No deadline noted
The Consultant shall perform the following duties and responsibilities associated with the role of ORC Project Coordinator/Knowledge Broker:
In collaboration with the ORC Chair, ORC Steering Committee, and the SHRTN Office, the Consultant shall provide the following to implement initiatives and activities:
- Develop and implement strategies, work plans and budgets.
- Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.
- Coordinate all aspects of the Coalition; including special events, funding calls, meeting coordination, budget control, contract management, etc.
- Enable connections among scientists, policy makers and practitioners.
- Assist in preparation of applications for research funding that involve researchers in more than one ORC member organization
- Use SHRTN’s broad umbrella of Communities of Practice to increase awareness about areas of expertise and research of researchers in the ORC member organizations. Coordinate a webinar series, in conjunction with the Communities of Practice highlighting opportunities for researcher, policy maker, practitioner collaboration and knowledge exchange
- Update SHRTN and AKE Knowledge Brokers about the work of researchers in the ORC member organizations.
Develop knowledge transfer and exchange strategies that will identify:
- Target audiences in the community of interest: change champions, opinion leaders, clinicians, service provider organizations, the research community, regulatory bodies, policy makers and professional associations representing care of seniors in the long-term care setting and in the community.
- Key messages from research evidence relevant to the audience.
- Appropriate mechanisms for interaction.
- Materials/tools/mechanisms to be developed to support evidence-based care of seniors.
- Work with the members of the ORC, SHRTN and the AKE to undertake the following:
1.Networking and Communication
- Identify or create, maintain and enhance communication channels within and between the ORC member Institutes/Centres
- Identify or create, maintain and enhance communication channels with members of SHRTN Communities of Practice and wider seniors health community
- Participate in weekly meetings with the ORC Chair
- Prepare with the ORC Chair the agenda and prepare the minutes for the monthly ORC Steering Committee meetings
- Participate in the quarterly in person meetings of the Knowledge Brokers and Information Specialists
- Participate in bi-monthly joint meetings of the CoP leads, Knowledge Brokers, Information Specialists and SHRTN Management teams
- Participate in the planning of the SHRTN Collaborative Annual Assembly
- Participate in the SHRTN Collaborative Annual Assembly
- Promote initiatives of the ORC to key stakeholders throughout Ontario using at a minimum the SHRTN.on.ca website
3. Awareness of Evidence-based Care for Seniors
- Work with Communities of Practice and other interested stakeholders to identify research that informs care for seniors and gaps in knowledge about care processes
- Plan and facilitate meetings and other ORC events – using different formats and technologies, including face-to-face, teleconference calls, video-conferencing and e-meetings using Adobe Acrobat Connect
- Work with the SHRTN Collaborative evaluators, the CoP leaders and the SHRTN office to establish and implement evaluation plans
- Participate as the ORC representative on the SHRTN Evaluation Advisory Group (SEAG)
Please send applications by email to:
SENIORS Health Research Transfer Network (SHRTN)
730D - 43 Bruyere Street
Ottawa ON K1N 5C8
For more details, please visit the SHRTN website at http://beta.shrtn.on.ca/.