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.
Various full-time and part-time opportunities available at the following locations:
Abbotsford: up to 2 days per week
Kelowna: up to 4 days per week
Prince George: up to 2 days per week
Surrey: up to 2.5 days per week
Vancouver: up to 5 days per week
BC Cancer is searching for excellent outpatient consult-liaison psychiatrists.
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 and music therapists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other team members.
There is opportunity to initiate or join therapy groups or group medical visits for cancer patients.
This position suits psychiatrists who are interested in both psychotherapy and medication management. Past experience or training in psycho-oncology and interest in research or quality improvement are assets, but are not required.
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:
Advisor, Talent Acquisition
For information regarding the position please contact:
Alan Bates, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Provincial Practice Leader for Psychiatry, BC Cancer
Applications will be accepted until the role is filled.
Start date: negotiable
Remuneration is fee-for-service with sessional support and there are no on-call duties. Blended billing model (sessional/ FFS).
For more information about BC Cancer, please visit the website at: www.bccancer.bc.ca
BC Cancer 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.