Specialty Pediatrics

Subspecialty Endocrinology and Metabolism

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 is a program 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.

Division of Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics
The University of British Columbia (UBC) and BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH)
Vancouver, British Columbia

Pediatric Endocrinologist
Regular Full time (1.0 FTE)

The UBC Department of Pediatrics and BCCH are seeking a Pediatric Endocrinologist.

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) is the only dedicated pediatric tertiary care centre for the province of British Columbia in Canada serving a population of approximately 5 million people. The Department of Pediatrics within the University of British Columbia (UBC) resides within BCCH.

The Division of Endocrinology at BCCH includes 7 clinical faculty and 1 scientist, as well as a team of dedicated clinical nurse specialists, dietitians and social workers. The vision of the Division is: ‘Empowered patients, exemplary team, ever-evolving care, and excellence in education and research.’ The Division aims to maintain its status of academic excellence through ongoing clinical and pre-clinical/discovery research, and the education of future health care providers through a successful Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons accredited fellowship training program.

The Division of Endocrinology is comprised of 3 key clinical programs:
1. The Diabetes Program serves children and youth <19 years of age diagnosed with all forms of diabetes. Care is provided at diagnosis in the Diabetes Day Program, throughout childhood and adolescence in the Diabetes Outpatient Clinic until transition to adult services. Care is also provided closer to home via outreach (Abbotsford, Prince George, Yukon), and telehealth clinics.
2. The Endocrinology Program serves as a consultation service to children and youth <19 years of age who have possible or confirmed endocrine diagnoses. The program includes outreach clinics that were established in the last 10 years in Prince George, Abbotsford, and Kelowna with the goal of minimizing patient/family travel and to support care closer to home.
3. The Gender Program, one of the busiest in North America, serves transgender and gender-diverse youth <19 years from across BC who are seeking information and treatment regarding pubertal blockade and gender-affirming hormone therapy. The team (Endocrinologist, Endocrine Nurse Clinician and Social Worker) work in partnership with BCCH and community mental health professionals, as well as Trans Care BC, as a ‘clinic without walls’ that delivers gender-affirming care to this population.

The successful applicant must be eligible to obtain a specialist’s license to practice medicine in British Columbia as well as Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in Pediatrics and Fellowship training in Endocrinology and Metabolism (or equivalents). We welcome applications from candidates who are early career (recently graduated from fellowship training) and have had a third year of training dedicated to scholarly activity (i.e., research, education). We especially welcome candidates who are mid-career (3 to 5 years working as a pediatric endocrinologist) and are interested in advancing their leadership skills in medical operations and quality improvement. A Master’s Degree or equivalent post-graduate training is considered an asset. The proposed position will have a clinical component that includes outpatient clinics in endocrinology, including gender, and diabetes, in-patient service and call, and outreach/virtual care. They will also be expected to participate in administrative/leadership, research/quality improvement (including opportunities to lead clinical trials), or other scholarly activity that align with the vision and priorities of the Division of Endocrinology and Department of Pediatrics. The successful applicant will participate in educational activities including academic rounds, fellow/resident teaching, and research supervision of trainees. They may also participate in provincial educational and care coordination activities aimed at growing capacity for high quality equitable pediatric endocrinology and diabetes care close to home.

UBC Clinical faculty rank and salary will be commensurate upon your personal experience and qualifications.

The earliest anticipated start date for the position is July 1st, 2023.

Applications will accepted until the position is filled. Interested Individuals should address their most current Curriculum Vitae; covering letter and 3 letters of reference to

Dr. Shazhan Amed MD FRCPC
Clinical Professor and Head, Division of Endocrinology
BC Children’s Hospital

To formally apply, please create a Health Match BC profile at https://www.healthmatchbc.org/Register.aspx and your account will then be assigned to one of the Health Match BC recruitment consultants. Please ensure that you upload your current CV and compose a message to indicate which position you are applying for and provide any supplemental documentation (ie,. Cover letter and references) for them to include in your formal application/referral.

PHSA, UBC and BCCH 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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