Specialty Internal Medicine

Subspecialty Palliative Medicine

Role and Facility Information

Fraser Health requires a full-time (1.0 FTE) palliative care physician to provide clinical service along with our multidisciplinary team located in Abbotsford, B.C. This is an exciting opportunity, where you will work alongside other palliative care physicians to provide most responsible provider (MRP) coverage to our Palliative Complex Care Unit (PCCU) and local hospice; and provide consultation services to acute care and community-based patients.

Throughout the Fraser Health Authority we provide integrated, regional, comprehensive palliative care services in a number of settings including 30 Palliative Complex Care Unit (PCCU) beds; consult services in 12 acute care sites as well as in the community and other settings; and support to 106 hospice beds. Additionally, we provide under-graduate and post-graduate teaching in affiliation with the Division of Palliative Care at the University of British Columbia.

Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre (ARHCC) in Abbotsford is a 302 bed, University of British Columbia affiliated hospital offering medical, surgical, obstetrics, inpatient pediatrics, renal, cardiology, palliative complex care, helipad, as well as 24/7 emergency services with 77,032 visits annually.*
*Reporting Library. Provided by Integrated Analytics, August 2019.
Located one hour east (70km) of Vancouver, Abbotsford borders Mission to the north, Langley to the west, Chilliwack to the east, and Washington State to the south. This sprawling rural “city in the country” is set against stunning views of B.C.’s Coast Mountains and Washington’s Mount Baker. Abbotsford’s cost of living is substantially lower than in Greater Vancouver.
The successful candidate will have completed a Year of Added Competency program in Palliative Medicine, and will have acquired the Certificate of Added Competence (CAC) through the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Eligibility for medical licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia is required, and preference will be given to candidates certified by either the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Remuneration is by service contract at a rate set provincially by the Ministry of Health.

Fraser Health is one of the Canada’s largest and fastest growing health authorities in Canada. We are responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.8 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples.
Our team of nearly 40,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

Interested candidates may submit a CV and letter of interest:
Physician Recruitment
Suite 400, Central City Tower;
13450 – 102nd Ave., Surrey, BC V3T 0H1
Facility: Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre

Full/Part Time/Locum/Temporary: Full Time

• Alternative Payment Plan
• May be eligible for up to $10,000 relocation reimbursement
• MOCAP - On Call Payments

Interested candidates may submit a CV AND LETTER OF INTEREST



Compensation Type
Alternative Payment Arrangement

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Fondly nicknamed "the Berry Capital of Canada," the city of Abbotsford is an agricultural mecca with more than a handful of strawberries, blueberries and field-grown flowers, such as daffodils and tulips within arm's reach. Abbotsford stays adventure ready all through the year with theme parks, scenic gardens, hiking and skiing trails, campgrounds, and more. Home to the annual Abbotsford International Air Show and the Tulip Festival, Abbotsford overflows with endless opportunities to live, work, and play.

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