Pediatric Palliative Care Physician Pediatric Inpatient Medicine University of Utah School of Medicine
The Division of Pediatric Inpatient Medicine at the 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 (PCH) that includes the Rainbow Kids Palliative Care (Rainbow Kids) and the Supportive Oncology for Adolescents and Pediatrics (SOAP) teams. The physician will help develop the palliative services available for children in various settings throughout the Intermountain West. During the course of employment, the outpatient and telehealth space will likely be a primary area of expansion. Clinical activities currently include only daytime coverage; however, as provider capacity increases, clinical load will be adjusted. In addition to clinical service, there is both opportunity and expectation for academic work.
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 physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social work, chaplaincy, child life specialists and music therapists. For more information about the Palliative Care Program, please visit https://healthcare.utah.edu/pediatrics/programs-services/palliative.php.
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 University of Utah/Department of Pediatrics 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 faculty development and mentoring programs designed to help faculty succeed in translational or basic research, and as educators.
Salt Lake City offers an incredible quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera and 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, a picturesque Lake Powell, and numerous other outdoor activities.
Interested individuals can apply for the position at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/99978. Cover letter and curriculum vitae are required. For additional information about the position, please contact: Dominic Moore, M.D., Associate Medical Director for Palliative Care at email@example.com.
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.
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About University of Utah School of Medicine
The Department of Pediatrics is the second largest department in the University of Utah School of Medicine and one of the largest pediatric departments in the country. The department is comprised of 22 medical divisions and programs operating in conjunction with four key enterprises: Education, Research, Clinical, and Academic. Divisions provide a full spectrum of specialty and subspecialty pediatric services for children throughout the Intermountain West.
Pediatrics is a dynamic department dedicated to excellence in clinical care, medical education, research and knowledge expansion, and faculty development. The widespread spirit of collegiality throughout the department and the blurred distinction between faculty classes fosters the collaborative environment necessary for innovation and improvement. Our partnership with Intermountain Healthcare maximizes efforts in quality, research, risk, and process improvement. Due to our extensive resources, expertise, and quality of care, we hold the dominant market position in the Intermountain region. This bolsters our financial strength, allowing us to further invest in clinical research, faculty career development, progressive educatio...n strategies and care delivery models, and key systemic infrastructures. Faculty and staff members in the Department of Pediatrics are engaged, talented, and forward thinking, making it a rich environment for growth, discovery, and exceptional clinical care.