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BC Childrens Hospital

Associate Physician, Trauma, Department of Surgery - BC Children's Hospital

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Associate Physician,Trauma
Department of Surgery
BC Children's Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Role Summary

The Associate Physician (AP) for trauma practices under the direction and supervision of an attending pediatric surgeon and works in a structured team-based specialty care setting to increase service delivery for pediatric trauma patients and their families. The AP functions as a member of the Division of Pediatric Surgery but works closely with multiple stakeholders involved in caring for trauma patients.

Key Accountabilities
  • Rounds on admitted trauma patients with the surgical team including faculty, fellows, residents, nurse practitioners and allied health members.
  • Attends trauma activations and assists in initial and subsequent patient care
  • Performs and documents admission history and physical examinations, progress notes, discharge summaries, medication reconciliations as per College and organizational standards, policies, and guidelines
  • Performs and documents the tertiary trauma survey as per College and organizational standards, policies, and guidelines
  • Manages the day-to-day care of trauma patients, including writing medical orders in Cerner, communicating with other specialities involved in patient care, and enabling the transfer of patients from the PICU to the ward under a surgical MRP
  • Orders appropriate investigations and follow up of results
  • Arranges consultations with other departments for patient care
  • Participates in discharge planning of admitted trauma patients
  • In direct consultation with attending staff, responds to in-hospital emergencies (ED and wards)
  • Communicates with families, consultant physicians, referring and family physicians regarding patient management plans
  • Performs procedures within the scope of his/her demonstrated competence including: insertion of nasogastric tubes and urinary catheters, assessment of surgical wounds, removal of wound drains, placing or changing a wound VAC, removal of surgical drains/clips, insertion and removal of chest tubes, abdominal paracentesis, insertion of central venous catheters
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives
  • Participates in the institutional Trauma Steering Committee
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Is also able to participate in scheduled 'On call' duties.


Medical degree from a school listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools. Minimum of two (2) years of accredited postgraduate training in pediatrics or a surgical discipline, verified by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC). 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 and have Canadian Citizenship, be a permanent resident or be legally able to live and work in British Columbia.


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.


Health Care

Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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