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Physician, Outpatient Clinic, FIR Square - BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre

Physician, Outpatient Clinic

FIR Square

BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre

Vancouver, BC Canada


Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA effective October 26, 2021.


BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is seeking a Physician for the BCW Fir Square Perinatal Addiction Program Outpatient Clinic. BC Women’s Fir program is a recognized leader in Perinatal Addiction programming that upholds Indigenous Cultural Safety and Trauma and Violence Informed Practices. Guiding principles of Harm Reduction, Recovery oriented Practice, and equity oriented care are core to the work we do on Fir Square. We support interdisciplinary team work to collaboratively support women’s goals and provide Rooming In as a standard for women with substance use disorders.


Reporting to the Medical Director, Fir Program, you will work with the multi-professional core team at BC Women’s Fir Perinatal Addiction Service Program. As the successful candidate, you will apply current research evidence and best practice standards to guide your practice. You are an innovator, accountable for quality of care in accordance with established policies and philosophies.


You have an ability to work in an independently in Addiction medicine consultations and prenatal care, as well as collaborating with partners in nursing, social work, pediatrics, hospital leadership and all practitioners of antepartum, postpartum and newborn care. You have expertise in Addiction Medicine, ideally having completed an accredited addiction medicine fellowship, or enhanced skills program and have substantial postgraduate experience working with women and families with substance use disorders.


You are committed to your clinical practice and strive to provide the highest level of care. You will work with a strong team of physicians providing care to this population in an outpatient clinical setting. You will work in collaboration with program leadership to facilitate complex medical and ethical patient care plans. You are capable of problem solving, achieving results and developing coalitions. You lead by example, providing support and developing strong working relationships through inter-professional collaboration.


You are eligible for medical licensure in the Province of British Columbia. You will have CCFP Accreditation for Family Physicians and additional training in Addiction Medicine.

As the successful candidate, you will be recommended for clinical faculty appointment to the University of British Columbia. Academic rank will be dependent on qualifications and will be recommended by the Department of Family Practice of the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine.

This is a 0.1 sessional FTE, one afternoon a week.


Please send your application, accompanied by a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to:


Dr. Charissa Patricelli
Medical Director, Perinatal Addictions
BC Women’s Hospital


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 specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s provides Ambulatory and Inpatient Services for women with substance use disorder. Advances and provincial expansion of service for this population is a strategic priority. 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 provides specialized health care services across BC. PHSA is committed to excellence. Our values 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 BCW 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.