StatusOpen for Applications
CommunityCalgary(Calgary Zone)Read more about this community
Closing DateMay 20, 2019
Posted DateApril 29, 2019
Start DateSeptember 01, 2019
Hospital NameTom Baker Cancer CentreRead more about this hospital
Special training and/or a record of academic success in areas such as epidemiology, clinical trials, investigational new drug development, translational research and/or health services research would be desirable.
TBCC 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. Radiation services for southern Alberta are provided at TBCC, and facilities include 9 linear accelerators, CT simulation, intensity modulated radiotherapy, brachytherapy, and stereotactic capabilities. The Provincial Bone Marrow Transplant program is also delivered in Calgary. Postgraduate training programs in Medical Oncology and other oncology disciplines (Radiation, Gynecological, Surgical, Hematology, and Palliative Care) are fully accredited by the RCPSC. The TBCC has a very active clinical research program, including in-house investigator lead, cooperative groups, (such as the CCTG and N.R.G. (N.S.A.B.P., R.T.O.G., G.O.G.)), and industry trials. Integration with the University of Calgary’s 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 is part of the Cumming School of Medicine and to help accommodate growth both in clinical service delivery and comprehensive cancer care (research and education) 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.
Both sites in the South Zone (MEYCC situated in Medicine Hat and JACC situated in Lethbridge) operate within a provincial framework for cancer care supported by provincial clinical guidelines and standards, focused on patient centered care, and serve residents of Southern Alberta, and portions of British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Medical Oncologists are expected to participate in local and provincial tumour team based activities including clinical case reviews at tumour board rounds, annual, provincial tumour team meetings, local quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives and educational programs and are supported by a network of hematologists and Medical Oncologists province wide.
Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from historically one the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour''''s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.
Medicine Hat is a growing community of 63,018 people in southeast Alberta. Located 169 km east of Lethbridge and 295 km southeast of Calgary, Medicine Hat and the adjacent Town of Redcliff are surrounded by Cypress County. Often described as an oasis in the midst of the prairies, the historic city of Medicine Hat makes a good base for day trips and is an Alberta destination worth exploring.
Lethbridge is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada, and the largest city in southern Alberta. It is Alberta''''s fourth-largest city by population of 100,000 after Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer, and the third-largest by land area after Calgary and Edmonton. The nearby Canadian Rockies contribute to the city''''s warm summers, mild winters, and windy climate. Lethbridge lies southeast of Calgary on the Oldman River.
Qualifications & Experience
The successful applicant will be expected to obtain an appointment within the Department of Oncology at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens or those with permanent resident status.
The candidate must be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
Must read, write and speak English
All qualified candidates are encourage to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.
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.
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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