Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology
BC Children’s Hospital
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.
BCCH is a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. You will be part of a network of more than 2,700 specialized physicians who impact patient care daily, within the largest network of tertiary services in B.C. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.
Learn more about PHSA and our programs: www.jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
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.
British Columbia Children’s Hospital (BCCH) and the University of British
Columbia (UBC) are seeking a general Pediatric Ophthalmologist to join the
Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology. The department currently includes two full-time and two part-time site-based faculty members.
The preferred candidate will have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Ophthalmology (FRCSC) or equivalent, completion of a minimum of one year of sub-specialty training in pediatric ophthalmology, and have expertise in the treatment of pediatric and adult strabismus. Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in pediatric cataract and glaucoma surgery. Applicants must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. The successful candidate will be granted a teaching position with the UBC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and will also provide care within the Fraser
An academic interest, supported by advanced training in clinical research, surgical education or quality improvement is desirable. There is an expectation of commitment to teaching undergraduate students, residents, fellows and orthoptic students. Clinical duties at BC Children’s Hospital will include care of inpatients, outpatients, ophthalmic surgery and participation in an on-call schedule. In addition, there will be an opportunity for participation in a health region based adult strabismus program.
Remuneration will be based on fee for service, through billings submitted to the Medical Services Plan of British Columbia, plus payment for on call availability.
Applications, accompanied by a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and the name, title, rank and contact information of three referees should be directed to:
Erik D. Skarsgard, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FAAP
BC Children’s Hospital
K0-110 ACB- 4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4
This position will remain open until filled.
BC Children’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia are committed to employment equity and hire on the basis of merit. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.