Regional Education Coordinator - Regional Stroke Program

University Health Network - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Regional Education Coordinator in our Regional Stroke Program.

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

A world leader in neural and sensory science, Toronto Western Hospital has a strong community and population health program, providing innovative programs for and information to seniors, diabetes patients, and many multicultural groups. Toronto Western Hospital has been serving the health care needs of its culturally diverse local community for more than 100 years. Today, the hospital provides highly specialized tertiary care to people from surrounding areas and across Canada.

  • Reports to the Regional Director of the Toronto West Stroke Network. The role will encompass elements of facilitator, coordinator, consultant, change agent and educator
The responsibilities of the Regional Stroke Education Coordinator include:
  • Supports and assists with development, implementation and evaluation of regional educational initiatives in the Toronto West Regional Stroke Network (TWSN);
  • Facilitating knowledge translation through the ongoing development and dissemination of Stroke Best Practices in the TWSN region and Toronto Stroke Networks; Working collaboratively with the regional teams of the other Toronto Stroke Networks (North & East GTA Stroke Network and South East Toronto) to support strategic priorities;
  • Contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of a Knowledge Translation and Education Strategy across the Toronto Stroke Networks;
  • Promoting the development of joint education initiatives and activities to foster dissemination and integration of stroke best practices and evolving evidence to be developed in conjunction with other stakeholders in the GTA;
  • Collaboratively developing a formal and sustainable Stroke Virtual Community of Practice that supports stroke best practices
  • Participating and contributing to education related stroke initiatives at a provincial level through the Ontario Regional Education Group (OREG); planning and coordinating responsibilities to facilitate the implementation of best practices stroke care within local organizations, within the region and across the continuum of care.
  • Complete other initiatives as identified by the Regional Director TWSN
The continuum of care encompasses the following: health promotion and primary stroke prevention, secondary stroke prevention, emergency and acute stroke care, stroke rehabilitation and community re-integration; performing coordination and communication activities; performing monitoring and measuring responsibilities.


  • Master's degree (preferred) in any health or education, related program
  • Baccalaureate degree in health related discipline required
  • Licensed member in good standing with a professional college and/or licensed member under the Regulated Health Professions Act
  • Experience in the health care system
  • Demonstrated expertise in program and project evaluation required.
  • High level of competency in the use of PC software including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Powerpoint) and use of the internet. Demonstrated knowledge of data collection, use of databases, data analysis, and interpretation of data preferred
  • Demonstrated coordination and networking skills
  • Demonstrated skills as an educator, and project management skills required. Experience in delivering educational presentations with demonstrated presentation skills
  • Demonstrated coaching and mentoring skills an asset
  • Exemplary interpersonal/communication skills, both written and oral. Experience facilitating virtual communication an asset
  • Demonstrated expertise in knowledge translation and adult education principles
  • Expertise in stroke care and demonstrated knowledge of the continuum of stroke care
  • Well-developed leadership, interpersonal, communication, problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Previous experience as a change agent with an understanding of organizational cultures, including working with culturally diverse populations
  • Proven flexibility and ability to adapt positively to change
  • High level of initiative and self-direction
  • A valid driver's license and own transportation an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis.
Posting Date: July 18, 2019 Closing Date: July 25, 2019 by 3:00 pm

If you are interested in this position, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications will be given first consideration.

UHN thanks all applicants, however for non UHN employees, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.