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Pediatric Emergency Physician(s) - BC Children's Hospital / UBC

BC 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 part 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

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 Hospital Research Institute (BCCHRI), and collaborations with other institutions. BCCH was recently accredited as the only Pediatric Trauma Center in British Columbia and serves as the site for definitive care of all major trauma in the province.



Pediatric Emergency Physician(s)
Regular Full Time/Part Time Position(s)
Clinical commitments are negotiable between 0.40 FTE to 0.80 FTE


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

The Children’s Hospital Emergency Physicians Associates (CHEPA) is a formal democratic group of Pediatric Emergency Physicians that provides clinical service to the Emergency Department of BCCH, and is dedicated to excellence in clinical care, research and education. A fully equipped state-of-the-art simulation center within the hospital and the UBC Centre for Health Educational Scholarship (CHES) present opportunities for growth and development of faculty interested in educational research, while the BCCHRI supports opportunities for the clinician scholar.

As a pediatric emergency physician you are interested in a clinical and academic career to provide excellence in meeting the acute medical care needs of children and youth. The successful applicant is expected to help provide provincial leadership in pediatric emergency medicine, to participate in the undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing medical education programs of the Division of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics, and the Department of Emergency Medicine at UBC, participate in Divisional and Departmental operations initiatives and staff meetings, and to support clinical and health services research of the division. Successful applicants will have an identified non-clinical area of expertise (e.g., quality improvement, education, POCUS, toxicology) that they can bring to the group to further our University, Health Authority, and Provincial mandates. We are seeking highly motivated new members who will be actively engaged in divisional activities beyond clinical shift-work.


Applicants must have completed a subspecialty residency-training program in Pediatric Emergency Medicine or Emergency Medicine, accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), or hold CCFP-EM certification. Those without subspecialty residency training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine must have experience practicing in an Emergency Department with significant pediatric volume and complexity, and those with subspecialty training should have at least 1-2 years clinical experience working in a children’s hospital ED. Applicants must be eligible for a specialist license, as determined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. UBC Clinical Faculty Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The start date(s) for these positions are negotiable, but immediately available. Applications will be accepted until the position(s) is filled.

Qualified candidates should send their cover letter noting the specific vacancy, CV and the name, title and contact information for four referees to:

Garth Meckler, MD, MSHS
Division Head, Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
BC Children’s Hospital, ACB K4-226
4480 Oak St., Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4

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PHSA and BC Children's Hospital 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.