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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 7/5/2022

Reference Number: 000001690
Posted Date: 6/23/2022
Closing Date: 7/5/2022

Department: LTRI , Sinai Health
Position: Director of the Canadian Network for Virtual Access to Specialist in IBD (CaNVAS-IBD)

POSITION TITLE  Director of the Canadian Network for Virtual Access to Specialist in IBD (CaNVAS-IBD)
DEPARTMENT  LTRI
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary Full Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
EMPLOYEE GROUP  Non Union
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Director of the Canadian Network for Virtual Access to Specialist in IBD (CaNVAS-IBD)

Mount Sinai Hospital IBD Centre of Excellence

Canadian Network for Virtual Access to Specialist in IBD (CaNVAS-IBD)

CaNVAS-IBD is collaborative consortium of seven provincial virtual care programs whose directive is to improve access to and quality of care for persons with inflammatory bowel disease in geographically underserved areas. The network includes centres from Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

The objectives of the network are to deliver IBD-related health services virtually to underserved populations and to measure metrics and indicators of quality of care with the ultimate goal of improving health outcomes and patient satisfaction.

POSITION SUMMARY:

We are looking for an energetic and resourceful individual for the position of Director of CaNVAS. This person will have excellent administrative skills and will be able to work well within the context of a multi-provincial network.  He/she will have outstanding communication and organization skills and will take on an essential leadership role in achieving the telemedicine network’s goals.

The key components of the CaNVAS Director role are considered to be the following:

  • Organize and chair regular meetings of provincial virtual care coordinators to establish standards of good clinical practice as it relates to virtual care.
  • Monitor progress of the national virtual care roll out, conduct site visits, and ensure adherence to mandates.
  • Coordinate execution of virtual-based research protocols and data collection.
  • Gather clinical information, including performance metrics from all provincial sites to draft progress and final reports.
  • Directly oversee clinical and research tasks essential in implementing the virtual care initiatives

More specifically, the role is seen to be pivotal in the implementation of national virtual care initiative, and for the evaluation of the outcomes and research metrics relevant for the assessment of the success of the national program. The successful candidate will work with the Medical Lead, Dr. Geoffrey Nguyen, and in collaboration with other provincial virtual care coordinators and Crohn’s and Colitis Canada staff. The CaNVAS Director will serve as a clinical resource to other virtual care coordinators and will be responsible for training them for their roles.  She/he will also be directly involved in developing research protocols, implementing research tools, questionnaires and collecting and collating the data related to the national virtual care program.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Hiring and training of provincial virtual care coordinators and perform annual reviews.
  • Manage the CaNVAS website including keeping information up to date
  • Ensure that provincial virtual care programs maintain a clinical registry of participating IBD patients and proper medical documentation per provincial standards is maintained.
  • Help provincial virtual care coordinators develop a triage process for telemedicine referrals and monitor wait times.
  • Assess whether provincial virtual programs are meeting their obligations to provide agreed accessibility to specialists and monitor patient recruitment by eliciting and reviewing formal annual reports and monthly verbal reports.
  • Organize monthly meetings of provincial virtual care coordinators to discuss processes, challenges, progress toward meeting goals.
  • Coordinate and assist research-related correspondence with research ethics boards to facilitate research objectives.
  • Liaise with CanGIEC to achieve research objectives using provincial administrative data.
  • Performed periodic site visits to provincial virtual sites to monitor progress and adherence to protocols.
  • Serve as liaison between telemedicine coordinators and Dr. Nguyen (national telemedicine lead) and CCC.
  • Help provincial virtual coordinators troubleshoot local challenges to the implementation of the virtual care initiative.
  • Coordinate data sharing agreements between provincial virtual care programs.
  • Develop protocols and tools for collection of research data.
  • Serve as member on virtual care steering committee.
  • Act as an ombudsman for any patients who may have concerns regarding their virtual care (would not involve providing any clinical advice to the patient).
  • Assist with and serve as back-up for provision of virtual care at the Ontario (Sinai site), if demand becomes particularly high or to cover vacation time or leaves of absence of the primary virtual care coordinator.
  • Contribute to drafting of reports to Helmsley Charitable Trust, to the internal steering committee, and Dr. Nguyen.
  • Liaise with the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) as needed.
  • Maintain local research and budget administration and documentation for the Ontario virtual site (Mount Sinai site).
  • Directly supervise research and clinical staff at the Ontario virtual care site
  • Collect clinical and quality indicator data to assess the effectiveness of the virtual care program; recruit and consent participants on related studies as needed; correspond with the research ethics board as needed for the Ontario site (Mount Sinai).
  • Work closely with CCC PACE Program Manager to coordinate tasks for implementation of the national virtual program.

