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Head, Division of Developmental Pediatrics - UBC/ BC Children's Hospital

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 provides a large number of 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 (BCCHRI) in partnership with the University of British Columbia. The Teck Acute Care Centre that opened in October 2017 is the heart of the BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital’s for the transformation of child health in BC. In the summer of 2020 SHHC relocated to the BCCH campus into renovated space with state of the art single-patient/family rooms with integrated technology and equipment to support the delivery of patient-centred care. Designed with patients, their families and care teams the vision is for a campus of patient-centered care that operates in an environment of quality, excellence, and innovation. 


Sunny Hill Health Centre at BC Children’s 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: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose


The University of British Columbia (UBC) is Canada’s third largest university and consistently ranks among the 40 best universities in the world. UBC is a research-intensive university and has an economic impact of $4 billion to the provincial economy. The UBC Faculty of Medicine has academic campuses in Victoria, Kelowna and Prince George that enable an educational and research mandate that is truly distributed across the province.


Head, Division of Developmental Pediatrics

Regular Full-Time


Division of Developmental Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

University of British Columbia
BC Children’s Hospital

Vancouver, British Columbia


The University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital are seeking a visionary Division Head to provide clinical and academic leadership of the Division of Developmental Pediatrics. There is the option to combine this position with the Child Development and Rehabilitation Senior Medical Director role, depending upon the skills and preference of the successful candidate. It is an exciting time for this division that has undergone a significant transformation to enhance its clinical care to better serve the acute and chronic patient populations being cared for at the only children’s hospital and pediatric rehabilitation in the province. There is a growing academic focus of excellence in Quality Improvement. The division is currently comprised of both full-time and part-time (9.50 FTE) developmental pediatricians and (1.0 FTE) pediatricians.


The Division, currently situated at SHHC at BCCH promotes excellence in clinical practice, education, and research in child development and rehabilitation. Its mission is to develop, share and utilize new knowledge that will enhance the health of children with developmental conditions and their families.


Multidisciplinary clinics/programs include in-patient and outpatient Acute Rehabilitation, Neuromotor Program including sensory (hearing and vision impairment) and Developmental and Behavioural Conditions (including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and Intellectual Disorders). The Division provides leadership across the province to support best clinical practices through Provincial Diagnostic programs and Child Health BC, a provincial network supporting prevention and clinical care for children and youth. Our work includes outreach clinics and telemedicine services.


As the successful candidate for the Division Head position, you will have demonstrated both a commitment to academic and clinical excellence in Developmental Pediatrics over several years and the leadership and management skills that are necessary to ensure high quality clinical service and academic productivity. Within this responsibility, the successful candidate will work actively to encourage a culture of teamwork and collaboration within the Division and will promote patient safety in a family centered environment.


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 Developmental Pediatrics. The successful candidate will be appointed as a Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor in Pediatrics, commensurate with qualifications and experience as set forth by the guidelines for Pediatric Clinical Faculty Appointment at UBC Faculty of Medicine. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Qualified candidates should send their CV and the name, title, rank and contact information of 4 referees (who will not be contacted unless permission is granted by the candidate) to the Search Committee Chair:


Dr. David Cabral,

Search Committee Chair

Clinical Professor, Head Division of Pediatric Rheumatology



Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2022. Preferred start Date: Summer of 2022

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.