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NCAS - Senior Manager, Program Development
Closing Date:
Fri, January 31

BC College of Nursing Professionals, The Nursing Community Assessment Service 

  • Position: Senior Manager, Program Development
  • Term: Temporary, full-time: 18 months (with the potential to become permanent
  • Location: 200 Granville St., Vancouver, BC
  • Start date: Immediately 
  • Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2020

​​The opportuni​ty

Do you have experience developing, managing and implementing complex projects and programs? Have your impressive inter-personal skills helped build excellent teams and strong stakeholder relationships?  Do you thrive in environments that are innovating and changing? If so, consider bringing your talents to the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS)!

NCAS is looking for a hands-on Senior Manager, Program Development to provide leadership and oversight to multiple, complex initiatives including: business case development, budgeting and planning; site assessment, budgeting and planning; virtualizing the current assessment process; and exploring opportunities to further develop and implement this exciting, technologically-innovative assessment process nationally and abroad. The SMPD also plays a critical role in enhancing current NCAS activities by identifying opportunities for efficiency, rigour and integration among existing projects, systems and approaches, and by providing leadership and direction to the team.

Who ​we ​​are

The Nursing Community Assessment Service is a program within the BC College of Nursing Professionals.  BCCNP is a regulatory college empowered under the Health Professions Act to regulate the practice of all licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and nurse practitioners in B.C.

BCCNP launched NCAS in January 2017 as a service for assessing the competencies of nurses and health care aides seeking licensure in BC. This unique and high-stakes assessment provides a consistent, rigorous and defensible approach to determining the extent to which potential registrants possess the competencies required to enter practice safely. The NCAS assessment comprises a computer-based test that is administered at testing sites all over the world, as well as a simulation-lab and oral assessment, both delivered at a nursing simulation lab in B.C.

NCAS was developed and operates as a unique program within BCCNP.  As a member of our small, creative and talented team, you can expect to be treated in a respectful and professional manner. While your workday will be busy, the college supports our staff in achieving a healthy work-life balance.​

The p​ositi​​o​​n

Reporting to the NCAS Director, the Senior Manager, Program Development works closely with the Director, NCAS to realize the vision and strategy for the NCAS program. They provide oversight to a range of ongoing activities including the development of examination content, research and data analytics, and communications and educational outreach, while managing the team as described below.  In addition, the SMPD will launch and implement a new cross-professional, cross-border project aimed at developing and piloting a prototype of a virtualized competency assessment.  ​

For more information and how to apply, please click here.

NCAS - Psychometrician
Closing Date:
Fri, January 31

BC College of Nursing Professionals, The Nursing Community Assessment Service 

  • Position: Psychometrician
  • Term: Temporary, part-time (20hrs/week for six months with the potential to become full-time and permanent) 
  • Wage:  $25 per hour
  • Location: 200 Granville St., Vancouver, BC
  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2020​

The opport​unity

Is your superpower being able to analyze towers of measurement data at a single glance? Are you keen to dive deep into the workings of new and complex testing approaches? Would you welcome the opportunity to put your newly acquired knowledge of psychometrics to the test?  If so, consider bringing your talents to the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS)!

NCAS is looking for a part-time Psychometrician to support its assessment activities.  This is an ideal opportunity for a student or recent graduate of a measurement and evaluation or psychometric studies program who is eager to launch their career. Working under the guidance of  NCAS' lead psychometrician, the Psychometrician will support a range of activities from the establishment of scoring methodologies and design of assessment instruments to the analysis of items, results and statistical data. 

Who we a​​​re

The Nursing Community Assessment Service is a program within the BC College of Nursing Professionals. BCCNP is a regulatory college that is empowered under the Health Professions Act to regulate the practice of all licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and nurse practitioners in B.C.

BCCNP launched NCAS in January 2017 as a service for assessing the competencies of nurses and health care aides seeking licensure in BC. Our high-stakes assessment provides a consistent, rigorous and defensible approach to determining the extent to which potential registrants possess the competencies required to enter practice safely. The NCAS assessment comprises three components: a computer-based test that is administered at testing sites all over the world; a simulation-lab assessment; and an oral assessment. ​

Th​e position

Under the direction of NCAS' lead psychometrician, the Psychometrician supports ongoing assessment activities as well as new testing opportunities.  This half-time, temporary position has the potential to evolve into a full-time position possibly in the fall of 2020.

For more information and how to apply, please click here.

Simulation Manager - School of Nursing, York University
SIM Centre:
Closing Date:

 

Please follow to the official York University job posting here for more information and to apply.

Purpose: The School of Nursing is York University's ninth largest academic unit, with over 1,100 undergraduate majors and over 130 graduate students. The School offers a number of undergraduate degree programs, including the Collaborative Nursing program (with Georgian and Seneca Colleges). the Internationally Educated Nursing (IEN) program. and, the Second Degree Entry program. At the graduate level, the School offers an MScN, MScN - Nurse Practitioner and PhD programs. Students have the opportunity to apply their classroom learning through hands on experiential education in clinical placements and the nursing simulation centre sessions.Through the use of experiential learning York University's School of Nursing Simulation Centre (NSC) provides nursing students with a safe, supportive environment for learning and most importantly, the opportunity to positively impact knowledge translation. The Simulation Manager is responsible for the operations of the NSC. This includes providing leadership and direction for daily functions in the NSC and managing the performance of all staff, volunteers, and co-op students in accordance with relevant collective agreements. The Manager oversees the NSC operations including activities that use sophisticated equipment and software, running clinical simulations that meet learning outcomes and produce measurable outcomes to support inter-professional learning experiences.Working under the direction of the Manager, Resources and Planning and with consultation and academic direction from the Director, Nursing Simulation Centre (NSC), the Simulation Manager facilitates students' development of clinical skills to meet the undergraduate and graduate students course and program outcomes.

Education: Undergraduate degree, preferably in a science or healthcare discipline. Certification in Simulation (ie/CHSE, CHSEO, CHSEA, Keystones, etc.) would be an asset.

Experience: Minimum 2 years' recent experience in healthcare education, research, or administration with a minimum of 1 year supervisory/managerial experience. Familiarity with current College of Nurses Entry to Practice Requirements an asset.

Skills: Required Skills include:  Excellent knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Access at the intermediate level). Experience with simulation technology an asset.Demonstrated Skills include: Budget and financial management experience. Leadership or management, preferably in a unionized environment. Excellent communication (written and oral), team building, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills. Very good organizational and problem-solving skills. Experience in the preparation of reports. Knowledge of inventory management systems. Commitment to collaborative decision-making, strong advocacy, negotiation skills, relationship building with a range of stakeholders and promoting effective partnerships and agreements. Strong client service orientation. Demonstrated leadership in an academic environment with a diverse student and staff population. Ability to multi-task  Willingness to adapt and change to a learning environment.

Additional Notes: This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s), or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.