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 acomprehensive 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 the North
Locum Opportunity (1 year)
Prince George, BC
The BCCA opened the Centre for the North (CN), its sixth comprehensive cancer centre, in November 2012. CN is equipped with two state-of-the-art TrueBeam linear accelerators with IMRT, respiratory gating and IGRT capability, a large-bore, multi-slice CT simulator, and a dedicated brachytherapy suite. Treatment planning is with Eclipse®.
The successful candidate will be part of a team of 5 radiation oncologists who work within a provincial Radiation Therapy program. In addition to the clinical role, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in research and educational activities. Faculty appointment and academic rank with UBC Medical School will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The BCCA has a mandate to manage a population-based cancer control program in British Columbia. Benefits of the BCCA program include a well-developed system of provincial tumor groups, centralized data collection and protocol development supported by collegiality and ready access to videoconferencing between sites that has placed BCCA teams at the forefront of innovation and outcomes evaluation in many areas. The CN Radiation Oncology program has specific strengths in cancer epidemiology and has unique access to research collaborators focusing on Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy for oligometastatic disease to the bone and lung. There are close liaisons with the rest of the BCCA, the University of British Columbia Northern Medical Program, and the University of Northern British Columbia.
You must be eligible for licensure in British Columbia and must have obtained your Fellowship in Radiation Oncology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or hold an equivalent qualification, by the time of appointment.
Prince George is the fourth largest city in British Columbia with a population of approximately 75,000. We are BC’s northern capital with picturesque wilderness close at hand, offering a true outdoor person’s paradise - plus year-round entertainment options, from symphony concerts and theatre to family fun activities. A great place to live! Prince George also offers affordable housing, land prices and transportation costs, with backyard access to skiing, fishing, mountain biking, and hiking.
Please forward a letter expressing your interest, your curriculum vitae, and three references. Canadian Immigration regulations accord preference to Canadian citizens and landed immigrants but all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants should submit their application to:
Dr. Rob Olson
Department Head Radiation Oncology
Centre for the North
This position will remain open until filled.
For more information about the BC Cancer Agency, please visit: http://www.bccancer.bc.ca
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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.