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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 Child and Family Research Institute 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: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.


Intra Operative Monitoring Specialist

Reference # 12047

Regular Full-Time

Salary Range $74,666 - $104,533

Vancouver, British Columbia


The Intra Operative Monitoring (IOM) Specialist is responsible for the monitoring of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system during neurosurgical and orthopedic procedures in concert with an existing monitoring team. The Specialist is directly accountable for clinical practice issues, monitoring personnel performance and ensuring that standards of practice are adhered to, monitored and up-dated through the development and implementation of clear guidelines and performance standards. Additional responsibilities include quality improvement and evaluation of service as well as teaching and research.


Example of Key Accountabilities


  • Carries out the intra-operative monitoring (IOM) of CNS function in patients undergoing surgery. Screens IOM requests as per safety, appropriateness, technical feasibility and scheduling conflicts and provides supervision to ensure proper and effective procedures by other neurophysiology personnel performing IOM.
  • Responsible for the long-term strategic development of the IOM Program, the development and implementation of IOM clinical goals, objectives, continuing education and practice guidelines.
  • Teaches and/or demonstrates IOM procedures and techniques to other neurophysiology personnel including technologists, doctors and students.
  • Develops, coordinates and implements IOM procedures and structures consistent with clinical demands and available resources; initiates and develops new IOM techniques and procedures as appropriate; ensures IOM protocols are up-to-date.
  • Responsible for resource planning and budget proposals and management for the IOM Program.
  • Leads internal and external fundraising for research funding and other resources.



Education & Experience


A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a PhD and five (5) years recent, related experience in a complex health care environment including direct patient-related multimodality IOM experience. Registration with the American Association of Neurophysiology or Certification in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring is preferred. Eligibility for a joint appointment with relevant academic institution.


Skills & Abilities


  • Demonstrated excellence as a practitioner/leader in Neurophysiology and leadership ability related to patient care and collaborative interdisciplinary practice.
  • Proven ability to work with a wide patient age range from infancy to adulthood.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, set and accomplish objectives and goals in a complex, fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated strong communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Proven ability and experience in public/professional presentations.
  • Comprehensive computer knowledge and advanced skills in use of word-processing, spreadsheets, graphic presentation and database software.

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