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Radiation Oncologist, Adaptive Radiotherapy - BC Cancer Kelowna

Radiation Oncologist with an interest in Adaptive Radiotherapy

BC Cancer - Kelowna, BC

Permanent full-time

 

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 - Kelowna is a full-service academic cancer center serving the whole Interior Region of British Columbia. We are seeking a permanent radiation oncologist to join our staff of 17 Radiation Oncologists, one General Practitioner in Oncology and one Nurse Practitioner, working within the provincial Radiation Therapy program at BC Cancer.

 

BC Cancer - Kelowna has 5 linear accelerators, including 2 with high resolution multileaf collimation and 6 degrees of freedom couch (Edge Units) and one ETHOS unit for adaptive radiotherapy being installed in 2022, one orthovoltage unit, 2 CT simulators and a diagnostic CT-PET. Our Brachytherapy Program is known internationally for its work in prostate, breast and gynecologic malignancy and development of new techniques and applicators. Our Stereotactic Program offers treatment for all sites, including liver and spine.

 

With the arrival of the ETHOS unit, a new adaptive radiotherapy program will be developed in 2022. Experience and/or interest in Adaptive Radiotherapy would be considered an asset for this position.

 

Our department has an active academic program; the successful applicant will be expected to deliver excellent patient care, be involved in teaching and clinical research. Participation within the provincial tumour groups is encouraged. The successful applicant will have a clinical appointment at UBC Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Radiation Oncology, and will have privileges through both the Provincial Health Services Authority, and our partner health authority at the Kelowna General Hospital.

 

Kelowna is the gateway to the Okanagan Valley, surrounded by lakes and mountains, wineries and craft breweries. It is known for its long hot sunny summers and abundance of fresh powder snow in the mountains in the winter. The only place where one can ski in the morning and sail in the afternoon.

The successful applicant must be eligible for licensure in British Columbia, must have obtained a Fellowship in Radiation Oncology from the RCPSC or hold an equivalent qualification by the time of appointment, and must meet the requirements for appointment to medical staff of BC Cancer and Kelowna General Hospital. Canadian Immigration regulations accord preference to Canadian citizens and landed immigrants.

 

All qualified applicants may apply by sending their curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references in confidence to:

 

Dr. Francois Bachand

Head, Department of Radiation Oncology

BC Cancer - Kelowna

Email: fbachand@bccancer.bc.ca

Phone: 250-519-5575

 

Closing date for applications: Oct 8 2021

 

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 is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. 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.