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General Practitioner in Oncology - BC Cancer - Kamloops


General Practitioner in Oncology

Regular, Part-time/Full-Time (up to 1.0 FTE)

Kamloops, BC

BC Cancer is one of the world's renowned cancer organizations. BC Cancer is looking for a General Practitioner in Oncology to join its Kamloops Satellite Clinic team, operated by BC Cancer – Kelowna and located in British Columbia’s beautiful Southern Interior Region. Reporting to the Department Head of Medical Oncology at BC Cancer – Kelowna, the GPO will be part of a well-established team of four Medical Oncologists and three GPO’s in Kamloops, and more broadly, within the provincial structure for oncology care.

Working with a team of specialized medical oncologists and allied health professionals at this Centre, you will participate exclusively in the care of Oncology patients. As a GPO, you would participate in the treatment and follow up of patients after curative and palliative treatment planning, as well as potentially in clinical trials. There is a large and growing GPO network regionally and provincially, providing excellent opportunities for networking and education. 

The funding for the position is set at a maximum of 1.0 FTE. However, the opportunity is flexible and could be offered to more than one candidate who is interested in working in the role part-time on a permanent basis. Service contract and salary options are available.

Kamloops is located in British Columbia’s interior, and is a city for every season. Nearby to the deep powder snow of Sun Peaks ski resort, the area is an amazing winter playground for snow sports enthusiasts. Equally fantastic as a summer destination for water sports, beaches, golfing, plus year-round outdoor pursuits like fishing, hiking, and camping, Kamloops offers opportunities to make the most of the hot summer climate. This is small town lifestyle perfect for families and those looking for adventure, and it comes with a “side” of urban convenience through a vibrant arts and culture scene, plenty of shopping venues, wineries, craft breweries, and tempting cuisine at local restaurants and cafés. Kamloops is a 4-hour drive to Vancouver (depending on weather conditions), with air travel out of Kamloops Regional Airport.

Applicants must be eligible for licensure in British Columbia and have Canadian certification (FRCP, FRCS or CCFP) at the time of appointment. You must also be suitable for appointment to the University of British Columbia. If you have no prior experience as a GPO, BC Cancer will support your training, involving both didactic virtual teaching, and in-clinic patient-related instruction.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

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

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Salaried Physicians enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Salaried Physicians receive annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

What we do

BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.

BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

(PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

BC Cancer ( 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.

BC Cancer is part 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.

PHSA and BC Cancer are committed to employment equity and diversity and hires on the basis of merit. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

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For further details regarding this position you may contact:

Dr. Susan Ellard

Department Head, Medical Oncology

BC Cancer - Kelowna

To apply, please send a letter expressing your interest, and your curriculum vitae in confidence to:

Shelley Breen

Advisor, Physician Recruitment


Your application will be reviewed immediately. The position will remain open until filled. 


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