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Build your career at the hospital that’s building for the future


Humber River Hospital is committed to revolutionizing patient care for our diverse community. With the opening of our new facility, North America’s first fully digital hospital,on October 18, 2015, the future is very exciting for our people and programs. And we’re looking for exceptional individuals to join our great team: people who share our passion to deliver excellent, patient-focused, expert care. The Hospital is formally affiliated with both the University of Toronto and Queen’s University.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Nurse Specialist- Breast Health Navigator to join our Oncology team.




  • Performs, as a member of a specialized interdisciplinary Cancer Care Program in the Breast Health Centre

  • Helps guide patients in care planning and through all available treatment options

  • Integrates best practice guidelines and evidence based research into clinical practice related to breast cancer population

  • Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to support the ongoing functioning of the breast health center related to assessment and follow up, and referrals for treatment

  • Liaises with patient’s primary care physician, oncologist, radiologist, surgeon, primary health practitioners and other community agencies as required throughout the care process

  • In alignment with Cancer Care Ontario’s breast cancer pathway, provides supportive care resources to patients and families to address psychosocial, practical and informational needs in the pre- diagnostic phase, during the diagnostic phase and beyond

  • Keeps abreast of new developments in Disease Pathway Management and cancer related evidence-based programs, and disseminate into clinical practice

  • Participates in the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of standards specific to breast assessment and breast health follow up

  • Participates in the collection of and evaluation of data as set out by Cancer Care Ontario and Ontario Breast Screening Program

  • Conducts frequent environmental scans to identify gaps and areas for improvement, promoting ongoing quality assurance, plans, implements, evaluates and reports on outcomes to all stakeholders

  • Participates in multidisciplinary rounds e.g. department breast rounds, and breast MCC

  • Develops and provide educational sessions for patients/families and staff related to breast health

  • Develops linkages with external partners as appropriate to ensure continuity of care

  • Participates in strategic planning for cancer-related services

  • Participates in the development of other disease site specific clinics as required e.g. Prostate




  • Master’s Degree in Nursing with clinical focus in Oncology

  • Minimum 3 years current experience in acute oncology and/or community nursing services with focus in Oncology

  • Member of Canadian Nurses’ Association (CNA) with Oncology Nursing Certification (CONC)

  • If CNA certification not attained at time of hiring, it is expected that this is completed within 2 years of hiring

  • Member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO)

  • Member of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO)

  • Completion of De Souza Institute oncology core curriculum courses required e.g. Provincial Standardized Chemotherapy and Biotherapy course, Psychosocial Care course, Interprofessional Psychosocial Oncology Distance Education (IPODE)

  • Knowledge of Cancer Care Ontario disease pathways, evidence based programs and clinical best practice standards required

  • Knowledge of community resources, crisis work, and working knowledge of the Regulated Health Professions Act, Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act and Substitute Decisions Act

  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency in the provision of effective clinical consultation

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of adult education

  • Knowledge of quality improvement process, data analysis, and program development

  • Demonstrated excellence in patient & family centered care

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to establish positive relationships with all staff, patients, families and community agencies

  • Excellent problem solving ability and critical thinking skills

  • Able to work independently in collaboration with interdisciplinary team

  • Demonstrates sensitivity to multi-cultural issues

  • Excellent computer skills


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Interested applicants are required to submit an Application before the closing date. We thank all candidates that apply but only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview


Humber River Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact the Human Resources Department for assistance.





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