Specialty Internal Medicine

Subspecialty Medical Oncology

Role and Facility Information

Department Head, Medical Oncology
BC Cancer – Vancouver Cancer Centre

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 42 Medical Oncologists as well as nurse practitioners and GP-Oncologists. The department has a longstanding reputation for clinical excellence and academia. BC Cancer - Vancouver is a full service cancer centre with strong radiation oncology, surgical oncology, diagnostic imaging, pathology, oral oncology, supportive care and functional imaging services and an inpatient unit.

The Department Head, Medical Oncology - Vancouver, working in partnership with key operational leaders and in alignment with the PHSA mission, vision, and values, is responsible for providing leadership, strategic planning, and oversight for the Medical Oncology Department with respect to the clinical care provided by the department, and the professional practice and conduct among members of the department.

Working towards a world free from cancer, BC Cancer has a mandate that covers the entire spectrum of cancer care, from prevention and screening to diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. 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.

The successful candidate will establish terms of reference, policies and procedures governing the operation of the Medical Oncology Department BC Cancer – Vancouver, in consultation with the Department’s members and Executive Medical Director, in alignment with relevant PHSA/BC Cancer policies, rules, and bylaws. You will also be responsible for monitoring the quality of medical care provided to patients by members of the Department through processes defined in the Medical Staff Rules, e.g. regular performance reviews.

Applications are invited from those who have graduated from an approved medical school with a specialist fellowship in Medical Oncology and at least 5 years of clinical experience practicing as a Medical Oncologist. You must be eligible for licensing by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and for appointment to the staff of BC Cancer.

All qualified applicants may apply by submitting their curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references in confidence to:

Health Match BC

Application deadline: April 15th, 2022

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.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
For more information about BC Cancer, please visit the website at: www.bccancer.bc.ca

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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