The Anticancer Fund is looking for a freelance physician for its My Cancer Navigator service

The Anticancer Fund is looking for a freelance physician for its My Cancer Navigator service

In the news
7 January 2020

Summary

The Anticancer Fund is a Belgian foundation of public utility with an international scope, focused on clinical research on cancer therapies, and personalised patient information. For the My Cancer Navigator service we are looking to expand the team with a freelance physician, for approximately 8 hours per week.

Description of the role

When patients (or their loved ones) approach the Anticancer Fund with questions about their cancer treatment, you will be their point of contact, via e-mail, phone and in person. You will work closely with our team of research managers, who will research the patients’ questions, and make an initial proposal for feedback, and with our oncology consultants who will review this information. You will then write a summary, adapted to the patient’s needs, and discuss the information with the patient in a face to face meeting (or occasionally via phone/Skype).

Geographical scope of work is Belgium. Some of the work time will be spent in the office of the Anticancer Fund in Strombeek-Bever. Aside from the research managers and oncology consultants, you will work closely with the coordinating physician for My Cancer Navigator, and interact occasionally with the Medical Director, Managing Director and other scientists and physicians.

Because of the unpredictability of the requests and the importance of a prompt response we prefer a flexible approach, where the number of hours per week may vary and be spread over different days.

Skills and Qualifications

  • You are a medical doctor, preferably with additional training as a GP or specialist
  • You speak, read and write English and Dutch fluently, preferably also French
  • You have knowledge of and/or experience in oncology and/or haematology
  • You endorse evidence-based medicine, as well as an independent and unbiased approach to patients and their questions
  • You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and experience in the interaction with patients is preferable

Practical requirements

  • You are willing and able to work with a freelance statute (based on a daily fee)
  • You are flexible
  • You are willing and able to travel to patients anywhere in Belgium

Interested?

Please send your CV and motivation letter to jobs [at] anticancerfund.org and we will contact you in the near future.