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Call for applications: CQuIPS Education Lead

The Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (CQuIPS) is currently looking for an Education Lead to play a key role in the development, organization and scholarship of its education programs. This individual will have a leadership role while working collaboratively with CQuIPS team members including CQuIPS director, course directors, education coordinators and education researcher. The time commitment is 0.1 FTE.

CQuIPS is an extra-departmental unit of the University of Toronto Temerty Faculty of Medicine, supported jointly by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children and Women’s College Hospital. CQuIPS has an international reputation as a leading centre in building capacity among healthcare providers and leaders to implement change at a health-system level to improve the quality of care that patients and families experience. The CQuIPS strategic plan for 2020-2024 lists learning as one of its three domains of work, with the other two being scholarship and networking. CQuIPS currently delivers two longitudinal QI education courses for healthcare providers, a Co-Learning QI program for physician trainees, and a Fellowship course for healthcare providers and QI researchers. The Centre also supports the Veterans Affairs Quality Scholars program in Toronto and has partnerships with the IHPME Masters QIPS program.

The Education Lead will oversee the Centre’s education activities. This will involve working with course directors on curriculum development and evaluation and the education researcher on education research. The Education Lead will strive to harmonize best education practices across CQuIPS education programs, work towards the Centre’s key themes of health system resilience and health equity through learner recruitment, faculty development and education programming, and support education scholarship.

The successful candidate will receive an annual stipend to support this work. The position is for a 3-year term with the opportunity to renew and will require a commitment of 0.1 FTE.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight across CQuIPS education programs
  • Responsible for high level education strategic planning and proposing education innovations to evolve and improve CQuIPS education programs
  • Support research and scholarship of education programs
  • Promote the use of education theory to enhance curricular elements across education programs (e.g., in pursuit of theme of equity)
  • Support course directors and education coordinators to implement processes to increase diversity of course faculty and coaches, and ensure equitable and inclusive learner recruitment and selection processes
  • Teach and coach as part of one or more of the CQuIPS education programs
  • Advise CQuIPS Director on the recruitment and selection of course directors
  • Work closely with course directors and coordinators to oversee course promotions and communications with support from CQuIPS communications lead
  • Engage with external organizations engaging in QIPS education
  • Attend weekly CQuIPS leadership team meetings and quarterly EDU meetings

Requirements:

  • Either advanced training in QIPS (e.g., certificate, MSc in QIPS etc.,) with strong interest in education or advanced training in education (e.g., certificate, MEd etc.,) with strong interest in QIPS
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach others on QIPS concepts and skills, ideally having taught learners at different stages of training and from different professional backgrounds
  • Experience leading or contributing to the design, implementation and/or evaluation of QIPS education programs
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communications skills and ability to successfully build relationships
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

To apply for this position, please send the following to Leahora Rotteau, CQuIPS Program Manager, at leahora.rotteau@sunnybrook.ca by December 17 2021:

  1. A statement of interest; please address one of the following questions:
    • What is the future of QIPS education?
    • What are the biggest challenges facing QIPS education?
  2. A short CV (5 pages max.)
  3. An example of your QIPS education practice or research (e.g. publication, presentation, recorded talk)

Equity and diversity

CQuIPS, as part of the University, strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

Accessibility 

CQuIPS is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

Land acknowledgement 

CQuIPS wishes to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca and the Mississaugas of the Credit. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

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