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BC Childrens Hospital

Pediatric Critical Care Specialist, Division of Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics - BC Children's Hospital/University of British Columbia

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Pediatric Critical Care Specialist, Division of Critical Care
Department of Pediatrics
BC Children's Hospital
University of British Columbia
Regular Full-Time
Vancouver, BC

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a mixed surgical/medical unit that includes an active cardiac program, including ECLS and neurosurgical intensive care. There are over 1000 admissions annually. The PICU is a state-of-the-art 28-bed unit located within the Teck Acute Care Centre. As a leader in the field and a member of the dedicated team of critical care specialists, your prime responsibility will be direct clinical patient care of critically ill children in the PICU. Consultations on children in the Emergency Department and inpatient modules, advice to physicians in the community, support of families and coordination of transport of critically ill children within BC and beyond are essential components of the position.

The successful candidate will work actively to encourage a culture of teamwork, collaboration, and respect within the entire healthcare team. You will actively work to promote patient safety including participating in the Divisional Patient Safety Quality & Improvement Programs.

BCCH hosts the longest-standing PICU fellowship program in Canada with a proud tradition of training future Pediatric Intensivists. The successful candidate will bring excellence in teaching the future critical care specialists, but also mentoring and teaching Undergraduates and Residents (Pediatrics, Emergency and Anesthesiology) in the PICU.

You will be expected to promote collaborative research in Pediatric Intensive Care and the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience in clinical and scientific research in a relevant field. Quality Improvement will be integral in your role and foundational in your approach to providing exceptional care.

In addition to base specialty training in pediatrics, anaesthesia or surgery, successful applicants will have completed training in an accredited pediatric critical care specialty-training program. The preferred candidate will also have a special area of clinical expertise to bring to our team. Responsibilities will include clinical care, bedside and didactic teaching, and improving the quality-of-care delivered to the most critically unwell. BCCH PICU is located within an academic tertiary care institution, with significant ties to education, research, and outreach. While this position is primarily clinical in nature, as a division member within an academic department, participation in educational program development and delivery, and other forms of creative professional activity such as research or quality improvement is expected.

The experience you possess in managing critically ill children will ensure your success in this rewarding role. Applicants are also expected to have PALS and ATLS, or equivalent, certifications. Candidates must be eligible for licensure in British Columbia as well as eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


Qualified candidates should send their CV and the name, title and contact information of 4 referees to:

Dr. Peter W Skippen
Division Head and Medical Director, PICU
BC Children's Hospital

Applications will close June 30, 2024

About Provincial Health Services Authority

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill and injured children and young people and provides developmental and rehabilitation services throughout BC. 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 BC Children's Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.

BCCH is a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages, and evaluates selected 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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