Specialty Pediatrics

Subspecialty Respirology

Role and Facility Information

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. 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 and is an agency 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: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.

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.

The Division of Respiratory Medicine is the only centre providing pediatric respiratory services for the Province of British Columbia’s roughly 1 million children. Sub-specialty clinics include: general respiratory medicine, cystic fibrosis, severe asthma, sleep medicine, home ventilation and non-CF bronchiectasis/immune mediated lung diseases. In addition, the division provides the usual ward care, patient consultation and on-call services associated with any referral pediatric hospital. All current staff members also place great emphasis on meeting the division’s academic mandate. The provision of high quality teaching for trainees at all levels, plus productive clinical research output are essential requirements for any applicant.

Pediatric Respirologist
Regular Full-time

Division of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine,
Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia
BC Children’s Hospital, Provincial Health Services Authority
Vancouver, Canada

The Department of Pediatrics invites applications for a full time Pediatric Respirologist to join our division of respiratory medicine. The full scope of the position is open to negotiation and, to some extent, will depend on the participant’s past training and areas of expertise. However, at least one half will be devoted to the care of children requiring the home trach/ventilation service along with the sleep service. Importance will be placed on candidates with a proven research and teaching track record plus the strong inter-personal skills needed to work as part of a busy team.

You possess excellent clinical skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with families in the care of children. You are able to demonstrate commitment 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-personal skills in working in complex environments and commitment to a clinical academic sub-specialty will ensure your success in this role.

This position is intended as a junior faculty appointment. The successful candidate will have an MD (or equivalent) and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent certification in pediatric respiratory medicine as well as be eligible for a specialist license, as determined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. Additional certification and/or fellowship training in sleep medicine would be an asset.

Qualified candidates should submit their most current CV, covering letter and the name, rank and contact information of 4 referees to:

Dr. Sharon Dell,
Head, Respiratory Medicine, BC Children’s Hospital
Professor, University of British Columbia

This position will remain open until filled. Start Date: Ideally by March 1, 2021

BCCH and UBC hire on the basis of merit and are committed to employment equity. 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. English is the official language used at PHSA.



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