Job requirements:

  • Allied health professional with a Masters degree or equivalent.
  • Current certificate of registration with respective allied health regulating body in Ontario.
  • 5 years of clinical experience with at least 3 years of experience in virtual care and strong clinical assessment skills and judgment are required.
  • Strong background in virtual-based clinical care.
  • Must be willing to obtain and maintain Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) certifications.
  • Experience in IBD or in other chronic disease(s) is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Willingness to acquire new knowledge and skills is necessary, particularly where there is limited or no prior clinical experience in IBD.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Computer savvy with an openness to learning about and incorporating new technology into clinical practice.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint) computer software is required.
  • Digital literacy including familiarity with social media and electronic communication tools is strongly preferred.
  • Expertise in program development and coordination, research utilization, adult education and professional development.
  • Ability to foster sound working relationships with clients/participants, families, interdisciplinary team members, and internal and community referral sources.
  • Strong facilitation, relationship management and change management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute independent decisions and implement timely resolutions.
  • Quick learner and willing to develop new skills and work in new environments and models of care.
  • Ability to work confidently under pressure and tight timelines and demonstrate the flexibility and adaptability to handle a variety of challenges on short notice.

Please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Leanne Nguyen, administrative assistant to Dr. Geoffrey Nguyen at Leanne.Nguyen@sinaihealth.ca.

Posting will be open until July 5, 2022.  Please submit your cover letter and resume online.  We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with Institute’s policy and legislated health and safety requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials, completion of a health review, and demonstrating proof of immunity and vaccination status of vaccine-preventable diseases.

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute is a scent sensitive environment and all members of the community are expected to refrain from wearing or using scented products while visiting or working at the Institute. We also support a barrier-free workplace supported by the Institute’s accessibility plan, accommodation and disability management policies and procedures. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please contact the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Human Resources Department.

In accordance with Institute’s policy and legislated health and safety requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials, completion of a health review, and demonstrating proof of immunity and vaccination status of vaccine-preventable diseases. All employees and affiliates will follow safe work practices and comply with health and safety policies, procedures, and training. Successful candidates will be required to provide two (2) written reference letters from their former employer(s)/supervisor(s).

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our people and patients, Sinai Health has made it a priority to support everyone in getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Consistent with this, our Staff Immunization & Surveillance Policy was recently updated to include the requirement for full vaccination – currently defined as receiving two doses and serving a 14-day waiting period following the second dose – in order to be able to work at Sinai Health. To be compliant with our updated Policy, you must provide proof of dual COVID-19 vaccination, as indicated on the Prospective Immunization and Surveillance Policy Information Sheet, in order to be eligible for employment at Sinai Health. If you believe you are one of the very few people who may require an exemption from vaccination, supporting medical information must be submitted to our Occupational Health department, who will review and assess.

We are a fully committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Sinai Health community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under our Access for People with Disabilities policy. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute is a scent sensitive environment, and all members of the community are expected to refrain from wearing or using scented products while visiting or working at the Institute. We also support a barrier-free workplace supported by the Institute’s accessibility plan, accommodation and disability management policies and procedures. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please contact the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Human Resources Department.

 

 

Posting open until July 5, 2022. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week ( remote position)

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