Regional Indigenous Cancer Lead-TPT(.2)

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre - Thunder Bay, ON (30+ days ago)

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1 ‑ Temporary Part Time (.2) ‑ Regional Indigenous Cancer Lead

Prevention and Screening Services

It is a condition of this posting that your home unit can accommodate your temporary absence in the event

you are successful.

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) is currently seeking applications for an outstanding visionary for the position of Regional Indigenous Cancer Lead (RICL). The RICL will be responsible for championing the strategic vision and goals for the First Nation, Inuit, Métis and urban Indigenous Cancer Strategy, in line with Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) priorities, and those of the Northwest Regional Cancer Program (RCP).

This position reports directly to the Regional VP Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) and indirectly to the Cancer Care Ontario Director, Indigenous Cancer Control Unit and the Director, Prevention and Screening; Note: a Family Physician incumbent will have matrix reporting to the Medical Director, Regional Cancer Program.

The individual will help to identify and respond to systemic issues relevant to First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban

Indigenous cancer care. The RICL will ensure that First Nations, Inuit, and Métis and urban Indigenous perspectives are included within RCP strategic planning and program design.

The RICL will be essential to successful engagement and collaboration across varying primary care

settings advocating for, and addressing the primary care needs of, First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM) people. The role has various dimensions. The RICL will be required to participate in the following:

  • Championing the Indigenous Cancer Strategy 4 vision
  • Strategic planning and program design
  • Expert advisory panels relating to First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban Indigenous patient cancer journey and primary care
  • Peer education and training including the Indigenous Relationship and Cultural Safety courses
  • Engagement with health care providers (including but not limited to Indigenous Health Access Centres, Indigenous
Friendship Centres, Tribal Health Services, Métis Nation of Ontario, and community health staff)

  • Support the Screen for Life Mobile Coach in First Nation and urban Indigenous areas
The role requires knowledge of communities in the Northwest and interaction with a wide range of health care providers in and out of communities, along with First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban Indigenous partners.

In addition, the role will require leadership on initiatives and activities to support primary care engagement and collaboration between FNIM partners/support systems and health service providers across all other aspects of the cancer journey.

The RICL will also be required to make presentations and to travel from time to time.

The role may be fulfilled by a single family physician OR nurse practitioner OR primary care nurse (RN/NP)

Under the leadership of the RVP, all Regional Leads, and the program areas that they are responsible for, are required to collaborate to support implementation of OCP initiatives (including initiatives focused on transitions in care, symptom assessment and management, coordination of care etc.).


  • A practicing family physician OR nurse practitioner OR primary care nurse (RN/NP) with a comprehensive understanding of FNIM communities
  • If a family physician, must be a member of the Active or Associate Staff at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences

  • Be recognized as a leader by her/his colleagues in the region
  • Have a deep commitment to improving First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban Indigenous cancer care by engaging and integrating primary care throughout the cancer journey
  • Excellent communicator, strategic thinker, problem solver, and team player
  • Ability to speak Ojibwe/Ojicree an asset
The Health Sciences Centre strives to ensure the safety and security of the patients, visitors, employees and assets financial and otherwise. As one tool in the recruitment screening process, all offers of employment to external candidates shall be conditional upon a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) to ensure the absence of relevant criminal convictions.

The Health Sciences Centre (HSC) is committed to delivering healthcare in a manner that is consistent with Patient and Family Centred Care. Applicants are required to have a demonstrated knowledge, understanding and commitment to this care philosophy.

Candidates will have demonstrated adherence to the Hospital's Code of Conduct. Regular attendance at work is imperative; therefore, all applicants will have to demonstrate a good attendance record to be considered for this position.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process. Additionally we are identified as an English/French speaking health sciences centre and encourage bilingual candidates to apply.

If there are no qualified applicants for the above position, the Hospital may, at their discretion, train unqualified individuals.

Interested applicants should submit a resume outlining relative previous experience and training no later than 1630

hours on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Internal applicants may apply via the job posting page on the iNtranet. External applicants must apply through our


Posted: December 10, 2019