Project Manager, Cancer Screening Implementation – Cancer Care Ontario

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VACANCY/POSTE VACANT: Project Manager, Cancer Screening    Implementation             


STATUS/SITUATION: Permanent Full-Time &Temporary Full-Time

No. of VACANCIES/Nombre de POSTES VACANTS: 2 Permanent Full-Time & 1 Temporary Full-Time (14 months)    

CLOSING DATE: November 19th, 2015


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 (CCC), the Ontario Breast Screening Program, and the Ontario Cervical Screening Program. There are four units that make up Cancer Screening:

  •  Program Design
  •  Implementation
  •  Operations
  •  Quality Management & QMP


The Project Manager is an integral member of the Implementation team and plays a key leadership 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.  Three new Project Managers are required to join the Implementation Unit.   The PMs may be assigned to various projects, across various teams, including:


1)    Implementation Project Delivery – charged with leading initiatives to advance Cancer Screening’s strategic vision; initiatives often have an IT/IM component and align and support quality and performance measurement of other transformation/change initiatives in the Program. For this fiscal year, among other things, the PM will lead a strategic planning initiative for Cancer Screening.

2)    Transformation Implementation – charged with leading large-scale, system level change initiatives related to the Screening Programs and funding reform; initiatives often have a component of evidence, quality and performance management.


The Project Manager manages multiple complex, multi-track projects to an acceptable level of risk by balancing scope, time, cost and quality while maintaining a positive environment that promotes individual development and high performance standards. He/she leads project staff by using advanced problem solving skills, business skills, solid verbal and written communication skills, excellent relationship building skills, as well as strong leadership and team management skills.  He/she must have a solid understanding of project management tools and approaches to manage complex, multi-disciplinary projects and the flexibility to lead diverse and dynamic teams to deliver balanced integrated solutions.


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