Specialty Pediatrics

Subspecialty Division/Department Head

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BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) is an academic health science center dedicated to the care of children, youth and their families and is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at The University of British Columbia (UBC). In 2023, it was ranked fifth in the World’s Best Specialized Hospitals. BCCH is a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across British Columbia. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

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 BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) is a partnership of UBC and PHSA whose programs include BC Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. The BCCHR is dedicated to high quality research spanning a wide range of concerns relevant to children’s and family health.

Head, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
BC Children’s Hospital & University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia,

The University of British Columbia & BC Children’s Hospital are seeking a Division Head to provide leadership to the clinical and academic services to the Division of Pediatric Cardiology.

As a provincial resource, the staff in the Division see the most critically ill patients and there is opportunity to support excellence in the delivery of care to children across the province of British Columbia. The Division consists of eight full-time members, and has 3 regional partners and is a full service pediatric cardiology program, including fetal diagnostic cardiology, catheterization and electrophysiology.

The Division of Cardiology is the only program providing full pediatric cardiology service in British Columbia, including heart surgery, transplantation, catheterization and electrophysiology. The clinic has over 5000 patient visits per year, and sees an additional 2000 patients in distributed outreach clinics throughout the Province The program performs approximately 200 open-heart cases per year. In addition, the Division engages with healthcare learners from multiple disciplines, and provides an outstanding environment for clinical research and teaching.

The Division has a Royal College accredited Pediatric Cardiology Residency and fellowship programs. Trainees from across Canada and the world pursue residency and fellowships with a strong clinical foundation and the opportunity for clinical translational research.

As the successful candidate for the Division Head position, you will have demonstrated a commitment to academic and clinical excellence in pediatric cardiology and the leadership and management skills to ensure high quality clinical service and foster excellent academic productivity. Moreover, the successful
candidate should demonstrate the leadership and management skills necessary to support an inclusive vision for cardiac medicine, including high quality clinical service, and to support growth and career development of all its members.

Within this responsibility, the successful candidate will work actively to encourage a culture of teamwork, provide conflict resolution, and navigation of a complex and diverse workforce while promoting collaboration within the Division and will promote patient safety in a family centered environment.

The successful candidate will support the growing spectrum of specialized clinical services and in collaboration with the Provincial Health Services Authority, will plan these services for children and youth in BC. Other important roles will be mentorship of our diverse faculty and trainees and collaboration with allied health and nursing partners, and scientists.

You will have passed or be eligible for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada examinations in pediatrics or comparable qualifications, and will have completed a recognized training program in cardiology. You must be eligible to obtain a specialist’s license to practice in British Columbia. You will be recommended for an academic appointment to the Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia at the rank of Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualified candidates should send their CV and the name, title and contact information of 4 referees. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been found.

BC Children’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia are committed to employment equity and hire on the basis of merit. 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. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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