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MNU Careers

Researcher
Application Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 16:30
Start Date: To be determined based on candidates availability
Length of Term: Permanent Full-Time
Accountability: Director of Communications & Government Relations
Salary/Benefits: As per MNU – COPE Collective Agreement
Statement of Qualifications:
  • A Master’s degree in Public Administration, Policy and Administration, Political Studies, Sociology or a related discipline required.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working as a Researcher or Policy Analyst.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in managing multiple priorities, tight timelines and stressful situations. Ability to remain calm under stressful conditions.
  • Must have extensive experience doing literature reviews, preparing surveys and using survey software. Experience doing queries and reports in Access or other database software is an asset.
  • Must be able to work in teams, understand and respect confidentiality and meet deadlines. A positive attitude, receptivity to direction, respectful approach towards members and co-workers, maturity and a high level of self-motivation are essential.
Duties:

Positions in this classification provide research and research support services. Incumbents are expected to conduct surveys, prepare and tabulate questionnaires, compile and summarize accumulated data, prepare standard statistical summaries (totals, averages, means, percentages, etc.), prepare summary reports and proposals, record and assemble data, prepare more complex statistical data (standard deviations, probabilities, distributions, etc.) provide reports and analysis in support of collective bargaining, Labour Board hearings and other initiatives, as well as provide technical guidance in the design of research assignments. Incumbents have responsibility for the development, administration and analysis of proposed or existing research projects or programs; however incumbents typically work under the direction of senior staff but may also oversee the input of accounting and administrative staff on various research projects, as required. Incumbents may perform a combination of one or all of the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Conduct research assignments, including statistical and interpretive analysis of gathered data
  • Collect, compile and analyze information
  • Extract and assemble information from reports, publications and other source materials into appropriate forms and formats
  • Keep current on nursing related information, including but not limited to: labour legislation, negotiations, collective agreements, economic indicators, nursing and related salaries, patient and nurse demographics, the changing environment in health care ranging from working conditions to patient acuity, workload staffing report results, nursing shortage(s) or education/training models
  • Identify and maintain a database of relevant statistical and issue-related sources- including running reports for the Workload Staffing forms
  • Participate in planning, development, implementation and analysis of research tools, including but not limited to questionnaires, surveys, polls and focus groups
  • Develop and maintain a computer data bank and an annotated bibliography of information and research conducted by/for MNU
  • Review MNU materials (i.e. booklets, brochures, publications, reports, manuals and others as assigned) to ensure they remain current and relevant and reports to management on requirements for information updates
  • Compile, prepare content and write drafts for MNU briefs, reports and other materials as assigned
  • Maintain and operate all aspects of the MNU reference materials and library
  • Perform any other related duties consistent with this classification as assigned.
Forward Resumés To:

Wes Payne, Director of Communications & Government Relations
wpayne@manitobanurses.ca

Please note: We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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