Knowledge Broker

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Date Posted: March 23, 2017 - Date Ends: May 31, 2017

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Location: Canada
  • Company: Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative
  • Contact: Heather Owens
  • email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) is looking for a fulltime (or two part-time) Knowledge Broker(s). The mission of the CCGI is to develop evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and best practice recommendations, and facilitate their dissemination and implementation within the chiropractic profession in Canada.
The Knowledge Broker develops relationships with partners to get the right information into the right hands at the right time.

The Knowledge Broker supports the delivery and uptake of evidence informed practices, tools, programs and resources for those working in the field of chiropractic care in Canada. Working together with the existing CCGI committees and stakeholders, and in collaboration with Practice-Based Research Network members and CCGI Opinion Leaders, the Knowledge Broker draws on the existing body of knowledge, research, resources and information, assisting practices to adopt evidence-based clinical guidelines using a collaborative approach to developing and tailoring practical tools that can change practice.

Through facilitating collaborative efforts of stakeholders/partners, the Knowledge Broker encourages the application of this evidence in policy development and practice using effective knowledge translation approaches.

Responsibilities
  • Collaborate and provide guidance on the development and implementation of Knowledge Translation strategies on musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Work with and report to the CCGI Project Lead to summarize research findings to form the basis of appropriate knowledge exchange products, tools and activities to inform policy and program development in the field of chiropractic care.
  • Identify and bring together key partners, subject matter experts, practitioners and community representatives to share evidence, knowledge and best practices to build the foundation for solutions in the field of chiropractic care.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to identify their needs in implementing research into practice and negotiate creative, practical and relevant approaches for long term solutions using knowledge translation strategies.
  • Work closely with members of the Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) and CCGI Opinion Leaders to ensure they have access to CCGI tools and resources, and to assist with dissemination and implementation of KT strategies. Monitor and evaluate the implementation of knowledge translation activities to inform policy and program development in the field of chiropractic care.

Skills and experience

  • Graduate training in a relevant discipline (e.g. Master’s degree in epidemiology, public heath, population health, marketing and/or communication, health administration, rehabilitationscience etc.).
  • 3-5 years of related experience in knowledge translation preferable.
  • Experience and/or expertise in the field of chiropractic or musculoskeletal disorders or rehabilitation are an asset.
  • Experience developing working relationships and negotiating with multi-stakeholder groups to achieve shared goals (e.g. health care professionals, professional leaders, third party payers, private industry and the public).
  • Understanding and experience of all aspects of knowledge translation (e.g., knowledge generation, synthesis, product development, dissemination and implementation, exchange, management and evaluation, sustaining of knowledge use and to succinctly summarize research findings in plain language).
  • Possess strong interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills; process and results-oriented. Enthusiastic and high energy team player with a passion for engagingpartners. • Flexible time schedule
  • Fluency in English and French, written and oral, is preferable.
The position is a one-year contract with possibility of renewal, up to a maximum of 30 hours per week.

This position requires the incumbent to maintain tact, diplomacy and discretion at all times. The Knowledge Broker requires a high degree of trust and confidentiality with regard to sensitive information. Internal communications typically involve presenting reports and recommendations, and briefing others on the status of projects.

Deadline for applications: 31 May 2017. For more information and application details please contact: Heather Owens, CCGI research manager at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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