Vancouver Coastal Health

Palliative Care Physician-Acute

Job ID 2023-93159
City Vancouver
Work Location
VGH 12th & Oak
Work Area
Excluded - VCHA, Vancouver General Hospital 12th & Oak
Supplementary Job Title
Physicians & Medical Staff - Palliative Medicine
Labour Agreement
Medical Staff
Position Type
Job Status
Regular Full-Time
Job Category


Please refer to the information below for details regarding salary.

Job Summary

Job Title:

Palliative Care Physician - Multiple Positions Available

Work Site:

Vancouver General Hospital


Part Time, Full Time

Start Date:

To be mutually agreed upon.

Compensation Type:

Per Physicians Master Agreement Clinical Service Contract


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


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:

  • Full Licensure with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia
  • Certificate of Added Competence in Palliative Care, or an equivalent designation, or
  • Fellowship in the Royal College of Specialists in Palliative Medicine

Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Strong palliative and primary care clinical skills
  • Good communication skills

Closing Statement

Questions? Feel free to reach out to one of the members of our team, Ben Murphy, Talent Acquisition Advisor:, or click "Apply now"!


Please note that a resume is 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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