June 1, 2023
Colorectal Cancer Research Project, Nursing Lead
Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council (KTC) is comprised of the member Nations of: Loon River First Nation – #476, Lubicon Lake Band – #453, Peerless Trout First Nation – #478, Whitefish Lake First Nation – #459 and Woodland Cree First Nation – #474. KTC was formed in 1995 to facilitate joint action by the member Nations on matters of mutual concern.
While there are many similarities between the Five (5) KTC member Nations, each has its own unique character and features. All are surrounded by a warmth and beauty rich with culture and traditions of the Cree people.
The Colorectal Cancer Research Project will work to increase the number of First Nations members that are screened regularly using the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT). It will use Cree based resources and in person education and sharing circles to help increase the rates of colorectal screening. The project will collect data about rates of required referrals and colonoscopy results to determine the prevalence of colorectal cancer in the First Nations communities within KTC.
• Working with healthcare providers to support First Nations people in getting colorectal cancer screening within the five KTC communities.
• Conduct education, awareness, and community engagement in reducing colorectal cancer prevalence.
• Providing colorectal cancer screening information and education to First Nations people and healthcare providers.
• Develop policies and procedures related to the screening program.
• Providing FIT’s in the KTC communities.
• Monitoring of results and completing referrals as needed.
• Involvement in collection of data, interpretation and documentation of findings.
• Attend required meetings and provide regular updates and complete reporting requirements for the project.
Experience, Knowledge and Skills
• Excellent and effective decision-making skills, oral and written skills, assessment skills, interpersonal skills, organizational skills, teaching skills and supervisory skills are required.
• Ability to work independently and as a part of a team with other care providers.
• Willing, capable, and flexible in working to meet the needs of the health department.
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Cree culture, organizations, and communities. Familiarity with Cree language will be considered an asset.
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of indigenous health care concerns and issues.
• Previous experience with research projects will be considered an asset.
Education and Qualifications
• Completion of an accredited nursing education program, LPN or RN. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with applicable licensing body.
• Valid and current Basic Cardiac Life Support – Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).
• Computer literacy – certification and/or training in entry level usage.
• Education or experience in data analysis and statistics.
• Possesses valid driver’s license and is able to provide a driver’s abstract.
• Submission of clear current Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector check and child intervention check.
• Oath of confidentiality must be signed prior to commencing employment.
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to HealthHR@ktcadmin.ca