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Clinical Knowledge Translation and Exchange Specialist, Quality Improvement and Decision Support Program, AFHTO

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline April 28, 2017

AFHTO is doing the “most exciting measurement work going on in Canada.” (1) We are doing this with a staff of less than a dozen, serving almost all of Ontario’s Family Health Teams as well as an increasing number of Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics and other organizations committed to interprofessional primary care. AFHTO advocates for comprehensive primary care for all Ontarians, not just the 25% currently served by its members. Specifically, AFHTO focuses on increasing capacity for measurement, improvement and governance for quality in primary care.  Having built considerable momentum in measurement, exciting measurement no less, AFHTO members are now investing further in improvement. To learn more about AFHTO please visit

As a Clinical Knowledge Translation and Exchange (KTE) Specialist, you will help AFHTO members get even better than they were yesterday, every day! You will work with the clinicians, QIDS specialists and patients of AFHTO member organizations.  You will help them learn with and from each other to use data to improve outcomes. You will coordinate province-wide projects and activities to help AFHTO members move beyond measuring to improving care.  The even more challenging (and fun!) part will be doing it in a creative way that contributes to the capacity of the entire sector.

You are our ideal candidate if you have:
Clinical experience, preferably in primary care

  • Experience in using data to improve your own practice and supporting others to do the same
  • Coaching, facilitating and/or teaching experience in interactive, small group settings
  • Customer-service expertise to spread the love to every one of AFHTO’s 184 members across the entire province
  • The creative energy of a small fish making a big splash (it’s a big job – you’ll need it!)
  • A masters level degree in a relevant field

You will report to the Provincial Lead for the QIDS program. Compensation will reflect the salary grids established for FHTs and NPLCs in Ontario. It includes a pension and benefits. Please visit Quality-Improvement-Decision-Support-QIDS-Program.doc for a full description of this position.

To Apply

Please e-mail your application as soon as possible to If you want to show us how really energetic and creative you are, include your top-ten list of why our lives will never be the same after we hire you. Feel free to substitute a limerick, if top-ten lists are not your thing. (And yes, we really are not kidding!)

We will start reviewing top ten lists, limericks and applications immediately. We aim to be done by April 28, 2017. We will let you know if you are selected for an initial interview within 30 days after that.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

(1) Dr Danielle Martin’s new book, “Better now”