The BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) 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 Agency 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.
BCCA is an agency 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.
BC Cancer Agency – Centre for Southern Interior (CSI)
Locum Opportunity (November 2017 – January 2018)
The Centre for the Southern Interior (CSI) operates a satellite clinic in Vernon BC. The Vernon clinic is a general Oncology clinic seeing around 500 consults a year with 11,000 total visits. It is a dedicated Oncology clinic housed in Vernon Jubilee Hospital, a regional hospital offering on-site Radiology, Pathology, Surgery and Pharmacy services. The clinic administers a full range of IV and oral systemic therapies, and is staffed by two Medical Oncologists and three General Practitioners in Oncology. We are looking for a Medical Oncologist to work with our experienced team while one of our Oncologists is away; the successful applicant will be fully supported by the team. Physicians in Vernon are not currently taking call – the main centre in Kelowna offers after hours support for the entire region.
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 ample opportunity exists for collaboration across and within our tumour groups. You will report to the Head of Medical Oncology, BCCA-CSI for issues related to patient care, research, teaching and standards of care.
The Okanagan Valley 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 making the Southern Interior even more.
You 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 Professional Advisory Committee of the BC Cancer Agency. In addition, you should be eligible for appointment to the Medical Staff at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
For more information about the role, please contact:
Regional Professional Practice Leader, Medical Oncology
To apply, please send a letter expressing your interest, your curriculum vitae in confidence to:
Advisor, Talent Acquisition
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Thank you for your interest. However, due to the large volume of applications we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
For more information on all that the PHSA has to offer, please visit: http://jobs.phsa.ca
For more information about the BC Cancer Agency, please visit the website at: www.bccancer.bc.ca
The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. English is the official language used at PHSA.