Specialty Radiation Oncology

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Radiation Oncologist

BC Cancer – Victoria Cancer Centre

Regular Full-Time (1.0 FTE)

Victoria, BC, Canada

BC Cancer Victoria Radiation Oncology Department is seeking a full-time staff Radiation Oncologist to work within the provincial Radiation Therapy program. The Oncologist will join a current complement of eighteen Radiation Oncologists, one General Practitioner in Oncology and one Nurse Practitioner. BC Cancer Victoria is a medium-sized, academic cancer centre, servicing Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands. BC Cancer Victoria has 6 Varian Truebeam linear accelerators, one with high resolution multi-leaf collimation and two 6 degrees of freedom couch, an superficial unit, 2 CT simulators, and a diagnostic CT-PET. We have well-established programs in prostate and gynecologic brachytherapy and a growing stereotactic program that treats almost all anatomic sites. We treat approximately 3,000 patients annually with radiotherapy. Our department also has an active academic program.

The successful applicant will be expected to deliver excellent patient care and be involved in teaching of medical students and residents.

Victoria is one of Canada’s most beautiful cities and offers the country’s most temperate year-round climate. Vancouver Island is known for its spectacular Pacific Ocean beaches, ski hills, sailing, hiking and fishing.

Applicants must be eligible for licensure in British Columbia and must have obtained their Fellowship in Radiation Oncology from the RCPSC or hold an equivalent qualification by the time of appointment. The successful applicant will receive a clinical appointment with the UBC Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Radiation Oncology, and will have privileges through both the Provincial Health Services Authority and our partner health authority, Vancouver Island Health Authority, at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.

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

Dr. Sally Smith

Head, Department of Radiation Oncology BC Cancer Victoria

Closing date for applications: August 27, 2021

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.

We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self. Citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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British Columbia’s scenic capital city of Victoria is located on the southern part of Vancouver Island. Double-decker buses, horse-drawn carriages, scenic gardens and even the tradition of formal afternoon tea, reflect this seaside city’s British heritage. Victoria’s economy is made up of traditional industry, advanced technology, tourism and arts and cultural organizations. The city boasts one of the highest “park-to-people” ratios of any city in North America. A temperate climate supports numerous recreational pursuits including golfing, fishing and boating.

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