Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Pediatric Palliative Care Physician (62043)

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 19, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Florida (UF) Department of Pediatrics—Jacksonville is seeking a full-time Pediatrician who is board-certified/board-eligible in Pediatric Palliative Care. The position is at the non-tenure accruing level of Clinical Assistant/Associate/Professor rank, depending on qualifications and experience, and will provide inpatient palliative care consultative services at Wolfson Children’s Hospital (WCH) as well as outpatient care to children with chronic complex conditions. The clinician will join the faculty of the UF-WCH Bower Lyman Center for Children with Complex Medical Conditions in the Division of Community and Societal Pediatrics. The Center includes the Complex Care Clinic (birth – 18 y/o), Jacksonville Area Health and Transition Services (JaxHATS — 16-26 y/o), and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Together, these three programs provide a comprehensive system of care for children and youth with complex medical conditions. The successful candidate will work with these programs, WCH hospitalists and other staff, community pediatricians, and UF and Nemours subspecialists to advance the clinical practice, quality of care, and knowledge related to systems of palliative care for children and youth with complex medical conditions.

In addition to clinical responsibilities, the individual will participate in teaching trainees in the Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship program. To date, this fellowship has trained ten fellows in adult and pediatric hospice and palliative medicine—all of whom have become Board certified. S/he will also be involved with training pediatric and family medicine residents on the inpatient service, and other health professional trainees. Participation in research projects and other academic activities will be encouraged, but not required of the position.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • A graduate of an accredited ACGME Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship training program.
  • Board-eligible/board-certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
  • Licensed or eligible for a Florida medical license.
  • An exceptional team player committed to clinical care, and with the skills to: a) provide the highest level of care, b) be self-motivated, c) manage an inpatient service, and d) communicate and collaborate with inpatient, academic and community stakeholders in the care of children and families.

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  • A graduate of an accredited ACGME Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship training program.
  • Board-eligible/board-certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
  • MD/DO licensed or eligible for a Florida medical license.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on July 3, 2020. Please provide a letter of intent and Curriculum Vitae.

The final 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 .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. 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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