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Physician Clinical Associate, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) - BC Children's Hospital & UBC

Physician Clinical Associate

6 month Locum

Part-time (0.5 FTE)

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

BC Children’s Hospital
University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC


BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill and injured children and young people and provides developmental and rehabilitation services throughout BC. BCCH also operates a wide 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 and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.


BCCH 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: 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.


The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a mixed surgical/medical unit that includes an active cardiac program, including ECMO and neurosurgical intensive care. There are over 1200 admissions annually. The PICU is a state-of-the-art 28-bed unit located within the Teck Acute Care Centre. As a leader in the field and a member of the dedicated team of critical care specialists, your prime responsibility will be direct clinical patient care of critically ill children in the PICU, as well as support of their families. You will also be responsible for providing outreach critical care advice and support both within the Emergency Department and inpatient wards, and beyond.


Reporting to the Medical Director and Division Head of the Pediatric Critical Care Unit, this position will enable you to use your relevant clinical experience in providing exemplary medical care to children in PICU. You will be a key member of our multidisciplinary team, providing advanced support (including Extra-Corporeal Life Support) to critically ill children with diverse medical and surgical conditions including congenital heart disease and organ transplant. You will also assist in the inter-hospital transfer of patients in collaboration with our provincial transport system. As logistical and clinical coordination of transport of critically ill children are essential components of the position, experience in transport medicine is essential. The successful candidate will work actively to encourage a culture of teamwork and collaboration within the critical care team. A respectful workplace policy is in effect across the agency. In addition, you may be required to mentor and teach students, resident staff and other health care professionals in the Intensive Care Unit.


Preference will be given to applicants with previous critical care experience and hold a medical degree from an approved LCME school, along with current licensure to practice in British Columbia. Further subspecialty training or certification in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Anesthesia or Pediatric Emergency Medicine are considered assets.

Qualified candidates should send their CV and the name, title and contact information of 4 referees to:



Dr. Peter Skippen

Head, Division of Critical Care

BC Children’s Hospital



Applications will be accepted until suitable candidate has been found.

Start Date: April 2023


UBC and BCCH hire on the basis of merit and are committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.