Posted on May 25, 2016 - GC1607

Company: Cancer Care Ontario
Position: Team Lead, Geomatics – Screening Programs
Location: Downtown Toronto
Contact Name: Sarah Madamba
Deadline: June 15, 2016

Job Description


VACANCY/POSTE VACANT: Team Lead, Geomatics – Screening Programs



STATUS/SITUATION: Permanent Full-Time

No. of VACANCIES/Nombre de POSTES VACANTS: One Hire 


About us

Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) -- an Ontario government agency -- drives quality and continuous improvement in disease prevention and screening, the delivery of care and the patient experience, for cancer, chronic kidney disease and access to care for key health services.

Known for its innovation and results driven approaches, CCO leads multi-year system planning, contracts for services with hospitals and providers, develops and deploys information systems, establishes guidelines and standards and tracks performance targets to ensure system-wide improvements in cancer, chronic kidney disease and access to care.

Our employees are our greatest asset.  They bring our vision to life, embody our culture, represent what we stand for and most importantly, are the face of CCO.

We are committed to creating an environment where you are inspired to do your best work, feel valued for the work you do, and have an opportunity to make a difference. To enable a culture that fosters a sense of community where we work together and support each other for a better future, we embody the following People Values:

  • We are rooted in integrity
  • We are driven by accountability
  • We are empowered by our partnerships
  • We are unified in our purpose

Our People Values are essentially how we do our work and how we treat each other.  As a people-centered organization, we are looking for employees who model our values so that together, we can create the best health systems in the world. 



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, 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


Bring your leadership experience, talent, agility, initiative and communication skills to CCO’s newly created role of Team Lead, Geomatics. Contribute to the success of the organization and the team by providing expertise in geospatial analysis to all CCO leaders, and providing direction and leadership to P&CC staff as they deliver innovative analysis, services and tools involved in the collection, integration and management of geographic data to assess and prevent chronic disease, and improve the performance of our health systems.

The Team Lead, Geomatics will provide leadership, guidance and expert knowledge to internal / external stakeholders in the coordination, development and delivery of effective, efficient and high quality analytic services. This role is accountable for establishing a service model and operating plan consistent with strategic objectives of the program.

The Team Lead, Geomatics manages the unit responsible for the following:

  • Leading small area (geospatial) and population segmentation analyses of Cancer Screening performance data sources, including Breast, Cervical and Colon Cancer data to inform opportunities that will:

    • improve key program performance indicators such as participation rates in the province, and contribute to goals related to health care equity and sustainability

    • inform strategy for program design, marketing campaign improvement

  • Leading the development and implementation of an applied analytic framework that incorporates market and population segmentation data with CCO’s health care system data sources that can be used to inform the design and implementation of new and emerging Cancer Screening program.

  • Engage clinical and scientific researchers, program delivery and operational and partners, and communication campaign design leaders to create insightful information that can lead to improved performance and system quality improvement and evaluation.

  • Working effectively in partnership with Scientific, Clinical and Program Design leadership to support evidence based approaches to program performance and quality improvement.


The Team Lead role will require a strong relationship builder who is seen as an expert with geographic information systems, environmental science, epidemiology, health geography, and spatial statistics. The Team Lead will be responsible for advancing the capacity and capability of the Geomatics team including the tools and techniques used to establish a dependable, robust information management practice in the Cancer Screening portfolio.



The key responsibilities of this position are/Les principales responsabilités de ce poste sont:

  • Lead spatial and network-based analyses

  • Manage objectives, services, department-specific processes and staff within the department;

  • Develop maps, written and tabular summaries, and graphics related to data analysis and interpretation

  • Contribute to preparation and distribution of research articles (or reports) in a variety of formats, including web-based mapping and website development activities

  • Consult on up to date geomatics theory and disseminate information at events including conferences, workshops and electronic and traditional media

  • Manages people and departmental objectives of a high priority, high complexity, long-term duration, and corporate-wide scope that span various functional areas across CCO;

  • Monitors the deliverables of each team member to ensure successful project delivery within the constraints of scope, schedule, cost and quality;

  • Manages issues and risks (team and projects) by reaffirming expectations and taking early action to identify, track and resolve potential problems;

  • Assists in the creation and implementation of information tools that will increase screening participation rates;

  • Ensures robust risk management environment especially with respect to the protection of Personal Health Information (PHI) and develops and implements risk and issues identification and mitigation strategies;

  • May partner with clinicians, communication specialists, and service providers (such as labs and hospitals) to determine and apply effective project, technical and process solutions in support of CCO strategies;

  • Collaborates with the Analytics and Informatics, Technology Services and Communications portfolios to optimize the automation of electronic tools leveraged for service delivery;

  • Keeps abreast of information management and technology developments;

  • Identifies continuous improvement opportunities to further enable CCO goals, including the reduction of time and costs, increasing data and process quality, increasing regulatory compliance and improving department functionality and reliability;

Job Qualifications


  • A Masters level degree in Information Management, Information Technology, Geomatics, Epidemiology, Business Administration, Health Sciences, Health Administration or Health Informatics or related field, or recognized equivalent, is preferred;

  • 5+ years of relevant working experience, including recent years focused on team leadership roles with similar levels of responsibility;

  • Certification in health science, health care administration, information technology, information management, project management, Lean and/or Six Sigma, Business Intelligence an asset;

  • IM, IT, Business Administration, Health Care, Health Informatics, Health Policy or Clinical background;

  • Experience in the design, development and execution of complex health care marketing, advertising and social media campaigns an asset;

  • Experience leading teams with a strong focus on personal accountability;

  • Extensive experience with spatial and tracking information systems required

  • Expertise developing and managing databases (ArcSDESQL Server) including spatial tools/services

  • Experience and competence to clean, and work with large GIS and GPS datasets with a high regard for data quality

  • Must be passionate about leadership, organizational health, culture, values and team development;

  • Experience in a research environment and/or training in research methodology

  • Proven ability to develop relationships with key stakeholders to establish trust, credibility and respect;

  • Collaborative management style with the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment;

  • Demonstrated record of continuous improvement, challenging the status quo and improving organizational effectiveness while maintaining the highest level of service;

  • Proven ability to successfully execute on large-scale, complex, high-risk projects;

  • Excellent knowledge of electronic information systems, information privacy and security;

  • Superior ability to analyze and define problems, evaluate alternatives, find solutions, and make decisions;

  • Excellent presentation, technical writing, facilitation and training skills. Presents complex concepts clearly and effectively to executive level audiences;

  • Proactive approach to building management skills and competencies in team engagement, facilitation and empowerment;

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Project, Visio and Excel preferred.


CLOSING DATE/DATE LIMITE:            June 15, 2016

Other Information

To Apply to this Position please submit an application via our Careers Site at the following link:

Cancer Care Ontario
525 University Ave.
10th Floor

Toronto, ON
M5G 2L3

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