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. BCCH also provides a large 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 (BCCHR) and in partnership with the University of British Columbia. The new Teck Acute Care Centre that opened in November 2017 is the heart of the BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital’s flagship for the transformation of child health in BC.
The new Teck Acute Care Centre is an integral part of British Columbia’s health-care system, providing exceptional specialized care for the most seriously ill children and complex obstetrical patients in BC. Designed with patients, their families and care teams in mind, the redevelopment project’s vision is for a campus of patient-centered care that operates in an environment of quality, excellence and innovation. At approximately 640,000 square feet the Teck Acute Care Centre features 231 state of the art single-patient/family rooms with modern integrated technology and equipment to support the delivery of patient-centred care.
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. With campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna, UBC is a research-intensive university and has an economic impact of $4 billion to the provincial economy. The UBC Faculty of Medicine also has academic campuses in Victoria and Prince George that enable an educational and research mandate that is truly distributed across the province.
Division of Dermatology
Department of Pediatrics
University of British Columbia
BC Children’s Hospital
Regular Full-Time (commitment can be negotiated between 0.5 up to 1.0 FTE)
The University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital are seeking a pediatric dermatologist who is interested in a clinical academic career supporting the needs of children and youth with complex dermatological conditions. This is a clinical faculty position with the successful applicant expected to provide provincial leadership in clinical care, to be active in the education programs of the department and to support and contribute to clinical research and quality improvement. The position is expected to be approximately 85% clinical care and 15% teaching/research/administrative time. The successful candidate will work in the outpatient clinics at BCCH and will be expected to join the call rotations for both day and night/weekend call. It is an exciting time for the division as it is currently undergoing a significant transformation to enhance its clinical care and academic mandates to better serve the patient populations being cared for at the only children’s hospital in the province.
Patient care in pediatric dermatology is active, as the Division has more than 7,000 patient visits per year. The inpatient service consists mostly of consultations, with a small number of admissions, which are coordinated through the general paediatrics Central Teaching Unit (CTU), on an annual basis. Approximately 85 consultations for inpatients, who are not able to attend appointments in clinic, are provided annually. As a province-wide resource, the Division provides daily telephone, email, and store-and-forward teledermatology consultations to other hospitals and physicians throughout the province.
The Division offers phototherapy treatment for patients with psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo and severe atopic dermatitis. Patients with Vascular Anomalies are followed in the clinic and at the multidisciplinary Vascular Anomalies clinic. Particular interest in Vascular Anomalies is not required but would be desired.
You will have obtained a Fellowship in Dermatology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (FRCPC) or equivalent. Subspecialty training in Pediatric Dermatology is desirable. Candidates with a Fellowship in Pediatrics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons or equivalent may be considered if they also have completed subspecialty training in Pediatric Dermatology. Applicants must be eligible for a specialist license, as determined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.
The successful candidate will be appointed in the Department of Pediatrics, commensurate with qualifications and experience as set forth by the guidelines for Pediatric Clinical Faculty Appointments at UBC Faculty of Medicine.
Qualified candidates should quote the Competition #DERM-1.0-01 and send their CV and the name, title, rank and contact information of 4 referees (who will not be contacted unless permission is granted by the candidate) to:
Allison Eddy, MD, FRCPC
Professor and Head
Department Pediatrics, UBC Faculty of Medicine
Chief, Pediatric Medicine BC Children’s & BC Women’s Hospital
Provincial Health Services Authority
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preferred start Date: June 1, 2018
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.