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Pediatric Palliative Care Physician

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah and Lehi, Utah
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Pediatrics
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Pediatric Palliative Care Physician

Pediatric Palliative Care, Department of Pediatrics

University of Utah School of Medicine

The Division of Pediatric Palliative Care in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Pediatric Palliative Care Physician. The physician will be part of the Palliative Care interdisciplinary teams at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT including Rainbow Kids Palliative Care (Rainbow Kids) and Supportive Oncology for Adolescents and Pediatrics (SOAP) teams. This position will also provide service at the new Primary Children’s Hospital Miller Campus which is scheduled to open in Lehi, UT in January 2024. The physician will help develop the palliative services available for children in various settings throughout the Intermountain West. Clinical activities currently include only daytime coverage. In addition to clinical service, there is an expectation for academic work with opportunities in education, investigation, administration, and advocacy.

The mission of our Pediatric Palliative Care teams is to help child with life-threatening illness find comfort, support, and hope. The program helps both the child and family deal with feelings, symptoms, and concerns during a time that may be frightening, confusing, and overwhelming. The interdisciplinary team includes social work, chaplaincy, child life specialists, music therapists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physi­cians. For more information about the Palliative Care Program, please visit

Qualified candidates must be Board Eligible/Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics on the Clinical or Tenure Track at the academic level commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

The Department and University offers a competitive salary and an unmatched benefits program, including non-contributory retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual salary that vest immediately. The Department offers a faculty development and mentoring program designed to foster success in translational or basic research, quality improvement engagement, and excellence as educators. 

Salt Lake City offers an incredible quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera, live music, museums, outstanding restaurants, and a moderate cost of living. The city is a well-known ski destination and a gateway to the state’s renowned landscapes. In addition to its 14 ski resorts, Utah boasts five scenic national parks (with five more within a day’s drive), a variety of golf courses allowing for year-round play, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails (some leaving from adjacent to the hospital), and numerous other outdoor activities. 


Interested individuals can apply at: Cover letter and curriculum vitae are required. For additional information about the position, please contact: Dominic Moore, M.D., Division Chief and Senior Medical Director of Pediatric Palliative Care at


The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty, and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

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