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Policy Analyst - Tumour Groups BC Cancer Vancouver

Policy Analyst

Tumour Groups - BC Cancer Vancouver

Quality Improvement and Performance 


The Policy Researcher, Tumour Groups will work within the  BC Cancer Tumour Group structure to help to shape provincial recommendations and guidelines regarding cancer care across British Columbia. The policy researcher will perform critical reviews regarding cancer care best practices, across the broad spectrum of cancer care within the different tumour groups. The policy researcher will also work with the data analytics team to gain information from provincial population projections and outcomes data.  These analyses will be used to build patient care pathways, define quality metrics and key performance indicators, and to drive best practices in multi-disciplinary care and use of tumour conferences provincially. The policy analyst will work closely with the Provincial Tumour Group Council Chair and Leads for each of the Tumour groups to develop provincial recommendations around best practices.


What you do

  • Identifies key priorities for BC Cancer related health services, policy research and knowledge exchange. Conducts environmental scans to assess and evaluate the current state of practices, guidelines and policies, and develops research proposals for recommended program areas.
  • Identifies and undertakes suitable research and knowledge translation projects using evaluation, environmental scan and research findings to inform development of best practice guidelines. Gathers information from a variety of sources, including local, national, and international programs. Researches and reviews policies, systems and practices in light of current evidence. Identifies and recommends practices that will ensure best outcomes. Writes and develops relevant reports and documentation, and presents findings to the relevant stakeholder audiences, including working groups of multi-disciplinary professionals, physicians and clinical specialists.
  • Keeps abreast of the current, new, and emerging research & literature in cancer care. Communicates new information to stakeholders, while considering program data in conjunction with deliver costs, technical solutions and legislative changes. Maintains a focused inventory of relevant references on specific issues addressed in response to specific requests or guideline and policy updates.
  • Maintains a focused inventory of relevant references on specific issues addressed in response to specific requests or guideline and policy updates. Prepares backgrounders and other evidence-informed documents for presentation to working groups and other relevant and interested parties including local, provincial, and national partners. Collaborates with the PHSA Policy Office to implement framework tools, processes, education and evaluation processes. Researches healthcare industry policy best practices, specific to Cancer policies throughout Canada and Internationally, and develops policy framework proposals for BC Cancer executive approval.
  • Undertakes policy development projects for the BC Cancer involving the necessary stakeholders to review current-state processes and policies, analyze, and synthesize information. Provides advice, guidance, and education regarding PHSA and BC Cancer policy frameworks and processes to support the development of policy projects in alignment with PHSA and BC Cancer policy guidelines and organizational objectives. Coaches stakeholders with respect to policy process and development in order to build organizational capacity and expertise.
  • Collaborates with the PHSA Policy Office to assists the BC Cancer and its partners in the development and implementation of strategies for effectively communicating organizational policies and practices across the BC Cancer and externally to BC Cancer partners.
  • Anticipates, identifies and analyzes emerging BC Cancer -related health system issues, policy requirements and trends, such as Ministry of Health communiques, legislation changes, reviews existing policies including recommendations.

What you bring


A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Public Policy/Administration, or a related field, and three (3) years of experience in public administration, planning, or program development in healthcare or social services.

What you have

  • Ability to collect and analyze data and produce reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to assemble and synthesize complex information and make succinct recommendations.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills involving the use of administrative, operational, financial and research data.
  • Familiarity with research methodologies and relevant databases of published literature. Strong planning and project management skills; skill in managing several projects simultaneously.
  • Self-manage and work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Aptitude for details and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment including various word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Skill in conducting critical literature searches using on-line resources.
  • Knowledge includes an advanced level of clinical expertise in cancer care.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including tact, judgment, reliability, and respect to facilitate team work and interdisciplinary and inter-jurisdictional coordination.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Occasional travel may be required.

What’s in it for you


Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.



Regular Full Time
500 - 686 West Broadway, Vancouver
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday – Friday- 0900-1700
Requisition Number: 104712


What we do



BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.


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