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Specialty Internal Medicine

Subspecialty Palliative Medicine

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Physician – Pain & Symptom Management/Palliative Care
BC Cancer – Vancouver Cancer Centre
Two Permanent Part-time (2 x 0.6 FTE)
Vancouver, BC

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

BC Cancer is one of the world's renowned cancer organizations. The Vancouver Cancer Centre 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. The department has a longstanding reputation for clinical excellence and academia. Vancouver Cancer Centre is a full service cancer centre with strong medical oncology, radiation 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 Pain and Symptom Management program, committed to clinical excellence through evidence based standardized care and knowledge generation.

This engaging role involves addressing the palliative care needs of ambulant cancer patients, integrated with oncological management, including those in the survivorship context. You will be part of a team, facilitating a coordinated approach and ensuring continuity of palliative care support through effective communication and transfers back to community-level physicians, home care/palliative care services, etc. You will provide consultation and education to other BC Cancer care teams and community-based care providers as required, support and engage in research and education interests in the area of palliative and supportive care. Enhancing awareness and providing public and provider education on palliative care and symptom management for oncology patients rounds out your mandate.

This opportunity should be particularly attractive to an individual looking for the opportunity to participate in the academic growth of the department and live in a city that supports an outstanding lifestyle.

Eligible applicants must meet the requirements of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia as well as BC Cancer Medical Advisory Committee. Applicants from a CCFP background are preferred to have a Certificate of Added Competency in Palliative Care. Applicants with a Royal College background should have Palliative Medicine Subspecialty or equivalent training and experience.

These positions are designed to allow for other activities such as other specialty, hospice, research or administration, and have a degree of flexibility

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

Health Match BC

Application will be reviewed immediately. Position will remain open until 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 a program 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.

PHSA and BC Cancer are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals 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, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

For more information on all that the PHSA has to offer, please visit: http://jobs.phsa.ca
For more information about the BC Cancer, please visit the website at: www.bccancer.bc.ca



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