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BC Childrens Hospital

Division Head, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine - BC Children's Hospital & University of British Columbia

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British Columbia Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the most acutely ill or injured children and youth in BC and serves as the only level 1 trauma pediatric trauma center for the province. BCCH also provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC and operates a wide number of specialized health programs. BCCH is the main pediatrics clinical training site for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and conducts research to advance health and knowledge through the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR), and collaborations with other institutions.

BCCH is a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages, and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose

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.





Regular Full Time

Vancouver, BC

The University of British Columbia (UBC) & BC Children's Hospital are seeking a Division Head to provide leadership to the clinical and academic services of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. The Emergency Department serves almost 49,000 children per year and provides an outstanding environment for clinical research and teaching of learners from multiple healthcare disciplines. The BCCH ED has more than 50 acute and fast-track beds including 2 state-of-the-art trauma / resuscitation rooms, specialized procedure rooms, and a dedicated mental wellness area.

The Emergency Department is staffed by subspecialists in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, including 25 members of the Children's Hospital Emergency Physicians Association Practice Plan who have completed a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship + 19 Float Pool members who are trained in PEM or Emergency Medicine. We pride ourselves in having an interdisciplinary approach to children in need of emergent care, and the physicians work closely with Divisional nurses, mental health nurses, respiratory therapists, child-life specialists, social workers, and administrative staff as well as hospital pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists.

The Children's Hospital Emergency Physicians Associates (CHEPA) is a formal democratic group of Pediatric Emergency Physicians that provides clinical service to the Emergency Department of BCCH, and is dedicated to excellence in clinical care, research, and education. A fully equipped state-of-the-art simulation center within the hospital and the UBC Centre for Health Educational Scholarship (CHES) present opportunities for growth and development of faculty interested in educational research, while the BCCHR supports opportunities for the clinician scholar.

The Division Head position comprises part of a dyadic leadership structure and works closely with the ED Medical Director. The Division Head is primarily an outward-facing role and is responsible for relationships between and among divisions and the hospital executive leadership while the medical director role is primarily inward-facing, though specific responsibilities of each role are negotiable. The Division Head is responsible for fostering the wellness and professional development of the pediatric emergency medicine team and ensuring the delivery of the academic mission, including promoting research and providing a safe learning environment.

As the successful candidate for the Division Head position, you will have demonstrated a commitment to academic and clinical excellence in emergency medicine and have the demonstrated leadership and management skills to ensure high quality clinical service and academic productivity. You will encourage a multidisciplinary collaborative teamwork and support an equitable, diverse, and inclusive vision for pediatric emergency medicine, support growth and career development all while promoting patient safety in a family centered environment.

Applicants for this position must have passed or be eligible for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in Pediatrics or comparable qualifications and will have completed a recognized training program in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Applicants must be eligible for a specialist license, as determined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.

UBC Clinical Faculty Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2024.

Qualified candidates should send their cover letter, CV, teaching dossier and the name, title and contact information for four references to:

Search committee chair:

Caron Strahlendorf, MB. BCh, FCP, FRCPC, D.Health

Head, Division of Hematology, Oncology & BMT, BC Children's Hospital

Clinical Professor and Deputy Head, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC


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.


Health Care

Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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