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Radiation Oncologist, BC Cancer - Vancouver

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
27 days ago

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, survivorship and palliative care. It operates six regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford, and Prince George.

Radiation Oncologist

BC Cancer - Vancouver

Regular Full Time: 1.0 FTE

Start date between March and July 2020

BC Cancer - Vancouver is the largest treatment facility within BC Cancer and works in close collaboration with the BC Cancer Research Centre (BCCRC) and Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), both of which are in close proximity. Our department has a current staff of 25 radiation oncologists, and 2 Clinical Associates. The department has a longstanding reputation for clinical excellence and academia. The facility has 10 linear accelerators (including a VERO machine with tumour tracking capability), a Cobalt machine, 2 CT simulators, an operating theater, and a brachytherapy suite. BC Cancer - Vancouver is a full service cancer centre with strong medical oncology, surgical oncology, diagnostic imaging, pathology, oral oncology, supportive care and functional imaging services and an inpatient unit.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work within a provincial Radiation Therapy program, committed to clinical excellence through evidence based standardized care and knowledge generation.

The start date is expected to be between March and July 2020. Clinical duties likely to include 2 sites amongst GU, Breast, Skin, Head and Neck but will also depend on departmental needs. Qualifications in prostate brachytherapy are not required, but would be an asset. In addition to his/her clinical duties, the candidate will participate in research, administrative, and educational activities. We have a complement of 7- 8 radiation oncology residents and 1-2 clinical fellows. Faculty appointment and academic rank with UBC Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Radiation Oncology will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. An appointment with the Provincial Health Service Authority (PHSA) is mandatory and consulting privileges at VGH are expected.

The successful applicant must be eligible for licensure in British Columbia and must have obtained a Fellowship in Radiation Oncology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or hold an equivalent qualification, by the time of appointment.

All qualified applicants may apply by sending a letter of intent, their curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references in confidence to:

Dr. Lorna Weir

Head, Department of Radiation Oncology

BC Cancer-Vancouver


Phone: 604-877-6000 x 2486

Closing date for applications: Sunday Jan 12th, 2020 .

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.

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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. Citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Labor Agreement Requisition # BCC-2334859 Work Site Job Type Regular, Full-Time FTE Hours of Work Work Days Expiry Date 17-Jul-2020

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