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Medical Oncologist
Regular Full Time
BC Cancer – Vernon Cancer Clinic
Kamloops, 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 provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.
BC Cancer is a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. You will be part of a network of more than 2,700 specialized physicians who impact patient care daily, within the largest network of tertiary services in B.C. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

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BC Cancer is looking for a Medical Oncologist to join its Vernon Satellite Clinic team, operated by BC Cancer – Kelowna and located in British Columbia’s Southern Interior Region. Reporting to the Department Head of Medical Oncology located at BC Cancer – Kelowna, the Medical Oncologist will be part of a well-established Vernon team of two Medical Oncologists and three General Practitioners in Oncology, and more broadly, within the provincial structure for oncology care. You will use your extensive experience and qualifications to provide oncology consultation, patient care, teaching, and research, and participate in case discussions through the provincial tumour group support and tumour board conferences. This clinic is located within the 186-bed Vernon Jubilee Hospital, with on-site radiology, pathology, surgery, and pharmacy services. The team sees around 500 new consults and 6,000 follow-up patients each year, and offers cutting edge therapy in a personalized practice environment. In the near future, clinical trials enrollment will be supported at the Vernon site, increasing research and care opportunities.

Vernon: North Okanagan’s hub community
BC’s interior is an amazing winter playground for snow sports enthusiasts, and an equally fantastic summer destination for water sports, beaches, golfing, and an abundance of nearby orchards and wineries. Vernon is the hub of the North Okanagan, surrounded by several small communities, offering the absolute best in valley living with a welcoming community of friendly and active residents. Local culture spans across arts and culture, with an annual summer music festival; outdoor travel with camping at the nearby fresh-water lakes of Okanagan, Kalamalka, and Swan; and a summer/winter mix of top-rated golf and skiing all located nearby. The natural atmosphere and smaller town geography mix with the most beautiful year-round recreation and scenery to provide an unmatched wholesome lifestyle. Vernon is a five-hour drive to Vancouver (depending on weather conditions), with air travel out of Kelowna International Airport (30-minute drive from Vernon).

As the successful candidate, you will have obtained, or are working towards, Fellowship standing in the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada in Internal Medicine, along with a certificate of Special Competence in Medical Oncology. You must also be eligible for licensing with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia and meet the requirements of credentialing by the Medical Advisory Committee of BC Cancer. In addition, applicants must be eligible for a clinical appointment in the Division of Medical Oncology in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and for appointment to the Medical Staff at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

To apply, please send a letter expressing your interest along with your curriculum vitae to:

Health Match BC

Applications will be reviewed immediately and the positions will remain open until it is filled

The start date for this position is open. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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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