Pediatrician, Child Protection Service Unit - BC Children's Hospital

July 19 2021
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Govt., NPO, Social & Community Work, Health, Medical, Physicians, Social Work, Counselling, Psychology
Vancouver, BC

Pediatrician, Child Protection Service Unit

Two Regular Part Time Positions (two x 0.30 FTE)

Division of General Pediatrics
BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC Canada

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.

BCCH is a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. You will be part of a network of more than 2,700 specialized physicians who impact patient care daily, within the largest network of tertiary services in B.C. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

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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.

BC Children’s Hospital Division of General Pediatrics is seeking a Pediatrician to work in Child Protection Service Unit (CPSU) based at BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH).

The CPSU consists of a multi-disciplinary team of nursing, psychology, social work, administrative staff and pediatricians who see children referred for assessment of suspected child maltreatment and/or neglect. Patients are seen in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. The CPSU is designated as the suspected child abuse and neglect (SCAN) team for the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. As a provincial resource through the Provincial Health Services Authority, the CPSU may need to assess children with acute presentations from the entire province.

As a consulting pediatrician, you will work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team providing medical assessments in a trauma informed manner. Previous experience in the assessment of child maltreatment is desirable but not absolutely necessary. Continuing professional development is provided and supported financially. This is an ideal experience for a recent graduate, or other physician wanting to develop further expertise in the area of child maltreatment. The CPSU is an active teaching program and supervision of medical students, pediatric and subspecialty fellows is expected.

As the successful candidate for this position, you will have demonstrated a commitment to academic and clinical excellence as well as patient and family centered care. Applicants will have certification in Pediatrics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or equivalent and must be eligible for licensure by the College of Physician and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC). The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work successfully in a multidisciplinary team environment and will demonstrate a trauma informed approach in their clinical work and professional relationships. Excellent communication skills are essential.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested individuals should submit their most current CV; covering letter and the names, academic rank and contact information of 4 referees to:

Nita Jain, MD, FRCPC
Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Department of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Child Protection Service Unit

BC Children's Hospital

The start date can be as soon as available and applications accepted until positions filled.

PHSA and BC Children’s Hospital 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 persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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