Vancouver Coastal Health

Knowledge Translation Specialist, Legacy For Airway Health

Job Description

Job Title: Knowledge Translation Specialist, Legacy For Airway Health
Work Site: Vancouver General Hospital 12th & Oak


Start Date:


Regular Full Time

As soon as possible


Days off: Saturday, Sunday, Statutory Holidays

Salary: $34.68 - $49.86 per hour
Reference#: 175669-lmo


Come work as a Knowledge Translation Specialist, Legacy For Airway Health with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Knowledge Translation Specialist to join the Legacy Airway Health Team. Apply today to join our team!


The Legacy for Airway Health (LAH) is an exciting initiative rooted in research that embraces principles of individual and community engagement, and breaking silos between academic groups and those in-the-trenches of patient care and public health, so that knowledge is generated and translated most effectively. By accelerating the creation and leveraging of knowledge to inform improvements in prevention and care of populations at risk for, and living with, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Based within the Centre for Lung Health (CLH) at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, and powerfully elevated by broad partnerships, LAH leverages already well-established and globally respected clinical research and care programs at the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), its affiliated hospitals, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU). Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI), VGH&UBC Hospital Foundation, and the VGH and UBC Divisions of Respiratory Medicine are key partners of LAH and collectively inform and enrich its direction.


As a Knowledge Translation Specialist, Legacy For Airway Health with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Provide KT support to LAH and CLH researchers, partners and stakeholders to advance research and implementation objectives.
  • Lead and/or partner to advance generation of evidence reflective of knowledge translation and implementation science theories, frameworks, models and tools, throughout the research continuum. This expertise will strengthen the knowledge cycle, helping to identify research gaps and to inspire LAH- and CLH-catalyzed practice and policy change at individual, organization and systems levels.



Education & Experience

  • Master’s Degree in a health sciences or related discipline supplemented with a minimum of five (5) years’ recent, related experience working in the health care system (health care institution, professional associations, health authorities and/or government) on projects related to evidence-informed practice and/or policy change, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Demonstrated experience with implementation science, knowledge translation theory and practice including critical appraisal, knowledge and skills related to the process of Evidence-Informed Decision Making.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, maintain and foster relationships with researchers, decision makers, and patient groups.
  • Demonstrated experience in organizing stakeholder consultations.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated record of contributing to successful grant applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare reports and presentations for diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Demonstrated excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated strong work ethic, high degree of initiative and self-motivation.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in dynamic, high pressure environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects/tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.



VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.

Please note that a resume is required to apply to this posting.

Hours of Work may vary due to project requirements.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.



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