Specialty Internal Medicine

Subspecialty Palliative Medicine

Role and Facility Information

Physician – Pain & Symptom Management/Palliative Care
BC Cancer – Victoria
Permanent Part-time (0.6 FTE)
Victoria, 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. BC Cancer – Victoria is located in Victoria, BC, and offers a full range of services in Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Palliative Care and support services such as Nutrition, Clinical Trials and Patient and Family Counseling. The Centre has a longstanding reputation for clinical excellence and academia.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work within a provincial Pain and Symptom Management/Palliative Care 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.

This position is designed to allow for other activities and offers flexibility to tailor the role to your interest. For example there may be opportunity to increase the FTE if desired, by having additional clinical responsibilities such as a corresponding position with the palliative care team within Island Health, or other specialty, hospice, research or administration,

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

Applications 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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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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