Specialty Internal Medicine

Subspecialty Hematology

Role and Facility Information

Leukemia/BMT Program of B.C.
Division of Hematology

Locum Full Time: 1.0 FTE

37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday between 0800 and 1700
Term of Employment: April 1 to Dec 31, 2020

Wage $198.71 per hour

Benefits: Not applicable

Language of Work: English

Location: 10th floor, 2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver BC V5Z 1M9

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, survivorship and palliative care. It operates six regional cancer centers in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford, and Prince George.

The Leukemia/BMT Program is an academic, innovative program for the comprehensive management of aggressive haematological malignancies and stem cell transplant (including immune effector cell therapy) based at Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC. Currently, the Vancouver Program services the province of British Columbia and Yukon. This FACT accredited program currently transplants approximately 300 patients per year. The Program is also the only provincial referral center for adult patients with acute leukemia. The Leukemia/BMT Program is a joint operation between BC Cancer and Vancouver Coastal Health.

The Physician will provide the following Hematology/Oncology Services on both an emergency and unscheduled basis as well as on an elective and scheduled basis and as coordinated by the Provincial Lead:

Clinical Services including:

Direct patient care:
Hematology/Oncology outpatient and inpatient care;
new patient consultations;
treatment planning;
treatment supervision and delivery;
symptom management;
follow up care;
telehealth patient interactions; and
clinically related teaching and clinically related research.
Indirect patient care, which means patient-specific hematology/oncology services provided when the patient is not present:
review of diagnostic tests;
treatment planning;
correspondence and communication with other care providers;
patient-specific conferences;
team meetings;
clinically related teaching and clinically related research; and
completion of all medical forms or reports in respect of patients, as reasonably requested by the patient or a third party such as WorkSafeBC or an insurance provider and completion of all medical/legal reports in respect of patients, as reasonably requested by the patient or patient’s representative.
Clinical administrative services that may not be patient-specific but require the professional expertise of a physician:
clinically related administration;
attendance at meetings;
consultations with other programs or agencies;
utilization management functions;
program planning and development activities including participation in Provincial Tumour Group Activities;
developing, monitoring, evaluating and disseminating provincial treatment guidelines and standards as required by the Agency in relation to this Contract; and
participation in the evaluation of the efficiency, quality and delivery of the Services, including and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, participation in medical audits, peer and interdisciplinary reviews, chart reviews and incident report reviews.

The preferred candidate shall have experience beyond Fellowship training and have expertise in both stem cell transplant and management of acute leukemia. We are seeking candidates with demonstrable academic achievement who have both superb clinical skills and a keen interest in clinical research. Candidates with a clinical research interest in acute myeloid leukemia or management of graft versus host disease are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Program has a full complement of support personnel including cell processing through the Cell Therapy Laboratory at the BC Cancer Research Centre. Academic appointments and support are delivered through the Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC). An appointment with the Provincial Health Service Authority (PHSA) and full admitting privileges at VGH are mandatory.

The successful applicant must be eligible for licensure in British Columbia and must have obtained a Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or hold an equivalent qualification, by the time of appointment.

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

Roberta Lowe
Manager, Hematology, BC Cancer
Email: roberta.lowe@bccancer.bc.ca

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is April 1, 2020.

For more information on this opportunity please contact:

Kevin P.W. Wang
Advisor, Talent Acquisition, Physician & Scientific Recruitment
Email: kevin.wang@phsa.ca

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.

For more information on all that the PHSA has to offer, please visit: http://careers.phsa.ca

For more information about BC Cancer, please visit: http://www.bccancer.bc.ca

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. Citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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