BC Children’s Hospital
Reporting to the Surgeon-in-Chief, the Pediatric Ophthalmologist is responsible for carrying out various clinical duties at BC Children’s Hospital, including care of inpatients and outpatients, ophthalmic surgery and participation in an “on-call” schedule. In addition, there will be an opportunity for participation in a health region-based adult strabismus program.
The successful candidate will also be granted a teaching position within the University of British Columbia (UBC) Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and will provide education to undergraduate students, residents, and fellows.
Remuneration will be on a fee for service basis, through billings submitted to the Medical Services Plan of British Columbia in addition to a stipend for on call activities.
The Ophthalmologist will join a distributed Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology at BC Children’s Hospital, which currently includes three (3) site-based faculty. The Department has one of the busiest outpatient clinics in the hospital, with over 13,000 patient visits per year. The Department has multiple programs, including Ophthalmology, Orthoptics, and the Electrophysiology Lab and also works in association with the Visual Impairment Program.
This position requires certification in Ophthalmology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC), a minimum of one year of subspecialty training in pediatric ophthalmology and expertise in the treatment of pediatric and adult strabismus. Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in pediatric cataract and glaucoma surgery. Applicants must be eligible for licensure with the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons. An academic interest supported by advanced training in clinical research, surgical education or quality improvement is desirable.
The successful candidate will also be committed to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities of settler colonialism on Indigenous Peoples and familiarity with addressing Indigenous-specific anti-racism, anti-racism and Indigenous Cultural Safety and foundational documents and legislative commitments (The Declaration Act, the Declaration Action Plan, TRC, IPS, Remembering Keegan, etc.).
Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, the names, ranks and contact information of three referees to:
Erik D. Skarsgard, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FAAP
BC Children’s Hospital
K0-110 ACB- 4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4
About BC Children’s Hospital
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 BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia (UBC).
BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
PHSA plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.
Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Government unanimous passing of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to meaningful and lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as we move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts PHSA must uphold legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents such as including Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study.