CCO: Clinical Project Lead, Toxicity Management

Call for Expressions of Interest


TERM: 2 years plus 1 year optional

CLOSING DATE: August 27th, 2018

POSITION SUMMARY Cancer Care Ontario is seeking expressions of interest from clinical leaders for the position of Clinical Project Lead, Toxicity Management. The focus of the toxicity management project is improve toxicity management for patients on active treatment by improving patient access to tailored support, tools and education This is a unique opportunity to provide strategic leadership as we work to drive quality, accountability, coordination and innovation in the cancer system. The scope of this role is to provide clinical guidance and advise on strategies to improve appropriate management of cancer patients with treatment-related toxicity and therefore improve patient outcomes and experience.

ACCOUNTABILITIES The key responsibilities of this position include the following:

 Actively champion and provide strong, visionary clinical leadership for the toxicity management project

 Chair a multi-disciplinary steering committee which includes administrative and clinician representatives from CCO and the Regional Cancer Programs

 Provide clinical expertise for the project design and execution that is evidence-based, data-driven, and leverages proven quality improvement methods

 Encourage broad stakeholder support, including collaborating with experts in fields integral to toxicity management

 Advocate and promote the goals and activities of the project as required across the province

 Partner with the staff team and provide advice and support to them


 Practicing physician in Ontario, in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)

 In-depth knowledge of clinical, administrative and system-wide issues with respect to toxicity management in oncology

 Clinical research on the model of care for toxicity management and treatment side effects would be an asset

 Five to seven years’ experience in a professional leadership role

 Proven track record of clinical leadership at the hospital and/or university level

 Recognized as an opinion leader within the oncology community

 Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to build consensus and work with and engage a diverse group of stakeholders

 Enthusiasm for, commitment to, and experience with quality improvement

 Experience using evidence and data to drive practice

 Demonstrated commitment to person-centred care

HOW TO APPLY: Interested parties should forward their expression of interest and curriculum vitae, electronically, to Zahra Ismail, Group Manager, PROs and Symptom Management at no later than 11:59 pm EST on August 31st, 2018. Questions about the role may be submitted to no later than August 15th, 2018. A consolidated list of all questions and answers will be available to any party, by request, by August 20th, 2018. To receive a copy of the consolidated list of questions and answers, please contact

We will evaluate all applications against the skills and experience requirements for the position. Those candidates selected for interview will be contacted directly by a representative from the Business Unit. If you have not been contacted within 3 weeks after the close of the posting, you can assume you are not under consideration for this position.

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