Career Opportunities

OUR Organization

VISION

Our vision at Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is to become the global leader in the fight against prostate cancer, earning the enthusiasm and support of Canadians through integrity, compassion, and innovation.

MISSION

Prostate Cancer Canada raises funds for the development of programs related to awareness, public education, advocacy, support of those affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We act as the primary support resource for men diagnosed with the disease, and for their families.

  • We are the only national foundation dedicated to the elimination of this disease through research, education, support and awareness.

  • Our logo is a symbol of hope – that we know we will achieve the goal of eliminating prostate cancer, and a symbol of unity – that we can only achieve this when working together.

All positions are based in Toronto Head Office unless otherwise specified.

 


Clinical Informatics Specialist

DEPARMENT:             Health Promotion and Survivorship
DURATION:                 1 year Contract, Full-time
LOCATION:                 Preferably Downtown Toronto
 
SUMMARY OF JOB:
The Clinical Informatics Specialist will work closely with key stakeholders (cancer registries, cancer agencies, hospitals, clinicians, researchers, etc.) across the country to develop an enhanced pan-Canadian prostate cancer registry to gain greater insight into men’s outcomes and quality of life following diagnosis and/or treatment of prostate cancer. The incumbent will guide collaborative processes, building on existing initiatives at a provincial and territorial level that will ultimately be able to provide valid country-wide comparisons of critical outcomes for men living with prostate cancer in order to guide system improvement at all levels.
 
Reporting to the Director of Health Promotion and Survivorship, the Clinical Informatics Specialist will be responsible for the implementation and successful execution of all assigned health outcomes/informatics initiatives through established project management practices and manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and partners and function as a subject matter expert for prostate cancer data collection.
 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Partnerships & Stakeholder Relations
  • Establishes and strengthens collaborative relationships with both internal and external parties and fosters links in areas of mutual interest;
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders and partners to establish common data sets and agreed upon approaches for data collection, reporting and shared practices and learnings;
  • Liaise with the PCC Health Outcomes Advisory Committee ensuring members are kept up to date on developments and any issues that arise;
  • Facilitates stakeholder meetings effectively to meet stated objectives, next steps and assigned responsibilities;
  • Identify partnership opportunities and work with key stakeholders to enhance existing registries and develop new protocols as required;
  • In conjunction with the Director, Health Promotion and Survivorship, actively promote, share learnings and facilitate collaboration with partners and stakeholders; and
  • Represent PCC and promote its mandate and strategic initiatives through presentations, attendance at conferences and other activities.
Initiative Development & Project Management
  • Provide overall project management, risk management, coordination and support for initiatives as designated including the development of work plans that identify timelines, deliverables and resource requirements for assigned initiatives; create and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements;
  • Guide projects and project teams according PM best practices including regular status meetings with project teams, regular and informative progress reports, and other progress and change communication as required;
  • Provide program performance and outcomes, for PCC, cancer registries, and stakeholders as required, and provide recommendations for future planning;
  • Manage all contractual obligations including monitoring internal and external partners’ work progress for tracking against deadlines and budget; provide feedback or guidance regarding process or resourcing to ensure optimal execution;
  • Act as the key contact and point of coordination on designated initiatives;
  • Provide direction, guidance and support to regional, provincial, territorial and national  data collection efforts;
  • Provide strategic input and direction on projects through advanced content/subject matter expertise;
  • Mentor participating organizations where required in the development and implementation of their responsibilities;
  • Represent PCC at meetings, events and conferences; and
  • Other related duties as required.
Leadership
  • Manages workflow and ensures all participating stakeholders have an understanding of issues, deadlines, etc.;
  • Motivates participating registry personnel and key partners to work together and pro-actively participates in activities; and
  • Remains on the forefront of emerging industry practices.
Budget Monitoring
  • Budget preparation and tracking of all health outcomes/informatics initiatives; and
  • Manage contractual obligations for projects, ensure timely and accurate invoicing and payments, ensure compliance with budget and report variances to Director, Health Promotion and Survivorship.
Key Relationships:
  • Director, Health Promotion and Survivorship
  • VP Research, Health Promotion and Survivorship
  • Research, Health Promotion and Survivorship Department at PCC
  • Marketing and Communications Department at PCC
  • Finance Department at PCC
  • Provincial, Territorial and National Cancer Registries
  • Contractors, partner organizations and key stakeholders as required for all assigned survivorship initiatives
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Health Informatics, Information Management, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or Health Sciences related field or recognized equivalent;
  • Minimum 5 years progressive experience in health informatics project management, practices and evaluation in a highly collaborative environment; preferably within a cancer registry or health care system. Demonstrated experience in coordinating the collection and retrieval of health related data preferably including statistical compilation, interpretation, analysis and communication of health related information to appropriate sources is required;
  • Experience in dealing with clinical cancer registries or multi-site clinical trials;
  • Experienced project manager:  project management professional certification  or PM continuing education considered an asset; Ability to plan and coordinate complex activities, organize multiple tasks and prioritize work;
  • Knowledge of public health data sources and survey tools particularly pertaining to clinical and patient reported outcome measure;
  • Minimum 3-5 years progressive experience in managing stakeholder relations, preferably within the health care system; exceptional interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated collaborative approach to working with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Superior communication skills;
  • Strong knowledge of evaluation methodology  and tools; 
  • Experience in budget planning, forecasting and expenditures;
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and proficient in MS Office;
  • Ability to travel; and
  • Fluency in both official languages considered an asset. 
Please apply to HR2@prostatecancer.ca with “Clinical Informatics Specialist” in the subject line by March 6, 2015.  Thank you for your interest; however, only those candidates moving forward in the process will be contacted.
NO AGENCIES, please.
 

