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Careers at BC Children's Hospital

BC Children's Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children are both world-renowned organizations committed to better health for children and youth in British Columbia.

We hire and retain employees who seek and share knowledge, and work together to ensure access to the best care in the best setting. 


Our employment opportunities include a range of jobs in clinical areas such as nursing, rehabilitation therapy, pharmacy, social work, laboratory services, ultrasound and respiratory therapy, as well as support roles in food and nutrition services, plant and maintenance, environmental services and clerical positions. If you are searching for an opportunity that will expand your skills and expertise, please browse the positions we have available.

A career here will offer you a creative and challenging environment that draws on traditional and tried-and-true clinical methodologies and ways of doing business, as well as the latest technologies and innovative health-care and management techniques.

Nursing at BC Children's Hospital

We strive to help our nurses be the best. Nurses at BC Children's Hospital are part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), and assure consistent quality nursing care to all patients and their families within a supportive practice environment. Support for our nurses, and all team members, includes a comprehensive benefits package with municipal pension plan, psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.

Relocation support

All positions within BC Children's Hospital are open to candidates who currently live outside of the Greater Vancouver Region – whether elsewhere in British Columbia or Canada, or world-wide — as long as applicants meet the required qualifications, which vary by position. Internationally trained nurses are encouraged to contact us and learn more about qualifications for nursing positions at BC Children's Hospital.Learn more about opportunities for international nurses

New team members hired from outside of the local area may qualify for financial support to relocate their homes / families; a talent acquisition specialist can advise on specific situations.

  • Up to $3,000 for candidates located within the province
  • Up to $5,000 for candidates currently living outside of B.C.

Professional development

All PHSA employees have access to our Growth and Development Fund, which offers $5000 every 12 months for tuition and books, and $2000 every 12 months for reimbursement of approved event fees, travel, accommodation, and meals.

In addition to supporting external education pursuits, PHSA also offers an in-house training library of more than 2,000 programs. Available both virtually and in-person, program offerings include leadership development, clinical skills and specializations, workplace skills training, and the San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course.


“I have been privileged to work as a psychologist in the Acute Rehabilitation program at Sunny Hill. My clinical experiences have provided rich learning about resilience, hope and humanity. The patients and their families entrust me with their fears, hopes and dreams of recovery. Delivering a diverse range of therapies (play based, individual and family) and collaborating with multidisciplinary team members has been rewarding. My role within this team has helped me to grow as a clinician and as a person!”

– Dr. Michelle Soltys, R. Psych
“My favourite part of being a psychiatrist at BC Children’s Hospital is working with teenagers and supporting their families! The developmental window of adolescence is an opportunity for intervention and growth, for building sense of self, resilience and distress tolerance. It’s a privilege to be part of their journey. There is silent suffering with psychiatric illness, and my hope is to promote advocacy, understanding and compassion.”

– Dr. Joanna McDermid, MD
“The ED at BCCH is an incredible team of health care providers and support staff. Working at the only pediatric trauma center in the province allows for specialty care that would not be seen anywhere else in British Columbia. BCCH is an academic teaching hospital which allows for an inviting learning environment with opportunities to take part in cutting edge research, quality improvement projects, and other educational sessions.”

– Brittany Williams, RN
“A big reason why I joined the oncology team was the sense of community on the unit between everyone that works here, as well as the families and patients. I found the environment to be extremely supportive, and I enjoyed the inclusive team mentality. I made great friends through working here and formed close connections with many of the patients and families. It’s incredibly rewarding to see the patients you cared for through some of their hardest moments now living their lives and talking about their futures.”

– Ali Vavra, BMT Nurse Clinician
“The Anesthetic Care Unit at BC Children’s Hospital is a welcoming environment with strong leadership and staff who are engaging and inclusive. The department offers many opportunities for growth and development, with a strong focus on work-life balance. The robust orientation and supportive teamwork atmosphere provide an ideal environment in which superb family-centred care is at the forefront of all activity. Highly recommended.”

– Anna Marshal, RN
“The PICU team at BCCH is a strong team with individuals who are dedicated to making a difference for both patients and employees. Nursing has a voice in the PICU, and the collaborative work is inspiring. I feel like more than a bedside nurse in this role. I have opportunities to gain new knowledge and skills, and this is at the heart of the unit. Leadership in the PICU strives to ensure that every employee is educated and on their proper path within their careers. It is hard to find places like this in nursing, and the leadership team makes it a priority for you to get to where you want to be in your career.”

– Erika McQuillen, RN
“As an internationally trained nurse from the Philippines, it was the best decision for me to work at BC Children’s Hospital as it opened a lot of opportunities for my career. I was fortunate to join the Cardiac Team that honed my skills as an Operating Room Nurse. I learn new skills and techniques on the job constantly. It’s incredibly gratifying to work in a field where I am able to assist with treatments and procedures to help a sick or injured child recover. The strong camaraderie formed among members of the team is both amazing and crucial to ensure each patient’s safety when undergoing surgery. If you like a variety of learning, a patient- and family-centred care environment, and working with an incredible team, then Perioperative Nursing is for you.”

– Kim Oquendo, OR Nurse

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