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Associate Physician, Neonatology - UBC - BC Children's Hospital

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia (BC) devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds and the Neonatal Program is the hub of the provincial quaternary care system. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with about 7,200 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in BC’s Lower Mainland region and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre, BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research through the BC Women’s Research Institute and education in partnership with the University of British Columbia (UBC) as well as professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth and pediatric patients with chronic medical disorders, and provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC. BCCH offers a wide range of health services and 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, in partnership with the UBC. The pediatric residency program and 16 pediatric subspecialty training programs are accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


BCCH and BCWH are agencies 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 University of British Columbia (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.








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


As a leader in the field and a member of the dedicated team of neonatologists, under the guidance of the Division Head your prime responsibility will be direct clinical patient care of critically ill children in the NICU including making regular rounds with neonatologists, fellows, residents, nurse practitioners and other health care providers in the NICU. Communicating with families, consultant physicians and family physicians concerning patient management plans and managing the day-to-day care of patients, including writing medical orders on charts and consultations other services and responding to emergencies in hospital, in consultation with attending staff.


Within this responsibility, the successful candidate will work actively to encourage a culture of teamwork, collaboration, and respect within the entire healthcare team. In this role as Neonatal, Associate Physician, you will actively work to promote patient safety including participating in the Divisional Patient Safety Quality & Improvement Programs.


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.


To be eligible, you will have a Medical degree from a school listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools. Minimum of two (2) years of accredited postgraduate training in Neonatology, verified by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC). Must be eligible for registration with the CPSBC in the Associate Physician class. Have Canadian Citizenship, be a permanent resident or be legally able to live and work in British Columbia. You will have certification in Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and Acute Care of at Risk Neonate (ACoRN) or equivalent certification would be an asset.


Your salary is based upon your experience and in accordance with the PHSA compensation framework.


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


Dr. Pascal Lavoie

Interim Head Division of Neonatology

Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of BC



 Start date is as soon as possible.


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.