Knowledge Translation and Exchange Specialist, (QIDS) - AFHTO

Knowledge Translation and Exchange Specialist, Quality Improvement Decision Support (QIDS) Program Help achieve better quality and value of health care in Ontario. This relatively new initiative – the Quality Improvement Decision Support (QIDS) Program – supports and enhances the use of data and analysis among AFHTO members to improve health outcomes for their patients, the quality of care patients experience, and the efficiency/appropriateness of the care delivered. AFHTO members include family health teams (FHTs), nurse practitioner-led clinics (NPLCs) and others who provide interprofessional primary care.  AFHTO works to support the implementation and growth of these teams by promoting best practices, sharing lessons learned, and advocating on behalf of all interprofessional primary care teams.  Evidence and experience shows that team-based care is delivering better health and better value to patients. In the past year Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has funded a number of new positions – Quality Improvement Decision Support (QIDS) Specialists – to work within small clusters of primary care teams across Ontario. Working with its members, the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario provides coordination, leadership and support at the provincial level. Reporting to the Provincial Lead for the QIDS program, the QIDS Knowledge Translation and Exchange (KTE) Specialist plays a critical role in delivering on this objective. The role is responsible for facilitating the spread of the rapidly expanding body of knowledge about quality improvement (QI) and decision support (DS) among AFHTO members, primarily via the QIDS specialists. The ideal candidate must have:
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a consultative model, with skills in group facilitation and adult education
  • Demonstrated competencies in knowledge translation and exchange, with expertise in clinical practice, performance measurement and quality improvement
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Degree in a relevant field. (Masters level preferred.)
Remuneration reflects the salary grids established for FHTs and NPLCs in Ontario.  In lieu of pension and benefits, an additional percentage of salary is paid. Please go to for a full description of the role and requirements for this position. TO APPLY:  Interested candidates are welcome to e-mail applications to The application deadline is Monday, June 16, 2014. Candidates selected for an initial interview will be contacted within the month thereafter. AFHTO thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration will be contacted.