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University Health Network Occupational Therapist or Physical Therapist (Clinical Research Coordinator III) in Toronto, Ontario

Occupational Therapist or Physical Therapist (Clinical Research Coordinator III) - Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting #880428

Position: Occupational Therapist or Physical Therapist (Clinical Research Coordinator III)

Site: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Department: Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship Program

Reports to: Manager

Salary Range: $75,676 - $94,595 per annum (Commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy)

Hours: 37.5 per week

Status: Permanent Full-time

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Clinical Research Coordinator III (Occupational Therapist or Physical Therapist) in our Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship Program.

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first” , encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning” , the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN's seven research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here. (

Job Summary:

The Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship Program (CRSP) at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre offers an exciting opportunity for an Occupational or Physical Therapist with lymphedema therapy skills. This permanent position will allow for a lymphedema certified OT or PT to work within a specialized Ambulatory Clinic environment to provide service to individuals with late and persistent effects of all cancers and their families. As a key member of the interdisciplinary health care team you will be responsible for direct patient care, professional outreach, education, networking, research as well as continued program improvement and evaluation. The successful candidate will also teach the necessary skills and strategies to successfully self-manage their lymphedema and lymphedema-associated complications through education, support and hands-on training in one-on-one and group based classes. You will perform skills teaching in the areas of lymphatic self-massage, compression bandaging, kinesiotaping, manual techniques for axillary web syndrome, scar massage, and decongestive exercise.

You will act as a community resource to clinicians regarding care for patients with late and persistent effects of cancer treatment, esp. lymphedema, and will build on established networks to explore further opportunities to integrate or better coordinate services, as appropriate for lymphedema care. This position is made possible through the generous donation and support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have experience with working in an oncology setting. The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with other CRSP staff as well as other cancer rehabilitation partners. The successful candidate will have dual accountability to the manager of the CRSP and receive guidance from the OT or PT Discipline Head, respectively. The successful candidate will participate in program meetings and in-services and be supported by their professional colleagues. He or she will be responsible for providing service in accordance with UHN standards of care, recording workload measurement statistics and performing other duties consistent with the job classification, as required.


  • At minimum, a completion of a Bachelor or Masters of Science degree in Occupational or Physical Therapy

  • Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists or physical Therapists of Ontario is required

  • Minimum, three (3) to five (5) years of clinical and/or professional experience

  • Completion of Combined Decongestive Certified Training

  • Experience with Combined Decongestive Therapy for Lymphedema is an required

  • Membership with National and Provincial Professional Associations is preferred

  • Experience with patients with cancer and with knowledge of appropriate care and service for these patients

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and networking skills

  • Excellent teamwork skills and proven ability to work as part of a high performing multi-professional care team

  • Passion for professional education and development

  • Self-directed with excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Experience in facilitating group classes preferred

  • Skills in supporting a behavior change in patients an asset

  • Knowledge of research design and statistics is an asset

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posted Date: July 15 , 2021 Closing Date: August 12, 2021

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.