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Medical Lead, High Risk Obstetrics - BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre

Medical Lead, High Risk Obstetrics
Regular Part-Time (0.30 FTE – 1.5 days a week)
High Risk Obstetrics Program
BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre
Vancouver, BC


BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre (BCW) is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education.


BCW is a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. You will be part of a network of more than 2,700 specialized physicians who impact patient care daily, within the largest network of tertiary services in B.C. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.


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Reporting to the Senior Medical Director, Maternal Newborn Program, this position assumes medical leadership for the High Risk Obstetrics Program at BC Women’s Hospital. This includes the Urgent Care Centre, the High Risk Labour + Delivery Unit, and the High Acuity Unit. You will apply current research evidence and best practice standards to provide program guidance and development. This role requires an innovator to assume accountability for quality of care in accordance with established policies and philosophies. This role also includes leadership and interactions at a regional and provincial level as well as opportunities for research and education initiatives.


You are committed to your clinical practice and strive to provide the highest level of care possible to women. A strong communicator and facilitator, you have an enthusiasm for teaching and research. You lead by example by providing support and developing strong working relationships through interprofessional collaboration.


In this role, you will apply your knowledge and experience to monitor all operations and lead continuous quality improvement for your clinical service area while remaining a practicing physician. You will participate in collaborative development of clinical practice standards.


You are someone who wants to make a difference and who has the ability to influence the development of long term directions, priorities and strategic options.


Along with specialty training in Obstetrics & Gynecology, you are registered with, or eligible for registration with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. 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. Become one of our recognized clinical leaders and excel in this rewarding clinical and innovative role.


For further details regarding this position you may contact:


Dr. Janet Lyons

Interim Senior Medical Director, Maternal Newborn Program   


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


Kevin P.W. Wang

Advisor, Talent Acquisition – Physician and Scientific Recruitment

Provincial Health Services Authority



Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


PHSA is 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.