Clinical Expert Advisor, Models of Care (up to 4 advisors)


The Partnership’s Cancer Control Division implements programs and initiatives that deliver on the priorities of the 2019-2029 Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control. The division is comprised of program teams that specialize in all parts of the cancer continuum – prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, clinical care, survivorship and palliative care. The program teams work in partnership with provincial and territorial governments, cancer agencies, health organizations, health-care professionals, people living with cancer and those who care for them, to drive practice and policy changes that improve the cancer experience for all people in Canada. All program teams in the division place a special focus on populations in Canada who have less access to timely and effective cancer prevention, services and care, and the teams ensure that all initiatives take action to address the unique challenges faced by First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples affected by cancer.

To achieve the work of the refreshed Strategy, the Partnership engages with experts across the country as part of our advisory structure. These structures foster collaboration and deepen the involvement of a cross-section of cancer and health system experts, clinicians, health care providers, patients, and families across the organization.  Advisory structures include individual contributing Expert Advisors who supply expertise to the Partnership in a specific area across the cancer control continuum in addition to the full spectrum of its work with several committees, networks, and other advisory structures. Expert advisors are recognized authorities in their respective areas who offer vision and oversight, working with staff and partners to leverage expertise, synthesize efforts and identify synergies within the Partnership’s broad portfolios. Together, our work is enriched through the involvement of those who devote their time, knowledge, expertise and points of view to further the Partnership’s mandate.

Up to four Clinical Expert Advisors, Models of Care will be engaged to contribute thought leadership, clinical knowledge and experience, to the development of project proposals aimed at implementing innovative models of care with a focus on health equity across Canada. The Clinical Expert Advisors will report to the Director, Diagnosis and Clinical Care and the Director, Person-Centred Perspective. Drawing on their expertise in and across one or more of the priority areas of early diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and palliative care, incumbents will ensure that models of care projects focus on health equity and support the delivery of high quality and efficient care.

Responsibilities and activities

General accountabilities

  • Drawing on clinical knowledge and experience to assess and provide feedback on projects identified by cancer programs and jurisdictional partners to ensure project ideas are aligned with how care is delivered.
  • Participating in the assessment of projects identified by cancer programs, against a set of assessment criteria including evidence that the project can support health equity and the delivery of high quality and efficient care. The scope of projects each Expert Advisor will be responsible for assessing will align with their area(s) of expertise across the cancer continuum: early diagnosis, cancer treatment, survivorship and/or palliative care.
  • Supporting the Partnership in the development of tools and supports to inform project development with partners.
  • Providing expert guidance to jurisdictional partners and their community partners to support proposal development. This is expected to vary depending on the need of each cancer program and is expected to be limited to providing feedback electronically.
  • Reviewing final partner proposals and providing recommendations to the Partnership and cancer programs.

Experience and qualifications

  • A PhD and/or MD with speciality in primary care, oncology or palliative care together with relevant experience and leadership in operational roles. Nurse Practitioners or Nurse Practitioners in Oncology and commensurate experience are also encouraged to apply.
  • Credible leader with expertise in and across one or more of the priority areas of early cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment, survivorship and/or palliative care. This includes direct experience and expertise designing, implementing and/or evaluating initiatives in the Canadian health system and knowledge of best practices.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and achievements including excellent interpersonal skills and strong group facilitation skills to foster dialogue, sharing, and problem-solving amongst multidisciplinary stakeholders, cancer programs and partners.
  • Experience or expertise providing care in rural or remote communities or working with people who live in rural or remote regions is considered an asset.
  • Experience or expertise in health equity and/or improving equitable access to cancer services for those who historically experienced disparities in cancer care in Canada, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis is considered an asset.
  • Bilingual in both English and French is an asset.

Term of the contract

  • The successful candidate will be hired on a contract basis for a 10-month term from June 2022 – March 2023.
  • The incumbent will be able to commit on average 6 hours per week, with an understanding that workload will vary depending on the phase of the work. The incumbent must be able to attend meetings with the Partnership, the Assessment Panel and partners during business hours at a time mutually agreed upon.

Apply now

To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter combined in one file in Word or PDF format to:

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Details

Reports to:

Director, Diagnosis and Clinical Care, and the Director, Person-Centred Perspective

Employment category:

10-month term (June 2022 – March 2023)

Job level:

$145 - $220 per hour; Compensation offered will be based on an assessment of the candidate’s knowledge, skills, competencies and experience while ensuring internal equity.

Posting date:

May 16, 2022

Closing date:

May 30, 2022