Humber River Hospital

Oncology Nurse Navigator (Breast Health)

Posting Date 2 months ago(3/27/2023 9:27 AM)
Critical Care, Cardiology, Oncology & Respiratory Services
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Humber River Hospital. Lighting New Ways In Healthcare.


Five years since opening our doors as North America’s first fully digital hospital and we remain unwavering in our belief that we can change the hospital where we work, the community where we live, and the world of healthcare beyond our borders. Serving a community of 850,000 residents in North West Toronto, Equity Inclusivity and active participation in the North West Toronto Ontario Health Team are key initiatives important to our Team.  At Humber River Hospital, we use a custom combination of technology and clinical expertise to rebuild elements of care. We make technology work for staff and physicians; giving them more time to spend with patients, to eliminate inefficiencies, and to reduce the chance of errors. Humber River Hospital is formally affiliated with both the University of Toronto and Queen’s University and committed to becoming a community academic hospital. Clinical Excellence, Optimizing Care through Technology and Community Connection frame our Research Strategy.   


At Humber River Hospital, we’re not hoping for a renaissance, we are making it happen. As part of our dynamic team, you can lead the way, as we continue our journey towards high reliability care!


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Full-time Breast Health Navigator to join our Oncology team.


Location: Humber River Hospital - Wilson Site

Employee Group: Non-Union

Reporting to: Manager, Oncology

Hours of Work: Monday - Friday, 0800-1600



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

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Humber River Hospital, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the hired employee’s first date of employment  Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis



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.




Why Humber? Why Now?

Humber River Hospital is on an exciting transformation journey of redefining patient care, as we leverage the most advanced technologies to enhance all aspects of delivering high-quality, safe care. We continue to build a people-centered workplace with excellent staff and physician engagement by hiring passionate, diverse and inclusive healthcare professionals. People who care and encompass our values of CompassionProfessionalism and Respect. People who are committed to making a positive difference.

We are a Huron Consulting hospital, focused on building our evidence-based leadership practice and hardwiring a culture that WOWs.

Humber River Hospital is a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN), which is a dynamic network of academic health organizations providing leading edge research, teaching and clinical care.

We have collaborated with TAHSN member institutions in addressing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our membership in TAHSN supports our strategic pillar of advancing Humber River Hospital as a community academic hospital.

Humber River Hospital was the recipient of the 2021 Excellence in Patient Safety Award by the Canadian College of Health Leaders. This award recognizes teams that are committed to improving patient safety within a healthcare environment, through leadership, innovation, culture, and best practices.

Why? Because at Humber River Hospital, we know it is our people and our ability to innovate that allows us to consistently deliver a great patient experience and the best quality outcomes. After all, we are the hospital that believes exceptional care...healthier community.



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