Specialty Anesthesiology

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information


BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre

Regular Full Time Opportunity

Vancouver, British Columbia

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCWH) is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada with over 7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. 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.

The Department of Anesthesiology is seeking an Anesthesiologist. In this role, you will carry out elective and emergency clinical anesthesia responsibilities and participate in the activities of the acute pain service. As an integral member of the Department of Anesthesia, your participation and leadership will contribute to the quality improvement and service delivery of obstetric anesthesia at BC Women’s and beyond. You will have the opportunity to make an impact in education and research at BCWH, the University of British Columbia, and within our active combined Clinical/Research Fellowship Program.

Applicants will have completed a Medical Degree, Anesthesia Residency training (or equivalent), and an Anesthesia Clinical Fellowship of at least one year. Applicants must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. Desirable characteristics: research experience with a track record in publication success, experience in independent anesthesia practice; proven engagement with quality assurance and service development activity; undergraduate and postgraduate teaching/medical education experience.

Successful candidates will be recommended for academic appointment to the Department of Anesthesia, Pharmacology and Therapeutics at The University of British Columbia. Academic rank will be dependent on qualifications and previous experience.

Qualified candidates should send their cover letter and CV.

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.

BCW is a part 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: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

For more information about BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre, please visit the website at: www.bcwomens.ca

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.



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