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BC Childrens Hospital

Associate Physician, Clinical Biochemical Genetics - BC Children's Hospital

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Associate Physician - Clinical Biochemical Genetics
BC Children's Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Role Summary:

The Associate Physician practices under the direction and supervision of an attending Clinical Biochemical geneticists and works in a structured, team-based, specialty care setting to sustain capacity and service delivery. The AP functions as a member of the Division of Biochemical genetics. Consideration will be given for the successful applicant to apply to the UBC Department of Pediatrics as clinical instructor.

Key Accountabilities
  • Provide on call coverage as first on call for the Division of Biochemical genetics with 9 calls per month.
  • Rounds on Biochemical genetics inpatients and patients seen in consultation with all team members including faculty, fellows, residents, and allied health members.
  • Performs and documents admission history and physical examinations, progress notes, discharge summaries, medication reconciliations as per College and organizational standards, policies, and guidelines.
  • Manages the day-to-day care of patients, including writing medical orders in CST Cerner, and enabling the transfer of patients from PICU/NICU to ward or ward to the PICU.
  • Orders appropriate investigations and performs follow-up of results.
  • Arranges consultations with other departments for patient care.
  • Participates in discharge planning of ward patients.
  • In direct consultation with attending staff, responds to inpatient emergencies.
  • Communicates with families, consultant physicians, referring and family physicians regarding patient management plans.
  • Performs procedures within the scope of his/her demonstrated competence including: lumbar punction and skin biopsy.
  • Participates in development of disease specific management protocols.
  • Provides teaching and supervision for medical students and residents.
  • Attends patient monitoring rounds, teaching rounds and interprofessional grand rounds and other educational/research sessions.
  • Complies with Associate Physician programs CPD reporting requirements.
  • Participates in appropriate professional development activities (a minimum of 50 hours per year, 25 hours of which must be accredited training recognized by the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons' Maintenance of Certification Program for healthcare professionals).
  • Attends two clinics per week with minimum of 4 patients seen.


1. Medical degree from a school listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools.
2. Completed accredited postgraduate training in Pediatrics or Medical Genetics,
3. Completion of 1 or 2 years of fellowship in Clinical Biochemical Genetics with the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists or the US College of Medical Genetics (subspecialty Biochemical Genetics) that can be verified by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC).
4. Successful completion of Part 1 of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) or Steps 1 through 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLEs).
5. Must meet the CPSBC's English language proficiency requirements.
6. Must be eligible for registration with the CPSBC in the Associate Physician class and have either Canadian Citizenship, be a permanent resident or be legally able to live and work in British Columbia.

How to Apply:

Applications, accompanied by a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and the name, title, rank and contact information of four references, should be directed to Health Match BC at:,2,3&CommunityId=

For further questions regarding the application process please direct to:

Heather Finn
Advisor, Talent Acquisition - Clinical Services

About Provincial Health Services Authority

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.

BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) 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. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

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.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Government unanimous passing of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to meaningful and lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as we move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts PHSA must uphold legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents such as including Truth & Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study

About BC Childrens Hospital

BC Children’s Hospital is a leader in general and specialized pediatric services, and is the province’s foremost teaching and research facility for child health.


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Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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