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Medical Director, Neonatal Program - BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre

Medical Director, Neonatal Program

BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre

Regular Part-Time

Vancouver, British Columbia Canada


As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.


You are an innovative leader and practitioner in the field of medicine, with an exemplary reputation among your peers as an educator, facilitator, and advocate for excellence in medical care. You hold a strong desire to teach by example, engage in meaningful research projects, and lead planning for the future of health care delivery in British Columbia. You are committed to leading health programs with models of care that reflect patient-centred, culturally safe and trauma-informed care for all patients and their families, and that are equally supportive of your health care and medical teams.


BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is seeking a Medical Director to lead the Neonatal Program. This long-standing and exemplary program includes the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Mother-Baby Care, Neonatal Follow-up Program, and Division of Neonatology in the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Department of Pediatrics.


The Medical Director is accountable for provision of medical leadership, quality of medical care, clinical standards, clinical outcomes and utilization management to the Neonatal Program. The Medical Director will also contribute to regional and provincial aims with opportunities for research and knowledge translation initiatives. In a collaborative operational dyad leadership model, the Medical Director will partner with the Operations Leader to set and address program priorities in alignment with organizational objectives and mandates


In addition to overseeing program clinical operations and quality improvement, the Medical Director will also remain a practicing physician and participate in the interdisciplinary development of clinical practice standards as part of the organizational processes. Strong communication and facilitation skills are paramount, alongside an enthusiasm for the support of education and research. Leading by example, the Medical Director will support and model a safe, respectful and healthy workplace culture that upholds inter-professional collaboration and organizational values and commitments.


Along with specialty training in Neonatology, the candidate should be registered with, or eligible for registration with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia. Demonstrated research, leadership and/or administrative experience would be highly beneficial. The ideal candidate will have, or be eligible for, a faculty appointment at the University of British Columbia.


We invite you to become one of our recognized clinical leaders and excel in this rewarding leadership role that aims to drive the Neonatology Program progressively forward in response to the evolving needs of our patient populations.  


Expressions of interest, applications and nominations should be submitted in confidence to:


Kevin P.W. Wang

Advisor, Talent Acquisition – Physician and Scientific Recruitment



Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021. The start date of this position is anticipated to be on or after December 27, 2021.


BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia 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. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre, BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.


BCW is a program 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: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose


For more information about BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, please visit


PHSA and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre 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.