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BC Cancer

Indigenous Cultural Safety Lead - Clinical Trials - BC Cancer - Prince George

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Indigenous Cultural Safety Lead - Clinical Trials

BC Cancer

Prince George, BC

As a member of the Clinical Trials team, the Lead provides guidance on cultural safety and cultural humility within clinical trials and promotes positive dialogue and meaningful inclusion of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit community priorities. In addition, the Lead will be responsible for engagement of First Nations and Métis communities, leaders, and other representatives to inform the Provincial Clinical Trials Office (PCTO) and regional Clinical Trials/Research Units (CTU/CRU) about improvements that can be made within the clinical trials programs at BC Cancer.

What you'll do
  • Collaborate with a variety of internal and external partners, including Indigenous community partners, government partners and regional health authorities in support of PHSA's commitment to advancing cultural safety and cultural humility within the context of research and clinical trials.
  • Function as the Indigenous cultural safety and cultural humility point of contact for clinical trials planning and design; liaises with internal and external partners; and coordinates information flow related to assigned initiatives to ensure timely and responsive communications.
  • Partner with the CTU/CRU managers to ensure the inclusion of Indigenous Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility elements in the development of documents and processes throughout the provincial clinical trials program.
  • Deliver organization-wide, initiative specific presentations that demonstrate and highlight PHSA's commitment to Indigenous cultural safety and cultural humility.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to promote dialogue and problem solve access to clinical trials and other issues affecting Indigenous individuals, families, and communities.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to identify barriers for other underrepresented populations in clinical trials & research and create opportunities to improve Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion practices within the program.
  • Analyze and compiles data; maintains databases; prepares and submits a variety of reports reflecting milestones, goals, and objectives. Provides updates on activities including key challenges and successes.
  • Prepare and submit periodic reports that evaluate the quality of the program and resulting achievements to ensure alignment with the portfolio priorities.
  • Contribute to a variety of documents including briefing notes, business cases, issue analyses, impact assessments and risk evaluations by performing duties such as gathering information, analyzing issues, drawing conclusions, and making recommendations, preparing final reports and presentations for use by internal and external clients.
  • Participate in and contributes to ongoing dialogue with external partners including Foundations, the Ministry of Health, and First Nation Communities, Métis Chartered Communities and Indigenous Service Agencies on issues related to clinical trials & research.
  • Represents the clinical trials program on a variety of committees as the subject matter expert..

What you bring


  • Pursuant to section 41 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field plus three (3) years of recent related experience working with Indigenous people and communities and understanding their needs including an extensive understanding and knowledge of Indigenous Health issues, protocols, and health needs, including the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of the client and community.

You have:
  • Demonstrate understanding of Indigenous health care needs in facility planning and service delivery needs including knowledge and understanding of community-based services such as community health centers and Indigenous service providers.
  • Knowledge of the cultures, protocols, and traditions of Indigenous peoples to honor established and new relationships as a representative of the health authority.
  • Demonstrated community engagement skills including the ability to promote positive dialogue in a multi-partner environment.
  • Ability to use computer related tools including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Interact professionally with a variety of staff as a member of a team, other professionals, and the public; ability to maintain and build partnerships through relationship building and networking.
  • A proven ability to problem-solve and is a creative and proactive thinker.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to prioritize work, and be flexible to changing priorities while under various time constraints to meet deadlines.
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls calls for justice, and how they intersect across the health care system.
  • Support team members on their learning journey, ensuring education strategy for team/department to implement Indigenous Cultural Safety at a practical level.
  • Work collaboratively with appropriate Indigenous teams/departments to ensure ICS lens applied holistically.
  • Have commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

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, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time (Until February 28,2026)

Salary Range: $67,861-$97,550/year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate's relevant education and experience and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.

Location: 1215 Lethbridge Street, Prince George, BC V2M 7E9

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of work: Monday to Friday; 800-1600

Requisition Number: 166712E

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

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

BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of June 6, 2024. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday - Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

About BC Cancer

BC Cancer’s mandate covers the full spectrum of cancer care from prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment, to research and education, to supportive and palliative care.


Government Health Care

Application closing date is 2024-08-07

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