Provincial Lead, Professional Practice and Patient Experience, Psychosocial Oncology – Counselling
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Provincial Lead, Professional Practice and Patient Experience, Psychosocial Oncology – Counselling is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership in relation to collaboration within the inter-professional team and has a key role in shaping policies to develop and support a strong inter-professional care model.
Reporting to the Provincial Director, Professional Practice Allied Health, this key leadership role is responsible for implementing BC Cancer’s strategies for excellence in operational issues related to Patient/Family Counseling and practice issues related to counseling which encompass practice, education, community engagement and research.
The successful incumbent will be an astute, progressive and innovative thinker and quality improvement champion that also fosters and supports the critical elements of a knowledge translation organization. Other attributes include.
- Provides strategic and operational leadership the professional practice, psychosocial program.
- Develops networks to enhance knowledge sharing, monitors operational/professional practice trends, identify opportunities that promote innovation and partnerships for improvement, and ensures consistent quality and excellence in the delivery of services.
- Provides leadership and expert advice on staffing and care delivery approaches through inter-professional collaborative practice.
- Supervises staff operationally and/or clinically, determines performance expectations in collaboration with appropriate stakeholders, provides performance coaching and evaluation of relevant staff. Investigates work and staff issues and where necessary initiates disciplinary action up to and including termination.
- A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in a Social Work, Clinical or counselling Psychology. Five (5) years’ experience in leadership positions involving the development, implementation and evaluation of complex service delivery systems, preferably within a teaching hospital.
If you want to be a part of a progressive organization that supports a strong inter-professional care model and values our patients experience we want to hear from you.
We will be reviewing applications upon receipt. Applications will be accepted until October 31st, 2018. For more information, please contact Linda Hand, Manager, Talent Acquisition – Clinical Services at (604) 875-7216 or email email@example.com. For more information on all that PHSA has to offer, please visit jobs.phsa.ca.
For more information about BC Cancer, please visit www.bccancer.bc.ca.
BC Cancer is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing the mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. BC Cancer provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia in partnership with regional health authorities to deliver a range of cancer services, which include prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. It operates six regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford and Prince George, along with two research centres that conduct research into the causes and cures for cancer.
BC Cancer is currently engaged in a Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) project, which will improve the safety, quality, and consistency of patient care as well as streamline processes for care providers and clinicians through a common electronic health record.
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include:
- Respect people
- Be compassionate
- Dare to innovate
- Cultivate partnerships
- Serve with purpose
Senior Information Specialist
Canadian Cancer Society
WHY JOIN THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY (CCS)?
As Canada’s largest national health charity, we fund the most promising cancer research, champion cancer prevention efforts and deliver programs and services that benefit Canadians affected by cancer. Join us and you can work with passionate and committed individuals from coast to coast who are working towards a world where no Canadian fears cancer.
To learn more about us, visit cancer.ca.
Reporting to the Manager, Cancer Information Service, the Senior Information Specialist provides cancer information by telephone and email for the Canada-wide Cancer Information Service as well as engaging in activities to increase awareness and utilization of Canadian Cancer Society services, and other organizational priorities.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:
- Responds to cancer information inquiries, by telephone and e-mail, from cancer patients, family and friends, Canadian Cancer Society staff and volunteers, the general public and health care professionals across Canada.
- Provides accurate and current information in understandable terms, much of which may be medical or scientific.
- Researches, assesses and selects information, specific to the client’s situation from appropriate resources.
- Creates an environment of support for callers through active listening, offering support, assisting callers to identify their psychosocial needs and concerns, and offering appropriate resources and referral.
- Communicates professionally with attention to sensitivity, clarity and without personal bias.
- Participates in self-directed learning to maintain an expected knowledge base, acquires new knowledge/information and keeps abreast of the latest developments in oncology and related fields.
- Contributes to the upkeep of the Society’s databases of credible and current cancer information, materials, resources and community services.
- Participates in projects, committees and key activities of the Cancer Information Service as assigned.
- Contributes to outreach opportunities as appropriate in collaboration with internal and external partners.
- Works in compliance with the provisions of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations.
- Other projects as assigned.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
- A Bachelor’s degree in nursing with a minimum of one year of related practical or clinical experience, or similar Regulated Health Professional as defined by the Regulated Health Professional Act.
- Registration with Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology would be an asset.
- Demonstrated client-service skills; ability to respond to sensitive issues.
- Knowledge of cancer care systems and community health services delivery.
- Excellent communication skills, including active listening
- Expertise in delivering key messages to a wide range of audiences.
- Strong search skills and ability to critically appraisal and assimilate health literature.
- Proficient working with office-based computer systems: MSOffice (Word/Excel/PowerPoint); SharePoint, internet, social media platforms and customized CRM databases.
- Willingness to pursue and update personal knowledge about cancer and related issues.
- Flexibility, organized, ability to multi-task, and deal with competing priorities.
- Strong ability to problem-solve, reach sound resolutions and think strategically.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work well within a team.
- Previous experience in an oncology setting is an asset.
- Knowledge of Canadian Cancer Society policies and procedures is an asset.
- A criminal record check is required.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US:
CCS offers meaningful opportunities to make an impact in the fight against cancer. We are committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, supportive and exemplifies our core values:
CARING COURAGE INTEGRITY PROGRESSIVE
In return for your skills and dedication, we offer an attractive compensation package that encompasses a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the opportunity to have a rewarding employment experience where your contributions can make a true difference every day.
HOW TO APPLY:
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter and salary expectations by September 20, 2018.
The Canadian Cancer Society is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. CCS will make available reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities upon request.
We thank all candidates for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please note that in keeping with the mandate of the Canadian Cancer Society to model and promote healthy lifestyles, employees are not permitted to smoke in or about Society premises or while carrying out CCS business.
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