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General Practitioner in Oncology
BC Cancer, Vancouver Cancer Centre
Regular Full-Time (negotiable between 0.6 FTE to 1.0FTE)
Vancouver, BC, Canada

BC Cancer – Vancouver is looking for a part-time family physician to work within the Medical Oncology Department as a General Practitioner in Oncology (GPO). The GPO works collaboratively with the Medical Oncology team in a supportive, interdisciplinary environment. The role involves in providing inpatient care for a 17 bed unit 3 days per week (Monday-Wednesday), and is extremely interesting, meaningful work. There is no on-call service or evening work associated with this role. No previous experience in oncology is required. The department will support the successful applicant in developing the requisite expertise for the role, including an Introductory GPO course in Vancouver. There is an option for the GPO position to be 5 days a week, with 2 days being devoted to assisting in specialized medical oncology out- patient clinics with a specific disease site team.

BC Cancer – Vancouver 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. Our department has a current staff of 32 Medical Oncologists. 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.
Applicants must be eligible for licensure as a family practitioner in British Columbia, have Canadian certification (FRCP, FRCS or CCFP) at the time of appointment, and should be suitable for appointment to the University of British Columbia. Preferred start date is July 2020.

Questions regarding the position or applications, including a letter expressing your interest along with your curriculum vitae should be directed to:

Health Match BC

Closing date for applications: November 28th, 2021

The BC Cancer (www.bccancer.bc.ca) 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.

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.



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