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Injury Prevent Information Specialist, Safe Kids Canada

Date Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007
Employment Type: Permanent Full-time
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
Department: Safe Kids Canada
Available: Immediately

Description of Position  

 Reporting to the Manager, Knowledge Translation and Exchange, you will be responsible for researching, and communicating (written and oral) injury prevention information to both internal and external stakeholders.  You will increase organizational capacity to keep abreast of and disseminate injury prevention information by regular scanning injury prevention information from multiple sources; classifying and storing information in the Safe Kids Canada library to enable easy access and retrieval; and developing briefing or background documents on common or emerging injury topics.  You will also be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Safe Tips Line service (phone and e-mail).  In this capacity, you will respond promptly and comprehensively to requests for injury prevention information from external stakeholders including parents and professionals.  You will respond to these information requests received through phone or e-mail by doing independent research, consulting with internal topic leads as well as external experts and or referring the callers to outside organizations.  Duties also include recording and maintaining a STL database, generating monthly reports on inquiry statistics and management of the resource inventory levels that are requested through the Safe Tips Line.  The Injury Prevention Specialist should also be able to recommend and develop in consultation with the topic leads and the KT&E Manager short fact sheets, articles or frequently asked questions based on observations of trends in information request received through the Safe Tips Line.


The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in health or social sciences with three years experience in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  The ability to work in both official languages is an asset; demonstrated ability to access, analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources; excellent written and verbal communication skills particularly over the phone; knowledge of classification and retrieval of resource information; demonstrated project coordination and time management skills; proven leadership abilities and interpersonal skills; current knowledge of information relating to child safety, injury prevention, health promotion an asset;  proficiency in Microsoft Office and web searching; and familiarity with library software such as End Notes an asset.

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Available to: Internal and External Candidates
Deadline: Monday, December 24, 2007
E-mail Resume to:

Must quote file number SK0707-CL in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank you in advance for your interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Human Resources
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto ON   M5G 1X8