Specialty Internal Medicine

Subspecialty Palliative Medicine

Role and Facility Information

Palliative Medicine

Fraser Health – Royal Columbian Hospital & New Westminster Community

Fraser Health requires a part-time (0.4 FTE) palliative care physicians to provide clinical service along with our multidisciplinary team located in New Westminster, B.C. This is an exciting opportunity, where you will work alongside other palliative care physicians to provide consultation services to acute care and community-based patients.

Throughout the Fraser Health Authority we provide integrated, regional, comprehensive palliative care services in a number of settings including 30 Palliative Complex Care Unit (PCCU) beds; consult services in 12 acute care sites as well as in the community and other settings; and support to 106 hospice beds. Additionally, we provide under-graduate and post-graduate teaching in affiliation with the Division of Palliative Care at the University of British Columbia.

Royal Columbian Hospital is one of three regional hospitals in Fraser Health offering primary, secondary and tertiary services. With 490 acute care beds, Royal Columbian Hospital provides a number of highly specialized services such as: neurosurgery, interventional cardiology, tertiary trauma, cardiac surgery, internal medicine, gastroenterology, nephrology, etc.

Royal Columbian Hospital is currently undergoing a redevelopment that will transform the hospital to a modernized medical and surgical health care campus. This will lead to more opportunities for expansion and enhancement of palliative care services.

Located along the Lower Fraser River, on the homelands of the Halkomelem speaking people, New Westminster is at the center of Metro Vancouver. It has long been a crossroads of people, pathways, and ideas, where innovation and culture are interwoven and celebrated, making this city a great place to live, work, and visit.

The successful candidate will have certification from either the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Preference will be provided to individuals who have completed additional training in Palliative Medicine, from either stream outlined below:

One year enhanced skills residency and acquired the Certificate of Added Competence (CAC) through the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
Two year Royal College subspecialty in Palliative Medicine.
Eligibility for medical licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia is required.

Remuneration is by service contract at a rate set provincially by the Ministry of Health.

Fraser Health is one of the largest and fastest growing health authorities in Canada. We are responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples.

Our team of nearly 40,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

Facility: Royal Columbian Hospital

Full/Part Time/Locum/Temporary: Part Time



Alternative Payment Plan
MOCAP - On Call Payments
May be eligible for up to $10,000 relocation reimbursement

For general inquiries about this specific position, please contact:

Dr Andrew Collins andrew.collins@fraserhealth.ca

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Live and work in BC

New Westminster

Resting on a hillside overlooking the Fraser River is New Westminster, the oldest incorporated city in British Columbia. Known as "The Royal City," it offers a wide range of attractions and amenities including fine period architecture, parks and recreational facilities, museums, live performance theatres and a public market. The Royal City is also just a short train ride away from Vancouver, and there are no shortages of new experiences to try or places to discover.

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