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. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also provides a large 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 (BCCHR) and in partnership with the University of British Columbia. The new Teck Acute Care Centre that opened in late 2017 is the heart of the BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital’s flagship for the transformation of child health in BC.
The new Teck Acute Care Centre is an integral part of British Columbia’s health-care system, providing exceptional specialized care for the most seriously ill children and complex obstetrical patients in BC. Designed with patients, their families and care teams in mind, the redevelopment project’s vision is for a campus of patient-centered care that operates in an environment of quality, excellence and innovation. At approximately 640,000 square feet the Teck Acute Care Centre features 231 state of the art single-patient/family rooms with modern integrated technology and equipment to support the delivery of patient-centred care.
BCCH 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. With campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna, UBC is a research-intensive university and has an economic impact of $4 billion to the provincial economy. The UBC Faculty of Medicine also has academic campuses in Victoria and Prince George that enable an educational and research mandate that is truly distributed across the province.
Division of General Pediatric Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
University of British Columbia
BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia
Head, Division of General Pediatrics
The University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital are seeking a visionary Division Head to provide clinical and academic leadership of the Division of General Pediatric Medicine. It is an exciting time for this division that is currently undergoing a significant transformation to enhance its clinical care and academic mandates to better serve the acute and chronic complex patient populations being cared for at the only children’s hospital in the province. There is a growing academic focus of excellence on Quality Improvement. The division is currently comprised of (9.0 FTE) both full-time and part-time hospital based pediatricians as well as 60 Clinical Faculty Members within the community.
Clinical services provided by the division include inpatient clinical teaching units and a general pediatric medicine consultation service, hospital-based ambulatory services within both general pediatric clinics and multidisciplinary clinics (e.g. Cleft Lip and Palate and Spinal Cord Clinic), palliative care (in affiliation with Canuck Place Children’s Hospice), a social pediatrics initiative, and child protection services. The Division provides leadership across the province in support of care coordination and best practice through Child Health BC, a provincial network supporting prevention and clinical care for children and youth. The Division has a key educational role within the provincial distributed medical program with 288 entry level medical students and 15 core pediatric residents matriculating per year. In addition to the Pediatric Residency Program, UBC Department of Pediatrics has Royal College of Canada-accredited training programs in 16 pediatric medical subspecialties.
As the successful candidate for the Division Head position you will have demonstrated both a commitment to academic and clinical excellence in General Pediatric Medicine over several years and the leadership and management skills that are necessary to ensure high quality clinical service and academic productivity. You will have passed or be eligible for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada examinations in pediatrics or comparable qualifications, and will have completed a recognized training program in General Pediatrics. The successful candidate will be appointed as a Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor in Pediatrics, commensurate with qualifications and experience as set forth by the guidelines for Pediatric Clinical Faculty Appointment at UBC Faculty of Medicine.
Qualified candidates should quote the Competition #GENDH-1.0-10 and send their CV and the name, title, rank and contact information of 4 referees (who will not be contacted unless permission is granted by the candidate) to:
Allison Eddy, MD, FRCPC
Professor and Head
Department Pediatrics, UBC Faculty of Medicine
Chief, Pediatric Medicine BC Children’s & BC Women’s Hospital
Provincial Health Services Authority
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preferred start date is as soon as possible.
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.