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Adverse Drug Event PreventionPosted by: Postdoc positions by NIH
Posted date: 2020-Jan-10
The Department of Emergency Medicine at The University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow in the area of adverse drug event prevention.
The vision of the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine is to be a provincially integrated Department committed to clinical and academic leadership in the creation and exchange of knowledge to promote excellence in emergency care. Our faculty members have had an impressive record of research and discovery. Our research and innovation initiatives include 14 successful programs related to prevention of emergencies, improving clinical care, and system improvements. Our Emergency Medicine Royal College residency training program is the largest in the country and UBC graduates 288 medical students each year. The Department of Emergency Medicine has also played a leadership role in the development and implementation of an Emergency Medicine Network across the province, designed to integrate and translate knowledge to support exceptional emergency care. It provides a rapid and effective avenue to exchange knowledge and experiences to support 1400 practitioners in 108 sites across the province.
The Adverse Drug Event (ADE) research program led by Drs. Corinne Hohl and Ellen Balka and funded by CIHR conducts qualitative and quantitative studies in the field of medication safety, health information technology, and substance misuse. A key project is the development, implementation, and evaluation of ActionADE, a software application that enables standardized, rapid, user-friendly documentation of ADEs by frontline care providers using unambiguous terminology.Qualifications:
Reporting to Dr. Corinne Hohl, Associate Professor, UBC Department of Emergency Medicine, the successful candidate will have experience in mixed methods implementation science. The successful candidate will lead implementation evaluation of ActionADE, a technological intervention designed to improve clinical communication around patients’ adverse drug events. They will have primary responsibility to co-design and lead data collection and analysis for the implementation and impact evaluation, as part of a multicenter randomized controlled trial. We seek a candidate who can apply appropriate implementation frameworks and models (determinant and evaluation frameworks), indicators and measures to guide design, execution and reporting of the evaluation.Requirements:
The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in a relevant discipline, and have relevant research experience in epidemiology; implementation science using qualitative or mixed methods; sociology and/or anthropology of medicine; health informatics; applied science, technology and society perspectives.To Apply:
A detailed position description is available for those who wish to review it. Please inquire at the email address below. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A letter of application outlining the applicant’s research interests, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and the names of three references should be directed to:
Review of applications will begin on February 3, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is March 1, 2020 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.