Injury Prevention Specialist
The Hospital for Sick Children
The Injury Prevention Specialist will take the lead role in ensuring that the Trauma Program meets and exceeds its mandate as a provincial Lead Trauma Hospital in the area of Injury Prevention. Working closely with the Trauma Program staff, develops and implements strategic priorities for injury prevention. They will be responsible for researching, developing, implementing and evaluating all injury prevention initiatives led by the Trauma Program. This role will develop, maintain and enhance linkages with internal and external injury prevention stakeholders at local, regional, provincial and national levels. The key areas of focus will encompass education outreach, injury prevention and epidemiology analysis for trauma and burn programs.
The IPS will represent Trauma Services in the development and delivery of regional and provincial injury prevention policy and procedures, community and corporate partnerships, research proposals and promotional and educational campaigns across mediums. Primary working relationships are with disciplines involved in injury prevention, health promotion, education, media and social marketing at the organizational and provincial levels to ensure programs and services are aligned and standards are maintained. Communicates and collaborates with individuals and groups involved with the development, implementation and delivery of programs and services to target populations.
This role is a change catalyst for patient, organization and systemic improvements, and ultimately influences the strategic direction of our future within the trauma and clinical programs, as well as positively influencing the number one reason for death of children in Canada – Injury.
Skills and Experience Required:
- Master's Degree in Public Health, Health Sciences, Business Administration, Health Promotion or a health related discipline. Supplemented by five (5) years’ recent, related experience in injury prevention and safety promotion with preference given for experience in health care and/or at a content leadership level.
- Advanced media/public relations skills in order to profile injury prevention to community
- Strong knowledge of population and public health.
- Advanced leadership and facilitation skills
- Demonstrated project management skills – ability to facilitate a project from identification of an opportunity through analysis, implementation and evaluation phases. Certification(s) or enrollment toward a change management or project management (PMP) designation is required or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Advanced written and oral communication skills
- Advanced organizational skills, problem solving, critical analysis and flexibility
- Advanced organizational skills
- Advanced Microsoft Office Suite, Publisher and LHSC productivity tools
- Strong acumen for data analytics or epidemiology knowledge
- Uses exceptional interpersonal and verbal communication skills to establish strong and effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders at all levels both internal and external to the organization.
- Uses strong social marketing, writing and editing skills to compose messages for a variety of target markets in a clear and concise manner to strategically present information to a variety of audiences.
- Demonstrates advanced computer skills in a variety of software applications and web-based technologies including desktop publishing, presentation, word processing, spreadsheet and database to develop high-quality IP resource materials and deliver programs.
- Effectively builds relationships that promote the achievement of cooperative goals and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.
- Professionally consults to enable successful sharing of expertise with caregivers, patients/clients, families/significant others, other members of the public and colleagues.
- Able to handle confidential and sensitive information with skill, tact and diplomacy.
Skills or Experience Desired:
- Positive outlook and great team player.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- High energy and passion for working with others and achieving results
- Demonstrates self as successful and experienced leader and public speaker
- Demonstrate strong analytical skills, with a strong business acumen.
- Ability to review and interpret applicable reports.
- Ability to critically analyze and synthesize complex evidence base into summary reports.
- Demonstrates understanding of many diverse audiences and unique challenges faced by the health authority to communicate effectively across communities and audiences.
- Clinical knowledge or experience, or trauma related background
Employment Type: Permanent full-time (37.5 hours/week)