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Lead, Health Policy

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Deadline: September 25, 2015  12:00:00 am



VACANCY/POSTE VACANT: Lead, Health Policy
LOCATION/EMPLACEMENT: Toronto, Ontario 
STATUS/SITUATION: Permanent Full-Time
No. of VACANCIES/Nombre de POSTES VACANTS: One Hire 

About us
Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) -- an Ontario government agency -- drives quality and continuous improvement in disease prevention and screening, the delivery of care and the patient experience, for cancer, chronic kidney disease and access to care for key health services.
 
Known for its innovation and results driven approaches, CCO leads multi-year system planning, contracts for services with hospitals and providers, develops and deploys information systems, establishes guidelines and standards and tracks performance targets to ensure system-wide improvements in cancer, chronic kidney disease and access to care.

Our employees are our greatest asset.  They bring our vision to life, embody our culture, represent what we stand for and most importantly, are the face of CCO.

We are committed to creating an environment where you are inspired to do your best work, feel valued for the work you do, and have an opportunity to make a difference. To enable a culture that fosters a sense of community where we work together and support each other for a better future, we embody the following People Values:

• We are rooted in integrity
• We are driven by accountability
• We are empowered by our partnerships
• We are unified in our purpose

Our People Values are essentially how we do our work and how we treat each other.  As a people-centered organization, we are looking for employees who model our values so that together, we can create the best health systems in the world. 

POSITION SUMMARY/RÉSUMÉ DU POSTE:
The Cancer Screening Program is part of the Prevention and Cancer Control (P&CC) Portfolio at Cancer Care Ontario (CCO). P&CC brings together cancer prevention, screening, surveillance and research into a single organizational entity, while Cancer Screening focuses specifically on the delivery of Ontario’s three cancer screening programs: ColonCancerCheck, the Ontario Breast Screening Program and the Ontario Cervical Screening Program. There are four units that make up Cancer Screening:

• Operations—supports Regional Cancer Programs to make progress towards achieving their Cancer Screening objectives and outreach to potential and existing screening participants; establishes processes for articulating, documenting and monitoring operational procedures
• Implementation – supports planning, preparation and implementation of regional and provincial projects
• Quality Assurance—reports on screening data, ensures performance monitoring and quality assurance; leads provincial implementation of Quality Management Partnership
• Program Design—develops policies, educational materials and primary care initiatives related to screening; evaluates screening programs to support continual program improvement

The Lead is an integral member of the Program Design team and plays a key role in ensuring that CCO achieves its screening-related objectives in the Ontario Cancer Plan and its annual commitments to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The Lead will support the ColonCancerCheck (CCC) organized screening program and play a leadership role in the development of policies and program design enhancements. He/she will have a strong understanding of the use of evidence in policy development and program management. He/she will also play a key role supporting the provincial and regional Clinical and Scientific Leads. He/she will support multiple, complex projects using advanced critical and strategic thinking in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES/RESPONSABILITÉS:
The key responsibilities of this position are/Les principales responsabilités de ce poste sont:
• Lead needs assessments, options analyses, briefing notes, policy papers to support the development of program policies and guidance;
• Provides support for the Cancer Screening provincial and regional Clinical and Scientific Leads;
• Develops and presents material using excellent written, verbal, and graphical communications skills, with ability to express complex concepts effectively;
• Brings policy and program expertise to cross-functional initiatives and working groups;
• Works for consensus and contributes to achievement of team/group goals;
• Manages multiple projects concurrently within timelines;
• Provides management and stakeholders with status updates, feedback and appropriate reporting on projects including risk identification;
• Thinks strategically and identifies risks, opportunities and dependencies across the program
• Takes efficient and prompt action to resolve problems
• Upholds the importance of core values and organizational culture;
• Performs cross-functional and/or other duties consistent with the job classification, as assigned or requested
• Promotes team work and collaboration
• Identifies opportunities to further enable CCO and cancer screening’s goals

QUALIFICATIONS/QUALIFICATIONS:
• A master’s degree in health sciences, public health, health administration, or epidemiology;
• 6+ plus years of related work experience
• An understanding of Ontario’s healthcare system with particular emphasis on population and public health approaches, theory and practice;
• Experience formulating policy and designing programs including assessing impacts and identifying risks is essential;
• Proven ability to successfully lead large-scale, complex projects
• Ability to mentor and coach team members
• Superior ability to analyze and define problems, evaluate options, find solutions, and make decisions;
• Ability to prioritize and manage several projects in a cross-functional team environment and to respond quickly based on timelines and project plans
• Strong relationship-building skills, with demonstrated experience engaging and building relationships and consensus among internal and external stakeholders including Provincial and Regional Clinical and Scientific Leads
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare briefing notes, reports, policy papers and evidence summaries
• Ability to recognizes the target audience and addresses communication appropriately
• Demonstrates exceptional critical and strategic thinking;
• A strong knowledge of problem-solving techniques and facilitation skills;
• Detail-oriented with excellent organization and time management skills
• Demonstrated ability to work independently in a self-directed manner with minimal supervision
• Excels in a dynamic fast-paced environment with a degree of uncertainty, including ability to prioritize and effectively anticipate and respond to new issues as they arise
• Must be team-oriented and possess a positive attitude
• Works well with people from different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience

How to Apply: Please submit your application via the Cancer Care Ontario Careers Site at: https://www.recruitingsite.com/csbsites/cancercare_ontario/JobDescription.asp?SuperCategoryCode=11963&JobNumber=762923&lang=en

CLOSING DATE/DATE LIMITE:        September 25, 2015                          

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