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Groom & Associates(és): Director Of Patient Engagement

Groom & Associates(és)

This is a Full-time position in Montreal, QC posted February 21, 2021.

TITLE: Director, Patient and Public EngagementINDUSTRY: Non-profit, Clinical researchLOCATION: Montreal RemoteCompetitive salary + benefitsABOUT OUR CLIENTOur client is a non-profit organization which has been mandated by the Government of Quebec to increase the number of clinical trials carried out by companies in Quebec, facilitate collaboration between the various players in the life sciences sector and accelerate the development of innovative treatments.Their mission is to optimize the clinical research environment in Quebec in order to maximize private investments and accelerate the development of innovative care for patients; and their vision is to create a provincial environment that allows all patients to easily access clinical trials in Quebec.Our client is supported by a large network of partners, including health establishments, pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations and patient organizations.SUMMARY OF THE POSITIONReporting to the CEO, the Director of Public and Patient Engagement is responsible for ensuring that the activities of the strategic plan meet the main needs of the public, patients and patient organizations.

in the context of facilitating the recruitment and referral of patients in clinical trials conducted in Quebec.MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES Constitute and chair the Patient Committee; and ensure that committee members identify the main issues for patients in clinical research and that simple and effective solutions are identified and then implemented for the benefit of patients and clinicians; Responsible forpreparing and implementing an action plan aimed at facilitating the recruitment and referral of patients to clinical trials in Quebec.

At a minimum, the action plan must include certain activities from the CATALIS Quebec strategic plan, namely: Collaborate in the development of a provincial communication strategy on clinical research and develop tools to inform, educate, mobilize and engage patients and clinicians in Quebec; Ensure that theautomated register of clinical trials (generated automatically via the Nagano computer system) offers all the information required to facilitate the recruitment and referral of patients in Quebec; Make sure to provide a provincial direct support service to patients, to help them find trials that match their medical condition; Collaborate on the work site, with the participating health establishments, which aims to optimize the recruitment and referral of patients within and between establishments.

Responsible for developing and maintaining our contact network with patient organizations and foundations, while making sure to properly map the various services offered to patients in clinical research; Responsible forconducting awareness campaigns among the general public and clinicians to increase their commitment to clinical research, and inform them of the provincial tools that are available to them; Collaborate with the Business Development Director to attract trials targeting very specific patient populations; Collaborate in political activities that aim to achieve our vision: That clinical trials can become an extension to healthcare practices, so that all patients in Quebec can have access to them, particularly if current therapies cannot be provide an acceptable quality of life; Responsible forensuring links with provincial and Canadian organizations in order to optimize collaborations and avoid duplication of activities; and Performs all other tasks related to this position.REQUIREMENTS Undergraduate or graduate degree in science (or experience deemed equivalent); At least 5 years of experience in a management team of a patient organization or foundation (or experience deemed relevant); Excellent knowledge of clinical trials.SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS Bilingualism (excellent functional French and English, spoken and written); Excellent in communication and interpersonal relationships; Excellent public speaker, with excellent presentation skills; Initiative, leadership, autonomy, self-taught and innovative; Patient-oriented mindset; Ability to fit into a small team; Highly motivated and performance oriented; Political acumen, diplomacy and integrity; Rigor and attention to detail; Ability to workindependently and be ready to travel across Quebec for awareness campaigns Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite software (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).