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Osteoporosis Canada (OC), a registered charity, is the only national organization providing services to people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. OC is a volunteer driven organization which works to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the risk reduction and treatment of osteoporosis.

Employment at OC is an opportunity to participate in a vibrant organization supporting an increasingly widespread population of people living with osteoporosis. We have many volunteers across the country, a national multidisciplinary scientific advisory council and a passionate consumer/patient voice which keeps us well grounded in our mission.

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Communications and Education Coordinator
Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Toronto

Osteoporosis is a highly debilitating condition in which bones become less dense and fracture more easily.  It is the single most important cause of fractures among men and women over the age of fifty and is a highly prevalent and costly condition.  One in three women and one in five men will experience an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime.

Osteoporosis Canada, with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health, leads the implementation of the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy (OOS). The mandate of the OOS is to reduce morbidity, mortality, and costs from osteoporotic fractures using a patient-centered, multidisciplinary approach that is integrated across health care sectors (osteostrategy.on.ca). 

Committed to improving health outcomes for people with osteoporosis and/or with osteoporotic fractures, this position is expected to incorporate best practices in knowledge translation and implement OOS initiatives through collaborative partnerships in communities across Ontario to achieve OOS objectives.

Reports to: Director, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy

Responsible for:

Developing, implementing and evaluating education initiatives targeting healthcare professionals to support people at risk of fragility fractures, and their caregivers. This position is instrumental in helping assess unmet educational needs for these groups, contribute to the development of resources and tools, liaise with stakeholders and professional associations.

Key responsibilities:

  •  Responsible for the planning and implementation of two professional education programs: Bone Fit™ exercise training workshop, and Beyond the Break webinar series for healthcare professionals and clinicians;
  • Build and facilitate partnerships with individuals, groups, organizations and networks to promote OOS professional education programs across health sectors; 
  • Communicate and coordinate project deliverables from contractors, consultants, partners and stakeholders;
  • Manage the database of 1700+ Bone Fit Trained health professionals, and partnership agreements;
  • Ensure the development of resources and of ongoing support of the Bone-Fit trained community;
  • Design, develop and implement e-learning modules according to OOS requirements for a range of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Manage web content, web platform, and social media, using analytics and reporting to inform content strategy; 
  • Assist in the development of educational resources/tools for various OOS initiatives as needed, manage inventory and monitor usage;
  • Participation in developing budgets, reports and evaluations.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in health, social sciences or related fields;
  • At least 3 years’ experience in educational programming and proven ability to use knowledge transfer techniques to put research-based knowledge into practice;
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including possession of conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated ability to be self-directed, working independently with minimal supervision and as part of a diverse team; effectively collaborate with multiple stakeholders;
  • Superior interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Advanced IT skills expected;
  • Some travel is required;
  • Some weekend work is required;

Salary: $60,000 per year

Submit resume and cover letter by March 1, 2024 to oosrecruiting@osteoporosis.ca

Subject line in your email should read “Communications and Education Coordinator”

No phone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 Osteoporosis Canada is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to culture, ethnicity, race, color, religion, beliefs, gender, gender identify or expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at all stages of the hiring process.

Fracture Prevention Coordinator (RPN/RN)
Queensway Carleton Hospital, Ottawa

 Osteoporosis Canada (OC), a registered charity, is the only national organization serving people affected by osteoporosis. OC works to educate, empower, and support individuals and communities on bone health and in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis. 

BACKGROUND: 

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. This can cause the skeleton to become fragile, so that even a slight bump or a fall from standing height or less, can lead to a broken bone (fragility fracture). 

The goal of the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy is to reduce morbidity, mortality, and costs from osteoporotic fractures, including hip fractures, using a patient-centered, multidisciplinary approach that is integrated across health care sectors. 

The Fracture Screening and Prevention Program (FSPP) is a secondary fracture prevention initiative and a key priority of the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy. Fracture Prevention Coordinators (FPCs) implement the FSPP in fracture clinics around the province. 

JOB SUMMARY: 

The purpose of the FSPP is to identify patients aged 50 and over who have a fragility fracture and connect them with support and services to help them reduce the risk of another fracture. 

Fracture Prevention Coordinators (FPC) provide osteoporosis screening in an orthopaedic setting. After identifying and assessing men and women who have had a fragility fracture, they facilitate patient access to integrated and appropriate post-fracture care such as bone mineral density testing and/or follow up with an osteoporosis specialist. The FPCs work with orthopaedic surgeons, allied health professionals, fracture clinic staff, and primary care. FPCs also provide information and support to connect these patients with primary care, community-based services and education. 

