role will work remotely until regular operations are resumed.
  • Note:  This is a full-time Administrative position (37.5 hours per week).
  • Duties:   The Manager, Simulation Laboratories, is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Simulation lab.

Under the general direction of the Dean, Faculty of Health, Community Studies and Public Safety, the Manager provides leadership in the development of creative applications of instructional technology, learning simulations and oversight of clinics. The Manager is responsible for the effective administration and management of the clinical simulation laboratories including partnerships, consultation, recruitment and accreditation. The Manager is responsible for quality improvement initiatives and implementing oversight standards and reporting to support accreditation requirements. The Manager will also be responsible for the lab-related equipment, supplies, health and safety, preventative maintenance, administration, and budget of the lab. The incumbent ensures recruitment and retention of qualified staff; provides supervision of the Lab staff and acts as a resource for students and faculty. This person will also collaborate across the Faculty and support inter-professional events.

The Manager will also ensure simulation scenarios are created, maintained and saved in a digital library for educational support for learners. This person will also create and maintain the policies, procedures and processes for the lab and clinical operations.

The Manager will be an innovative thinker who utilizes best practices from other lab and clinic environments, while also drawing knowledge from industry experts through organizing a Professional Association Committee (PAC).

The Manager will play a key role in planning, implementing and overseeing simulation activities for various internal programs, while also creating relationships with external partners that are revenue generating.

How to Apply:

For more information and how to apply, please visit the Fanshawe College website at:  https://jobs.fanshawec.ca/postings/976. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.

Simulation Operations Specialist - Kamloops
Closing Date:

 

 

 

  Job title: SIMULATION OPERATIONS SPECIALIST – KAMLOOPS
  Community: KAMLOOPS
  Facility: ROYAL INLAND HOSPITAL
  Status: PERMANENT FULL TIME

Position Summary

Join us in the beautiful Southern Interior of BC for this exciting opportunity in Kamloops. Through state of the art technology, innovation, forward thinking leadership and our incredible people we provide health services of the highest professional and quality standards to over 800 thousand residents.

Simulation Operations plays an important role in health care and health education. Bring your passion for technology and training along with your expertise in the field of simulation to this exciting role.

We are a Top Employer and at Interior Health, we offer one of the best benefit packages in Canada. In addition to Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, we offer a defined pension plan and paid vacation starting at 4 weeks to a maximum of 7 weeks annually.

Opportunity details:

The Simulation Operations Specialist coordinates and oversees the day-to-day operations of assigned simulation (SIM) centres/networks across Interior Health. The Specialist provides input into resource planning, coordination of simulation activities, developing event calendars, efficient reservation processes for space/equipment, and planning for regular and preventative maintenance of SIM program systems and equipment. Provides service delivery that is centered around patents/clients/residents and families.

 FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VIEW THE JOB POSTING HERE >

Simulation Operations Specialist – Kelowna
Closing Date:

 

 

 

  Job title: SIMULATION OPERATIONS SPECIALIST – KELOWNA
  Community: KELOWNA
  Facility: KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL
  Status: PERMANENT FULL TIME

Position Summary

Join us in the beautiful Southern Interior of BC for this exciting opportunity in Kelowna. Through state of the art technology, innovation, forward thinking leadership and our incredible people we provide health services of the highest professional and quality standards to over 800 thousand residents.

Simulation Operations plays an important role in health care and health education. Bring your passion for technology and training along with your expertise in the field of simulation to this exciting role.

We are a Top Employer and at Interior Health, we offer one of the best benefit packages in Canada. In addition to Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, we offer a defined pension plan and paid vacation starting at 4 weeks to a maximum of 7 weeks annually.

Opportunity details:

The Simulation Operations Specialist coordinates and oversees the day-to-day operations of assigned simulation (SIM) centres/networks across Interior Health. The Specialist provides input into resource planning, coordination of simulation activities, developing event calendars, efficient reservation processes for space/equipment, and planning for regular and preventative maintenance of SIM program systems and equipment. Provides service delivery that is centered around patents/clients/residents and families.

 FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VIEW THE JOB POSTING HERE >