Unit Clerk – Odette Cancer Centre – Temporary Full-time (221535) – Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre – Toronto, ON

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We currently have a Temporary Full-time (until approx. Feb. 2023) opportunity for a Unit Clerk in the Odette Cancer Centre at our Bayview campus.

Hours of Work: Weekdays: Days, 8 hrs, as per schedule

Summary of Duties

In this Unit Coordinator role, this position provides a broad range of administrative support within the Outpatient Cancer Clinics (General Treatment Services) at the Odette Cancer Centre. As an integral part of the health care team and front-line staff, responsibilities include: Coordinating electronic physician orders with applicable software; Scheduling return to clinic appointments, internal/external consults, all tests and procedures (bone marrow aspirations, lumbar punctures, CT/US guided biopsies, medical imaging etc.) required by the oncologists; Receiving and screening all new and follow-up patients; Responding to general enquiries; Preparing patient charts; Data entry and correspondence through a number of software applications; Booking appointments; Ordering supplies; and Providing relief coverage and support services within the department. Competent Unit Clerks will be familiar with the variety of clinic sites, programs, physician guidelines, scheduling protocols, and software and will be cross-trained to function effectively in all of these areas.


  • Requires the completion of one (1) year of Community College; successful completion of Medical Terminology course preferred.
  • One year of Administrative/Business experience in a health care setting preferred.
  • Proven accurate keyboarding of net minimum 40 words per minute OR 106 keystrokes per minute.
  • Proficiency with MS Office computer skills (Word and Outlook) required; with working knowledge of in-house patient software packages (e.g. OASIS, Excelicare, etc.) preferred.
  • Proven ability to work with sensitivity and compassion with oncology patient population and their family/support people.
  • Outstanding customer service skills; patient-focused approach essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and follow-through effectively, working at a fast pace in an unpredictable environment that requires the ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Established excellent communication skills required – oral, written and comprehension – to obtain and relay information, coupled with proven tact and diplomacy in handling and dealing with confidential information.
  • Requires well-developed interpersonal and team skills in an open work environment; collaborating and problem-solving as an effective member of the interprofessional team.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 221535 to:

Human Resources

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, 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 ago. 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.

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