The Department of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, along with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, invite faculty applications for a non-tenure, faculty appointment for the Division of Pediatric Palliative Care. The rank will be commensurate with experience.
The palliative care physician will join 3 physicians and work in collaboration with a fun and high-functioning, interdisciplinary team. The team includes HPM fellows, a Program Coordinator, who is a Certified Child Life Specialist, a certified pediatric massage therapist and holds a Masters in Psychology, a Social Worker dedicated full-time to the Threads of Care team, a 0.5 FTE Chaplain, a Parent Mentor, and Integrative Therapy volunteers. The Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship includes 3 pediatric-track and 2 adult-track fellows who rotate with our team and throughout the Memphis Palliative Care Community. The physician will also have the opportunity to provide education to Critical Care fellows, residents and students in formal settings and at the bedside in the role as consultative palliative medicine specialist.
The Threads of Care team is involved in foundational and implementation-based academic research; quality improvement projects; education of medical students, residents, fellows, and colleagues as part of a primary palliative care educational initiative; and campus-wide academic engagement. The team received the Circle of Life Citation of Honor in 2018.
The position offers the opportunity for research in area of interest, collaboration with the St Jude Quality of Life team and our shared, community-based pediatric hospice and palliative care program, Quality of Life for All Kids.
Qualifications An M.D. or equivalent degree Board certified or Board-eligible in Hospice and Palliative Medicine Ability to obtain a State of Tennessee medical license
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 19000000T5
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