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 General Pediatric Medicine. 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 complex patient populations being cared for at the only children’s hospital in the province. There is a growing academic focus of excellence on Quality Improvement. The division is currently comprised of (9.0 FTE) both full-time and part-time hospital based pediatricians as well as 60 Clinical Faculty Members within the community.

Clinical services provided by the division include inpatient clinical teaching units and a general pediatric medicine consultation service, hospital-based ambulatory services within both general pediatric clinics and multidisciplinary clinics (e.g. Cleft Lip and Palate and Spinal Cord Clinic), palliative care (in affiliation with Canuck Place Children’s Hospice), a social pediatrics initiative, and child protection services. The Division provides leadership across the province in support of care coordination and best practice through Child Health BC, a provincial network supporting prevention and clinical care for children and youth. The Division has a key educational role within the provincial distributed medical program with 288 entry level medical students and 15 core pediatric residents matriculating per year. In addition to the Pediatric Residency Program, UBC Department of Pediatrics has Royal College of Canada-accredited training programs in 16 pediatric medical subspecialties.

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