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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
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​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
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  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
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  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 >

Manager of Projects - NCAS
Closing Date:

 

Title: Manager of Projects

Position: Full-time, minimum two-year contract with the possibility of extension 

Location: Vancouver, B.C. (hybrid work- combination of in office and at home)

Start date: As soon as possible (April 2022)

​Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

Compensation Range: $100,000-$120,000 with a generous vacation, benefits and pension package 

THE OPPORTUNITY 

Are you eager to be part of a values-based organization that’s helping to solve the nursing crisis? Are you a seasoned leader who’s led complex programs and projects, and who is excited to be part of a growing, dynamic organization? Are you a gifted people-person who thrives in environments that require creativity and problem solving? If this sounds like you, keep reading! 

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 assessment that is delivered both online and in person at various sites in Canada. 

WHAT WE BELIEVE 

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. BCCNM is also committed to making our health system more culturally safe for Indigenous Peoples of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis ancestry. We welcome and encourage their applications. 

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-Waututh 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 work 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 you will be busy, the College supports staff in achieving a healthy work-life balance. BCCNM offers a highly competitive total compensation package that includes a generous vacation package, extended health benefits, contributions towards the municipal pension plan, and a health and wellness allowance. 

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING 

The Manager of Projects (MP) implements and manages a variety of large and small projects while also providing guidance to the NCAS team to strengthen its project management muscle. The vast majority of these initiatives are NOT technology related, and we urge those who have managed a diversity of projects and programs to apply. The MP works closely with NCAS team members, stakeholders, and contractors to build project implementation plans and charters, to engage stakeholders, and to implement, track and evaluate initiatives. This is an ideal role for a skilled mid-career professional with program management experience in sectors that require excellent stakeholder and government relations. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Develop and elaborate project charters, as well as project implementation plans that include measurable targets, milestones, and budgets. 
  • Serve as the lead project manager for the NCAS Bilingual Triple-Track initiative, which involves multiple deliverables over a two-year time frame. 
  • Implement a range of smaller projects from project charter to final report 
  • Provide oversight and support to smaller NCAS initiatives and provide guidance and expertise to strengthen NCAS’ project management overall. 
  • Identify project risks, anticipate, and resolve problems, and elevate issues/problems as they arise; present options based on thorough evidence, experience, and best practice. 
  • Delegate, coordinate and provide oversight to members of a project team, and identifying all resources (human, financial, etc.) required to achieve project goals. 
  • Develop funding proposals and negotiate supplier and consulting contracts 
  • Create evaluation frameworks and provide regular reports (including financials) to stakeholders 
  • Create and execute requests for proposals or expressions of interest as required. 
  • Create, liaise with, and provide support to project advisory committees 
  • Build and maintain government and stakeholder relations 
  • Foster and maintain an organizational culture that promotes mutual respect, teamwork, and service excellence. 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

This is a position for a seasoned project manager. The ideal candidate for this position will have the following: 

  • A minimum of seven to ten years’ experience leading, managing, and evaluating progressively complex programs or projects involving multiple stakeholders. 
  • •A minimum of an undergraduate degree and/or project management certification or commensurate work experience. 
  • Bilingualism or strong proficiency in French is preferred. 
  • Demonstrated evidence of full project-cycle leadership from project development and planning to implementation, reporting and evaluation. 
  • Exceptional proposal and report-writing skills, along with evaluation and budget management experience. 
  • Experience negotiating and managing consultant contracts. 
  • Experience in gathering requirements from various stakeholders, and in translating those requirements into Requests for Proposals. 
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with various stakeholders, including government, to establish credibility, seek direction, solve problems, build consensus, and achieve objectives. 
  • Demonstrated ability to plan strategically, to analyze and respond to complex problems, risks, and changes to project as necessary, to meet goals and timelines of project. 
  • Strong Communication (written, verbal and presentation) and interpersonal skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage budgets, facilitate meetings, produce meeting and presentation materials to guide decision making, and to prepare narrative and financial reports. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of project management practices, tools, programs, and platforms such as ClickUp or MS Projects to support effective management and evaluation. 
  • Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter, to work quickly and effectively. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of diversity, inclusion, and cultural humility as they apply to nursing and midwifery practice and health care. 

Additional Assets 

  • Knowledge of high stakes exam and testing development processes, including trends 
  • Knowledge of the business of regulation, particularly in the area of health care 
  • Knowledge of nursing and/or the health sector in general 

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 in French or English, to [email protected]. Please use "NCAS Manager of Projects” as the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled, so please apply immediately. 

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.