About the Lung Health Foundation (formerly Ontario Lung Association):
The Lung Health Foundation is dedicated to helping all Canadians breathe. Our community of donors, patients, researchers, volunteers and professional staff are dedicated to ensuring Canadians have healthy lungs, body, and clean air, which are vital to healthy breathing.
We want to ensure that no one takes their breathing for granted and strive for better breathing for all.
This is an opportunity to join a team at an exciting point in time – an opportunity to build on your experience, grow your skills, and make a true difference in the lives of all those that struggle to breathe.
To view our latest Annual Report: https://breathe-annual-report.floating-point.com
Reporting to the Senior Director, Programs & Services, the Patient Navigator, Lung Cancer will act as a care coordinator, educator, advocate, and counselor to achieve optimal outcomes for patients with Lung Cancer.
As an essential component of the patient's support system, the Navigator will complement the healthcare system and provide guidance and information to the patient and their family in a time of great uncertainty. The primary task of the Patient Navigator is to receive calls and lead support groups that will guide patients through the healthcare system from screening through to diagnosis, by assisting with access issues, providing education to assist informed decision-making, and help to advise and guide on multidisciplinary care processes and supportive services. This role will also be responsible for maintaining patient records in our database to assist with navigation, continuous quality improvement and clinical research.
To ensure success in this role, it will also be fundamental for the Patient Navigator to build and establish positive professional relationships with healthcare professionals within the oncology community, across Ontario and the rest of Canada. Encouraging healthcare professionals to recognize the essence of the Patient Navigator role and educating them on the services provided for Lung Cancer patients by the Lung Health Foundation.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Lung Health Line
Lung Cancer Support Groups
Collaboration, Communication and Linkages
Knowledge and Skill Requirements
Education and Experience
The Lung Health Foundation is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concert with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, the Lung Health Foundation will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.
The Lung Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: the Lung Health Foundation is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at the Lung Health Foundation are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, colour, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the province where we operate.
How to apply:
If you are interested in this opportunity and have the skills and experience required, we invite you to send your covering letter and resume to: *****@**********.** and in the subject line quote the position title. We appreciate your interest in this opportunity, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.