Reports to: Regional Integration Lead (RIL), Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Osteoporosis Canada. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) 

Other Requirements: 

Experience working with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office, are a must. Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work with limited supervision; ability to work as part of a diverse team and the ability to demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of patients. 

Fluency in a second language is an asset. 

As a condition of employment, you agree to comply with any Health Canada/public health recommendations and/or OC and Hospital policies regarding vaccination, including obtaining a booster shot if recommended. You may be required to provide evidence of compliance, if requested. If you are unable to be vaccinated because of a ground protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code, please indicate this to us. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Diligent use of protocol tools to identify and screen fragility fracture patients aged 50 and over; 
  • Facilitate diagnostic testing for identified patients, as appropriate; 
  • Communicate with patients’ primary care provider with regard to their patients’ osteoporosis and/or fracture risk; 
  • Facilitate the referral of eligible patients to an osteoporosis specialist; 
  • Educate patients about bone health and fracture prevention; 
  • Refer/link patients to established self-management, fall prevention, and/or education programs, as appropriate; 
  • Follow up with patients, post-baseline screening; 
  • Responsible for adhering to privacy and security policies; 
  • Assist the RIL in providing ongoing support and education to hospital, community, and primary health care staff; 
  • Identify opportunities for program growth, development, and outreach; 
  • Participate in regional and provincial team meetings; 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

BENEFITS OF EMPLOYMENT (based on eligibility): 

  • Regular business hours (Monday-Friday) – this position does not require working on weekends or public holidays; 
  • Extended health & dental benefits, Life insurance, LTD, AD&D; 
  • Travel Insurance; 
  • RRSP contribution; 
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program; 
  • Summer Hours; 
  • Wellness Day; 
  • Two Float Days per year; 
  • Closed between Christmas and New Year’s (paid days); 
  • Learning & Development opportunities. 

AREA OF WORK : 

Placement within: Queensway Carleton Hospital, Ottawa 

Salary: $53,000 per annum 

Submit resume and cover letter by Feb 16 to: 

oosrecruiting@osteoporosis.ca 

Subject line in your email should read “QCH Ottawa/FPC”. 

On request, Osteoporosis Canada accommodates the needs of all applicants with disabilities in our hiring process. 

No phone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Osteoporosis Canada is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to culture, ethnicity, race, color, religion, beliefs, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at all stages of the hiring process. 

Fracture Prevention Coordinator (RPN/RN)
Halton Healthcare, Oakville Site

Osteoporosis Canada (OC), a registered charity, is the only national organization serving people affected by osteoporosis. OC works to educate, empower, and support individuals and communities on bone health and in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis.

BACKGROUND:

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. This can cause the skeleton to become fragile, so that even a slight bump or a fall from standing height or less, can lead to a broken bone (fragility fracture).

The goal of the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy is to reduce morbidity, mortality, and costs from osteoporotic fractures, including hip fractures, using a patient-centered, multidisciplinary approach that is integrated across health care sectors.

The Fracture Screening and Prevention Program (FSPP) is a secondary fracture prevention initiative and a key priority of the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy. Fracture Prevention Coordinators (FPCs) implement the FSPP in fracture clinics around the province.

JOB SUMMARY:

The purpose of the FSPP is to identify patients aged 50 and over who have a fragility fracture and connect them with support and services to help them reduce the risk of another fracture. Fracture Prevention Coordinators (FPC) provide osteoporosis screening in an orthopaedic setting. After identifying and assessing men and women who have had a fragility fracture, they facilitate patient access to integrated and appropriate post-fracture care such as bone mineral density testing and/or follow up with an osteoporosis specialist. The FPCs work with orthopaedic surgeons, allied health professionals, fracture clinic staff, and primary care. FPCs also provide information and support to connect these patients with primary care, community-based services and education.

Reports to: Regional Integration Lead (RIL), Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Osteoporosis Canada.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) or Registered Nurse (RN)

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Experience working with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office, are a must. Excellent oral and written communication skills; Ability to work with limited supervision; ability to work as part of a diverse team and the ability to demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of patients. Fluency in a second language is an asset.

