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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.

Openings

Fundraising Coordinator – Remote/Hybrid

Position type: Full-Time

Location: Remote/Hybrid (The preferred home-base for this position is within Ontario but is negotiable within Canada.)

The Fundraising Coordinator assists the Director and team with the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of corporate partnerships and community giving prospects through various activities and events. The individual will also manage all deliverables associated with confirmed funding through corporate partnerships and foundation/grants in addition to supporting the Gaming portfolio. They will coordinate activities and help maintain the relationship database to ensure data integrity.

  • Manage partner funding deliverables including coordination, management and reporting
  • Support ongoing financial reporting
  • Provide support to key fund development campaigns including coordinating stewardship activities and running campaign result reports
  • Prepare donor correspondence, communications and partner reports to support
  • Manage Toronto Gaming requirements and deliverables in addition to coordination of Gaming volunteers together with Community Engagement Coordinator.
  • File monthly municipal reports and submit funding deliverables
  • Coordinate, promote and support peer-to-peer fundraising initiatives, with emphasis race participant recruitment and personal page fundraising
  • Maintain accurate sponsor and donor records
  • Provide back-up to the other team members
  • Additional office duties and projects as required

Required Skills:

  • Post-secondary education with a minimum of 2 years’ experience with or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • High proficiency and excellent working knowledge of CRM Database management
  • Excellent relationship-building skills, with a proven track record of building and advancing relationships in a fundraising or sales environment.
  • Proven success in executing events that meet goals.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and Outlook.
  • Experience with fundraising databases, preferably Raiser’s Edge.
  • A valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends.

Your competencies include:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate well with co-workers, peers, donors, volunteers, vendors and others.
  • Driven self-starter; works effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision but is a team player
  • Outstanding communication skills: written and verbal
  • Exceptional organizational skills and high attention to detail.
  • Able to work effectively both in-office and remotely.
  • The ability to deal with information in a confidential manner and respond with sensitivity
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to manage a variety of tasks
  • The capacity to inspire and motivate others
  • A flexible and non-judgmental approach to people and work
  • Creative, innovative and resourceful.

Assets:

– Raiser’s Edge Database/ Blackbaud products
– Fundraising experience
– Bilingual in French

Salary:  $55,000 per annum plus benefits

TO APPLY

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to HResources@osteoporosis.ca. Please include the exact job title in the subject line of your email.

This posting will remain open until Friday, May 13, 2022

We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications are considered confidential. No phone calls please.

As part of OC’s commitment to health and safety, it is a condition of employment that you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by Health Canada.  You will be required to provide proof that you have had your 2nd vaccine shot (or your first vaccine shot if you received Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)) at least fourteen (14) days prior to your start date. 

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 – London, ON

Full-Time – Maternity Leave Coverage (12-Month Contract) St. Joseph’s Healthcare – London, ON.

Osteoporosis Canada (OC), a registered charity, is the only national organization serving people who have or are at risk for, osteoporosis. OC works to educate, empower, and support individuals and communities in the prevention 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 fall, from standing height or less, can lead to a broken bone (referred to as a fragility fracture). Osteoporosis has no signs or symptoms until a fracture occurs – this is why it is often called a ‘silent disease’.

In February 2005, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care announced Ontario’s first Osteoporosis Strategy. The goal of the Strategy is to reduce morbidity, mortality, and costs from osteoporotic fractures using a patient-centered, inter-disciplinary approach that is integrated across health care sectors and aims to reduce osteoporotic hip fractures in Ontario.

The Fracture Screening and Prevention Program (FSPP), a secondary fracture prevention initiative launched in 2007, is a key priority area for the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy.

Fracture Prevention Coordinators (FPCs), as part of the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy (OOS) at Osteoporosis Canada, implement the FSPP in fracture clinics around the Province.

JOB SUMMARY:

The role of the FPC, in an effort to prevent subsequent fractures, including hip fractures, is to identify and screen patients aged 50 and older who have sustained a fragility fracture. The Coordinator then facilitates access to appropriate diagnosis and follow-up care for patients identified as being at-risk for a subsequent fracture.

The FPC screens fragility fracture patients within the fracture clinic environment (via in-person, phone, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)) and provides information and support to connect these patients with primary care, community-based services, and education and referral, as appropriate. The FPC also works with orthopaedic surgeons, allied health professionals, fracture clinic staff, and primary care to help improve patient access to integrated and appropriate post-fracture care for osteoporosis investigation and management. The FPC informs patients of the need to follow up with their family physician/nurse practitioner and, potentially, an osteoporosis specialist for osteoporosis assessment and appropriate treatment to reduce the risk of future fractures.

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Other Essential Attributes:

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 independently, with initiative and 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Diligent use of protocol tools to identify and screen fragility fracture patients aged 50 and older, collect patient data, and provide patients with appropriate referrals, information, and resources.
  • Responsible for ensuring patient privacy, privacy, and security of data and a database, as per privacy and security policies.
  • Facilitate diagnostic testing for identified patients, as appropriate.
  • Ensure appropriate follow-up by a primary care provider or specialist, as required.
  • Discuss with patients and/or caregivers the significance of bone health, risk factors for fractures, osteoporosis, falls, and management of osteoporosis, as appropriate.
  • Communicate with the patients’ family physicians to inform them about their patients’ osteoporosis and/or fracture risk; outline appropriate recommendations.
  • Refer/link patients to established self-management, fall prevention, and/or education programs, as appropriate.
  • Provide ‘orphan’ patients with a resource to link to a primary care provider.
  • Follow up with identified patients post-baseline screening.
  • Provide regular program updates to the RIL and as requested by other Strategy staff.   
  • 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.
  • Attend and engage in Regional and Provincial team meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

