BC Children's and BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre
July 10, 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full Time - Experienced
Hospital, Public and Private
Clinical Biochemist Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, BC Children’s and Women’s Hospitals Regular Full-time Opportunity Vancouver, BC
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia, is seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills to join the Division of Clinical Biochemistry as Head of the Division.
As a Clinical Biochemist, you will work collaboratively with the medical staff consisting of medical and clinical biochemists. You will be required to build relationships and provide prompt and expert consultative services to physicians and other health care providers, and will advise on test selection, provide result interpretation and technical oversight, and will participate in new test evaluation, validation, and implementation, while collaborating on Division, hospital, and provincial initiatives, and participating in quality assurance activities and other administrative roles/committees.
As Division Head, you will work collaboratively with the other Division heads, supporting the Department Head in advancing the Department’s strategic plan in alignment with the Hospital and Health Authority mandates. You will manage the medical aspects of the Division and, with the technical Team Lead, manage the operational aspects of the Division. You will develop an annual plan for the Division that includes and supports the hospital’s operating and strategic plans, provide leadership to improve health services for persons served by the Division, and ensure that the academic mandate of the Division is articulated, agreed upon, implemented and monitored.
With a recommendation for appointment to the Clinical Faculty at the University of British Columbia (UBC), in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, you will be expected to be actively engaged in academic teaching and research.
The Department provides laboratory and pathology diagnostic care to BC’s perinatal women, infants, and children, including those with the most acute and complex conditions, and includes provincial specialty laboratories. The Division provides the entire scope of clinical chemistry including specialized pediatric testing and 24/7 acute care. The Department’s mandate includes working collaboratively with health authorities to establish provincial standards and guidelines, leading pilot projects assessing clinical utility of emerging diagnostic and screening technologies, and contributing to and participating nationally and internationally to promote access to appropriate laboratory care and best practices within BC.
The ideal candidate should hold a PhD degree and must be certified (or eligible for certification) by the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry or equivalent and have demonstrated leadership experience. Preference will be given to candidates with experience or special training in pediatric and obstetric Clinical Biochemistry.
We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
To apply in confidence, please send your curriculum vitae along with a letter of interest to:
For further information about the role, please contact:
Dr. Deborah McFadden, Head & Medical Director, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Email: email@example.com
Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2018 or until the position is filled.
For more information about PHSA please visit the website at: www.phsa.ca
Internal Number: 2307006
About BC Children's and BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre
BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia (BC) devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds and the Neonatal Program is the hub of the provincial quaternary care system. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with about 7,200 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in BC’s Lower Mainland region and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre, BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research through the BC Women’s Research Institute and education in partnership with the University of British Columbia (UBC) as well as professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.
BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth and pediatric patients with chronic medical disorders, and provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throug...hout BC. BCCH offers a wide range of health services and 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, in partnership with the UBC. The pediatric residency program and 16 pediatric subspecialty training programs are accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
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