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BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer care to British Columbians and is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. Our work is in partnership with regional health authorities to deliver a range of cancer services including prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. BC Cancer operates regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford and Prince George in addition to two research centres.


BC Cancer 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.



Various part-time opportunities available at the following locations:


Abbotsford: 2 days per week

Kelowna: 2.5 days per week

Vancouver: 3 days per week

Prince George: 1.5 days per week

Victoria: 1.5 days per week

Surrey: 2.5 days per week


BC Cancer is searching for excellent outpatient consult-liaison psychiatrists.


Remuneration is fee-for-service with sessional support and there are no on-call duties.


There is opportunity to be involved in clinical teaching and BC Cancer psychiatrists are expected to hold or obtain a clinical or academic faculty appointment at UBC. The clinic is well-supported by reception and secretarial staff and BC Cancer counselors provide social work support and group therapy in addition to individual counseling to patients and family members. BC Cancer psychiatrists work collaboratively with oncologists, Pain and Symptom Management physicians, GP-oncologists, dietitians, physiotherapists, counselors, spiritual care practitioners, vocational counselors, art therapists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other team members.


There is opportunity to initiate or join therapy groups or group medical visits for cancer patients.


Ideal candidates will have interest in research or quality improvement initiatives. Fellowship training is a significant asset, but not required. A successful candidate will have a specific interest in psycho-oncology as well as experience in blending psychotherapy with medication management in an acute medical environment.


Interested physicians should be eligible for provisional or full licensure with CPSBC. Having fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent, is desirable.


To apply in confidence, please send your curriculum vitae along with a letter of interest and outline your preferred location to:


Akosua Tomash

Advisor, Talent Acquisition


For information regarding the position please contact:


Alan Bates, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Provincial Practice Leader for Psychiatry, BC Cancer


Start date: negotiable


Remuneration: Blended billing model (sessional/ FFS)


Applications will be accepted until the role is filled.


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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.

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