Academic Pediatric Hospitalist: Fellowship Associate Program Director or Program Director (44836)

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 19, 2019
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Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine-Jacksonville is seeking a 1.0 FTE Pediatric Hospitalist to be the Program Director/Associate Program Director of a new pediatric hospitalist fellowship training program. The program takes place at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, a tertiary care children’s hospital staffed by 12 pediatric hospitalists from Nemours Children’s Specialty Services and the University of Florida College of Medicine at Jacksonville, and at our community site, UF Health Jacksonville, staffed by 3 UF pediatric hospitalists. In addition to co-directing the fellowship, duties include assisting with the academic development of pediatric hospitalists, under the mentorship of the UF academic Division Chief. This position will have 50% time in clinical care and 50% time protected for educational and academic efforts.

This position will have dual reports to the Nemours clinical Division Chief for clinical activities and to the UF academic Division Chief for educational and academic activities. The successful candidate will have a promising record of accomplishment and mentorship in education and a strong interest in advancing to become a Program Director. Demonstrable productivity in scholarship and/or quality improvement activity will enhance candidacy. The qualified candidate will also have an affinity to work collaboratively with other team members and subspecialists to care for children with a full breadth of medical and surgical conditions.

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Wolfson Children’s Hospital as among the best children’s hospitals in the United States. Wolfson is the major inpatient teaching facility for the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville Pediatric Residency Training Program. Wolfson, a 200 bed non-profit children’s hospital, is the only full-service tertiary hospital for children in the region, serving North Florida, South Georgia and beyond. UF Health Jacksonville is the region’s premier academic health center, a leader in the education of health professionals, a hub for clinical research and a unique provider of high-quality patient care.

This will be a non-tenure accruing position at a rank consistent with accomplishments.

Following is a general description of duties and responsibilities:

This position will devote 50% effort to clinical care and resident supervision.

The remaining 50% effort will be devoted to the following responsibilities: (1) assume responsibilities as Associate Program Director (or as Program Director, given adequate experience as an Associate Program Director) for the hospitalist fellowship; (2) collaborate with division faculty and residents on clinical research and quality improvement projects (with mentorship from the UF academic Division Chief as necessary). Along with the Division Chief, the candidate will be able to take advantage of UF Department of Pediatrics, UF COM – Jacksonville clinical research infrastructure to develop a clinical research program that addresses issues of relevance to the WCH inpatient population and to participate with other children’s hospital and academic faculty in existing or planned multicenter studies.

For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medical education program that recruits national and international speakers who are well known and respected in their fields. The campus' faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research. Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locations across the country and publish their projects in well-known journals.

Located on Florida's First Coast, Jacksonville is one of the largest cities in land area in the United States. The city provides an eclectic combination of southern hospitality, business and recreational paradise. More than 1 million people live in the five-county area known as Florida's First Coast. The area offers something for everyone, with a temperate climate incorporating seasonal changes, miles of beautiful waterways and beaches, and a myriad of public facilities for work and play.

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Candidates must have either an MD or DO and be board certified in Pediatrics.

Applications will be accepted until an applicant pool is identified. A review of applications will begin August 31, 2020.

Please provide letter of intent and Curriculum Vitae.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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