Physician Clinical Associate
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
BC Children’s Hospital
Temporary Full-Time 0.7FTE
Term: 1 year
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 and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.
BCCH is a program a part 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.
Reporting to the Medical Director and Division Head of the Pediatric Critical Care Unit, this position will enable you to use your relevant clinical experience in providing exemplary medical care to children in PICU. You will be a key member of our multidisciplinary team, providing advanced support (including Extra-Corporeal Life Support) to critically ill children with diverse medical and surgical conditions including congenital heart disease and organ transplant. You will also assist in the inter-hospital transfer of patients in collaboration with our provincial system. The successful candidate will work actively to encourage a culture of teamwork and collaboration within the critical care team. A respectful workplace policy is in effect across the agency. In addition, you may be required to mentor and teach students, resident staff and other health care professionals in the Intensive Care Unit.
The ideal candidate for this position will hold a medical degree from an approved LCME school, along with current licensure to practice in British Columbia with at least three months of Pediatric ICU experience. Further subspecialty training or certification in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Anesthesia or Pediatric Emergency Medicine are considered assets.
Qualified candidates should send their CV and the name, title and contact information of 4 referees to:
Dr. Iain Johnstone
Head, Division of Critical Care
BC Children’s Hospital
Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.
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.