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Palliative Care Oncology (22-UAH-ONC-PCM-08) Full-time Job

4 months ago   Doctor / Physician   Alberta   9 views
Job Details

The Edmonton Zone Palliative Care Program, Alberta Health Services is currently accepting applications for qualified Palliative Care Physicians to work in a variety of clinical settings on a full-time or part-time basis. The Program delivers comprehensive, integrated palliative care in the community, acute care and oncology facilities, hospices, and a tertiary palliative care unit. There are up to 4 FTE's available.

Palliative care consultations in the Edmonton Zone are provided by inter-professional teams consisting of physicians, nurse consultants, nurse practitioners and allied health practitioners at the different patient care settings. The successful applicants will be part of the service schedule of the physician group, and will work across settings.

New physicians in the Program are encouraged to apply for clinical lecturer appointments in the Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Edmonton. The Division is extensively involved in a program of Palliative Medicine education for medical students and rotating residents, offers a highly regarded palliative medicine residency, and has many active opportunities to conduct research in Palliative Medicine.

The physicians in the Program are required to participate in an on-call schedule to provide after-hours and weekend coverage for the Edmonton Zone. On weekends this includes seeing patients on the Tertiary Palliative Care Unit, and doing urgent consults at the different sites covered by the Edmonton Zone.

Qualified physicians will have completed the CFPC (College of Family Physicians of Canada) Added Year of Competency training in Palliative Care or the RCSPC (Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Canada) Palliative Medicine subspecialty or equivalent education. An interest in research or education in Palliative Medicine would be an asset.

Interested physicians must be eligible for a full, unrestricted license in Alberta and hold current CMPA coverage. Physicians with CCFP or FRCPC degrees will be given priority.

Details about the Edmonton Zone Palliative Care Program, the City of Edmonton and Alberta Health Services can be obtained at, and, respectively.

Interviews will be scheduled, via Zoom. Interested persons who meet the above qualifications should apply online with a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names & contact information of three.

The following must be provided prior to your first day of work:

Security Screening: Satisfactory criminal record check and Vulnerable Sector Search. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with AHS.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information for Medical Staff: Alberta Health Services has approved a mandatory Immunization of Workers for COVID-19 vaccine policy, effective immediately. In accordance with the Policy, all contractors and AHS employees, including medical and midwifery staff are required to be fully immunized against COVID-19 prior to their first day of practice. (

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Full-time
  • FTE: 1
  • Department: Oncology
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Sponsorship Eligible: No
  • Compensation: Remuneration will be through a fee for service billing.
  • Posting Date: Apr 29, 2022
  • Closing Date: May 13, 2022
Company Description
Albertas health care system is one of the best in the world and physicians in Alberta experience a variety of challenging and rewarding opportunities while also enjoying a high standard of living. Whether you are interested in practicing in a large hospital in an urban centre or a small community clinic in a rural area, Alberta offers plenty of choices to suit your skills and interests.
General Practitioners and Family Physicians are licensed health care professionals and are educated in the general practice, with opportunities to focus their practice in specialized areas.
Specialist physicians are trained and certified to provide patient care within a specific discipline. They also act as consultants to other physicians; perform surgery and supervise surgical procedures; and may conduct research on the nature, cause and development of diseases.