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full time Physician - Hospital Medicine at Hospitalist Nocturnist, Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta
Job ID: 8733

About the Position

Hospitalist (Nocturnist), Department of Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta
Cancer Care Alberta (CCA), Department of Oncology at the Cross Cancer Institute (CCI) is accepting applications for the CCA Hospitalist (Nocturnist) position for the Inpatient Unit at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton.

The duration of the Hospitalist Nocturnist shifts at CCI will be 15.5 hours (4:30pm – 8am). The CCA Hospitalist Nocturnist 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;

• Active Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification is required;

• 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 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.


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

CCA provides a relocation allowance and settlement support

• The role is eligible for recruitment and strategic incentives

How to Apply

Interested applicants should arrange to have a current curriculum vitae as well as the names of three references forwarded to Tiffany Van Slyke, MD, Hospitalist Site Lead, Clinical Department of Oncology via email: And apply through Doctor Jobs Careers – Jobs ( Hospitalist (Nocturnist), Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute Edmonton (ID: MED0002V1).

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

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Physician - Hospital Medicine
Employment Type
full time
Hospitalist Nocturnist, Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton
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Hospitalist Nocturnist, Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton 
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11560 University Ave 
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T6G 1Z2 
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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.  
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Edmonton is a vibrant urban centre in the heart of the wilderness, the largest northernmost metropolis, and the capital of Alberta, Canada. Experience what 18 hours of sunlight a day feels like in the summer, or how the first snowfall transforms the river valley in winter. No matter the season, Edmonton is made for exploring! 
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Dr Tiffany Van Slyke 
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Published on 2024-06-17
Edited on 2024-06-17