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 for Children (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 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 specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These 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.
LOCUM FULL TIME
One year term effective January 2023
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Department of Pediatrics,
BC Children’s Hospital
The UBC Department of Pediatrics and BCCH are seeking a pediatric gastroenterologist who will provide clinical care, in the division including outpatient, inpatient, and procedures. Interest in teaching, and research/QI projects is an asset. Current needs are particularly for individuals who will see general pediatric gastroenterology patients.
The Division is a provincial resource serving a total population base of 4.2 million and provides a broad range of consultative services and inpatient care. The Division currently has nine faculty members with ongoing plans for expansion over the next several years. The Division is recognized for its basic science and clinical research programs with strengths in host defense, clinical epidemiology, inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. The Division has a Royal College accredited fellowship training program.
Applications are invited from clinicians, with potential to thrive in a busy clinical environment. As the successful candidate, you will have demonstrated a commitment to pediatric gastroenterology with excellence in providing a high level of quality clinical care and potential for academic research and teaching. You will be eligible to obtain a specialists license to practice medicine in British Columbia as well as sub-specialty training in pediatric gastroenterology and be a Fellow or be eligible for Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Applications, accompanied by a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, and the names of four references, should be directed to:
Dr. Vishal Avinashi, MD
Head, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Start Date: Early 2023
For more information about BC Children’s Hospital, please visit the website at: www.bcchildrens.ca
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