Physician Clinical Associate - BC Children's Hospital & UBC (BB-0CDF6)

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Physician Clinical Associate
Locum Temporary Part-time/Full-time (0.60 FTE – 1.0 FTE)
6 month term with the possibility of extension


Division of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine,

Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia

BC Children’s Hospital, Provincial Health Services Authority


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 an program of 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.

The Division of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, The University of British Columbia (UBC) together with BC Children’s Hospital invites applicants for the position of Physician Clinical Associate to aid in the care of children dependent on home respiratory technology in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.


The successful candidate is a physician who has completed four years of training in Pediatrics, will have (or be eligible) an FRCP in Pediatrics and is eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.


The successful candidate possesses excellent clinical skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with families in the care of children.  All clinical activities are performed under the supervision of the Respirologist and in collaboration with the multidisciplinary care team. The successful candidate is able to demonstrate commitment to best practice and advancing knowledge in your field of practice.  Additionally, demonstrates 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 success in this role.


Responsibilities of a Physician Clinical Associate will include working closely with the HTV team (nursing, respiratory therapists and other allied health) to provide care to the inpatient and outpatient HTV population and may also include working in other respiratory medicine clinics (depending on the FTE amount and candidates expertise/interests), maintenance of patient health records and signing off of reports in a timely manner and in accordance with the Division and C&W health record policies.  As a key member of our multidisciplinary team, you will ensure a high level of professional competence expected of a Physician Clinical Associate.


Applications accepted until position are filled. Start date for this position will ideally be February 2021.

Qualified candidates should quote and send a cover letter, current CV and the name, title, rank and contact information of 4 referees to:


Dr. Sharon Dell,

Head, Respiratory Medicine, BC Children’s Hospital

Professor, University of British Columbia

by email:



BC Children’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia are committed to employment equity and hire on the basis of merit. 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. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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