Palliative Care Physician - Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Classification Title:

Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Job Description:

The University of Florida (UF) Department of Pediatrics—Jacksonville is seeking a full-time, non-tenure track board certified/eligible Pediatric Palliative Care Physician at the Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor rank to provide inpatient palliative care consultative services at Wolfson Children’s Hospital (WCH) and outpatient hospice and palliative care to pediatric patients from birth to twenty-one years of age.

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-18y/o), Jacksonville Area Health and Transition Services (JaxHATS—16-26 y/o), and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In addition, s/he will collaborate with our region’s community-based pediatric hospice and palliative care program—Community Peds Care.

Together, these 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 be provide education to trainees in our fellowship program in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine. To date, the 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 residents on the service, and other health professional trainees. Participation in research projects and other academic activities will be encouraged, but not required of the position.

The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is the largest of the three colleges at the Health Science Center Jacksonville. The college is affiliated with UF Health in Jacksonville, a health system comprised of two hospitals — the 603-bed UF Health Jacksonville and 92-bed UF Health North — and more than 60 primary and specialty care practices throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.

The college's 16 clinical science departments house more than 440 faculty members, 1,560 staff and 384 residents and fellows, as well as medical students from UF and around the country. We offer an incredible breadth of clinical training program sand proud to train many of best primary care providers and specialists throughout the region, the state and the country.

The college offers 38 accredited graduate medical education programs and 14 non-standard programs. More than 100 residents and fellows from programs across the U.S. come to UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville to participate in various clinical rotations as well.

In addition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines are provided for students from the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville. Third-year medical students enrolled at UF spend about 25 percent of their training at the Jacksonville campus, gaining valuable experience in an urban setting. While third-year rotations are only offered to UF students, elective rotations in the final year of clinical training are available to students from accredited schools in the US and Canada.

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 college's 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 publications. In 2019, the campus received $23.1 million in external research funding, approximately 50% of which was federally sponsored projects.

The campus houses a 16,000-square-foot clinical and translational research facility. To support faculty and resident research, the college has a Center for Data Solutions, offering researchers analytics, epidemiology and biostatistics support, and a Center for Research Training, helping develop the next generation of highly collaborative clinical researchers.

Located in the Northeastern part of the state on the Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville’s weather is sunny and pleasant. We enjoy an average of 320 days of sunshine each year, yet have the coolest summers in the state. Known as the River City, Jacksonville is a major port city with numerous waterways, two Naval bases, several nature preserves, marshes, lakes, wetlands and miles of beaches. Flowing through Jacksonville is the 310-mile St. Johns River, which plays a major role in our work and play.

To learn more about our college, our leadership and our campus, please visit us at .

Expected Salary:

Salary is negotiable with excellent benefit package.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Candidates should have a MD/DO.
  • Graduate from an accredited ACGME Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship training program.
  • Board Eligible/Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
  • Licensed in the state of Florida or eligible for a Florida medical license.
Preferred Qualifications:

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The Search Committee will begin to review applications as soon as an applicant pool is identified. The position is open until filled. Please provide letter of intent and Curriculum Vitae.

Final candidate will be required to provide 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 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.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. 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.

Health Assessment Required: Yes

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