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Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Temporary Program Managers, Int'l. Best Practice Guidelines


158 Pearl Street, Downtown1503238

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The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses in Ontario. It is the strong, credible voice leading the nursing profession to influence and promote healthy public policy.

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TEMPORARY PROGRAM MANAGERS, Int'l Best Practice Guideline



The primary function of the Program Manager International Affairs and Best Practice Guidelines Centre (IABPG Centre)is to facilitate the rigorous development, implementation and evaluation of clinical  Best Practice Guidelines (BPGs), including knowledge transfer activities and  special projects which are funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), and other organizations. The role may vary related to time and attention focused on BPG development and dissemination, and on knowledge transfer and professional development activities.



  • Lead, direct and supervise the team in BPG development  phases from identification of  key issues in the proposed guideline area of focus through to publication of the BPG
  • Initiate the identification of topics and issues related to the BPG area of focus through a variety of stakeholder engagement approaches
  • Take the lead role in proposing and establishing the panel of experts for BPG development
  • Lead the work of the BPG development panels during each phase of guideline development, including planning, organizing and facilitating panel meetings, supporting the work of the panel and ensuring the completion of the mandate of the BPG development panels.
  • Conduct systematic reviews in collaboration with the nursing research associates and other resources for BPGs and/or related projects to ensure that appropriate research contributes to the rigour of the BPG.
  • Conduct literature and internet searches in consultation with the Director, Associate Directors, and other relevant persons.
  • Collaborate with the evaluation and research team and panel members in identifying appropriate evaluation indicators, evaluation tools and methodologies as well as assist in developing improvements to the methodology and process of BPG development, including coordinating and linking with the evaluation researchers as required.
  • Manage the publication activities for the BPG by writing and editing drafts and final documents of the guideline and other related documents, leading to final publication.
  • Take a lead role in the development, implementation, and evaluation of knowledge transfer strategies, programs and professional development offerings targeted to individuals, groups and organizations. Work with internal and external stakeholders and vendors in developing education and knowledge transfer tools, programs and curricula related to BPGs Collaborate with and provide guidance and direction to Project Coordinators to plan and execute small and large group professional development and knowledge transfer events (in person and virtual)  informed by BPGs.
  • Facilitate small and large group professional development offerings, either independently or with a co-facilitator.
  • Establish and engage in consultation activities with groups and organizations in connection with knowledge transfer topics such as  creating healthy work environments and achieving clinical excellence through use of RNAO BPGs
  • Lead the “request for proposal” process of various components of BPG development  and/or implementation projects, and take responsibility for planned deliverables for such proposals.
  • Contribute to activities related to the implementation, evaluation, research and dissemination phases of the overall IABPG Centre work and other MOHLTC or related projects, as required.
  • Contribute to  the development, marketing, communication, and education related activities of all MOHLTC and other funded projects, as required,
  • Contribute to the development of funding proposals in collaboration with the Director or Associate Director(s).
  • Work with the Director, Associate Directors and other staff to identify and develop policy papers and public friendly tools related to the undertaking and impact of the IABPG Program.
  • Develop and submit abstracts for presentation, publications and other formal academic activities.
  • Contribute to annual performance reviews of Project Coordinators and liaise with Director or Associate Directors as required to create a work environment that fosters competence and professional growth of employees in the IABPG Centre.




*        A Registered Nurse with current registration with College of Nurses of Ontario

*        Masters degree in nursing or related field and three years’ related experience in service, academia and/or research, with relevant nursing experience

*        An understanding of the research process and an ability to apply it to guideline development work

*        Judgement required to resolve unusual or sensitive inquiries and negotiate with stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes.

*        Political acumen to represent RNAO at MOHLTC committees and other forums.

*        Ability to operate a computer and use a variety of software programs.

*        Excellent communication skills - written and verbal - to prepare reports, proposals, correspondence and answer telephone inquiries.

*        Excellent interpersonal skills to engage and work with stakeholders, staff and outside contacts to receive and provide information and assist with problem solving.  

*        Knowledge and skill in planning and facilitating learning events and programs targeted to small and large groups, in person and virtual, including curriculum development, delivery and evaluation

*        Ability to work independently or with teams including internal and external stakeholders.

*        Strong program management skills, which include the ability to prioritize, organize workload, work independently, be accurate and meet deadlines.




*        Work flow requires meeting regular deadlines that may require an increase in speed, re-prioritizing the workload and meeting multiple demands.

*        Concentration is required for short and long periods of time to read research and other information, prepare documents for publication, and prepare reports related to outcomes and deliverables. 

*        Retain highest degree of privacy of information received.

*        Sight, touch and hearing are used to prepare correspondence and answer telephone inquiries.

*        Sitting at the computer is required regularly, as well as walking, standing and operating equipment to perform the duties of the job.

*        Travel, including air travel, may be required related to dissemination activities and project work.




*        Works in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to lack of privacy, noise, distractions/interruptions, or stress from multiple demands.

*           Typical conditions are such that no risk of injury is present.


If you are interested, please send a Cover Letter with a subject line of Temporary Program Manager along with a Resume to  We thank all applicants, and qualified candidates will be contacted. Thank you.

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Posting Date: 20-May-2017Nursing/Healthcare Contract, Full-Time 12 months Open 2 ASAP
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