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SpecialtyMedical Oncology

StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityCalgary(Calgary Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateNovember 30, 2016

Posted DateAugust 11, 2016

Start DateNovember 01, 2016


Hospital NameTom Baker Cancer CentreRead more about this hospital

Job Description

The Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary in conjunction with Cancer Control, Alberta Health Services invite applications for a full-time academic contingent term position within the discipline of Psychosocial Oncology at the Assistant Professor level. This newly established position will have 80% protected time for research and include providing research support to clinicians in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, developing an independent research program in Psychosocial Oncology, and training students at the honours undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels. The successful applicant will become a member of a multidisciplinary cancer program located at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, the Foothills Hospital and Holy Cross site of the Calgary Zone.

The Tom Baker Cancer Centre, a component of a provincial program of cancer control is the tertiary referral centre and the main cancer treatment, research and education facility for southern Alberta. Approximately 7,000 new patients are seen each year at the Centre in state-of-the-art facilities. There are close interdisciplinary working relationships with Medical, Radiation, Surgical, Gynecologic and Hematologic Oncology, Palliative Care, Medical Physics and basic science faculty with the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute at the University of Calgary. A full complement of ancillary staff and services are available. Clinical trials and translational research programs are augmented by annual, centre-specific, Investigator-Initiated Trial grant opportunities. Integration with the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute enables a strong translational and basic research focus.

The Calgary Health Zone comprises four teaching hospitals situated in the City of Calgary, and serves residents of Southern Alberta, and portions of British Columbia and Saskatchewan. The Department of Oncology’s overall mission is: To improve cancer patient care and health outcomes through integrated programs in cancer prevention, patient care, research, and education. The Division of Psychosocial Oncology is part of the multidisciplinary, comprehensive, innovative, and ambitious direction of the Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine. The Department of Oncology has designated Psychosocial and Survivorship Research as one of the key research foci in its most recent strategic plan. Alberta Health Services is currently undergoing functional planning for a new, free-standing cancer centre to be situated on the Foothills Hospital footprint. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to help shape this exciting new initiative.

Remuneration is based on Alberta Health Services and University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine compensation regulations.
$90,000 base salary per annum.

Benefits will be provided in addition to the base salary by the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine according to compensation regulations.

Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications include a PhD in a health profession (psychology, behavioral medicine, nursing, social work, psychiatry, etc), and less than five years experience in Psychosocial Oncology research, with an established track-record of publications and grants, and a national or international profile in psychosocial oncology research. The successful candidate will be expected to apply for grant funding from national and provincial agencies to support the new initiatives as well as apply for career awards.


Compensation Type
Average Annual Income
Under $100,000
Physician Agreement Incentives

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside this community of $0 per year provided his/her annual income for insured services is greater than $50,000. (Residency conditions apply, including living in the eligible community for nine of the previous twelve months ending on the payment date.) The Variable Fee Premium paid is an additional 0% for insured services provided in this community.

Rural, Remote, Northern Program (RRNP) - Please note, payments through the RRNP are capped at $60,000 per physician per year.

Retention Benefit - supports and promotes the retention of physicians in Alberta by rewarding their continuous years of service to Albertans. Physicians receive between $5,141 and $12,852 depending on their years of service to Albertans.

Medical Liability Reimbursement - reimburses physicians for their medical liability protection costs less a $1,000 deductible.

Continuing Medical Education - reimburses physicians for eligible continuing medical education costs. Each eligible physician receives a $2,656 annual allotment which can be carried forward for up to three years.

Parental Leave Program - provides $1,063 per week for up to 17 weeks to physician parents of a newborn or newly adopted child.

Business Cost Program - addresses escalating practice costs in community based practices. This fee modifier is added automatically to select office visits and consultations. This program applies across the province and all physicians who provide visit services in an office based setting will receive an additional $2.75 with the exception of Calgary and Airdrie where the fee modifier is $3.25 on select office visits and consultations.

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