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SpecialtyRadiation Oncology

StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent part-time

CommunityCalgary(Calgary Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateMay 15, 2019

Posted DateApril 05, 2019


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 (AHS) invite applications for a 0.80FTE academic clinician scientist within the discipline of Radiation Oncology at the Assistant Professor level or higher. Clinical and research experience in breast cancer, GI cancers, SBRT and /or MR imaging would be an asset, but not essential. The successful applicant will become a member of a multidisciplinary cancer program located at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Foothills Hospital site of the Calgary Zone and will join a team of 23 Radiation Oncologists.

The TBCC is a full-service, academic cancer centre with 8 linear accelerators, orthovoltage and HDR capability. There are active gyne, prostate and breast brachytherapy programs. A new, full service, 109,000 m2 cancer centre with 15 linac vaults (12 to be filled at opening), an MRI-equipped brachytherapy suite, an MR simulator, a PET/CT simulator and 160 inpatient beds, will be operational by 2023-24. TBCC includes the provincial Alberta Radiosurgery Centre and expanding programs for lung, liver and spine SBRT. In 2017, faculty provided over 4600 consultations. There are close interdisciplinary working relationships with Medical, Surgical, Gynecologic, Hematologic and Psychosocial Oncology, Palliative Care, and Medical Physics. There are strong research links 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 an annual, centre-specific, Investigator Initiated Trial grant competition.

The University of Calgary’s Radiation Oncology Residency Training and post-residency fellowship programs compliment post-graduate training programs in Surgical, Medical, Gynecologic, Hematologic, Palliative and Psychosocial Oncology. There are opportunities to teach medical students, residents and fellows from a variety of disciplines.

Calgary is a growing city with a vibrant cultural scene and ready access to outdoor activities in Kananaskis Country (1 hour from TBCC) and Banff, Lake Louise and the Rockies (1.5 hours).

Qualifications & Experience

You must have an MD degree and Canadian specialist certification in Radiation Oncology, or the equivalent. You must be eligible for licensure as a specialist by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and for appointment to the medical staff of AHS. 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. Must read, write and speak English.
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (required)


Compensation Type
Alternate Payment Plan
Average Annual Income
$250,000 - $400,000
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.

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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