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General Practitioner in Oncology, Radiation Oncology- BC Cancer Vancouver
General Practitioner in Oncology – Radiation Oncology
BC Cancer, Vancouver Cancer Centre
Regular Full-Time (1.0FTE) or Part Time (0.5 FTE or higher)
Up to 3.0 FTE available
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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 – Vancouver is looking for a full-time family physician to work within the Radiation Oncology Departments as a General Practitioner in Oncology (GPO). The focus of work will depend on the departmental needs and the candidate skill set but will likely include cancer sites such as lung, GI, GU and head and neck malignancies. This GPO will work as part of a collaborative, collegial and engaged team. They will help to manage oncology patients primarily in the outpatient setting but also support inpatient, indirect and remote care; this GPO will help care for patients throughout their entire treatment pathway including primary treatment through survivorship. The radiation oncology team works within and is supported by a full function cancer centre with 32 Radiation oncologists. There are currently 2.5 GPOs in radiation oncology. They work alongside 40 Medical oncologists, 11 medical oncology GPOs, sub-specialized radiologists, pathologists and palliative care doctors as well as sub-specialized ancillary support (nutritionists, social work, sexual medicine etc) in a UBC affiliated teaching and academic hospital. The role is extremely interesting and profoundly meaningful to patients.
There is no on-call service or evening work associated with this role. No previous experience in oncology is required. The department will support the successful applicant in developing the requisite expertise for the role, including an Introductory GPO course in Vancouver.
The Vancouver Clinic is the largest facility within BC Cancer and works in close collaboration with the BC Cancer Research Centre (BCCRC) and Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), both of which are in close proximity. The clinic has a longstanding reputation for clinical excellence and academia.
Applicants must be eligible for licensure as a family practitioner in British Columbia, have Canadian certification (FRCP, FRCS or CCFP) at the time of appointment, and should be suitable for appointment to the University of British Columbia. Preferred start date is as soon as possible.
Questions regarding the position can be directed to:
Dr. Paris-Ann Ingledew
Department Head, Radiation Oncology
To apply, please include a letter expressing your interest along with your curriculum vitae directed to:
Advisor, Talent Acquisition
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
The BC Cancer (www.bccancer.bc.ca) 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.
The PHSA is 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.