Specialty Pediatrics

Subspecialty Infectious Diseases

Role and Facility Information

BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) cares for the most acutely ill or injured children and youth in the province of British Columbia, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. 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.


Infectious Diseases Specialist and Infection Prevention and Control Physician
Full Time 6 month Locum (renewable)
Division of Infectious Diseases
BC Children’s Hospital


Reporting to the Division Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases, the responsibilities of this locum position include direct patient care (inpatient and outpatient), day to day management of patients as expected of a physician, including performing procedures, writing physician orders, attending rounds and team meetings and documenting a patient’s care, teaching and clinical and/or laboratory research when appropriate. In addition, working in conjunction with the PHSA Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC), the infection control officers, and other IPAC team members, you will participate in administrative and clinical IPAC work, quality improvement, clinical research, and teaching, and provide guidance on provincial, national and international standards.


To be considered for this position, you must have a level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Medical Degree, Residency in Pediatrics, and Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and must be eligible for registration with the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons. Additional experience in infection prevention and control would be an asset.


You possess excellent clinical skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with families in the care of children. You are committed to best practice and advancing knowledge in your field of practice. Additionally, you demonstrate excellence in and commitment to teaching across the spectrum of learners. Strong inter-professional skills in working in complex environments and commitment to a clinical academic sub-specialty environment will ensure your success in this role.


Qualified candidates should send their CV and the name, title, rank and contact information of 4 referees to:

Soren Gantt, MD PhD MPH FRCPC
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Head, Division of Infectious Diseases
University of British Columbia
email: sgantt@bcchr.ubc.ca



Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Start Date: as soon as possible


BCCH is a part 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.


BC Children’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia hire on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is first directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents but international candidates are invited to apply. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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