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BC Womens Hospital and Health Centre

Attending Physician, Perinatal Addictions FIR Square - BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre

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Attending Physician, Perinatal Addictions FIR Square, BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre
Vancouver, BC, Canada

BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is seeking An Attending Physician (Family Practice with low-risk Obstetrics) for the BCW FIR Perinatal Addiction Program for locum or regular clinical contracts. 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 will participate in the collaborative development of clinical practice standards relating to this unique population.

You have a strong primary care background and maternity care experience with ability to work in an inter-professional unit, collaborating with partners in nursing, social work, pediatrics, hospital leadership and all practitioners of obstetric and newborn care. You also have expertise in Addiction Medicine, ideally having completed an accredited addiction medicine fellowship or enhanced skills program and 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 both in an inpatient clinical setting, with day shift work and/or night call. 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.


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

Dr. Eric Cattoni
Medical Director Perinatal Addictions
BC Women's Hospital

cc/Assistant: Theresa Aeichele

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


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Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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