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

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline May 31, 2017

Location: Toronto (Downtown near Union Station)
Status: Full-Time Permanent
About the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Created in 2007, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (“the Partnership”) is an independent organization funded by the federal government to implement the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control. The Strategy aims to reduce the incidence of cancer, lessen the likelihood of Canadians dying from cancer, and enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer. As the steward of the Strategy, we work collaboratively with cancer agencies, governments, national organizations, patients and families to advance meaningful and measurable progress in achieving shared goals.  

The Partnership’s vision is to continue to lead, learn and take action on the growing body of evidence and knowledge about cancer prevention and care.  With a focused approach, we will execute our strategic priorities, and tangibly measure and demonstrate how the pan-Canadian cancer control strategy has reduced the burden of cancer on Canadians.

This position is part of the Cancer Control Division. This Division is responsible for overall delivery of the Strategic Priorities in the Partnership’s mandate, with a focus on the Partnership’s Programs and the development of effective and strategically salient initiatives through effective working relationships with clinical, medical, professional and stakeholder partners to reduce the impact of cancer on Canadians.  This division drives the Partnership’s core mandate of reducing the risk of cancer, lowering mortality, and improving the experience of Canadians affected by cancer through collaboration with system partners.  It works in close collaboration with the other divisions to develop, deliver and report ongoing progress on an effective cancer control strategy.

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 in synoptic pathology and surgery reporting.  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 & 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
  • Experience networking, planning and implementing projects with a range of colleagues and stakeholders at the municipal, provincial and/or national levels
  • Knowledge and experience of health sector issues/challenges, preferably cancer control
  • Highly developed and effective interpretive, problem solving, critical thinking, synthesis, and analytic skills
  • Solid project management and organization skills
  • Knowledge of major bibliographic databases (e.g. PubMed, and Medline, etc.) and ability to execute effective literature searches
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; in both official languages an asset
  • A commitment to collaboration and a joint-accountability approach
  • Self-motivated and able to manage a project from inception to conclusion
  • Able to travel if needed (<10%)
  • Previous experience in health care sector, clinical research or health services research considered an asset

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Talent Management at indicating ‘Analyst, Diagnosis and Clinical Care’ in the subject line.

All applicants are appreciated however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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