Specialty Psychiatry

Subspecialty Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

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Psychiatrist-In-Chief
Department of Psychiatry
Child, Youth and Reproductive Mental Health Programs
BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

British Columbia Children’s Hospital (BCCH), BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCWH), and the Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, are seeking a clinician scientist / child and adolescent psychiatrist leader for the position of Psychiatrist-in-Chief at BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre, which will include the role of Head of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) at the University of British Columbia, to advance the research, academic and clinical pillars of the Child, Youth and Reproductive Mental Health Program at BCCH & BCWH and the CAP Division at UBC.

The Chief shall ensure that the clinical, educational, and research roles of the Department are achieved in accordance with the mission, vision and goals of the BCCH & BCWH, the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), as well as the Master Affiliation Agreement between the PHSA and the University of British Columbia, including oversight of a program of child, youth and reproductive clinical services for the province of BC that includes 40 acute care inpatient beds, 14 live-away treatment beds, 12 sub-specialty clinics, a telehealth service, and COMPASS, a provincial provider support program for those who work with children and youth to age 24.

The Chief will also serve as the Head of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the UBC Department of Psychiatry, providing leadership to Division members and serving as a liaison to bring effective co-ordination of responsibilities between the UBC Department of Psychiatry and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry units at each Teaching Hospital site. The Division Head’s responsibilities will include collaborating with Division members and other leaders to develop academic goals, objectives and long-range plans to meet the strategic goals and mission of the Division, the UBC Department of Psychiatry, and the UBC Faculty of Medicine, with regard to undergraduate, postgraduate, and postgraduate subspecialty education in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as research activities and initiatives within the Division's specialty area. The Division Head must be eligible for, and will be expected to hold and maintain, a formal appointment within the UBC Department of Psychiatry.

Preferred candidates will have FRCPC or similar qualification, along with certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry subspecialty, and an established track record in research and leadership. Candidates must be eligible for licensing with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia. A partner track academic appointment with a rank commensurate with the qualifications, track-record and experience will be available for suitable candidates.

Applications including a cover letter, CV, as well as the names, ranks and contact information of three referees should be directed to Health Match BC
Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

Additional 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. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on children and their families while supporting health care professionals in their community. 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.

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) 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 center, 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.

BCCH and BCWH 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 UBC Department of Psychiatry consists of more than 950 department members, including academic and clinical faculty, trainees, students and staff. As part of one of the world’s leading universities, the UBC Department of Psychiatry supports the advancement of leading edge mental health research and promotes sustainable care for mental illness and addictions. The Department's medical education programs create exceptional learning opportunities and are some of the most widely distributed within the UBC Faculty of Medicine, with faculty appointees and trainees located within each of British Columbia’s Health Authorities.

For more information about BC Children’s Hospital, please visit www.bcchildrens.ca
For more information about BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre, please visit www.bcwomens.ca
For more information about UBC Department of Psychiatry, please visit http://psychiatry.ubc.ca/

BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre 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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