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Analyst, Diagnosis and Clinical Care, Cancer Control; Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline August 25, 2017

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians. The Partnership works with cancer experts, charitable organizations, governments, cancer agencies, national health organizations, patients, survivors and others to implement Canada’s cancer control strategy. The Partnership's vision is to be a driving force to achieve a focused approach that will help prevent cancer, enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer, lessen the likelihood of dying from cancer, and increase the efficiency of cancer control in Canada.

The Position
Reporting to the Manager, Diagnosis and Clinical Care, the Analyst, Diagnosis and Clinical Care is accountable to support the planning and operations of initiatives under the Diagnosis and Clinical Care portfolio, focusing on programs of work aimed to improve high quality of cancer diagnosis and treatment. The two overarching programs of work are: 1) synoptic pathology and surgery reporting; and 2) quality initiatives.  Over the last 10 years, multiple partners have integrated pathology and surgery clinical guidelines into reporting standards through electronic information systems. As result, diagnosis and treatment data is discretely collected. These initiatives have transformed the communication medium from narrative to electronic, and increased the availability of pathology and surgery cancer data availability for use. Key areas of focus in the next phase of this work include implementing tools to enable multi-disciplinary group of clinicians to review and reflect on clinical data and use appropriate evidence in practice; and leverage evidence to inform quality improvement initiatives and refine clinical guidelines. To achieve this work, the Partnership will continue to engage a diverse group of partners across the country to reduce practice variation and to improve the quality of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Master’s degree in health sciences, epidemiology, public health or similar health-care area
  • A minimum of 3 years of work experience involving responsibility related to team-work, project coordination and management, research analysis and synthesis, and report writing/presentations on technical topics
  • Strong internal and external relationship management skills, including ability to interact and work effectively with colleagues and stakeholders at the municipal, provincial and/or national levels
  • Knowledge and experience of health sector issues/challenges, preferably cancer control and prevention
  • Experience networking, planning and implementing projects with a range of partners, organizations and stakeholders
  • Previous experience in health care sector, clinical research or health services research considered an asset
  • Knowledge of major bibliographic databases (e.g. PubMed, and Medline, etc.) and ability to execute effective literature searches
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and other communication tools (web ex, and skype etc.)
  • Highly developed and effective interpretive, problem solving, critical thinking, synthesis, and analytic skills
  • Solid project management and organization skills
  • Knowledge of major medical academic databases (PubMed, MedLine, etc.) and ability to execute effective literature searches
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task under tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated and able to manage a project from inception to conclusion
  • Adaptable, flexible, diplomacy and tact
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; in both official languages an asset
  • Not-for-profit experience an asset
  • Experience working in cancer control a strong asset
  • Able to travel if needed (<10%)

Closing Date: August 25, 2017

If you are interested in applying for this positions, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is an organization committed to ensuring accessible services and communications to individuals with disabilities. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please call 416-915-9222 or email us at [email protected].