Job Posting
full time Physician - Hospital Medicine at Hospitalist, Oncology, Calgary, Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre
Calgary, Alberta
Job ID: 8730

About the Position

Cancer Care Alberta (CCA), Department of Oncology is accepting applications for the full-time and part-time positions of highly skilled Hospitalists that will provide inpatient services in the New Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre.

The successful applicant shall be eligible for licensure in family practice and / or general internal medicine with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. The Hospitalist will provide medical care in a multidisciplinary team setting to cancer patients. Working under the direction of Oncologists, the Hospitalist will be involved in consultation, treatment, follow-up, and palliative care of cancer patients referred for treatment in inpatient settings.

CCA Hospitalists will provide co-managed inpatient care to medically complex cancer patients and share responsibility, authority, and accountability for the care of hospitalized patients with the most responsible physician (MRP) specialist (Oncologist). The team will be comprised of a high functioning Hospitalists group of family or internal medicine physicians with an interest in medical inpatient care for oncology patients. Hospitalists will provide high quality responsive and timely care for patients going through chemotherapy and radiation treatments and in managing toxicities of treatment and complications of their cancer.

Team members play a valuable role in the delivery of care to oncology patients requiring hospitalization. Services include, but are not limited to, hospital admissions, daily assessments, management and treatment of treatment-related toxicities and acute infusion reactions, acute and emergent medical issues, interpretation of laboratory and radiological tests, palliative care, chronic disease management, and hospital discharge communications for follow-up care by the specialist or other care providers in the community.

Job Requirements

• The successful applicant shall be eligible for licensure in family practice and / or general internal medicine with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta;

• Expertise in identifying the patient’s health care problems, operationalizing the treatment plan or protocol, and documenting the patient care in a progress report;

• Competently complete patient history and physical and the documentation for patient investigations and procedures;

• Competence in bedside clinical procedures as required, including bone marrow aspirate and biopsy, thoracentesis, paracentesis, fine needle aspirate biopsy, lumbar puncture, and central venous access device removal;
• Competence in interpreting laboratory, radiological or other test results in consultation with the appropriate attending physician;

• Expertise in responding in person as required to medical emergencies in the Institute as directed by the Clinical Department Head, and to changes in patient condition or urgent medical needs as quickly as possible (including Code Blue). Telephone response will be reserved for situations in which direct patient assessment is not required;

• Expertise in responding to consultations upon the request of the designated attending physician (MRP), requests consultation from physicians and other health care professionals following agreed upon standards of care and, as appropriate, to the needs of the patient, and consults with the attending physician if there is a major change in the patient’s conditions or if any concern arises about the management of a problem;

• Work effectively with oncologists, palliative care physicians and nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical pharmacists, psychosocial resources, and family doctors to provide palliative care and appropriate outpatient symptomatic management;

• Work and collaborate effectively with patients and families, nurses, attending physicians, residents, fellows and other health care professionals in the provision of care;

• Communicate effectively with the patient and/or family member as to the patient’s condition as appropriate and provide health education and counselling to the patient and/or family to assist in understanding and coping with the clinical condition;

• Participation in AHS-CCA quality initiatives including, but not limited to, Medication Reconciliation, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis, Clinical Information System, etc.

• Up to date ACLS certification is required.

Compensation

The Co-Managed care model provides temporary contractual agreement with Alberta Health Services with a transition to a Clinical Alternative Relationship Plan (ARP) along with other Cancer Care Alberta Hospitalists. Compensation will be in alignment with Cancer Care Alberta, Alberta Health Services direction and policies. Alternatively, the hospitalist physician can be compensated through the fee-for-service (FFS) payment method.

How CCA Supports You

• These positions are sponsorship eligible

CCA provides a relocation allowance and settlement support

• The role is eligible for recruitment and strategic incentives

How to Apply

For more information regarding this position and application, please contact Dr. Daniel Heng, Section Chief Medical Oncology via mail: Daniel.Heng@albertahealthservices.ca. And apply at doctorjobs.com: Hospitalist, Oncology, Calgary, Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre (MED0002IR)

For questions please contact us directly at: CCA.physicianrecruitment@albertahealthservices.ca

Last Mirrored
This vacancy was mirrored to GlobalCareWork.com from MDWork.com on July 14, 2024.

Application Process
Please visit the original posting on MDWork.com, the Canadian physician job registry, to apply for this vacancy.

Summary
Specialty
Physician - Hospital Medicine
Region
Alberta
Employment Type
full time
Tagline
Hospitalist, Oncology, Calgary, Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre
Start Date
2024-09-01
Remuneration
Remuneration
The Co-Managed care model provides temporary contractual agreement with Alberta Health Services with a transition to a Clinical Alternative Relationship Plan (ARP) along with other Cancer Care Alberta Hospitalists. Compensation will be in alignment with CCA Alberta Health Services direction and policies. Alternatively, the hospitalist physician can be compensated through the fee-for-service (FFS) payment method. 
Billing / Overhead Split
 
Vacation / CME Leave
 
Additional Benefits
• These positions are sponsorship eligible
• CCA provides a relocation allowance and settlement support
• The role is eligible for recruitment and strategic incentives
 
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Hospitalist, Oncology, Calgary, Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre 
Street Address 1
3395 Hosptial Drive NW 
Street Address 2
 
City / Town
Calgary 
Country
Canada 
Postal / Zip Code
T2N4N1 
 
Institution Description
Cancer Care Alberta (CCA) provides a comprehensive and coordinated system of care to meet the needs of Albertans, including the operation of 17 cancer care facilities across the province.

Tertiary level care is provided in Edmonton and Calgary, and there are regional cancer centres with radiotherapy services in Lethbridge, Red Deer, Medicine Hat and Grande Prairie.

Arthur J.E Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre is opening in 2024 in Calgary, Alberta. This state-of-the-art facility will offer a comprehensive approach to cancer treatment, with a strong focus on
early detection, precision medicine, and psychosocial care. Its integrated services will place patients at the center of a multidisciplinary health system, making it one of the world's most comprehensive cancer centers. 
Institution Size (Beds)
unspecified 
Institution Website
 
Community Description
Calgary is a cosmopolitan city is rooted in its wild Western heritage. It is also Canada’s
energy center — both economically and culturally. You will never find yourself bored in Calgary.

Calgary’s downtown has everything you would expect from a big city: shopping, fine dining, museums and endless entertainment options. The surrounding neighborhoods each have a unique identity, with boutiques, breweries and a bevy of public art. Two large rivers wind throughout it all,
forever nourishing its parks and people. 
Community Size
unspecified 
Community Website
   
 
Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Dr. Daniel Heng, Section Chief Medical Oncology 
Contact Address
Daniel.Heng@albertahealthservices.ca 
Phone
 
Fax
 
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Published on 2024-06-14
Edited on 2024-06-14