Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Director, Bower Lyman Center for Medically Complex Children

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 13, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine —Jacksonville, in partnership with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, seeks a full-time pediatrician with demonstrated experience and success in the care of complex children and health services administration to be the Medical Director of the Bower Lyman Center for Medically Complex Children. The academic appointment will be a tenure/non-tenure accruing level of Assistant/Associate or Full Professor depending upon experience and qualifications. The Center consists of two intersecting Medical Homes for children with complex medical and behavioral health conditions, the Complex Care Clinic for children birth to age 18 and JaxHATS (Jacksonville Health and Transition Services), a Health Care Transition program for youth ages 16-26 with complex medical and/or behavioral conditions. The Center works in close partnership with our Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program and integrates on-site behavioral health professionals into comprehensive care.

The Center is well established and receives significant recurring support through endowments. The Center provides care for over 800 established patients and has the potential for significant growth. The successful candidate will provide the following: a) clinical expertise in the care of children with complex medical conditions, primarily in the outpatient setting; b) direction with respect to program development and continuous quality improvement; c) administrative expertise, including management of fiscal, operational, and productivity outcomes: d) development and support of integrated faculty research initiatives; and e) expanded educational opportunities for medical students, residents, and fellows. The Center currently collaborates with an accredited fellowship program in Adult and Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine. There is opportunity to develop a novel fellowship in Complex Care. Medical students, residents, fellows and other health professional trainees rotate through the Center.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise and success in the care of children and youth with complex medical conditions, experience in health services administration, and have demonstrated an ability to work with diverse academic and community collaborating organizations and agencies. Ideally, the candidate will have experience implementing trauma informed systems of care and a commitment to advancing the rights of children with complex medical conditions and disabilities. The candidate must also have an interest in working nationally and internationally in advancing the rapidly evolving discipline of Complex Care. The position will report to the Chief of the Division of Community and Societal Pediatrics and to the Department Chair, and integrate with other initiatives in the Division.

The University of Florida physician practice provides a wide range of services to one of the largest mixed-specialty practices in the southeastern United States, and offers a great North Florida lifestyle with countless recreational activities, museums, orchestras and professional and amateur sports. Long beloved by its residents, Jacksonville, FL is recognized as one of the most desirable cities in which to live and work.

Inpatient services are provided at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, a 216 bed free standing dedicated children’s hospital located in downtown Jacksonville with over 80,000 patient visits, over 11,000 surgeries and approximately 12,000 hospitalizations annually.

The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is the largest of the three UF colleges - medicine, nursing and pharmacy - located on the approximately 110-acre UF Health Jacksonville campus. The college's 17 clinical science departments house more than 400 faculty members and 360 residents and fellows. The college offers 34 accredited graduate medical education programs. 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.

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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 publications.

University of Florida Health Jacksonville is a private, not-for-profit hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center campuses in Jacksonville and Gainesville . With more than 5,000 faculty and staff, the University of Florida Health Science Center–Jacksonville and UF Health Jacksonville form the region’s premier academic health center–UF Health, a leader in the education of health professionals, a hub for clinical research and a unique provider of high-quality patient care.

Located in North Jacksonville is UF Health North, the only full-service hospital in North Jacksonville. The state-of-the-art hospital at UF Health North offers conveniently located, high-quality health care to patients across Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. It offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services unavailable anywhere else in North Jacksonville, provided by UF Health and community physicians. The hospital features all-private rooms, which studies show promote healing and improve the patient experience. Patient engagement technology in patient suites allows for easy meal ordering, TV control and access to nurses. The hospital is adjacent to the existing medical office building, where UF Health providers offer more than 20 specialties, including pediatrics and women’s health services. The campus is located on Max Leggett Parkway close to Jacksonville International Airport, approximately 15 minutes from Nassau County and less than 30 minutes from Georgia. For more information, visit .

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Applicants must possess an MD/DO degree, be board-certified in Pediatrics and eligible for Florida medical licensure.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on January 23, 2020. Please provide letter of intent and Curriculum Vitae.

The 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

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