OverviewLunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute Project Coordinator Temporary in Toronto, ON
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Branch Toronto ON CA
Experience in project management, healthcare quality improvement (e.g. A Quality Improvement Project via Collaborative Comparison of International Health…
The MiCare Research Centre is a unique multi-disciplinary team. The Centre maintains several Canada-wide databases of maternal-infant outcomes, including the Canadian Neonatal Network (CNN), and coordinates projects across Canada aimed at improving care and outcomes for mothers and infants including the Evidence-Based Practices for Improving Quality (EPIQ) studies.
Dr. Prekesh Shah has received a grant from the CIHR to lead a worldwide initiative, called the “International Network for Evaluation Outcomes (iNeo) of Neonates: A Quality Improvement Project via Collaborative Comparison of International Health Services for Neonatal Care.” The grant has awarded him a “CIHR Applied Research Chair in Reproductive and Child Health Services and Policy Research.” The study will bring together experts from neonatal networks in nine countries – Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, who will look at a number of indicators for premature babies, including rates of sever lung disease, severe eye disease and infections.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Coordinates activities of the iNeo network; develops and coordinates work plans and timelines for the Network protocols, manuals and documents.
- Assists with the data collection in coordination with the database developers and programmers; works closely with the Database Programmer and Developer when checking for data quality and analyzing data for various reports and manuscripts.
- Liaison with statistical staff in terms of time management, setting priorities, development of data programming and medical definitions relating to data analysis.
- Plans international meetings, teleconferences, workshops, and site visits for Network researchers.
- Acts as a knowledge broker in assisting hospitals translate knowledge into practice for quality improvement; plans and coordinate annual report creation; distribution of minutes from Network meetings and follow up action items.
- Assists with funding applications, preparation of grant proposals and submissions, and ethics approvals.
- Monitor and analyze research accounts as assigned (e.g. monitor and analyze accounts, identify variances, prepare expense reports, etc.).
- As required, act as an internal coordinator for external contacts of the Institute
- Monitor and maintain deadlines and schedules.
- Perform other general office related duties (travel arrangements, photocopying, faxing, arranging couriers, ordering and maintaining office supplies, etc.).
- Other duties as directed by the Principal Investigators or their designates
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences or related discipline (Master’s degree would be an asset).
- 2 years of experience in a research or healthcare environment, including a thorough understanding of research coordination and knowledge of clinical data; experience in project management, healthcare quality improvement (e.g. process mapping) and experience working with large databases preferred.
- High degree of computer literacy and extensive experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
- Demonstrated ability to design and take lead on new projects
- Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
- Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
- Strong ability to work with confidential information, maintain professionalism, diplomacy and tact in high pressure situations
- Strong ability to work with an interdisciplinary research team, including clinicians, administrators, epidemiologists, and scientists is essential
Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-08-17