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Physician - Pain & Symptom Management, BC Cancer - Abbotsford Cancer Centre

Abbotsford, BC
Full Time
A month ago

BC Cancer - Abbotsford 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. We deliver a range of cancer services, which include prevention, screening and early detection; diagnosis and treatment; research; education; supportive care; rehabilitation and palliative care. We operate regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford and Prince George, along with two research centres.

Abbotsford, the "City in the Country", is nested in the shadow of majestic Mt. Baker, in the eastern Fraser Valley, and has a blend of modern urban living and a friendly country atmosphere. Thanks to the comfortable west coast climate and surrounding geography, a variety of recreational opportunities are nearby. Abbotsford is at a short drive to Vancouver (BC) and to Seattle.

In thisattractive clinical and academicposition, you will participate in the clinical, educational and research activities of BC Cancer - Abbotsford Centreand the community. This engaging role involves addressing the palliative care needs of ambulant cancer patients, integrated with oncological management, including those just diagnosed and those in the survivorship context. You will be accountable for facilitating a coordinated approach and ensuring continuity of palliative care support through effective communication and transfers back to community-level physicians and other health care providers in the home care/hospice services. You will provide consultation and education to other BC Cancer care teams and community-based care providers as required, and to support and engage in research and education interests in the area of palliative and supportive care. Enhancing awareness and providing public and provider education on modern palliative care and symptom management for oncology patients rounds out your mandate.

Eligible applicants must meet the requirements of the provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons as well as those of Medical Advisory Committee of BC Cancer and the Abbotsford General Hospital. Applicants from a CCFP background are preferred to have completed a Year of Added Competency in Palliative Care (YAC); to have achieved equivalent certification via the leadership route, or, for applicants with a Royal College background, to have equivalent training and experience.

Physician - Pain & Symptom Management

BC Cancer - Abbotsford Cancer Centre

Regular Part Time: 0.40 FTE

Abbotsford, British Columbia

Please forward a letter expressing your interest and your curriculum vitae to:

Muhammad Zulfiqar

Regional Medical Director

BC Cancer Abbotsford

The position will be open until filled.

BC Cancer is part of theProvincial 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 and PHSA are 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.

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