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 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 (BCHRI) and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.
BCCH is an agency 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.
The Children’s Hospital Emergency Physicians Associates (CHEPA)
is a formal democratic group of Pediatric Emergency Physicians that provides clinical service to the Emergency Department of BCCH, and is dedicated to excellence in clinical care, research and education. A fully equipped state-of-the-art simulation center within the hospital and the UBC Centre for Health Educational Scholarship (CHES) present opportunities for growth and development of faculty interested in educational research, while the CFRI supports opportunities for the clinician scholar.
Pediatric Emergency & Point of Care Ultrasound Director
Regular Full Time Position
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
University of British Columbia
BC Children’s Hospital Emergency Physicians Associates
British Columbia Children’s Hospital (BCCH) cares for the most acutely ill or injured children and youth.
BCCH also provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and operates a wide number of specialized health programs provided through a number of health services provider groups. As the main pediatrics clinical training site for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), BCCH is the leading acute care teaching facility in the province, and conducts research to advance health and knowledge through the BCCHRI, and collaborations with other institutions.
The Children’s Hospital Emergency Physicians Associates (CHEPA) is a formal democratic group of Pediatric Emergency Physicians that provides clinical service to the Emergency Department of BCCH, and is dedicated to excellence in clinical care, research and education. A fully equipped state-of-the-art simulation center within the hospital and the UBC Centre for Health Educational Scholarship (CHES) present opportunities for growth and development of faculty interested in educational research, while the CFRI supports opportunities for the clinician scholar.
As a pediatric emergency physician you are interested in a clinical and academic career to provide excellence in meeting the acute medical care needs of children and youth. The successful applicant is expected to help provide provincial leadership in pediatric emergency medicine, to participate in the undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing medical education programs of the Division of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics, and the Department of Emergency Medicine at UBC, to contribute to ongoing quality improvement and quality assurance initiatives, and to support clinical and health services research.
As a POCUS lead, you will have completed an accredited subspecialty fellowship in pediatric point of care ultrasound and have interest in leading the development of a POCUS program at BCCH. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to train and certify our staff and fellows as well as establish a quality assurance and improvement program for the timely review of scans. Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills are required to engage and explore programmatic opportunities between the ED and Pediatric Critical Care and Radiology. The future direction and opportunities with regard to the POCUS program you will help build are and feedback to learners and staff. Opportunities to work with and train Pediatric Critical Care Staff and liaise with the Division of Pediatric Radiology will exist. Clinical opportunities in the pediatric ED between 0.5 and 0.8 FTE are available and will be supplemented by protected time for educational and quality initiatives.
Applicants must have completed a subspecialty residency-training program in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), CCFP-EM or equivalent and have completed an accredited Pediatric Point of Care Ultrasound training program. Applicants must eligible for a sub-specialist license, as determined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.
UBC Clinical Faculty Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Start date for this position is as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Qualified candidates should send their cover letter noting the specific vacancy, CV and the name, title and contact information for four referees to:
Garth Meckler, MD, MSHS
Division Head, Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
BC Children’s Hospital, ACB K4-226
4480 Oak St., Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4
BCCH and the UBC Department of Pediatrics hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified persons to apply. Canadian law requires that qualified Canadians and permanent residents will be given preference.