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Medical Oncologist (full-time position)

Medical Oncology
Full Time Practice
Grande Prairie
Grande Prairie Care Centre
2022-03-31  Time: 23:59
This position is eligible for AHS sponsorship. The successful applicant will be granted AHS sponsorship support for a CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment, if required.
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Cancer Care Alberta, Alberta Health Services is accepting applications for a full time Medical Oncologist position at the Grande Prairie Cancer Centre (GPCC) in Grande Prairie, Alberta. The successful applicant will join a team of multidisciplinary cancer programs with Cancer Care Alberta medical oncologists currently working within the systemic treatment area and are involved in research, teaching and patient care.

GPCC is one of four Regional Cancer Centres within Cancer Care Alberta’s Community Oncology portfolio. Serving Northern Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia, cancer care practice at the GPCC is centered on 7 major tumour groups, with rarer tumours managed in conjunction with consultation and expertise from the tertiary centers in Edmonton and Calgary. A new facility has been built and the successful candidate will have an opportunity to work at the new Cancer Centre within the new Regional Hospital that opened December 2021. The Cross Cancer Centre, Edmonton, is a free-standing integrated cancer treatment and research facility that functions as the tertiary oncology referral centre for Northern Alberta. It has a strong record of basic and translational research as well as clinical trial activity in oncology.

Edmonton, the capital city of Alberta, is the largest northernmost city in North America with a metropolitan population of over one million, and steadily growing. Edmonton is a vibrant city that takes full advantage of the outdoors, in every season. The Rocky Mountains are close by and they offer a wide variety of activities.

About the Community of Grande Prairie:

Located about 450 kilometers northwest of Edmonton, and about the same distance north of Jasper National Park, Grande Prairie offers the best of both worlds - big city amenities without losing the comfort of a small, safe community and close proximity to outstanding wilderness areas.

Visit Grande Prairie Tourism website for photos and video -

The City of Grande Prairie is an economically strong and culturally diverse large urban centre, with a population of about 75,000 and growing. Grande Prairie residents enjoy city pride, beautiful homes, A wide choice of recreation, education, shopping and entertainment opportunities.

Grande Prairie is a full service urban centre with a new Multiplex Recreational centre // , community college , numerous cultural events, alpine skiiing , cross country skiing, mountain biking, camping, water sports and more.

Grande Prairie is well serviced by major airlines and easy road transportation.

Public and separate elementary and high schools, private schools, a French Immersion school and a regional degree granting college offer families a range of educational opportunities usually only available in major city centers.

In the centre of Grande Prairie, winding park trails along the Bear Creek valley takes walkers, joggers, bikers and roller bladers through 15 kilometers of well treed and maintained park lands.

An Olympic-sized swimming pool, permanent indoor soccer arena, fully-equipped gymnastics centre, climbing wall facility and community fitness centre at the college, indoor hockey arenas -including a brand new twin ice arena - offer children and adults a full choice of sports and recreational activities.

Cross-country ski trails and a downhill ski facility just south of the city take full advantage of the scenic Wapiti River valley, well known for its wealth of dinosaur artifacts.

The Prairie Art Gallery, Centre for Creative Arts, Second Street Theatre, a Live Theatre group and a college theatre all run drama and arts programs and productions for community members of all ages.

A northern service centre for agriculture, forestry and petroleum industries, Grande Prairie is also a major retail shopping centre for a surrounding population of close to 250,000 people. An array of charming shops and boutiques add variety to the major retail stores and malls in Grande Prairie.

Travel Time:
To Edmonton: 4.5 hrs
To Calgary: 7 hrs
To Red Deer: 6 hrs
To Lethbridge: 9.5 hrs

Grande Prairie Regional Hospital

The new State-of-the-Art Grande Prairie Regional Hospital offically opened its doors December 6, 2021.

The Grande Prairie Regional Hospital is a 250 bed acute care facility with a busy emergency department, ICU, NICU and specialty services in OB/Gyn, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, ophthalmology, ENT, urology, palliative care, pediatrics, and psychiatry; hosting over 10,000 discharges, approximately 60,000 emergency department visits, over 1,700 deliveries and more than 15,000 surgical procedures annually.

The new hospital also includes radiation therapy services, further increasing the capacity to provide services to the people of Northwestern Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia.

No. of Inpatient Beds: 250
No. of Surgical Beds: 40
No. of Intensive Care Beds: 8
No. of Labor & Delivery Beds: 6
No. of Day Surgery Beds: 8
No. of Operating Rooms: 6

Hospital Statistics (2020-21):
Deliveries: 1,702
Dishcarges: 9,989
Emergency Room Visits: 54,838
O.R. Procedures: 13,451 & Endoscopy: 11,010

Available Specialty Services:
The Grande Prairie Regional Hospital is an acute care facility with 24-hour emergency services, an intensive care and neonatal intensive care unit. Services are provided in obstetrics, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, palliative care, pediatrics, psychiatry, urology and Cancer Care services, including two ratiation valuts.

Radiology Services:
Diagnostic Imaging
Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Laboratory Hours of Operation: M-F 7-4:15, SS 10-2

Kidney Dialysis Unit on Site
Cancer Treatment Services Available on Site

Grande Prairie is an ever-growing community, which serves a trading area of over 281,000 people. It is the youngest community in Canada, with an exceptionally low median age of 30.3. Located 460km northwest of Edmonton, and approximately 120km from the British Columbia border, this community is active and vibrant year round. Grande Prairie, otherwise known as “The Swan City” due to its proximity to the summer nesting grounds of the trumpeter swan, has plenty of outdoor activities, including music and film festivals, a large “Stompede”, an annual rodeo, and is surrounded by scenic parks and lakes.

Qualifications include an MD, certification in Internal Medicine, special competency in Medical Oncology (or equivalent), and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta.

Cancer Care Alberta, Alberta Health Services, offers an attractive compensation, benefits and relocation assistance package. The annual compensation will be calculated in accordance with the Cancer Care Alberta Physician compensation grid for Medical Oncologists ranging from $318,086.00 to $457,875.00. Grid placement will be based on qualifications, training and experience.

Please submit a curriculum vita, a statement of career goals and the names of three referees to:

Dr. Dean Ruether
Medical Director, Community Oncology
Cancer Care Alberta, Alberta Health Services
Email: AND apply to this position on

403-521-3165(phone) 403-944-2331(fax)

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