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Specialty Public Health and Preventive Medicine

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Physician, Complex Chronic Medicine
Complex Chronic Diseases Program
BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre
Regular part time contract: Negotiable between 0.4 to 0.8 FTE
Vancouver, BC Canada

The Complex Chronic Diseases Program (CCDP) is an interdisciplinary program that treats and supports patients both men and women with a group of complex chronic diseases which include Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia Syndrome and Chronic Lyme disease. The goal of the program is to provide patient-centred care t by our multidisciplinary team of health care providers. This approach emphasizes that treatment choice takes patient preferences into account, and that self-care is supported as well as health professional-led treatment. Central to this is the development of partnership in care, and facilitation of patient involvement during assessment and in the decision making about treatment decisions.

We are currently seeking a physician to enhance our interdisciplinary team within the CCDP. In this role, you will apply current research evidence and best practice standards to address the medical needs of patients referred to the CCDP. The position will require you to be accountable and deliver quality care in accordance with established policies and values. The scope of your duties will extend to participation in major clinical activities and research within the hospital.

You are committed to your clinical practice and strive to provide the highest level of care. You will work with a strong team of physicians providing care to this population in an outpatient clinical setting. You will work in collaboration with program leadership to facilitate complex medical and ethical patient care plans. You are capable of problem solving, achieving results and developing coalitions. You lead by example, providing support and developing strong working relationships through inter-professional collaboration.

Experience with Complex Chronic Diseases and/or in a related field is desirable. You are eligible for registration with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia or the College of Family Physicians of Canada. The ideal candidate will have or be eligible for a clinical faculty appointment at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Please send your application, accompanied by a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to:

Health Match BC

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021. The start date of this position is anticipated to be January 1, 2022.

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 specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s provides Ambulatory and Inpatient Services for women with substance use disorder. Advances and provincial expansion of service for this population is a strategic priority. 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.

BCW is a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which provides specialized health care services across BC. PHSA is committed to excellence. Our values 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 www.bcwomens.ca

PHSA and BCW are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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