BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.
BCW is an agency 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: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
Medical Lead – High Risk Obstetrics
Regular Part Time
Reporting to the Senior Medical Director, Maternal Newborn Program, this position assumes medical leadership for the High Risk Obstetrics Program at BC Women’s Hospital. This includes the Urgent Care Centre, the High Risk Labour + Delivery Unit, and the Induction Committee. You will apply current research evidence and best practice standards to provide program guidance and development. This role requires an innovator to assume accountability for quality of care in accordance with established policies and philosophies. This role also includes leadership and interactions at a regional and provincial level as well as opportunities for research and education initiatives. This part-time position is for a minimum of 0.2 FTE or 1 day a week.
You are committed to your clinical practice and strive to provide the highest level of care possible to women. A strong communicator and facilitator, you have an enthusiasm for teaching and research. You lead by example by providing support and developing strong working relationships through interprofessional collaboration.
In this role, you will apply your knowledge and experience to monitor all operations and lead continuous quality improvement for your clinical service area while remaining a practicing physician. You will participate in collaborative development of clinical practice standards.
You are someone who wants to make a difference and who has the ability to influence the development of long term directions, priorities and strategic options.
Along with specialty training in Obstetrics & Gynecology, you are registered with, or eligible for registration with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. Leadership and/or administrative experience would be highly beneficial. The ideal candidate will have or be eligible for a faculty appointment at the University of British Columbia. Become one of our recognized clinical leaders and excel in this rewarding clinical and innovative role.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. Review of applications will begin as soon as received. The start date of this position is anticipated to be June 1, 2017.
For further details regarding this position you may contact
Dr. Ellen Giesbrecht
Senior Medical Director, Maternal Newborn Program
Expressions of interest, applications and nominations should be submitted in confidence to:
Advisor Physician Recruitment
Discover more about BC Women’s and all we have to offer by visiting us at www.bcwomens.ca
BCW is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.