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Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty Oncology

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General Practitioner in Oncology
BC Cancer– Penticton Part-time (0.6 FTE-flexible) Penticton, BC

The Department of Medical Oncology, based in Kelowna, coordinates care for South Okanagan cancer patients in collaboration with the Penticton Regional Hospital Oncology Clinic group. We are looking for a General Practitioner in Oncology to join our well established and collegial team.

In BC we have some of the best cancer control results in the country, with access to more state- of-the-art drug therapies than any other province. Our provincial structure is the key to our success, and we work to achieve expert and safe cancer care, closer to home, throughout our regions. As a GPO in Penticton, you will report to the Head of Medical Oncology, BC Cancer- Kelowna for issues related to patient care, research, teaching and standards of care.

The Penticton Region boasts spectacular beauty and agricultural abundance, with a variety of recreational options, offering the opportunity to ski, play a round of golf, horseback ride and visit a winery all in one day. Surrounded by majestic mountains and refreshing waters, every season holds promise, with activities such as hiking, biking and boating in summer, to skiing, boarding and snowmobiling in winter. The 2,000 hours of sunshine each year will help you enjoy the Southern Interior even more. If you already live and work in the South Okanagan, you will be well aware of the excellent opportunities and quality of life!

Applicants must be eligible for licensure in British Columbia and have Canadian certification (FRCP, FRCS or CCFP) at the time of appointment. You must also be suitable for appointment to the University of British Columbia. If you have no prior experience as a GPO, BC Cancer will support your training, involving both didactic virtual teaching, and in-clinic patient-related instruction.

We are looking to replace a long-time colleague, who is retiring, and you would be joining a group of 3 other GPO physicians at Penticton, as well as their supporting and experienced team. The available FTE is 0.6, but with the possibility of some flexibility, depending on interest and other commitments.

To apply, please send a letter expressing your interest, and your curriculum vitae in confidence to:

Health Match BC

Your application will be reviewed immediately. The position will remain open until filled.

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 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.

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