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Job Title:
Regional Indigenous Cancer Lead- TPT(.2)

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Closing Date:
Education Level:
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Job Description

                                                                                  Ref# 19JOB002

                          1 ‑ Temporary Part Time (.2) ‑ Regional Indigenous Cancer Lead Treaty #3

                                                              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 and

visionary individual for the position of Regional Indigenous Cancer Lead (RICL) to be based in the Grand Council Treaty

#3 territory. 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 Services, Northwest Regional Cancer Program and indirectly to

the Director, Prevention and Screening Services TBRHSC, and to the Director, Indigenous Cancer Care Unit, Cancer

Care Ontario. Note: a Family Physician incumbent will also 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, with a special focus on serving the needs of Grand Council Treaty #3 community members. The

work will be based on the findings of the Grand Council Treaty #3 Cancer Burden Report, which describes cancer

incidence, prevalence, survivorship and mortality among the people of Grand Council Treaty #3. The RICL will ensure

that First Nations, Inuit, and Métis and urban Indigenous perspectives are included within RCP strategic planning and

program design, with particular attention being paid to the needs of people of Grand Council Treaty #3, and access to

 screening and cancer care services.


The RICL role will be essential to successful engagement and collaboration across varying Indigenous health and

primary care settings, advocating for, and addressing the primary care, chronic disease prevention and cancer

prevention and screening needs of First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban Indigenous peoples. The role has various

dimensions and will require the RICL to participate in the following:

*   Championing the First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban Indigenous Strategy 4

*   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 Aboriginal 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 Grand Council Treaty #3 territory


The role requires knowledge of Grand Council Treaty #3 communities and territory, interaction with a wide range of

health care providers in and out of the communities, First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban Indigenous partners.


The role requires leadership on initiatives and activities to support health care providers in First Nations communities

and other Indigenous partners and collaboration between First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban Indigenous

partners/support systems and health service providers across all other aspects of the cancer journey. Travel will be

required on a monthly basis at minimum.


Under the leadership of the Regional Vice President, all Regional Leads, and the program areas that they are

responsible for, are required to collaborate to support implementation of Ontario Cancer Plan initiatives (including

initiatives focused on transitions in care, symptom assessment and management, coordination of care etc.).



*   A practicing family physician OR nurse practitioner (NP) OR primary care registered nurse (RN) with a

comprehensive understanding of the history and cultures of First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban Indigenous


*   If a nurse practitioner or registered nurse, Post Secondary degree in nursing, public health in good standing with the

College of Nurses of Ontario

*   Be recognized as a leader by their colleagues in the region

*   Have a deep commitment to improving First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban Indigenous cancer care

*   Excellent communicator, strategic thinker, problem solver, and team player

*   Being able to speak Ojibwe is 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



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



Interested applicants should submit a resume outlining relative previous experience and training. This position will remain posted until filled.


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




Posted:  October 21, 2019