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BC Childrens Hospital

Developmental Pediatrician, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Disorders Program, Child Development and Rehabilitation Program (CDR), and Social Pediatrics Program - BC Children's Hospital/Sunny Hill Health Centre

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Developmental Pediatrician
BC Children's Hospital/Sunny Hill Health Centre
University of British Columbia
Temporary Part-Time (0.8 FTE)
Start Date: July 1, 2024
Vancouver, BC

An outstanding opportunity is available to join the Division of Developmental Pediatrics at BC Children's Hospital/Sunny Hill Health Centre and the University of British Columbia as a clinician with a broad range of abilities in assessing children with neurodiversity. Depending on the individual's experience the work will be within a combination of programs including neuromotor, and diagnostic assessments for a broad range of developmental concerns including cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual developmental disorder, and other complex neurodevelopmental disorders. Experience and comfort with social pediatrics is also hoped for in this position.

The Cleft Palate & Craniofacial Disorders Program provides ongoing specialist assessments, treatment plans, case management and coordination, and treatment intervention. A developmental pediatrician at the cleft palate/craniofacial program will take part in weekly multi-disciplinary assessments for children with complex developmental, behavioral and medical needs. They will work together with speech therapists, plastic surgeons, audiologists, otolaryngologists, orthodontists, social workers, and other team members to support children and families across British Columbia with craniofacial differences. The developmental pediatrician's role is to guide the team in maintaining a patient and family centred approach, to guide diagnostic clarity, and to support the patient and family's developmental and healthcare needs. During clinic, they will conduct developmental assessments and general pediatric health examinations. They will also participate in the multidisciplinary team meeting. They will support the family in accessing community developmental and educational resources, and they will support any unmet general healthcare needs. They will follow children in a longitudinal fashion from infancy to late adolescence and they will support youth transition to adult care.

The Child Development and Rehabilitation Program (CDR) at Sunny Hill is a provincial resource providing consultation and community support for the management of children with disabilities. You will be expected to work with the inter-disciplinary teams and provide medical expertise to support these teams.

The Division of Developmental Pediatrics has about 20 faculty members and works within a program management model with excellent inter-professional collaborative opportunities. The Division has a Royal College approved training program in Developmental Pediatrics.

The Social Pediatrics Program at BC Children's is an interdisciplinary collective of clinicians at the UBC Department of Pediatrics and BC Children's Hospital. The team works collaboratively with community partners to provide anti-oppressive, relational, trauma-informed and culturally safe care in place-based settings. All team members bring an awareness of the structural, systemic and social determinants that underpin health inequity across our communities, including careful reflection on our legacy of colonial trauma against Indigenous peoples and its impact on generational health and well-being. The team is deeply committed to an anti-racist, intersectional care lens, and participate in an iterative learning process including acknowledgement and growth from mistakes.


The successful candidate will have a fellowship in Pediatrics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and subspecialty training in Developmental Pediatrics or equivalent training within another country. Certification in Developmental Pediatrics (FRCP) will be an asset. The successful candidate must be eligible to obtain a specialist's license to practice medicine in British Columbia.

The successful candidate will be appointed (rank commensurate with experience) within the Department of Pediatrics and will participate in clinical care, teaching, and if applicable quality improvement. The anticipated start date is negotiable. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Applications including your most current CV; letter of interest; and names, academic rank, and contact information of four referees (including one from your current employer), will be accepted until the position is filled. Submissions can be made through the portal provided and should be directed to:

Dr. Sharon Smile
Head, Division of Developmental Pediatrics
BC Children's Hospital/Sunny Hill Health Centre
c/o Natalie Garrett, Administrative Coordinator Email:

About Provincial Health Services Authority

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the Child and Family Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.

BCCH and SHHC are agencies of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is Canada's third largest university and consistently ranks among the 40 best universities in the world. Primarily situated in Vancouver, UBC is a research-intensive university and has an economic impact of $4 billion to the provincial economy.

UBC and BCCH hire on the basis of merit and are committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage 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 lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

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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