Locum Oncology Hospitalist




Niagara Health seeks a highly motivated physician with a passion for providing the highest quality care to join the Department of Oncology as a Hospitalist for a full-time six-month locum tenens position which may transitioned to a permanent position.

The practice would consist of MRP responsibilities from Monday to Friday for patients admitted under the Oncology Service for management of disease or treatment related issues, and includes consultation from the Emergency Department or Outpatient Oncology Clinics as directed by Medical, Hematologic or Radiation Oncologists to facilitate hospital admission as MRP. Participation in outpatient care would also include consultation to facilitate work-up of patients without an established cancer diagnosis, and provision of medical procedures including paracentesis, thoracentesis, lumbar puncture, bone marrow biopsy or others as required. On-call duties overnight and on weekends would be shared with the Oncologists. MRP activities and those in the outpatient setting would be supported by experienced Nurse Practitioners.

Niagara is a thriving region with agricultural and green space, an active arts and cultural community and world class wine and food culture. This makes it a very rewarding place to live and work. Niagara Health is one of the largest multi-site health care systems with 700 beds including the new one million square foot state-of-the-art hospital in St. Catharines which is the site of Walker Family Cancer Centre. The transformation of health care across Niagara continues with planning for additional new hospitals to serve residents of the southern part of the region.

The Practice:

  • Fee for Service plus Hospital On-Call Premium
  • Average 12-24 inpatients
  • No overhead expenses
  • No general medicine call responsibilities

Academic Affiliations:

Strong academic partnerships are a priority for Niagara Health as the organization builds robust relationships with McMaster University Michael De Groote School of Medicine and its regional campus in Niagara, as well as Brock University and Niagara College.  We are interested in physicians who will pursue university academic appointment and participate in academic and research activities, and leadership opportunities.

Qualifications Required:

  • Independent license or eligible for independent license with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)
  • Eligible to work in Canada without restrictions
  • FRCPC in Internal Medicine or CCFP in Family Medicine

Closing Date:  Until Filled    


Medical Affairs

Niagara Health

Email:  MedicalAffairs@niagarahealth.on.ca

Phone: 905-378-4647 ext. 44224

On behalf of:              

                        Dr. Johan Viljoen

                        Interim Chief of Staff, VP Medical Affairs

                        Niagara Health

                         Dr. Janice Giesbrecht

                        Chief of Oncology

                        Niagara Health