Knowledge Translation Lead – The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

Knowledge Translation Lead

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
Ottawa, ON
$61,600 – $77,000 a year

Are you passionate about healthcare improvement in Canada? Do you have a knack for making information that’s important about healthcare improvement accessible to multiple audiences? Are you highly self-motivated with a commitment to continuous improvement? Do you enjoy working in a dynamic team?

If this sounds like you, join CFHI and let’s make change happen! Based in Ottawa, CFHI is a federally funded not-for-profit organization that identifies proven healthcare innovations and accelerates their spread across Canada. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with staff and external stakeholders to improve health and care for all Canadians.

CFHI is seeking a Knowledge Translation (KT) Lead to join our dynamic team! This is a full-time, permanent role.

Under the guidance and direction of the Senior Improvement Lead, the Knowledge Translation (KT) Lead’s priority is to advance the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement’s (CFHI) KT stream of activity. This entails developing and coordinating KT products that address issues of health systems financing, policy, governance and delivery as well as how to spread, scale and sustain healthcare quality improvements; and supporting CFHI staff to become better ambassadors of our work and more effectively share actionable knowledge for healthcare quality improvement through evidence-based KT strategies.

Are you the right person for the job?

If you have the following experience and skills required to succeed in this role, we want to hear from you!

  • Bilingual in French and English is preferred (English and French communication skills at the Advanced “C” level).
  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree (Master’s level preferred) in healthcare improvement, health policy, public health, epidemiology, community health, journalism, or related discipline, or a combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum two (2) years of progressive experience in a similar function, three (3) years preferred.
  • Excellent critical appraisal skills to assess the strength and quality of evidence.
  • Ability to synthesize best evidence to create compelling, innovative content to be used across traditional, digital and social channels.
  • Solid understanding of healthcare policy and delivery contexts, quality improvement science and methodology.
  • Sound written communication skills, including experience writing research summaries and reports; ability to summarize, interpret and synthesize complex information.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and oral communication skills including experience developing and maintaining strategic partnerships and networks of stakeholders.
  • Excellent project management skills including the ability to plan and carry out broad assignments including planning and coordinating large and small meetings where complex subject matter is discussed, often involving collaborative efforts; ensuring their timely completion.
  • Extensive and superior research, analytical and technical skills including ability to independently execute each phase of an analysis.
  • Understanding of statistical terms and concepts and possess strong data management background supporting healthcare analytics.
  • Complex problem-solving skills requiring probing for information to determine the nature of the problem; developing unique solutions; comprehension of highly complex material.
  • Advanced software skills including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, electronic mail and calendaring.
  • High degree of tact and diplomacy to deal with high profile external contacts.
  • Well organized and attentive to details.
  • Work in a self-directed fashion making optimal use of time.
  • Work well in a small, dynamic and highly motivated team.

Tell us your story.

We want to know how you think you can add to CFHI’s work and help shape our vision of better health and care for all Canadians. Send a cover letter and your résumé to CFHI’s Human Resources team at no later than July 17th, 2019.

View the full Knowledge Translation (KT) Lead description

CFHI is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of Employment Equity. We encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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