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QHA Gold Stamp 2012
Posting # 42017 - [ Non-Union ]
Assistant - 1 position
Communication & Public Affairs
Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care - London, ON
Full Time


Term position, anticipated to extend until August 28, 2020, subject to the availability of work.


Reporting to the Coordinator, Communication and Public Affairs, the Communication Assistant will support ongoing initiatives related to communications, staff engagement and stakeholder relations in keeping with St. Joseph's brand program and strategic priorities.

Working closely with our Communication Consultants and Web Producer, the Communication Assistant will be responsible for supporting the execution of communication strategies and tactics related to St. Joseph's focus on staff and patient safety, the patient experience, our clinical programs and our Mission, Vision and Values. The role will also include media relations and event support as required.



Essential Qualifications

  • Graduate of a degree/diploma in corporate communication, community relations, public relations or journalism program
  • Minimum of one years' experience in a corporate communication/public relations environment
  • Service-oriented with excellent organization skills and the capacity to work in a busy environment with many customers and a variety of requests/needs
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
  • Detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks to specified and often tight timelines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including editing experience requiring good command of the English language, grammar, spelling and CP style
  • Demonstrated experience in writing for the purpose of developing written and online communications, including web content, presentations and corporate materials
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing effective digital environments, including HTML, web design, content management systems (e.g. Drupal) and strategies, as well as social media platforms
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience in a large corporate, health care or non-profit setting
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, etc.) an asset
  • Demonstrated experience in multi-media technology and project management
Teaching and Research
  • St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and
  • research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Immunization Requirements
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: February 10, 2020
Submission deadline: February 16, 2020

Miranda Mattucci, Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.
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