Pediatric Critical Care Specialist
Department of Pediatrics
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH)
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Locum Full Time (1.0 FTE)
One Year Term
Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA effective October 26, 2021.
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 a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages, and evaluates selected 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 Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a mixed surgical/medical unit that includes an active cardiac program, including ECMO, and neuroscience intensive care. There are over 1200 admissions annually. The PICU is a brand new state-of-the-art 28-bed unit located within the Teck Acute Care Centre (opened in October 2017). As a leader in the field and a member of the dedicated team of critical care specialists, under the guidance of the Division Head your prime responsibility will be direct clinical patient care of critically ill children in the PICU. Consultations on children in the Emergency Department and inpatient modules, advice to physicians in the community, support of families and coordination of transport of critically ill children are important and essential components of the position.
Within this responsibility, the successful candidate will work actively to encourage a culture of teamwork, collaboration, and respect within the entire healthcare team. In this role as a critical care specialist, you will actively work to promote patient safety including participating in the Divisional Patient Safety Quality & Improvement Programs. BCCH hosts the longest-standing PICU fellowship program in Canada and has a proud tradition of training future Pediatric Intensivists. In addition, you will mentor and teach students and resident staff in the ICU. You will also be expected to promote collaborative research in Pediatric Intensive Care.
In addition to base specialty training in pediatrics, anesthesia or surgery, successful applicants will have completed training in an accredited pediatric critical care specialty-training program. The experience you possess in managing critically ill children will ensure your success in this rewarding role. Applicants are also expected to have PALS and ATLS, or equivalent, certifications. Candidates must be eligible for licensure in British Columbia as well as eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
The anticipated start date is January 2022.
Qualified candidates should send their CV and the name, title and contact information of 4 referees to:
Dr. Peter Skippen
Division Head and Medical Director PICU, BC Children’s Hospital
Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.
PHSA, BCCH and UBC is 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.