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Specialty Internal Medicine

Subspecialty Medical Oncology

Role and Facility Information

Medical Oncologist
BC Cancer
Regular Full Time
Vernon, BC

BC Cancer Kelowna operates a satellite clinic in Vernon BC. We are looking for a full time Medical Oncologist to join our experienced team of two Medical Oncologists and three General Practitioners in Oncology. The Vernon Cancer Centre offers cutting edge therapy in a personalized practice environment. It is 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 Vernon Cancer Centre serves a network of local communities, with a catchment area of approximately 90,000, seeing around 500 new consults and 6000 follow-ups a year. The Centre administers a full range of IV and oral systemic therapies.

As an Oncologist at the Vernon Cancer Centre, you will have the support of your colleagues in the clinic, and be part of a close-knit team of physicians, clerical staff, nursing staff, pharmacists, social work,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 part of BC Cancer and IHA, you will have the support of provincial tumour groups, and 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 main regional centre in Kelowna offers after hours support for the entire region.

In BC we have some of the best cancer control results in the country, with access to more state-of-the-art drug therapies than any other province. Our 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.

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.

Eligible applicants have obtained or are working towards Fellowship standing with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada in Internal Medicine, along with 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.

To apply, please send a letter expressing your interest along with your curriculum vitae to Health Match BC

Applications will be reviewed immediately and the positions will remain open until it is filled

For more information about BC Cancer, please visit the website at: www.bccancer.bc.ca

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.

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.

For more information about the BC Cancer, please visit the website at: www.bccancer.bc.ca

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Vernon is a small, charming city with year-round cultural events, festivals, and celebrations. Whether it's with a morning on the greens or an evening on the lake, this is a place where you can enjoy work-life balance. Celebrate the glorious sunshine with hiking and biking trails, orchards, and farmers markets. In the winter, explore the winter carnival or strap on your skis, snowboards and snowshoes and head up to Silver Star Mountain. Vernon’s unique history, diversified economy, and attractive climate offer residents a balance of small-town charm combined with the amenities of an urban centre.

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