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

September 10 2022
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical,
Vancouver, BC • Part time

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

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Requires a minimum commitment of four, 12-hour shifts per month

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is seeking An Attending Physician for the BCW FIR Perinatal Addiction Program for a 6month clinical contract. 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 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 and outpatient clinical setting. 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.

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s provides Ambulatory and Inpatient Services for women with substance use disorder. Advances and provincial expansion of service for this population is a strategic priority. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.

BCW is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which provides specialized health care services across BC. PHSA is committed to excellence. Our values include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

For more information about BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre, please visit

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.

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

Dr. Charissa Patricelli

Medical Director Perinatal Addictions

BC Women’s Hospital

Assistant: Nancy Pearce

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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