You're using an older version of Internet Explorer that is no longer supported. Please update your browser.
BC Womens Hospital and Health Centre

Associate Physician - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Posted 12 days ago

Job Details



Job Description

Associate Physician
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre

Role Summary

The Associate Physician practices under the direction and supervision of an attending Obstetrics and Gynecology specialist and works in a structured team-based specialty care setting to increase capacity and service delivery. The AP functions as a member of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology which includes the general Obstetrics, general Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine Divisions.

Key Accountabilities

  • Makes regular rounds on antepartum and post partum patients each morning with the supervision of attending OBGYN staff.
  • Works with OBGYN Consultants, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, physiotherapists, physician house staff, and other members of the health care team in the development and delivery of the overall patient care program.
  • Interaction and collaboration with the above team members as well as Family doctors, midwives, anesthetists and OB Internal Medicine specialists is an expectation.
  • 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 Cerner.
  • Assesses patients who present to the Urgent Care Centre providing history taking, physical examination, investigation and differential diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • Orders appropriate investigations and follow-up of results.
  • Arranges consultations with other departments for patient care.
  • Responding to emergencies in hospital, in consultation with attending OBGYN staff.
  • Communicates with families, consultant physicians, referring and family physicians/Midwives concerning patient management plans.
  • Provides surgical assistance in the Obstetric and or Gynecology Operating rooms at BCWH as needed.
  • Participates in Obstetric transport advice, transport coordination and acts as a transport physician under the oversight of the MFM attending or transport advisor.
  • Supporting patients requiring advanced therapies including management of Hypertension / Pre-eclampsia and Chorioamnionitis / Sepsis.
  • Performs procedures within the scope of his/her demonstrated competence including: interpretation of fetal heart rate tracings, vascular access, taking blood samples for diagnostic purposes, insertion of FECG or IUPC, urinary catheters, removal of abdominal drains, wound care including incision and drainage of infection and wound packing.
  • Participates in quality improvement projects.
  • Provides teaching and supervision for medical students and residents.
  • Attends morbidity and mortality rounds and other QA/QI and educational/research sessions.
  • Complies with Associate Physician programs CPD reporting requirements.

  • Medical degree from a school listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools.
  • 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).
  • Must meet the CPSBC's English language proficiency requirements. Must be eligible for registration with the CPSBC in the Associate Physician class.
  • Have Canadian Citizenship, be a permanent resident or be legally able to live and work in British Columbia.
  • The applicant must be able to perform within the scope of Associate Physician duties and responsibilities. The applicant should have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work within a team.

This includes:
  • able to interact effectively and collaboratively
  • able to adapt effectively with other professionals in complex, dynamic situations
  • able to communicate and collaborate with families about health findings, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and follow up
  • demonstrated to be an effective communicator and able to build relationships with other health professionals and disciplines using a variety of communication strategies.
  • They will be required to document in accordance with CPSBC and organizational standards, policies, and guidelines.

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 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 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 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.

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 Womens Hospital and Health Centre

BC Women's is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education


Health Care

Application closing date is 2024-09-08

Interested in jobs like this?

Sign up for email alerts
Get job alerts

Work with our Featured Employers

M space man icon M
Watch now
H O T Marketing. Tips. Sauce.
Marketing On Mars Podcast Full episodes twice per month