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Associate Physician, Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU), BC Children's Hospital

British Columbia Children’s Hospital (BCCH) cares for the most acutely ill or injured children and youth.   BCCH also provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and operates a wide number of specialized health programs provided through a number of health services provider groups. As the main pediatrics clinical training site for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), BCCH is the leading acute care teaching facility in the province, and conducts research to advance health and knowledge through the BC Children’s Research Institute, and collaborations with other institutions.

BCCH is a program 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: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.


The Division of General Pediatrics at BCCH has a successful history of family-centered care, leadership in education, and a growing quality improvement program. We provide individualized career development through personalized mentoring and opportunities for additional skill development in quality improvement, education, leadership and research. The General Pediatrics Complex Care Program provides high-quality, specialized services to children with medical complexity on an inpatient and outpatient basis.









BC Children’s Hospital & the University of British Columbia, Department of Pediatrics are seeking an Associate Physician to provide clinical and academic services.


This position is for coverage of Inpatient Pediatrics, which would include covering Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU), as well other clinical areas including consultation services to surgical and non-surgical patients, and service on surge units (blue team) and managing in hospital pediatric patients in a tertiary care centre setting. This includes all aspects of care including admission, procedures, daily rounding etc. In addition to a demonstration of a strong commitment to academic hospital-based General Pediatrics, applicants will also have a level of education, training, and experience as required to be registered by the College of Physician & Surgeons of British Columbia in the Associate Physician class.


Applicants come with the ability to perform within the scope of Associate Physician duties and responsibilities. Applicants are able to interact, and adapt effectively with other professionals in complex, dynamic situations. Ability to communicate and collaborate with families about health findings, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and follow up. Applicants bring demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and build relationships with other health professionals and disciplines using a variety of communication strategies. Applicants bring excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team and the ability to document in accordance with CPSBC and organizational standards, policies, and guidelines. Applicants demonstrate the ability to perform assessments and to perform investigations.


You will receive an appropriate appointment at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine. 


Priority will be given to those who have demonstrated a commitment to hospital based practice and skills outlined above. PALS or the equivalent certification is an expectation.


Start date is as soon as possible.


Applications will be accepted until the position(s) are filled. Interested individuals should submit their most current CV, cover letter and names of three references to:


Dr. Mumtaz Virji
Division of General Pediatrics
Clinical Associate Professor
BC Children’s Hospital


PHSA, UBC and BCCH are 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.