CancerCare Manitoba located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada is a provincial agency which provides clinical and academic services and leadership for cancer control and the treatment of blood disorders. We invite applications for the position of:

013 - Unit Assistant/Unit Clerk

Radiation Therapy - MacCharles

Competition #: 013-21-7142091

Closing Date: January 19, 2021

  • Term
  • Full-Time
  • (1.0 EFT)

ASAP to March 11, 2022 (MLOA – may expire with two weeks’ notice)


Reporting to the Radiation Therapy Manager, the incumbent, as a member of a multidisciplinary team, performs a variety of tasks and acts as a communication link for the Radiation Therapy Department within a patient care area. Unit assistant duties include a variety of supportive functions for patients and staff; intra & inter-facility patient transport, stocking unit supplies, stocking and maintenance of linen, maintaining the cleanliness of the waiting rooms, stretcher bays and service rooms.

Clerical tasks include appointment scheduling, contacting patients for radiation appointments, answering telephones and inquiries and checking patients into the department.  The incumbent will interact with patients, general public, health professionals and other hospital personnel. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times according to CCMB policy and PHIA.  This position is under the supervision of the Clinical Resource Radiation Therapist.



  • Graduate from a recognized Health Unit Clerk course and a Health Care Aide course
  • Successful completion of English 40S level or equivalent *
  • The ability to perform physically demanding tasks i.e. transferring and transporting of patients via stretcher or wheelchair for distances of up to 1.0 km, assisting patients, lifting bags of linen
  • Excellent computer skills; proficient with MS Word/Excel/Outlook and internet use
  • Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support. (BCLS)
  • Must be able to legally work in Canada

Will be assessed during the interview process:

  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, customer service, problem-solving skills
  • Ability to adapt to stressful situations

Will be assessed during the testing process:

  • Computer keyboarding skills of 30 wpm
  • Proficient medical terminology (70% pass rate)


  • Previous experience as a Unit Assistant and as a Unit Clerk including transporting patients


  • Previous experience in a patient-care setting
  • Working experience with ARIA RO
  • Ability to speak French

Salary: As per the CUPE Collective Agreement

Additional Information:

Note: Please enclose the required documents (proof of education and completion of 40s English course or equivalency) together with your application to CCMB Human Resources.

Minimum Language Requirements:

Applicants whose first language* is not English and who have not successfully completed a Manitoba Grade 12 40S English course or equivalent will be required to meet one of the following English language proficiency requirements:

TOEFL- a minimum of 550 (CBT-213) on the PBT (Paper-Based Test), or a minimum of 213 on the CBT (Computer-Based Test), or a minimum of 79-80 on the IBT (Internet-Based Test)

CanTest - a minimum band level of 4.5 in Reading and Listening, and 4.0 in Speaking and Writing

IEL TS - a minimum band of 6.5 in Reading, Listening, and Speaking, and a minimum of 6.0 in Writing

MELAB - a minimum final score of 80 with a minimum of 77 in Writing

CAEL- a minimum overall result of 60 with a minimum of 60 in Writing

Successful completion of AEPUCE (Academic English Program for University and College Entrance) offered through the University of Manitoba and Red River College

*The term "first language" refers to that language which is most commonly used in homes, communities and daily commerce in the applicant's native country. It may or may not be the country's official language or one of the country's official languages or the language of instruction.


This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.

CancerCare Manitoba is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment processes and work environment. If you are contacted by CancerCare Manitoba regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if accommodation measures must be taken to enable you to apply and be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

We thank all that apply and advise that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. *For more information regarding 40S language equivalencies, please contact Human Resources at (204) 787-8501.

Please submit a detailed cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements for this position along with a current resume which references the Competition Number to:

CancerCare Manitoba
Human Resources Services
675 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E OV9