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Education Evaluation and Research Unit (EERU) Research Coordinator

College of Family Physicians Canada

This is a Full-time position in Mississauga, ON posted May 13, 2018.

About the CFPC

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is the voice of family medicine in Canada. Representing more than 36,000 members across the country, it is the professional organization responsible for establishing standards for the training, certification and lifelong education of family physicians and for advocating on behalf of the specialty of family medicine, family physicians and their patients. The CFPC accredits postgraduate family medicine training in Canada’s 17 medical schools.

Our Mission: Leading family medicine to improve the health of all people in Canada-by setting standards for education, certifying and supporting family physicians, championing advocacy and research, and honouring the patient-physician relationship as being core to our profession.

Our Vision: Leading family medicine. Improving lives.

Our Values: Caring; Respect; Collaboration; Learning; Integrity; Responsiveness and Commitment to excellence.

  

We are recruiting for an Education Evaluation and Research Unit (EERU) Research Coordinator 

 

Posting #:  2018-09

Department:  Education

Division:  Academic Family Medicine

Reports to:  Manager, Education Evaluation and Research Unit                

Classification:  Support Staff      

Status:  Permanent Full Time

*FTE:  1

Level:  4               

 

Summary

The Research Coordinator of the Education Evaluation and Research Unit (Unit) is responsible for coordinating and organizing all activities and services undertaken by the Unit.

Main Responsibilities

Reporting to the Manager of the Unit, the Research Coordinator will be responsible for supporting and operationalizing the following three primary functions of the Unit:

1.  Data Stewardship

Support the Manager and the Database Manager of the Unit to develop, deliver, implement and revise data stewardship processes and protocols.  

 2.  Program Evaluation

Provide support and coordination for evaluation of strategic-plan related educational priorities affiliated with the Academic Family Medicine (AFM) and Professional Development and Practice Supports (PDPS) Divisions. Examples of initiatives currently underway include the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) project and the evaluation of the Triple C Competency based curriculum, which is being implemented in the 17 university-based family medicine residency programs across Canada.

 3.  Knowledge Translation and Scholarly Work

Support scholarly work of CFPC committees, including implementation of research-based methodologies, evaluation and coordination of the dissemination and publication of resulting scholarly work

Specific responsibilities include:

Support and coordination operational functions of the Unit

  • Provide primary support for Unit activities and projects including development of project plans, proposals and reports, surveys, web and intranet content, research posters and presentations, manuscripts, and data abstraction and analytics
  • Plan and organize internal staff meetings for the Unit including scheduling, agendas, minutes, action plan and related tasks
  • Liaise with CFPC committees to coordinate data collection, evaluation, knowledge translation and scholarship initiatives for CFPC Committees, including development and maintenance of tracking mechanisms, reports, meeting minutes, and action plans
  • Coordinate ongoing activities of Triple C Evaluation including the Family Medicine Longitudinal Survey, including data collection, entry and reporting.  Primary responsibilities include:

                –  Liaise with the 17 university-based family medicine residency program Triple C Evaluation leads or Program Directors to collect program and
                    resident data
                –  Analysis of resident survey data from Time 1 (T1) entry, Time 2 (T2) exit, and Time 3 (T3) follow up
                –  Administration of resident Time 3 (T3) follow up surveys to 1,300 graduating family physicians per year
                –  Implementation of program inventory per university program
                –  Database administration, data cleaning, fielding data requests
                –  Conduct interviews as part of the program evaluation with key stakeholders including residents, program directors, post-grad deans, faculty
                    and chairs
                 –  Analyze residency program documents for evidence of Triple C uptake
                 –  Produce program summary reports for the 17 family medicine residency training programs bi annually

  • Coordination and administration of external resources

                 –  Track and coordinate knowledge translation and scholarship priorities of CFPC departments and committees, perform feasibility and
                      literature reviews, as well as maintain registries and inventories
                  –  Prepare, review, and revise grant submissions, regulatory submissions (i.e. research ethics board), and other research documentation for
                      peer, scientific, and ethical review throughout the lifecycle of projects and studies
                  –  Coordinate and oversee contract service agreements
                  –  Perform financial reconciliation and prepare budget summaries and reports

  • Governance

                    –  Coordinate, maintain and update the Unit workplan, action items, and related tasks
                    –  Coordinate and support Program Evaluation Advisory Group and Triple C Data Oversight Committee, including data collection, processing
                         data requests, development and sharing of reports (internal and external), and preparation of meeting minutes and action plans
                    –  Coordinate, prepare, review and revise research related contracts, liaise with content experts and regulatory bodies/systems

General Responsibilities include:

  • Provide excellence in member and client service
  • Work in accordance with all health and safety requirements
  • Work in accordance with all CFPC policies, procedures and processes, and federal and provincial legislation
  • Demonstrate behaviours aligned with the CFPC Values
  • Other duties as assigned

Working Conditions:

Open concept office environment

Hours of Work:

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Occasional weekend committee meetings and travel may be required

 

If you share our passion, and are committed to living our CFPC Values

please submit a cover letter and your résumé referencing the posting# 2018-09 to: careers@cfpc.ca.

 

The CFPC is committed to fostering a healthy and positive work environment.  In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, The CFPC encourages applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.  If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of any accommodation(s) that you may require to ensure your equal participation.

We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 

*Full-Time Equivalent

 

 

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a related discipline (health sciences, health administration, health professions education) or 10 years relevant professional experience in these areas
  • 3-5 years’ relevant professional experience in research and data management
  • Demonstrated ability to work with large databases, statistical systems and analysis
  • Experience with presenting data effectively using different media
  • Familiarity with family medicine and/or medical education
  • Experience with mixed methods research (qualitative and quantitative research methods)
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Demonstrated ability in project coordination and technical writing (grants, contracts, data use agreements, regulatory documentation)
  • Experience with supporting and writing of peer reviewed publications is considered an asset
  • Proven problem solving and organizational skills
  • Confidence, maturity and critical thinking
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in developing surveys using online survey platforms (such as Survey Gizmo)
  • Working knowledge of SPSS
  • Verbal and written communication skills, with ability to express ideas and opinions clearly and effectively in English; French is an asset

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  • Education level: University
  • Work experience (years): 3-5 years

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