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Job Title:
Knowledge Exchange Facilitator

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
Mental Health & Addictions
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Location: Pleasantville, Building 532

Mental Health and Addictions
Temporary, Full Time (Until March 31, 2021, with possibility of extension)
Hours70 bi-weekly (8-hour days)
SalaryHL19, ($59,806 - $77,748 per annum)
Competition Number2020000990
Posted Date20 March 2020
Closing Date27 March 2020

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
Reporting to the Manager of the Provincial Opioid Dependence Treatment Centre of Excellence, the Knowledge Exchange Facilitator is responsible for the effective and efficient development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of regional and provincial knowledge exchange and workforce development initiatives under the Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP), which is targeted towards strengthening the provincial addictions treatment system.

The incumbent will be responsible for a variety of activities in support of knowledge exchange, information dissemination, and education for communities, health system support workers/service providers, program and policy decision-makers, and researchers. This position is responsible for translating research, literature reviews, and other sources of knowledge into a diverse range of audience-friendly knowledge exchange products, with a particular emphasis on promoting the applied use of research and scientific evidence in opioid dependence treatment service delivery.

This position operates within a changing environment where health is monitored and influenced by current research practice in health promotion, population health, health and social policy, and health and social service delivery systems. This position will work in an effort to ensure quality standards in accordance with Eastern Health policies and procedures and other relevant professional bodies.

Job Qualifications

- A Bachelor's Degree in a health sciences-related discipline is required.
- A Master's Degree in Public Health, Health Promotion, or a related field is preferred.

- Minimum of two (2) years' experience within the last four (4) working in a healthcare environment in a role involving research, adult education and/or program development/evaluation is required.
- Experience in mental health and addictions is preferred.
- Experience in a leadership role is preferred.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)
- Knowledge and skills in developing and implementing knowledge exchange frameworks, plans, activities, and products.
- Knowledge of the addiction field, including harm reduction-related programming and policy, as well as of knowledge the social determinants of health and the principles of health equity.
- Knowledge of research methodology and statistical techniques for data analysis and interpretation.
- Knowledge of adult education theory and practice.
- Knowledge of change management principles.
- Knowledge and proficiency in the MS Office Suite of computer software.
- Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated high degree of interpersonal effectiveness, good judgment, creativity, adaptability, and commitment to teamwork.
- Demonstrated project management, organizational and leadership skills.
- Ability to stay current on relevant clinical, evidence-based practice to enhance and support program planning, development, and evaluation within the service area.
- Ability to manage continuous improvement and quality process.
- Ability to foster and promote a safe and healthy workplace.
- Ability to build networks and manage relationships with internal and external partners.

Current registration/licensure in the relevant professional association where applicable.
Travel within the province and region is required and use of a private vehicle is a condition of employment.
A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.

Open to internal and external applicants.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.