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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 Child and Family 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 selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.


Pediatric Critical Care Specialist

Department of Pediatrics

BC Children’s Hospital

4800 Oak Street

Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4


Fee For Service

Full-Time Locum Position

Competition #CRIF-1.0-06


The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), a mixed surgical/medical unit that includes an active cardiac surgical program.  As a member of the dedicated team of critical care specialists, you will provide expert clinical care and supervision.  Under the guidance of the Division Head and as a leader in the field, your prime responsibility will be direct patient clinical care of all critically ill children, with a special focus on perioperative care of children with cardiac disease.  This extends to providing advice to physicians in the community, as well as to the families of critically ill children.


Within this responsibility, the successful candidate will work actively to encourage a culture of teamwork, collaboration, and respect within the entire critical care and cardiac science healthcare team.  In addition, you will mentor and teach students and resident staff in the Intensive Care Unit.  You will also be expected to promote collaborative and multicentre research in pediatric intensive care.  The coordination of transport of the critically ill child is also a critical component of the position.  In this role, you will actively work to promote patient safety including participating in the Divisional Patient Safety Quality & Improvement Programs and maintaining patient records according to accepted standards.


In addition to being an experienced pediatrician, anesthetist or cardiologist, successful applicants will have completed training in an accredited pediatric critical care specialty-training program, with further training within a pediatric cardiac critical care unit.  The demonstrated extensive experience you possess in managing both cardiac and non cardiac patient populations and ECMO, as well as your competency in Pediatric Transport, will ensure your success in this rewarding role.  Applicants also have PALS and ATLS certification.  Candidates must be eligible for licensure in British Columbia and certifiable with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


Qualified candidates should quote Competition #CRIF-1.0-06 send their CV and the name, title and contact information of 4 referees to:


Dr. David Wensley

Head Division of Critical Care

BC Children’s Hospital



Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.


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