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 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 Medicine Physician/General Pediatricians
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
University of British Columbia
BC Children’s Hospital Emergency Physicians Associates
As a locum Pediatric Emergency physician/general pediatrician you will have the opportunity to care for pediatric patients with complex medical needs with the support of robust inpatient medical, surgical, and critical care services, as well as participate in bedside teaching of undergraduate and graduate students.
CHEPA is anticipating the need for at least one and potentially additional locum physicians:
- Minimum 6-month full time (0.8 FTE = 12 shifts / month, 7-8.5 hours per shift) PEM Physician/General Pediatrician with an equitable distribution of day, evening, overnight, and weekend coverage.
- Additional PEM Physician/General Pediatrician locum opportunities may be available ranging from 0.4-0.8 FTE
Applicants must have completed a subspecialty residency-training program in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine or General Pediatrics, accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), or hold CCFP-EM certification. Those without subspecialty residency training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine must be eligible or certified in Pediatrics by the Royal College. Applicants must be eligible for a specialist license, as determined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.
Start date for these position(s) is ASAP. Applications will be accepted until the position(s) are 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
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.