Specialty Pediatrics

Subspecialty Division/Department Head

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The University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital are seeking a visionary Division Head to provide clinical and academic leadership of the Division of Developmental Pediatrics. There is the option to combine this position with the SHHC Senior Medical Director role, depending upon the preference of the successful candidate. It is an exciting time for this division that is currently undergoing a significant transformation to enhance its clinical care and academic mandates to better serve the acute and chronic patient populations being cared for at the only children’s hospital and pediatric rehabilitation in the province. There is a growing academic focus of excellence in Quality Improvement. The division is currently comprised of both full-time and part-time (9.50 FTE) developmental pediatricians as well as faculty members within the community.

The Division, currently situated at (SHHC) promotes excellence in clinical practice, education, and research in child development and rehabilitation. Its mission is to develop, share and utilize new knowledge that will enhance the health of children with developmental conditions and their families.

Multidisciplinary clinics/programs include in-patient and outpatient Acute Rehabilitation, Neuromotor Program including sensory (hearing and vision impairment) and Developmental and Behavioural Conditions (including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disorders). The Division provides leadership across the province to support care coordination and best clinical practices through Provincial Diagnostic programs and Child Health BC, a provincial network supporting prevention and clinical care for children and youth. This includes outreach clinics and telemedicine services.

As the successful candidate for the Division Head position you will have demonstrated both a commitment to academic and clinical excellence in Developmental Pediatrics over several years and the leadership and management skills that are necessary to ensure high quality clinical service and academic productivity. Within this responsibility, the successful candidate will work actively to encourage a culture of teamwork and collaboration within the Division and will promote patient safety in a family centered environment.

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