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Physician - Pain & Symptom Management/Palliative Care

BC Cancer – Abbotsford

Regular Part-time (0.4 FTE)

Abbotsford, British Columbia

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

BC Cancer (BCC) is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing the mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. BC Cancer provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia in partnership with regional health authorities to deliver a range of cancer services, which include prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. It operates six regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford and Prince George, along with two research centres that conduct research into the causes and cures for cancer.

BCC is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC.  PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence.  These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

In this 0.4 FTE position, you will participate in the clinical, educational and research activities of the PSMPC Team in Abbotsford. This engaging role involves addressing the palliative care needs of ambulant cancer patients, integrated with oncological management, including those in the survivorship context. You will be accountable for facilitating a coordinated approach and ensuring continuity of palliative care support through effective communication and transfers back to community-level physicians, home care/palliative care services, etc. You will provide consultation and education to other BCC care teams and community-based care providers as required, support and engage in research and education interests in the area of palliative and supportive care. Enhancing awareness and providing public and provider education on palliative care and symptom management for oncology patients rounds out your mandate.

As a fully licensed physician, you meet the requirements of the provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons as well as those of Medical Advisory Committee of the BC Cancer and the Royal Jubilee Hospital.

Applicants from a CCFP background are preferred to have Certificate of Added Competency in Palliative Care (CAC); for applicants with a Royal College background, to have Palliative Medicine Subspecialty Accreditation or equivalent training and experience.

The position will be open until filled.

For further information about this opportunity, please contact Pippa Hawley, Provincial Medical leader, Pain and Symptom Management /Palliative Care, BC Cancer phawley@bccancer.bc.ca

Applications should be submitted in confidence to: 

Adeline Chan

adeline.chan1@phsa.ca

For more information about BC Cancer, please visit the website at: http://www.bccancer.bc.ca

The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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