General Practitioner Oncologist

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The Division of Family Medicine at Quinte Health Care (QHC) Belleville General Hospital (BGH) is seeking a General Practitioner Oncologist (GPO) to join team in one of Canada’s most desirable communities!

QHC is seeking a part-time (0.2 FTE) GPO to work 1 day per week and to join the Division of Family Medicine at BGH.  GPO’s will work collaboratively to provide services in the Oncology Clinic at BGH.

The GPO will provide services as per Cancer Care Ontario guidelines, together with a dedicated group of nurses and other allied healthcare workers. Oncologist support will be readily available at the Oncology Clinic. The GPO will provide outpatient care as a consultant to the MRP for oncology patients at QHC. Outpatient work includes, but is not limited to, full assessment of patients, and supervision of appropriate diagnostic and systemic treatment plans, assessment of follow-up patients, and initiation of appropriate tests and investigations when indicated as per CCO guidelines.

As a GPO at QHC your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing continuum of specialized care for low risk cancer patients on pre-planned systemic treatment in the adjuvant or metastatic setting
  • Assuming primary role in active surveillance of patients post-treatment as per CCO guidelines
  • Organize appropriate tests, investigations and referrals as primary responsible physician for cancer management in collaboration with Oncologists
  • Become knowledgeable in managing toxicities specific to low risk cancer treatments
  • Manage palliative patients in collaboration with community services

Call is not a requirement of this position. Remuneration is Fee for Service.

The successful candidate will have an independent license from CPSO. Experience caring for oncology or palliative patients would be considered an asset.

Opportunities exist to combine work with a community practice in the FHO.

The City of Belleville Family Physician Recruitment Program offers medical students up to $150,000 in return for a five-year commitment of full-time service to a community practice and hospital work is encouraged.

Quinte Health Care

Quinte Health Care has 1,800 staff members and 320 medical staff who provide a wide range of high quality health care services to a region of 160,000 residents. Care is provided through four hospitals – QHC Belleville General Hospital, QHC North Hastings Hospital, QHC Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital and QHC Trenton Memorial Hospitals – and includes four emergency departments, operating rooms at three sites, inpatient services (including acute medicine, intensive care, obstetrics, paediatrics, mental health, complex continuing care, rehabilitation and surgery), a rehabilitation day hospital, children's treatment centre, ambulatory care clinics, community mental health programs, and a range of diagnostic services.

The Quinte area is in south-eastern Ontario. Our hospitals are located in Belleville, Picton, Quinte West (includes Trenton and Brighton), and Bancroft. The area includes some of the most diverse and beautiful countryside in Ontario. From the lakes of Bancroft down to the wine country, picturesque towns, and Sandbanks beach of Prince Edward County, and through the more urban Belleville/Quinte West/Brighton corridor alongside Lake Ontario, almost every lifestyle interest can be found within the communities served by QHC. The region offers low cost of living, affordable homes, and excellent schools as well as quality local theatre, shopping and restaurants. Belleville and Quinte West are located along the highway 401 corridor, and Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Kingston are all easy driving distance.

For more information or if you’re interested in joining #TeamQHC, please send your CV and cover letter to:

Martha Farrell
Physician Recruitment and Retention Coordinator
Quinte Health Care

mfarrell@qhc.on.ca