Manager, Survivorship

DEPARMENT: Health Promotion and Survivorship
Permanent, Full-time, Downtown Toronto
 
SUMMARY OF JOB
 
Reporting to the Director of Health Promotion and Survivorship, the Manager, Survivorship will be responsible for the implementation and successful execution of the all assigned survivorship initiatives; particularly the solutions funded as part of PCC’s True NTH network under the direction of the Director, Health Promotion and Survivorship. The Manager will provide overall project management, risk management, coordinate and support the interventions, ensure effective communication and collaboration between stakeholders, and prepare project management documentation and project progress reports for PCC and stakeholders, as required. The Manager is responsible for managing and coordinating the planning, implementation and evaluation of designated programs within the Health Promotion and Survivorship Division.
 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Initiatives Development & Project Management
  • Provide overall project management, risk management, coordination and support for solutions and interventions as designated;
  • Provide direction, guidance and support to a national network of health and academic professionals;
  • Prepare updates and project progress reports, including program performance and outcomes, for PCC, collaborative network committees, partners and stakeholders as  required, and provide recommendations for future planning;
  • Manage contractual obligations under the True NTH network  agreements and all projects as assigned;
  • Monitor timelines, delivery of services and oversee budget for assigned initiatives (including the development of appropriate budget tracking and oversight procedures);
  • Develop detailed project plans that identify timelines, deliverables and resource requirements for assigned initiatives; create and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements;
  • Work with the True NTH Network  IT Project Manager in the development and integration of technology components for the interventions; and
  • Other related duties as required.
Partnerships & Stakeholder Relations
  • Establishes and strengthens collaborative relationships with both internal and external parties and fosters links in areas of mutual interest;
  • Liaise with governance bodies, including True NTH Network  Advisory Committee and the Global Prostate Cancer Survivorship Advisory Committee;
  • Coordinate, and deliver, consultation sessions with health professionals, clinical leaders, academic researchers, policy-makers, and prostate cancer survivors and their loved ones;
  • Facilitates team and stakeholder meetings effectively;
  • Identify partnership opportunities and work with key stakeholders to enhance existing programs and services for men with prostate cancer and their loved ones;
  • In conjunction with the Director, Health Promotion and Survivorship, actively promote, share learnings and facilitate collaboration with partners and stakeholders; and
  • Represent PCC and promote its mandate and strategic initiatives through presentations, attendance at conferences and other activities.
Communications
  • Communicates effectively and persuasively at all levels, from the clinical, academic and community based settings through to PCC management team;
  • Ensures that all partners and stakeholders are kept fully informed and aligned;
  • Diplomatically and effectively manages any conflicts;
  • Ensure effective communication and collaboration between all stakeholders participating in the True NTH network  and represent PCC in discussions;
  • Hold regular status meetings with project/solution teams and keep everyone well informed of changes;
  • Communicate with contractors and partners regarding work schedule and verify that the execution of work in completed in a timely manner. Provide additional clarification or guidance to PCC personnel, contractors and partners on tasking instructions, turn-around expectations, funding requirements, and other information, materials or resources needed.
  • Respond to queries from the public, community organizations and health care professionals on designated survivorship initiatives; and
  • Act as the key contact and point of coordination on designated initiatives.
Leadership
  • Manages workflow and ensures all True NTH Network  members and stakeholders have an understanding of issues, deadlines, etc.;
  • Appreciates each True NTH Network  member's contributions and utilizes them to their fullest potential;
  • Motivates True NTH Network  members to work together and pro-actively participates in the network related activities;
  • Manages the process of innovative change effectively; and
  • Remains on the forefront of emerging industry practices.
Budget Monitoring
  • Budget preparation and tracking of all assigned survivorship initiatives. Manage contractual obligations for projects, ensure timely and accurate invoicing and payments, ensure compliance with budget and report variances to Director, Health Promotion and Survivorship
Key Relationships
  • Director, Health Promotion and Survivorship
  • True NTH IT Project Manager
  • VP, Research, Health Promotion and Survivorship
  • Research, Health Promotion and Survivorship department at PCC
  • Marketing and Communications department at PCC
  • Finance Department at PCC
  • Contractors, partner organizations and key stakeholders as required for all assigned survivorship initiatives
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Degree in health promotion, health information, social science or a related field (graduate degree considered an asset);
  • Project management professional certification considered an asset.
  • Minimum 5 years progressive experience in health program project management and evaluation in a highly collaborative environment, preferably with a health charity or health care system;
  • Demonstrated strong leadership in the development and implementation of health programs;
  • Minimum 3-5 years progressive experience in managing stakeholder relations, preferably for a health charity or health care system;
  • Demonstrated expertise and proven track record in development and implementation of new models of health care management, in either chronic disease management or cancer management;
  • Demonstrated experience in innovative scalable health care solutions, leveraging technology;
  • Ability to plan and coordinate complex activities, organize multiple tasks and prioritize work;
  • Strong knowledge of evaluation methodology  and tools; 
  • Experience in budget planning, forecasting and expenditures;
  • Proven strategic thinker;
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and proficient in MS Office;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated collaborative approach to working with a diverse range of stakeholders;
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and growth environment while under pressure;
  • Commitment to a patient-centered approach to healthcare;
  • Ability to travel; and
  • Fluency in both official languages considered an asset.
Interested candidates should apply to hr1@prostatecancer.ca noting “Manager, Survivorship” in subject line.  Applications will be accepted until March 6, 2015.
 
We thank you for your interest in Prostate Cancer Canada however we will only contact applicants moving on to the next step of our process.
 
NO AGENCIES, please.
 

 




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