As a condition of employment, you agree to comply with any Health Canada/public health recommendations and/or OC and Hospital policies regarding vaccination, including obtaining a booster shot if recommended. You may be required to provide evidence of compliance if requested. If you are unable to be vaccinated because of a ground protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code, please indicate this to us.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Diligent use of protocol tools to identify and screen fragility fracture patients aged 50 and over;
  • Facilitate diagnostic testing for identified patients, as appropriate;
  • Communicate with patients’ primary care provider with regard to their patients’ osteoporosis and/or fracture risk;
  • Facilitate the referral of eligible patients to an osteoporosis specialist;
  • Educate patients about bone health and fracture prevention;
  • Refer/link patients to established self-management, fall prevention, and/or education programs, as appropriate;
  • Follow up with patients, post-baseline screening;
  • Responsible for adhering to privacy and security policies;
  • Assist the RIL in providing ongoing support and education to hospital, community, and primary health care staff;
  • Identify opportunities for program growth, development, and outreach;
  • Participate in regional and provincial team meetings;
  • Other duties as assigned.

BENEFITS OF EMPLOYMENT (based on eligibility)

  • Regular business hours (Monday-Friday) – this position does not require working on weekends or public holidays;
  • Extended health & dental benefits, Life insurance, LTD, AD&D;
  • Travel Insurance;
  • RRSP contribution;
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program;
  • Summer Hours;
  • Wellness Day;
  • Two Float Days per year;
  • Closed between Christmas and New Year’s (paid days);
  • Learning & Development opportunities.

AREA OF WORK

Placement within Halton Healthcare, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital 3001 Hospital Gate, Oakville, ON L6M 0L8

Salary: $51,000 per annum (under review)

Submit resume and cover letter by August 31, 2023 to: oosrecruiting@osteoporosis.ca Subject line in your email should read “Halton Healthcare, Oakville Site /FPC”.

On request, Osteoporosis Canada accommodates the needs of all applicants with disabilities in our hiring process.

No phone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Osteoporosis Canada is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to culture, ethnicity, race, color, religion, beliefs, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at all stages of the hiring process.

Regional Integration Lead
Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Toronto/Peel/York

Osteoporosis is a highly debilitating condition in which bones become less dense and fracture more easily.  It is the single most important cause of fractures among men and women over the age of fifty, and is a highly prevalent and costly condition.  One in three women and one in five men will experience an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime.

Osteoporosis Canada, with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health, leads the implementation of the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy (OOS). The mandate of the OOS is to reduce morbidity, mortality, and costs from osteoporotic fractures using a patient-centered, multidisciplinary approach that is integrated across health care sectors (osteostrategy.on.ca). 

Committed to improving health outcomes for people with osteoporosis and/or with osteoporotic fractures, Regional Integration Leads are expected to incorporate best practices in knowledge translation and implement OOS initiatives through collaborative partnerships in communities across Ontario to achieve OOS objectives.

Reports to:  Director, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy

Responsible for:

 Achieving goals and objectives identified in the Strategic Plan of the OOS, within a designated geographical area. Activities are broadly outlined in the annual operating plan for the region.

The Regional Integration Leads are responsible for managing their home office including the maintenance of education resources and office supply inventory.

Duties include:

  • Ongoing environmental assessment of fracture prevention/management programs, related programs and services, as well as status of home, community and long-term care institutions in the region.

  • Regional leadership with health and community partners to establish, develop and maintain collaborative, collegial, inter-professional and inter-organizational partnerships with relevant stakeholders relating to osteoporosis and fracture prevention initiatives.

  • Ensuring alignment with LHIN’s/OHT’s and regional/community-based strategies and priorities for programs/projects that they deliver within their regions.

  • Communicating clinical best practices, as indicated in Osteoporosis Canada’s Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG’s), through knowledge translation strategies across the continuum of care, including:

    • Integration of post-fracture care to provide enhanced care. This includes implementation, development and management of the Fracture Screening and Prevention Program (FSPP) to improve fracture risk assessment, diagnosis of osteoporosis and reducing the risk of future fractures;
    • Health care professional education and support through distribution of tools and resources for physicians and allied health care professionals, promotion and adoption of CPG’s and dissemination of education material for patients/clients;
    • Supporting community-based patient education initiatives aimed at reducing the risk of osteoporotic fractures.

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Post-secondary education, preferably in a health-related field
  • At least five years experience in developing and managing programs
  • Forward thinking self-starter who demonstrates the ability to take initiative and to manage projects independently
  • Excellent stakeholder management and relationship building skills in diverse settings
  • Team player with superior communications and interpersonal skills
  • Staff management experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as familiarity with online collaborative and communication tools.

Salary: $73,000 per annum

Submit resume and cover letter by Friday, January 19th, 2024 to oosrecruiting@osteoporosis.ca

Subject line in your email should read “Regional Integration Lead-OOS

No calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Osteoporosis Canada is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to culture, ethnicity, race, color, religion, beliefs, gender, gender identify or expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at all stages of the hiring process.

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