Hours of Work
Until June 25th 2021
Deadline to Apply
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Reporting to the Program Manager, as Program Coordinator for the Epilepsy Community of Practice you will provide operational-level administrative leadership to all educational and evaluative activities related to the Project ECHO Ontario: Epilepsy Across the Lifespan program. The Program Coordinator acts as a central resource by building and maintaining strong relationships to foster a province-wide community of practice, and through supporting the delivery of Project ECHO education initiatives focused on epilepsy in children, youth and adults.
Project ECHO® Ontario:
Epilepsy Across the Lifespan is a technology-enabled, collaborative, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited learning program that partners community health care providers and epilepsy specialists to enhance care for children, adolescents and adults living with epilepsy.
Recognizing limited access to neurology and other specialties, which support this often complex population, our epilepsy interdisciplinary team connects with providers in communities across Ontario via one-to-many videoconferencing for 60-minute “TeleECHO® sessions”. Sessions can be accessed from a smart device or laptop from anywhere with an internet connection. The session opens with a quick 10-15-minute didactic talk delivering relevant clinical pearls on a topic of interest. It then closes with an interactive case that providers work through with the interdisciplinary expert team leading the session. Through sharing evidence-informed knowledge an actionable care plan for patients are developed.
Project ECHO Host Sites:
The Project ECHO epilepsy interdisciplinary teams are based in 10 programs across the Province. Each team includes an epileptologist, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, social worker and community agency representative connected with Ontario’s regional Comprehensive Epilepsy Programs (CEPs). Ontario’s CEPs are located in:
- Hamilton: Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster Children’s Hospital
- Kingston: Kingston General Hospital
- London: London Health Sciences Centre and the Children’s Hospital
- Ottawa: The Ottawa Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
- Thunder Bay: Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
- Toronto: Hospital for Sick Children and University Health Network (TWH site)
Here’s What You’ll Get to Do
- Lead all program delivery aspects of Project ECHO: Epilepsy Across the Lifespan and Epilepsy and Genetics in partnership with SickKids Neurology and 9 other hospital sites across the province. Act as the program contact to coordinate and facilitate engagement of community partners across the province
- Develop program materials and information packages and provide ongoing coordination in the development, planning and organization of new course curriculums, materials and learning objectives
- Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to coordinate activities to meet the needs of the program, including scheduling meetings, developing agendas, recording minutes, and advancing program objectives
- Assist in the development of recruitment materials, respond to registrants, answer questions from community partners, coordinate and distribute learning materials
- Collect and input database information relevant to the program for purposes of community of practice management and program evaluation
- Collaborate and contribute to the development and implementation of an integrated evaluation strategy for all Project ECHO initiatives. Where applicable, this will include the adjustment of evaluation tools, the distribution and collection, the timely collation of the results, and feedback on the evaluations
- Participate and co-lead meetings related to the program and act as a central resource. Organize, attend and take minutes; distribute agendas and minutes for meetings related to education and communities of practice; and report to committees as appropriate on administrative processes
- Organize guest speakers for Project ECHO events. Plan and coordinate and in-person training activities while keeping within budgets and timelines
- Assist in the development and timely production of required reports including the Annual Report and various ad hoc reports.
- Coordinate with research initiatives, including developing primary data collection tools, collecting and preparing primary data for further analysis and seeking consent to participate in research initiatives, when required.
Here’s What You’ll Need
- Completion of an undergraduate degree. Post-graduate degree is an asset
- Minimum 3 years related experience within a teaching hospital or university setting or comparable educational environment
- Solid working knowledge and comfort with Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and the ability to become a superuser of videoconferencing software (i.e Zoom)
- Accurate keyboarding skills, and experience in recording and transcribing minutes
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
- Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative
- Demonstrated excellence in organizing and prioritizing workflow
- Ability to solve problems independently and make sound independent judgments on sensitive matters
- Ability to work independently and participate as a collaborative team member
8-month contract, Full-time (35 hours/week)
Our Commitment to Diversity
The children and families we care for are diverse, and so are our employees. All are welcome to join our unique organizational culture and be part of our inclusive team.
If requested, SickKids is proud to make available accommodations to support applicants with disabilities during the interview and assessment process. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. SickKids is also committed to providing services in both official languages and our preference is to hire employees who are fluent in both English and French whenever possible.
Thank you for your interest in joining SickKids. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with our Hospital policy, employment at SickKids is conditional upon the Hospital’s receipt of all necessary documentation.
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