Vancouver Coastal Health

Palliative Care Physician

Job ID 2024-117225
City Vancouver
Work Location
VGH 12th & Oak
Labour Agreement
Medical Staff
Job Status
Regular Full-Time
Job Category


Please refer to the information below for details regarding salary.

Job Summary

Job Title: 

Palliative Care Physician

Work Site:

Various Locations -Vancouver Community, Vancouver General Hospital


Full Time or Part Time (Flexible)

Start Date:


Compensation Type:



Come work as a Palliative Care Physician with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!


We offer opportunities within Vancouver Community and Vancouver General Hospital. Additional details for each option are provided below:


Vancouver Community Palliative Care Program:


Join a group of Palliative Care Specialists who work in interdisciplinary, community based teams to provide palliative care across a spectrum of care including early integration of palliative care for both oncologic and non-oncologic diseases in ambulatory settings and home settings, to end of life care in home and hospices. 


The Vancouver Community Palliative Care Program is located across multiple settings including clinic, community health centers and hospice and provides services to a diverse patient population. It is both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary and provides consultative palliative care across a continuum of care and settings.

As a Palliative Care Physician with Vancouver Coastal Health, you will:

  • Be part of the Department of Family & Community Practice with a talented, dedicated, and collegial group who work together to provide excellent patient care.
  • Work in at least two of the practice settings and be flexible to work in other settings of care if clinical situations arise.
  • Provide on call services in a 1 in 6 to 1 in 9 rotations dependent on the care setting.

Vancouver General Hospital Palliative Care Program:

Vancouver Costal Health is recruiting Palliative Care Physician(s) for the Vancouver General Hospital Palliative Care Program.


Vancouver General Hospital is a 1000 bed quaternary teaching hospital associated with the University of British Columbia. The hospital supports several provincial programs including Leukemia Bone Marrow Transplant, Solid Organ Transplants (Liver/Lung) Surgical Oncology, and Renal.


We are seeking qualified palliative care physicians to join our program which comprises of a 9-bed tertiary Palliative Care Unit (PCU) and a Consult Service.  Current opportunities are for part time (as block-based weeks) or full-time work on the consult service.


As a Palliative Care Physician with Vancouver Coastal Health, you will:

  • Play an active role in education and research
  • Provide specialist consultation to generalists and specialists within the hospital
  • Work within the intradisciplinary teams”


Education, Licensing, & Experience:

  • A Medical Degree, current license or eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia.
  • In addition, candidates should meet least one of the following four criteria:
    • Recognized with a Certificate of Added Competency in Palliative Care by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP-PC);
    • Completed “Year of Added Competency” training in Palliative Care at an accredited training site;
    • Certified as a Palliative Medicine Specialist by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC);
    • Holder of Palliative Medicine credentials earned in another jurisdiction that are acceptable to both the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and the governing body of the Health Authority and its Affiliates.
  • Candidates must also obtain active Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) coverage (or equivalent coverage that must be disclosed).
  • The successful candidate will also be required to apply to & successfully join the Medical Staff of VCH if not already a member.

Closing Statement

Interested in applying? Feel free to reach out to Ben Murphy, Medical Staff Talent Acquisition Advisor: or click “Apply Now.”

Please note that a resume and coverletter are required to apply for this position.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.




VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2023.


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