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Provincial Coordinator, WRA and EDACP, The Lung Association--Ontario

Toronto, Ontario
No deadline noted

Job Location:    Provincial Office
Reports to:    Director, Respiratory Health Programs

Organization Overview:

One of Canada's most respected health-related charities, The Lung Association - Ontario is dedicated to the improvement of lung health. We believe that our employees and volunteers are our greatest resources, and as such, we are committed to providing a passionate, well-managed organization known for its integrity, honesty and trusting relationships. Proceeds from fundraising activities are used for the support of respiratory health education programs and medical research.

Position Overview:

The Provincial Coordinator for the Work Related Asthma (WRA) Industry and Work Related Asthma Provider Education Program (WRA-PEP) and the Emergency Department Asthma Care Pathway (EDACP) Adult and Pediatric will help to organize WRA-related workshops and resources and establish education connections with industry and care providers that have contact with workers.  They will also be responsible for leading the continuing dissemination and implementation of the Adult EDACP, and leading the development, revision, dissemination, and implementation of the Pediatric EDACP within the Province of Ontario.

Responsibilities:

Dissemination and Implementation

  • Support the delivery of the WRA and EDACP workshop presentations
  • Identify and propose solutions to issues identified by sites during workshops, dissemination and implementation
  • Remain up to date with work-related asthma (and occupational health) and ED asthma research, literature and guidelines;
  • Develop and refine educational tools for various sectors in multiple formats (electronic, hard-copy, social media, etc);
  • Disseminate the resources as requested

Development

  • Participates as a member of both the WRA and EDACP Steering Committee (SC)
  • Prepare quarterly reports and progress reports outlining successes as well as challenges and their solutions;
  • Plan and schedule project timelines, track project deliverables using appropriate tools;
  • Assist with revisions to resources as needed

Collaboration, Communication and Linkages

  • Network and facilitate contact with potential members of SC
  • Participate as a member of the new Occupational Disease Action Plan (ODAP)
  • Prepare quarterly reports and progress reports outlining successes as well as challenges and their solutions;
  • Respond to queries concerning the content of the EDACP
  • Collaborate with Lung Association staff and stakeholders as indicated

Other duties as required and assigned by the Director, Respiratory Health Programs.

Competencies:

  • Must be a Health Care Professional in good standing;
  • Certified Respiratory Educator preferred;
  • Education and experience in occupational health and safety (e.g. Occupational Hygiene, Occupational Health Nurse, Occupational Health and Safety Representative) preferred 
    • knowledge of, and experience in connecting with various occupational health
    • environments (e.g. workplaces, labour/union, health and safety organizations) and sectors (e.g. industry, health care, manufacturing, agriculture, mining)
    • theoretical and practical aspects of occupational health
  • Education and/or experience in developing and implementing educational programs would be of benefit
  • Demonstrated skills in applying adult and pediatric education principles;
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the continuum of health care and the Chronic Disease Prevention Model;
  • Demonstrated  abilities  in
    • project and program management
    • critical thinking
    • handling multiple priorities, meeting deadlines and operating within a budget, and
    • organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written, verbal and presentation communication skills and effective listening skills;
  • Receptive to new ideas, flexibility;
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal relationships (professional, innovative, approachable  management  style);
  • Demonstrated excellence in team building with the maturity necessary to play a leadership role with the team when appropriate;
  • Must possess excellent computer skills – experience with Microsoft Office programs such as Outlook, Power Point, Word, etc.;
  • Must be able to work out of the Toronto office and travel regularly within Ontario;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and own transportation.

Qualified applicants are invited to send a resume and cover letter to Geeta Thomas, Director - Human Resources, at gthomas@lungontario.ca.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.