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StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityLethbridge(South Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateJanuary 31, 2018

Posted DateDecember 07, 2017

Start DateMarch 01, 2018


Hospital NameJack Ady Cancer CentreRead more about this hospital

Job Description

The Department of Oncology, University of Calgary, Cancer Control Alberta, Alberta Health Services, Community Oncology in conjunction with Cumming School of Medicine, invite applications for a full-time clinician/clinician scientist within the discipline of Hematology and Hematological Malignancies at the Assistant Professor level. The successful applicant will become a member of a multidisciplinary cancer program located at the Jack Ady Cancer Centre (JACC) site in Lethbridge and Margery E.Yuill Cancer Centre site in Medicine Hat, and will join a team of Medical and Radiation Oncologists, Nurse Practitioners and medical support staff working in the South Zone.

The JACC in Lethbridge and MYCC in Medicine Hat are two of four Regional Cancer Centres within CancerControl Alberta’s Community Oncology portfolio. Serving Southern Alberta and Southeastern British Columbia and Southwestern Saskatchewan, the centres deliver a wide range of state of the art treatment and care to cancer patients including outpatient chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and access to clinical trials, education and psychosocial support. Cancer care practice at the JACC and MYCC is centered around 7 major tumour groups with rarer tumours managed in conjunction with consultation and expertise from the tertiary centers in Calgary and Edmonton.

The JACC and MYCC operate within a provincial framework for cancer care supported by provincial clinical guidelines and standards, focused on patient centered care. Hematologists 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.
Lethbridge is a growing, vibrant city of 92,000 and an energetic cultural and academic community. Located in beautiful southern Alberta; Lethbridge is close to the mountains (about 70 miles from Waterton National Park and the Rockies) and an easy drive to Calgary. The surrounding area has excellent recreational facilities for both indoor and outdoor activities, including skiing and mountain biking and lakes within twenty (20) minutes for boating, wind surfing and sailing.
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.

The South Health Zone includes two hospitals situated in Lethbridge and Medicine Hat, 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 at the University of Calgary and is dedicated to supporting the growth of clinical service delivery and comprehensive cancer care including research and education.

Remuneration will depend on clinical experience and comply with the agreement between Cancer Control Alberta, Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Medical Association. Split compensation arrangement:
60% AHS Clinical Stipend $188,869 - $271,870 per annum based on qualification and experience 40% Fee for Service (FFS arrangement)

Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications include a MD, FRCPC or equivalent with training in Hematology. Additional training in Malignant Hematology or a Malignant Hematology subspecialty would be an asset. The successful applicants will have or be eligible for certification in Hematology and Internal Medicine with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

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 encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.


Compensation Type
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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