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Clinical Associate

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.


Locum Physician Clinical Associate - Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)


Pedicatric Special Needs Unit and Home Tracheostomy & Ventilation Program


BC Children’s Hospital


Vancouver, BC, Canada


Temporary Full Time Position (one year term)CRICA-1.0-05


Reporting to the Medical Director and Division Head of the Pediatric Critical Care Unit, this position will empower you to use your clinical experience to provide exemplary medical care to children in the Pediatric Special Needs Unit of the PICU and the Home Tracheostomy and Ventilation Program. You will become a key member of our multidisciplinary team, which provides support to children with diverse medical and surgical conditions and require long term airway and or ventilation support, both within the Hospital and in the Ambulatory setting. Within this responsibility, the successful candidate will work actively to encourage a culture of teamwork, and collaboration with all members of the health care team. A respectful workplace policy is in effect across the agency.


This mandate will further require you to participate in quality assurance and quality improvement administrative activities. In addition, you may be required to mentor and teach students, resident staff and other health care professionals in the Special Needs Unit and Home Tracheostomy and Ventilation Program.


The ideal candidate for this position will display achievement of a medical degree from an approved LCME school, along with current licensure to practice in British Columbia and CMPA coverage. You should also possess at least two months of Pediatric ICU experience. FRCPC certification in Pediatrics and further subspecialty training in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Anesthesia, Pediatrics Emergency Medicine or Pediatric Chronic Care are considered assets that will lead to your success in this role.


Qualified candidates should quote Competition #CRICA-1.0-05 and send their CV and the name, title, rank and contact information of 4 referees to Dr. David Wensley, MD, FRPC, Head, Division of Critical Care by email: dwensley@cw.bc.ca.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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.

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Location Information

Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada