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Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician Depart. of Pediatrics University of Utah

University of Utah Spencer F. Eccles School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah
Commensurate with experience.
Posted Date
Aug 14, 2023

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

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

University of Utah

The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah Spencer F. Eccles School of Medicine has several openings for Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) physicians.  The PEM physician will provide direct patient care at the Pediatric Emergency Department and Rapid Treatment Unit at Primary Children’s Hospital’s Salt Lake Campus (Salt Lake City, UT); at the University of Utah Pediatric Clinic at the Sugar House Health Center; and at the Larry H. and Gayle Miller Primary Children’s Hospital’s Lehi Campus (anticipated opening early 2024).  Patient care includes the full range of illness and injury in children 0-18 years, and beyond in particular chronic illness populations. The PEM physician will work collaboratively with surgical and medical consultants in developing optimal plans of care and disposition plans.  Non-PEM traditional clinical care responsibilities will also be required (after hours and rural clinics, telemedicine).  Medical control of fixed-wing and helicopter medical transport services and consultative assistance to clinics and outside emergency departments is expected.  All clinical care is to be documented in the electronic medical record of Intermountain Healthcare, and documentation finalized within 7 days or less of date of service (most documentation should be finalized within 48 hours of service).  There are expectations for academic, education, and service work outside of clinical care that includes funded research, educational, advocacy, and administrative roles. 

Qualified candidates must have successfully completed a Pediatric residency and Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship program, or an Emergency Medicine residency and Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship program; and must be Board Certified in Pediatrics or in Emergency Medicine.  Post residency experience at a Level 1 trauma center is preferred.  Selected candidates 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: Howard Kadish, M.D., 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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