BENEFITS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Regular business hours (Monday-Friday) – this position does not require working on weekends or public holidays
  • Eligible to enroll in employee health benefits (effective immediately)
  • Dental, Life, AD&D, LTD (after 3 months)
  • RRSP contribution (after 3 months)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Travel Insurance (after 3 months)
  • Summer Hours (eligible after 3 months)
  • One Wellness Day per year (eligible after 6 months)
  • Two Float Days per year (prorated first year)
  • Week between Christmas and New Year’s Office Closure: paid days off (eligible after 3 months)
  • Paid days off for Easter Monday, Remembrance Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (eligible after 3 months)

AREA OF WORK :

Placement within St. Joseph’s Healthcare London

Salary: $51,000 per annum.

Submit resume and cover letter by Thursday, May 27th, 2022 to: oosrecruiting@osteoporosis.ca

Subject line in your email should read “SJH-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.

As part of OC’s commitment to health and safety, it is a condition of employment that you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by Health Canada.  You will be required to provide proof that you have had your 2nd vaccine shot (or your first vaccine shot if you received Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)) at least fourteen (14) days prior to your start date

Fracture Prevention Coordinator – Hamilton, ON

Full-Time Position
St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Charlton Campus – Hamilton, ON.
 

Osteoporosis Canada (OC), a registered charity, is the only national organization serving people who have or are at risk for, osteoporosis. OC works to educate, empower, and support individuals and communities in the prevention 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 fall, from standing height or less, can lead to a broken bone (referred to as a fragility fracture). Osteoporosis has no signs or symptoms until a fracture occurs – this is why it is often called a ‘silent disease’.

In February 2005, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care announced Ontario’s first Osteoporosis Strategy. The goal of the Strategy is to reduce morbidity, mortality, and costs from osteoporotic fractures using a patient-centered, inter-disciplinary approach that is integrated across health care sectors and aims to reduce osteoporotic hip fractures in Ontario.

The Fracture Screening and Prevention Program (FSPP), a secondary fracture prevention initiative launched in 2007, is a key priority area for the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy.

Fracture Prevention Coordinators (FPCs), as part of the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy (OOS) at Osteoporosis Canada, implement the FSPP in fracture clinics around the Province.

JOB SUMMARY:

The role of the FPC, in an effort to prevent subsequent fractures, including hip fractures, is to identify and screen patients aged 50 and older who have sustained a fragility fracture. The Coordinator then facilitates access to appropriate diagnosis and follow-up care for patients identified as being at-risk for a subsequent fracture.

The FPC screens fragility fracture patients within the fracture clinic environment (via in-person, phone, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)) and provides information and support to connect these patients with primary care, community-based services, and education and referral, as appropriate. The FPC also works with orthopaedic surgeons, allied health professionals, fracture clinic staff, and primary care to help improve patient access to integrated and appropriate post-fracture care for osteoporosis investigation and management. The FPC informs patients of the need to follow up with their family physician/nurse practitioner and, potentially, an osteoporosis specialist for osteoporosis assessment and appropriate treatment to reduce the risk of future fractures.

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Other Essential Attributes:

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 independently, with initiative and 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Diligent use of protocol tools to identify and screen fragility fracture patients aged 50 and older, collect patient data, and provide patients with appropriate referrals, information, and resources.
  • Responsible for ensuring patient privacy, privacy, and security of data and a database, as per privacy and security policies.
  • Facilitate diagnostic testing for identified patients, as appropriate.
  • Ensure appropriate follow-up by a primary care provider or specialist, as required.
  • Discuss with patients and/or caregivers the significance of bone health, risk factors for fractures, osteoporosis, falls, and management of osteoporosis, as appropriate.
  • Communicate with the patients’ family physicians to inform them about their patients’ osteoporosis and/or fracture risk; outline appropriate recommendations.
  • Refer/link patients to established self-management, fall prevention, and/or education programs, as appropriate.
  • Provide ‘orphan’ patients with a resource to link to a primary care provider.
  • Follow up with identified patients post-baseline screening.
  • Provide regular program updates to the RIL and as requested by other Strategy staff.   
  • 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.
  • Attend and engage in Regional and Provincial team meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

 BENEFITS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Regular business hours (Monday-Friday) – this position does not require working on weekends or public holidays
  • Eligible to enroll in employee health benefits (effective immediately)
  • Dental, Life, AD&D, LTD (after 3 months)
  • RRSP contribution (after 3 months)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Travel Insurance (after 3 months)
  • Summer Hours (eligible after 3 months)
  • One Wellness Day per year (eligible after 6 months)
  • Two Float Days per year (prorated first year)
  • Week between Christmas and New Year’s Office Closure: paid days off (eligible after 3 months)
  • Paid days off for Easter Monday, Remembrance Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (eligible after 3 months)

AREA OF WORK :

Placement within St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Charlton Campus – Hamilton, ON.

Salary: $51,000 per annum.

Submit resume and cover letter by Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 to: oosrecruiting@osteoporosis.ca

Subject line in your email should read “SJHCC-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.

As part of OC’s commitment to health and safety, it is a condition of employment that you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by Health Canada.  You will be required to provide proof that you have had your 2nd vaccine shot (or your first vaccine shot if you received Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)) at least fourteen (14) days prior to your start date

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