Specialty Radiation Oncology

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

The BC Cancer Agency 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 Agency 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.

BCCA 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.

Radiation Oncologist
BC Cancer Agency – Centre for the North
Locum Opportunity (1 year)
Prince George, BC

The BCCA opened the Centre for the North (CN), its sixth comprehensive cancer centre, in November 2012. CN is equipped with two state-of-the-art TrueBeam linear accelerators with IMRT, respiratory gating and IGRT capability, a large-bore, multi-slice CT simulator, and a dedicated brachytherapy suite. Treatment planning is with Eclipse®.

The successful candidate will be part of a team of 5 radiation oncologists who work within a provincial Radiation Therapy program. In addition to the clinical role, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in research and educational activities. Faculty appointment and academic rank with UBC Medical School will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The BCCA has a mandate to manage a population-based cancer control program in British Columbia. Benefits of the BCCA program include a well-developed system of provincial tumor groups, centralized data collection and protocol development supported by collegiality and ready access to videoconferencing between sites that has placed BCCA teams at the forefront of innovation and outcomes evaluation in many areas. The CN Radiation Oncology program has specific strengths in cancer epidemiology and has unique access to research collaborators focusing on Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy for oligometastatic disease to the bone and lung. There are close liaisons with the rest of the BCCA, the University of British Columbia Northern Medical Program, and the University of Northern British Columbia.

Prince George is the fourth largest city in British Columbia with a population of approximately 75,000. We are BC's northern capital with picturesque wilderness close at hand, offering a true outdoor person's paradise - plus year-round entertainment options, from symphony concerts and theatre to family fun activities. A great place to live! Prince George also offers affordable housing, land prices and transportation costs, with backyard access to skiing, fishing, mountain biking, and hiking.

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Compensation

Compensation Type
Alternative Payment Arrangement

Live and work in BC

Prince George

Known as British Columbia’s northern capital, Prince George is located at the approximate geographic centre of the province where the Nechako and Fraser Rivers meet. With forestry as the major industry, residents enjoy affordable housing and a wide range of services and amenities including sports and cultural events. Recreational activities in the area include golfing, skiing, fishing and hunting. Prince George is also home to the University of Northern British Columbia.

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