BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province’s most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.
BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose
The University of British Columbia (UBC) is Canada’s third largest university and consistently ranks among the 40 best universities in the world. Primarily situated in Vancouver, UBC is a research-intensive university and has an economic impact of $4 billion to the provincial economy.
Division of Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics
The University of British Columbia (UBC) and BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Regular Part Time – (0.70 FTE)
The UBC Department of Pediatrics and BCCH are seeking a Pediatric Endocrinologist.
BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) is the only dedicated pediatric tertiary care centre for the province of British Columbia in Canada serving a population of approximately 4 million people. The Department of Pediatrics within the University of British Columbia (UBC) resides within BCCH.
The Division of Endocrinology at BCCH includes 6 physicians and a team of dedicated clinical nurse specialists, dietitians and social workers. The vision of the Division is: ‘Empowered patients, exemplary team, ever-evolving care, and excellence in education and research.’ The Division aims to maintain its status of academic excellence through ongoing clinical and basic science research, and the education of future health care providers through a successful Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons accredited fellowship training program.
The Division of Endocrinology is comprised of 3 key clinical programs:
The Diabetes Program serves children and youth <19 years of age diagnosed with all forms of diabetes. Care is provided at diagnosis in the Diabetes Day Program, throughout childhood and adolescence in the Diabetes Outpatient Clinic until transition to adult services. Care is also provided closer to home via outreach (Abbotsford, Prince George, Yukon), and telehealth clinics.
The Endocrinology Program serves as a consultation service to children and youth <19 years of age who have possible or confirmed endocrine diagnoses. The program includes outreach clinics that were established in the last 10 years in Prince George, Abbotsford, and Kelowna with the goal of minimizing patient/family travel and to support care closer to home.
The Gender Program, one of the busiest in North America, serves transgender and gender-nonconforming youth <19 years from across BC who are seeking information and treatment regarding pubertal blockade and gender-affirming hormone therapy. The team (Endocrinologist, Endocrine Nurse Clinician and Social Worker) work in partnership with BCCH and community mental health professionals as well as Trans Care BC as a ‘clinic without walls’ that delivers endocrine care to this population.
The successful applicant must be eligible to obtain a specialist’s license to practice medicine in British Columbia as well as Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in Pediatrics and Fellowship training in Endocrinology (or equivalents). Specialized training in gender dysphoria is required. A Master’s Degree or equivalent post-graduate training is considered an asset. The proposed position will have a clinical component that includes outpatient clinics in the gender program, endocrinology and diabetes, as well as in-patient service and call. The successful applicant will participate in educational activities within the Division including academic rounds and fellow/resident teaching. They will have opportunities to contribute to the organization of the regional/outreach clinics in gender care throughout British Columbia, in collaboration with British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital and Trans Care BC. They will be encouraged to participate in academic endeavors (i.e. research and/or quality improvement projects) that align with the divisional vision and priorities.
UBC Clinical faculty rank and salary will be commensurate upon your personal experience and qualifications.
The anticipated start date for the position is January 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Interested Individuals should and submit their most current Curriculum Vitae; covering letter and 3 letters of reference to:
Search Committee Co-Chairs,
Dr. Caron Strahlendorf, Deputy Department Head,
Head Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant
And Dr Dzung Vo, Head, Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine
BCCH and UBC hire on the basis of merit and are committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.