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BC Childrens Hospital

Locum Pediatric Endocrinologist - BC Children's Hospital & The University of British Columbia

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Locum Pediatric Endocrinologist

BC Children's Hospital & The University of British Columbia

Part-time Locum - 0.7 FTE, 13-month term

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

General Information

The Pediatric Endocrinologist reports to Clinical Professor and Head, Division of Endocrinology, and is a member of the Division of Endocrinology at BC Children's Hospital (BCCH), working with a team of nine clinical faculty and one scientist, in addition to a multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals. The Division is affiliated as faculty with The Department of Pediatrics at The University of British Columbia (UBC).

The Pediatric Endocrinologist will wholeheartedly participate in the Vision of the Division: Empowered patients, exemplary team, ever-evolving care, and excellence in education and research. The Division aims to maintain its status of academic excellence through ongoing clinical and pre-clinical/discovery research, and the education of future health care providers through a successful Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons accredited fellowship training program. Programs serve pediatric (<19>

Specific Accountabilities

Medical Expertise - Division of Endocrinology
  • Diabetes Program: care is provided at diagnosis in the Diabetes Day Program and then throughout childhood and adolescence in the Diabetes Outpatient Clinic. The program also provides care through outreach (Abbotsford, Prince George, Yukon) and telehealth clinics.
  • Endocrinology Program: consultation service for pediatric patients with possible or confirmed endocrine diagnoses. The program includes outreach clinics (Prince George, Abbotsford, Kelowna).
  • Gender Program: provides information and treatment regarding pubertal blockade and gender-affirming hormone therapy for transgender and gender-nonconforming youth. The team (Endocrinologist, Endocrine Nurse Clinician and Social Worker) work in partnership with BCCH and community mental health professionals as well as Trans Care BC.

Clinical Care
  • Participate in outpatient clinics in endocrinology, diabetes and gender, as well as in-patient service and calls.

Education & Academic Teaching
  • Academic rounds and fellow/resident teaching.
  • Participate in academic endeavours (i.e. research and/or quality improvement projects) that align with the divisional vision and priorities.


This position requires a Medical Doctor degree with current licensure or eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia; Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in Pediatrics; and Fellowship training in Endocrinology (or equivalents). This position also requires eligibility for becoming a faculty member at UBC.

The successful candidate will also be committed to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).

As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities of settler colonialism on Indigenous Peoples and familiarity with addressing Indigenous-specific anti-racism, anti-racism and Indigenous Cultural Safety and foundational documents and legislative commitments (The Declaration Act, the Declaration Action Plan, TRC, IPS, Remembering Keegan, etc.).


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with the anticipated start date being July 2024. Applications, accompanied by a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and the name, title, rank and contact information of four references, should be directed to:

Dr. Shazhan Amed MD FRCPC

Clinical Professor and Head, Division of Endocrinology

BC Children's Hospital


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. BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

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 equity in our hiring and employment practices. With learning and compassion, we are addressing existing inequities and barriers throughout our systems. PHSA is seeking to create a diverse workforce and to establish an inclusive and culturally safe environment. We invite applications and enquiries from all people, particularly those belonging to the historically, systemically, and/or persistently marginalized groups identified under the B.C. Human Rights Code.

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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