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Department Head and Medical Director

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 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.

Department Head and Medical Director
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, at BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospitals, is seeking a leader with excellent communication skills, who is able to work effectively and strategically in a complex system in order to improve outcomes and experiences for BC’s patients.


The Department provides laboratory and pathology diagnostic care to BC’s women, infants, and children, including those with the most acute and complex conditions, and includes provincial specialty laboratories such as prenatal screening, newborn screening, biochemical genetics, and inherited constitutional genetics and genomics. The Department works collaboratively within the PHSA to establish provincial standards and guidelines, leads pilot projects assessing clinical utility of emerging diagnostic and screening technologies, and contributes to and participates nationally and internationally to promote access to appropriate laboratory care and best practices within BC. Working with Medical and Operational Leadership, the Department Head & Medical Director is responsible for the overall management of the Department’s clinical and academic programs. The Department Head is responsible for the comprehensive delivery and management of medical programs, including quality, safety, professional practice, medical staff development and support, and ensuring that the operational components of the department appropriately  upport the medical programs. The Department Head establishes the framework and infrastructure for program delivery and planning, and allocates and manages medical resources including human and financial, anticipating future changes that will affect service delivery. The Department Head drives the planning and delivery of medical services aligned with the Hospital’s needs and the PHSA’s overall strategy, and with the Tiers of Service Framework for Pediatric/Perinatal Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.


As the successful candidate, you will have demonstrated both a commitment to clinical and academic excellence, and the leadership and management skills necessary to ensure high quality clinical service and academic productivity. You must be eligible for licensing with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.

As the successful candidate, you will be recommended for clinical faculty appointment to the University of British Columbia. Academic rank will be dependent on qualifications and will be recommended by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine.


To apply, submit your CV, cover letter, and the name, title, rank and contact information of four referees to:

Kevin P.W. Wang
Advisor, Talent Acquisition, Physician & Scientific Recruitment

Deadline for application is Tuesday September 3, 2019

For more information about the BC Children’s Hospital, please visit


BCCH is a part 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 researchintensive university and has an economic impact of $4 billion to the provincial economy.

Labor AgreementExcluded
Requisition #BCCH-2328598
Work Site
Job TypeRegular, Full-Time
Hours of Work
Work Days
Expiry Date06-Sep-2019

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