Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty Oncology

Role and Facility Information

General Practitioner in Oncology – Gyne Oncology
BC Cancer, Vancouver Cancer Centre

Regular Full-Time (1.0FTE) or part-time (0.5 FTE or higher)

2.5 FTEs available

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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 – Vancouver is looking for a full-time or part-time family physician to work within the Medical Oncology Department as a General Practitioner in Oncology (GPO). The focus of work will depend on the departmental needs, the candidate skill set and interests but will likely include cancer sites such as lung, gastrointestinal, gynecologic and head and neck malignancies. This GPO will help to manage cancer patients primarily in the outpatient setting but also support inpatient, indirect and remote care; This includes care for patients throughout their entire treatment pathway including primary treatment through survivorship. The Medical Oncology cancer team works within and is supported by a full function cancer centre with 43 medical oncologists, 32 Radiation oncologists, 10 Gyne-oncologists, 11 GPOs and a number of nurse practicioners, alongside dedicated, sub-specialized radiologists, pathologists and palliative care doctors as well as sub-specialized ancillary support (nutritionists, social work, sexual medicine etc) in a UBC affiliated teaching and academic hospital. The role is extremely interesting and profoundly meaningful to patients.

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.

The Vancouver Clinic is the largest 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. The clinic has a longstanding reputation for clinical excellence and academia.

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 as soon as possible.

Questions regarding the position can be directed to:

Dr. Christian Kollmannsberger

Department Head, Medical Oncology

BC Cancer - Vancouver
Email: ckollmannsberger@bccancer.bc.ca

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

Health Match BC

Applications will be accepted until the positions are 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 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.

The PHSA is committed to employment equity and diversity and hires on the basis of merit. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.



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