National Clinical Liaison

April 28 2020
Industries Non-profit organisation - NPO
Categories Administration, Management, Health, Medical, Management, Consulting, Medical research
Vancouver, BC


The Praxis Spinal Cord Institute (formerly Rick Hansen Institute) is a Canadian-based not-for-profit organization that leads global collaboration in spinal cord injury research, innovation, and care. We advance ground-breaking ideas that can be put into practice, making lives better. We actively engage people with spinal cord injuries and other world-class experts to work together to identify and solve the most urgent challenges to make exceptional improvements in the health of people with spinal cord injuries. Praxis is an ancient Greek word, a process by which theory is applied practically. This is exactly the work that we do: moving knowledge into action. The Praxis Spinal Cord Institute is proudly accredited by Imagine Canada and was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Charities by Maclean’s and Money Sense magazines, achieving an A+ rating.

The National Clinical Liaison will provide clinical leadership and direction to the research and knowledge translation activities performed at Praxis Spinal Cord Institute by working closely with Clinical Research, Data Services, Consumer and Best Practice Implementation Teams. The National Clinical Liaison will provide a combination of clinical expertise in spinal cord injury and experience implementing research evidence into practice. This position will offer the opportunity to expand knowledge of SCI care outside a facility and across a continuum of care, nationally and internationally. This role will impact care and inform research more broadly, develop understanding of knowledge translation, behavior change and implementing practice change.


  • Provide clinical input on national and international research and best practice projects, this may include activities such as cleaning data, interpreting clinical data results, and identifying the relevance of research findings to clinical practice;
  • Determine site specific study implementation processes and training recommendations;
  • Lead the development and implementation of project-specific clinical site education, preparation of clinical outcome measure training documents, and clinical outcome measure data collection training;
  • Provide clinical input and education to companies developing commercial projects, this may include providing an overview of spinal cord injury care throughout the continuum, feedback and suggestions on how to make innovations relevant to clinicians and individuals with spinal cord injury and connecting partners to clinical colleagues;
  • Present information on Praxis clinical projects to national and international network sites; This could include technical demos, national meetings, coordinator calls, Principal Investigator communications, and site visits;
  • Collaborate with the Regional Clinical Liaison on presenting information on Praxis clinical studies to regional clinicians and healthcare providers;
  • Collaborate with the Regional Clinical Liaison on developing and disseminating materials to the clinical community;
  • Provide clinical expertise and training for internal Praxis education activities;
  • Provide clinical /subject matter expertise to assist with IT Platform development;
  • Some travel required;
  • Perform other duties as related to the qualifications and requirements of the job.


  • Requires a clinical degree (e.g. BSc PT, BSc OT, RN)
  • A minimum of 2 years of clinical experience;
  • Clinical experience working in the area of spinal cord injury is considered an asset.
  • Exercises professional clinical judgement and initiative to advise on clinical aspects of Praxis projects
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively to a wide audience, including patients, clinicians, researchers, healthcare administration and policy-makers
  • Strong written and verbal communications, including the ability to generate reports as required
  • Intermediate ability in MS Office (especially Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse community of stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams


Interested and qualified candidates can apply here by January 4, 2021. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more information on Praxis Spinal Cord Institute, please visit our website at

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