February 10, 2020

Job Opportunity - KT Specialist, CHEO

POSITION: Full time (1.0), Knowledge Translation (KT) Specialist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
SUPERVISOR: Manager Health Outcomes, BORN
SALARY: from $45.48 to$54.22 per hour

Apply online by Feb 18, 2020

The Knowledge Translation (KT) Specialist is responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating projects to support the movement of best practice evidence into the maternal child practice area to support quality care. The KT specialist is also responsible for engaging with provincial policy specialists, program implementers, and researchers to ensure that the BORN Information System and data is used to support evidence-informed decisions.


  • Design, implement and manage Knowledge Translation (KT) projects and research to contribute to BORN Ontario’s mission and the advancement of KT science
  • Design and evaluate quality improvement projects for hospitals, laboratories, midwifery groups, specific clinical practice areas and follow-up clinics using the most effective KT strategies to enhance outcomes
  • Work with the BORN Coordinator team, laboratory groups, midwifery practices, hospitals, and data groups to implement policy decisions across Ontario in the most effective way to promote practice change
  • Design and conduct research studies specific to KT activities or enhancement of KT science including: forming research teams; writing grant applications, conducting extensive literature review; implementing research as per requirements of research institutes and REBs ; disseminating research findings
  • Coordinate the development and ongoing implementation of a knowledge translation (KT) strategy
  • Conduct needs assessment activities related to knowledge utilization training with BORN staff and stakeholders
  • Guide the transfer of data obtained via the BORN Information Systems into information and knowledge
  • Design dissemination and implementation strategies to meet the needs of stakeholders
  • Advise senior management, research team, committees, and coordinator teams on best practices for communication of BORN data/information so as to promote quality improvement in practice environments
  • Participate in the BORN data element review cycle and provide advice on the utility of specific data elements for KT activities or recommend addition of new data elements
  • Provide support to the Ministries (Health, Children, Education, Justice, Government services), Health Quality Ontario, Provincial Council for Maternal Child Health, IC/ES, Public Health Ontario, LHINs, researchers, other stakeholder groups and the internal BORN team to help guide decisions about the use of BORN data
  • Work within the CHEO Research Institute and other maternal child research communities to promote the use of BORN data for scientific use and conceptual aspects of research development
  • Assist with capacity building within BORN and with stakeholders and students around KT activities and use of BORN data to meet objectives
  •  Participate in BORN meetings, privacy review activities, professional development, and strategic planning as it relates to KT activities.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Criminal Record Check (Essential)
  • PHD in a Health field (Essential)
  • Minimum five (5) years of related experience (Essential)
  • Experience in managing complex projects (Essential)
  • Computer literacy and proficient working knowledge of MS office (Essential)
  • Ability to ensure timely completion of tasks by adjusting priorities as required (Essential)
  • Advanced communication skills both oral and written (Essential)
  • Ability to deal effectively with internal and external stakeholders (Essential)
  • Excellent presentation, teaching and group facilitation skills (Essential)
  • Evidence of sound change management skills with proven project management ability (Essential)
  • Working knowledge of applicable occupational health and safety legislation; general knowledge
  • of corporate/departmental policies and procedures related to health and safety (Essential)
  • Availability to travel within Ontario and occasional national/international travel (Essential)
  • Bilingual (French / English) (Preferred)

* Please note you will be represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).
Should the applicant require any accommodations during the application process please notify Human Resources as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.