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Medical Director

Canuck Place Children's Hospice
Post date
17 December 2019
Closing date
17 December 2020
British Columbia, Canada
Full Time

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and BC Children’s Hospital are seeking a visionary Medical Director.

Expanding provincial program: a Royal College sub-specialty fellowship: growing research program pioneering clinical reach to hospitals and home.

CPCH, as British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider under Child Health BC Tiers of Service Framework, provides comprehensive services for children with complex medical challenges in the context of lifethreatening/life limiting conditions. This active and total approach to care requires robust programs, specialized services, and dedicated staff. Our programs include medical and nursing care, art, music, and recreation therapy, counselling, and provincial community care and outreach.

We offer a 24/7 continuum of care to children and families staying in-house, as well as an extensive outreach program to meet an ever-increasing demand for services throughout the province of BC and as the consultation team at BCCH/BCW.

This position will incorporate clinical and research work and the salary will be commensurate with the experience and expertise of the applicant. We offer a collegial atmosphere, a unique warm environment, many research opportunities and enthusiastic colleagues. This is a joint appointment between CPCH, BCCH and the UBC Faculty of Medicine. The successful candidate will have a faculty appointment at UBC at, or above, the level of Assistant Professor commensurate with experience.

As the successful candidate for the Medical Director you will have demonstrated both a commitment to academic and clinical excellence in both pediatrics and palliative care over several years and the leadership and management skills that are necessary to ensure high quality clinical service and academic productivity. There should be demonstrated scholarly experience in any or all of: clinical research, medical education, or quality improvement.

Applicants should be certified (or eligible for certification) by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have demonstrated experience and recognized training in Pediatric Palliative Medicine and must be licensed (or eligible for licensure) in the Province of B.C.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about the applicant’s status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, – or – No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.


  • Please submit your cover letter and your resume here:
  • The position will remain open until filled.
  • We recognize the importance of a diversified workforce, and we encourage First Nations, Inuit and Metis candidates, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.

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