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Study Coordinator, Health in All Policies: A Scoping Review

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline February 5, 2010

Background

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has requested an expedited knowledge synthesis that will bring clarity to the concept of “Health in All Policies” (HiAP) and guide a health and health equity agenda across Ontario ministries. A key goal of HiAP is the reduction of health inequalities through structures, mechanisms and actions planned and managed mainly by sectors other than health, where health determinants are framed as the bridge between policies and health outcomes. Our research team (based at St. Michael’s Hospital and the Centre for Research on Inner City Health) has proposed conducting a scoping review of the relevant bodies of published and unpublished evidence related to HiAP. The deliverables of this work will be: (1) a report on the evidence base for HiAP, and (2) a stakeholder workshop to review the findings and implications of the report.

Description of Position

A study coordinator will be employed to manage the day-to-day operation of research, to lead the preparation of the key deliverables, and to liaise regularly with the team of investigators. Duties include:

  • overseeing and coordinating all aspects of the review including the interviews (in collaboration with a qualitative interviewer) and the literature search (in collaboration with an informatics expert)
  • overseeing and contributing to the appraisal and synthesis of the evidence
  • writing the first draft of the report
  • planning a stakeholder workshop at the end of the project
  • communicating with the research team and with MOHLTC stakeholders as necessary
  • The study coordinator will be assisted by research coordinators and have access to administrative support. Due to the expedited nature of this project, all work will be completed between March and August 2010 (inclusive).

Ideal Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Significant experience with research or evaluation
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating a project team
  • Demonstrated experience writing reports
  • Demonstrated experience conducting qualitative interviews
  • Demonstrated experience or understanding of how governments work (e.g., policy creation)
  • Understanding of the determinants of health
  • Superior organizational and communication skills
  • Computer and data management skills with proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

Full-time position

Salary: $26.51 to $33.14 hourly plus 22% benefits

Please submit a cover letter and CV by email to Dr. Ketan Shankardass (ShankardassK@smh.toronto.on.ca) with the header “HiAP Coordinator Application” by February 5, 2010. Your cover letter and resume must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please note that while interviews will occur in February, the availability of this position is contingent on an application notice of decision from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (March 1). Applicants must be available to commence employment within 1-2 weeks thereafter.

We thank all those who apply, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.