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Knowledge Translation and Research Specialist, Association of Ontario Midwives

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline March 15, 2017

The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) is seeking a Knowledge Translation (KT) and Research Specialist to join our vibrant and energetic organization. The KT and Research Specialist will build the capacity of the Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) team to access, organize, use and disseminate research to support development of clinical tools and educational content during an exciting period of growth, challenge and opportunity for midwifery in Ontario.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Develops knowledge translation strategies as part of the development of clinical practice guidelines or clinical resources.
  • Understands and applies research processes and methods in the development of clinical practice guidelines and clinical resources.
  • Conducts and records systematic literature searches related to CPG research questions, or other clinical questions.
  • Evaluates research using GRADE or critical appraisal tools and writes research narrative summaries.
  • Designs and implements an evaluation plan to monitor dissemination and implementation of clinical practice guidelines and/or of knowledge translation materials.
  • Conducts surveys and focus groups and analyzes and evaluates data.
  • Synthesizes research and clinical information for dissemination in different formats (print, digital).
  • Presents CPG work at conferences and/or for webinars.
  • Prepares reports.
  • Supervises student interns or research assistants.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in health science or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated understanding of knowledge translation and research methods (including systematic reviews and meta-analyses).
  • Demonstrated ability to perform research literature searches as well as critical appraisals and analysis of research.
  • Experience in conducting of surveys and focus groups and related data analysis.
  • Demonstrated success working within teams and in partnerships with groups such as expert- volunteers, researchers, and clinicians.
  • Knowledge of current trends in effective knowledge translation.
  • Organizational and project management skills to manage workloads with competing priorities and tight timeframes.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and reference management programs.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, deadlines and demands.
  • Excellent initiative and the capacity to work in a self-directed manner.
  • Knowledge of midwifery and/or women’s health.
  • Knowledge of GRADE methodology, and GRADEpro software and/or RevMan is an asset.
  • Experience in conducting primary health research is an asset.

This is a full-time one-year contract position, with a possibility of renewal. This position is based in the Toronto office.
Deadline has passed --  March 15, 2017

For more information on the Association of Ontario Midwives, visit http://www.aom.on.ca.

We can only reply to those candidates who will be selected for an interview, but thank all applicants for their interest in this position.