Research Associate I - Family Health Team TWH

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

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"We are a caring, creative and accountable academic Hospital, transforming Healthcare for Our Patients, Our Community and the World"

University Health Network (UHN) represents the coming together of shared values and diverse expertise in patient care, research and teaching. Each of our facilities (Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute) makes a unique contribution to the whole. Together, we create something far greater than the sum of our parts.

Toronto Western Hospital is located in the vibrant heart of the downtown communities of South Annex, College, Queen and King Street West. It is a 239-bed academic health science centre dedicated to delivering exceptional patient care, providing a breadth of services from emergency care to sophisticated brain surgery.

Based at Toronto Western Hospital, Family and Community Health Program links with the surrounding community to provide primary care to families and community members, with special attention to the needs of the aging population, children and women.

With the teamwork of pharmacists, social workers, physicians, primary care nurse practitioners and staff nurses, we do our best to help families deal with a broad range of health concerns. We also help connect families with the care of specialists when needed.

The Research Associate advances and supports the development and implementation of research and quality improvement activities in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. The Associate works with researchers and clinicians within the Department in all aspects of research initiatives, including grant proposals, submissions to Research Ethics, writing articles for publication, presentations etc. Advances level of research knowledge and involvement in reflective practice and collaborates to maintain an inventory of scholarship activity within Family and Community Medicine. The Associate coordinates and supervises research/academic project activity for residents in Family and Community Medicine and other students´ research and quality improvement projects as time permits.

The Associate works closely with the Executive Director, Program Leads, and other members of the team to investigate, implement, track, and report quality indicators that examine health outcomes, safety, patient satisfaction, and other measures that impact patients’ experience of care. The Research Associate will also be involved in the Department’s Quality Improvement (QI) strategy, including participation and support of various QI projects. The Associate supports Program initiatives within the Department to develop and advance their quality and evaluation frameworks.

At minimum, a completion of a Master's degree program with two years practical and related experience required or, related Bachelors degree with five years of experience
Background in research methodology, including experience with qualitative and quantitative data
Strong Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint) required
Experience with preparing research ethics board submissions and grant proposals strongly preferred
Knowledge of Quality Improvement principles and their application to primary care environments preferred
Strong informatics skills
Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines in accordance to UHN standards
Exercise initiative and good judgment with ability to multi-task
Compliance with confidentiality requirements
Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
Knowledge of applicable legislative, UHN and/or departmental policies
Client service oriented, with the ability to effectively work with diversity and appreciate that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, 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.