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Medical Oncologist - BC Cancer - Vernon
Regular Full-Time or Part-Time (1.0 FTE)
BC Cancer is looking for a full time or part time Medical Oncologist to join our experienced team of two
Medical Oncologists and three General Practitioners in Oncology at the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre in
Vernon. The McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre is a fully staffed Community Oncology Network clinic housed
in the Interior Health Authority’s Vernon Jubilee Hospital, a 186 bed Regional hospital offering on-site
Radiology, Pathology, Surgery and Pharmacy services. The Cancer Centre serves a network of local
communities with a catchment area of approximately 90,000. The Centre receives approximately 450
new consults and 6000 follow-ups a year, providing those patients a full range of IV and oral systemic
therapies in a personalized practice environment.
As an Oncologist at the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre, you will be part of a close-knit team of
physicians, clerical staff, nursing staff, pharmacists, social workers,and dietitians. You will be able to
easily access the local surgeons, radiologists and pathologists to discuss cases, and will have flexibility
with your clinic schedule. As a BC Cancer Medical Oncologist, you will have the support of provincial
tumour groups, and provincial and regional tumour board conferences are available for case discussions.
In the near future, clinical trials enrollment will be supported at the Vernon site, increasing research and
care opportunities. Medical Oncologists in Vernon do not currently take call; the BC Cancer – Kelowna
Regional Centre provides after hours support for the entire region.
BC Cancer’s provincial structure is the key to our success and ample opportunity exists for collaboration
across and within our tumour groups. You will report to the Department Head of Medical Oncology, BC
Cancer Kelowna for issues related to patient care, research, teaching and standards of care, and will also
be part of the Interior Health Authority’s Medical Staff, reporting to Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s Chief of Staff
for local issues. Practice in Vernon combines the advantages of being part of the provincial BC Cancer
structure and organization with the advantages of practicing in a smaller more independent Cancer
The Okanagan Valley boasts spectacular beauty and agricultural abundance, with a variety of
recreational options. With Silver Star Mountain/Sovereign Lakes, Lake Okanagan, Kalamalka Lake, Kal
Park, the Okanagan Rail Trail, numerous golf courses including Predator Ridge, and multiple orchards
and wineries in the area, Vernon offers nearly limitless recreational and relaxation opportunities. Every
season holds promise; at times it is even possible to ski in the morning and paddleboard in the afternoon.
The 2,000+ hours of sunshine each year will help you enjoy the Southern Interior even more. For those
who like to travel, Kelowna International Airport (YVR) is only 30 minutes from Vernon.
Eligible applicants have obtained Fellowship standing with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of
Canada in Internal Medicine, and have obtained or are working towards a certificate of Special
Competence in Medical Oncology. Applicants must also be eligible for licensing with the College of
Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia and meet the requirements of credentialing by the Medical
Advisory Committee of the BC Cancer. In addition, applicants must be eligible for a clinical appointment
in the Division of Medical Oncology in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia
and for appointment to the Medical Staff at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
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, 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.
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 more information about BC Cancer, please visit: www.bcancer.bc.ca
To apply, please send a letter expressing your interest along with your curriculum vitae to:
Dr Edward Hardy, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
Director, McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre
Applications will be reviewed immediately and the position will remain open until it is filled