Health Promot. Specialist - ICS
Kingston General Hospital
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
8d ago

Applications will be accepted until 11 : 59 pm on 2019 May 9 (for internal only)

Health Promotion Specialist, Integrated Cancer Screening

Hours of Work : Full-Time, Days

Salary : BCII $71,547.45-$87,446.78


The Health Promotion Specialist will work with regional community stakeholders and the regional clinical leads (e.g. primary care, colorectal, breast, cervical)and the Indigenous cancer programs to develop and implement public and provider initiatives to promote the awareness of cancer prevention and screening and to improve screening participation.

This position will support activities in alignment with Cancer Care Ontario’s strategies and campaigns and involves work within the KHSC community, as well as with partner hospitals, primary care providers, health units and other partners of the SE RCP.

Within this role the employee is accountable for contributing to the delivery of the Kingston Health Sciences Centre strategy.

As an employee, one must demonstrate an awareness of and be responsible for actively promoting and supporting patient and family centered engagement and care in all we do.


  • Co-develops and implements the public education and awareness work plan to promote cancer prevention and screening.
  • Facilitates and coordinates public and provider cancer screening educational initiatives including presentations, displays and workshops in collaboration with Public Health, community partners and the regional clinical leads Supports the regional clinical leads in the planning, implementation and evaluation of provider education and quality improvement initiatives
  • Customizes provincial cancer screening education and promotional materials for use specific to needs of the South East region, in partnership with the SERCP communications lead.
  • Supports the Indigenous Cancer Program team to increase cancer prevention and screening participation in the South East region.
  • Identifies and optimizes opportunities for screening and prevention in collaboration with identified communities and workplaces across the region.
  • Engages and maintains strong working relationships and partnerships with a variety of regional stakeholders
  • Works with the Regional Cancer Program team to monitor, evaluate and report on public and provider educational initiatives.
  • Works closely with communications team, Regional Cancer Program and Cancer Care Ontario to support the development of internal / external communications plans and materials to enhance public participation rates in cancer screening and prevention activities.
  • Participates as a team member on special projects as required.
  • The Employee will adhere to the worker responsibilities as set out in the Occupational Health & Safety Act, hospital safety policies, and dept / unit established procedures at all times.
  • Where possible, take corrective action to address a hazard, otherwise report the unresolved hazard, dangerous circumstance, unsafe situation to self, other co-

  • workers or the community, to their supervisor. Should the employee suffer a workplace injury or illness, he / she will advise their supervisor;
  • actively participate in identifying and resolving the underlying cause(s), and participates in early and safe return to work as per Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.

  • Understands and is familiar with all pertinent KHSC policies and procedures including those relating to workplace conduct.
  • Complies with the KHSC Commitment to uphold the Workplace Conduct and Reporting of Inappropriate Conduct policy and behaves in a manner that is consistent with the guiding principles and expectations.

    NOTE - The above duties are representative but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. A complete job description is available from People Services on Watkins 4.


  • Baccalaureate degree in health promotion / education or in a health related field.
  • Knowledge and skills in epidemiology, community needs assessment, program planning, program evaluations, data management, health promotion including social marketing;
  • community development, health education, adult education, behavior change education and healthy public policy.

  • At least three years of relevant experience in health promotion and community engagement programs;
  • Experience with project planning and evaluation and proposal development;
  • Ability to work in a diverse environments : both collaborating and motivating multiple groups and stakeholders while also working effectively in projects;
  • Originality in methods and solutions to positively impact cancer screening;
  • Ability to assess regional needs, formulate plans to address needs and to implement and evaluate initiatives.
  • Superior time management skills;
  • Proven Computer skills (Excel level 2, Word level 2, PowerPoint, Outlook) will be tested;
  • Excellent communications skills ( written, verbal, consultative and presentation);
  • Excellent presentation, group facilitation and training skills.
  • Working knowledge of the South East LHIN and the relevant stakeholders involved in cancer prevention and screening;
  • Understanding of the Ontario Cancer System and the Ontario Cancer Plan;
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, problem solving, analytical skills and evidence based practice;
  • Originality in methods and solutions to positively impact cancer screening rates.

    The applicant must be able to meet the physical demands of this position.

    We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Kingston Health Sciences Centre is committed to inclusive and accessible employment practices.

    If you require an accommodation to fully participate in the hiring process, please notify the Recruitment Team.

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