Division of Neonatology
Department of Pediatrics
University of British Columbia
BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC Canada
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BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia (BC) devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds and the Neonatal Program is the hub of the provincial quaternary care system. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with about 7,200 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in BC’s Lower Mainland region and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre, BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research through the BC Women’s Research Institute and education in partnership with the University of British Columbia (UBC) as well as professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.
BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth and pediatric patients with chronic medical disorders, and provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC. BCCH offers a wide range of health services and 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, in partnership with the UBC. The pediatric residency program and 16 pediatric subspecialty training programs are accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
BCCH and BCWH are programs 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: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.
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.
The Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, The University of British Columbia (UBC) together with Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia (C&W), invites applicants for the position of Neonatologist.
Housed in the newly opened Teck Acute Care Centre, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at C&W is one of the largest and busiest in Canada with 70 single family rooms. It is the quaternary referral centre for BC. It is an international leader in Health Care, Education and Research with a strong track record in health policy.
The NICU is supported by a full complement of pediatric subspecialties, including Pediatric Surgery and ECMO. The Division is an international leader in clinical care, education and research with a strong track record in Nutrition, Neonatal follow up, Neonatal Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Neurosciences, ethics, simulation, functional echocardiography, pain and basic science. The Division is committed to continuous quality improvement and the establishment of innovative models of neonatal care to improve patient safety, health outcomes and patient/family experience. The Division has a fully accredited Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada fellowship training program.
This position is suited to a physician interested in building an academic track record while working in a busy NICU as a clinician. The successful candidate will have qualifications indicating a solid level of clinical experience and scientific training to carry out scholarly and/or research activities under close mentorship.
For this position, applicant should have undergone advanced training in neonatal hemodynamics, with experience in targeted neonatal echocardiography (TnECHO). The appointee will provide neonatal hemodynamic consultation service, contribute to undergraduate/postgraduate teaching, conduct research and assist in administrative duties in the TnECHO program.
BC Women’s Neonatal Division is committed to becoming a centre of excellence in Canada for TnECHO training and research. The program, in partnership with the Division of Cardiology, aims to train our next generation of neonatologists with in-depth understanding of neonatal hemodynamics, and become future leaders in clinical care, teaching and research. The successful applicant should be in alignment with the above goals and would be expected to join the current program members as active and productive participants in local, national and international hemodynamnic academic collaborations.
The successful candidate will be a physician who is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Pediatrics and Neonatology, and be eligible for a specialist’s licensure via the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.
The successful candidate will be offered a position in the Division of Neonatology at Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia and will be recommended for a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, UBC. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Anticipated start date: ASAP
Applications accepted until the position is filled.
Qualified candidates should send their CV and the name, title, rank and contact information of 3 referees to:
Dr. Horacio Osiovich
Division Head of Neonatology
Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of BC
4480 Oak Street Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4
Phone: (604) 875-2135
PHSA, BCCH and BCW are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. 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.