Specialty Radiation Oncology

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BC Cancer – Vancouver is the largest treatment 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. Our department has a current staff of 25 radiation oncologists, and 2 Clinical Associates. The department has a longstanding reputation for clinical excellence and academia. The facility has 10 linear accelerators (including a VERO machine with tumour tracking capability), a Cobalt machine, 2 CT simulators, an operating theater, and a brachytherapy suite. BC Cancer – Vancouver is a full service cancer centre with strong medical oncology, surgical oncology, diagnostic imaging, pathology, oral oncology, supportive care and functional imaging services and an inpatient unit.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work within a provincial Radiation Therapy program, committed to clinical excellence through evidence based standardized care and knowledge generation.

The start date is expected to be between March and July 2020. Clinical duties likely to include 2 sites amongst GU, Breast, Skin, Head and Neck but will also depend on departmental needs. Qualifications in prostate brachytherapy are not required, but would be an asset. In addition to his/her clinical duties, the candidate will participate in research, administrative, and educational activities. We have a complement of 7- 8 radiation oncology residents and 1-2 clinical fellows. Faculty appointment and academic rank with UBC Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Radiation Oncology will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. An appointment with the Provincial Health Service Authority (PHSA) is mandatory and consulting privileges at VGH are expected.

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