The Pediatric Advanced Care Team at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital is seeking a Program Director to strengthen the Division of Pediatric Palliative Care. Candidates with 5+ years of experience are preferred. Opportunities for program growth include developing a more structured outpatient presence, assisting in the formalization of a pediatric pain team, enhancing bereavement support, and promoting quality improvement endeavors. Board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine is required.
*The well-established team includes a physician, pediatric nurse practitioner, nurse coordinator, and social worker. *Currently, the team does primarily inpatient work with some ambulatory visits for pre-transplant evaluations, prenatal consults, and occasional pain management consults for pediatric oncology. *Well integrated throughout Levine Children’s, including strong relationships with PICU, CVICU, NICU, BMT, and heart transplant teams. *Interdisciplinary collaboration with pastoral care, clinical child life services, and music therapy. *Excellent working relationship with three hospice organizations, two of which also provide home palliative care. *Participation in resident education. *Additional opportunities exist for, community engagement, and philanthropy.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: peds palliative
About Atrium Health
At 236 beds, Atrium Health Levine Children's Hospital is the largest children’s hospital between Atlanta and Washington DC. It serves high patient acuity as the flagship children’s hospital within the innovative Atrium Health and offers a full complement of over 125 pediatric subspecialists in over 25 different pediatric specialties. There are 4 pediatric hospitalist teams, a 20-bed PICU (including cardiac ICU), an 85-bed NICU, and an inpatient pediatric rehabilitation facility. Our educational mission includes a well-regarded Pediatric Residency Program and participating in the teaching of the UNC medical students who spend their 3rd and 4th years at CMC. LCH offers an excellent environment for clinical research and quality improvement work. LCH has been ranked among the Best Children’s Hospitals in the nation by US News & World Report in eight pediatric specialties for 2020-2021. The Department of Pediatrics also offers in-patient pediatric services to include hospitalist and neonatology at 6 other Atrium Health hospitals in surrounding communities.
Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas Healthcare System, is an integrated health system of 45 facilities within the states of North... Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Carolinas Medical Center, which includes Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH), is a major teaching affiliate of UNC at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
Ideally situated between mountains and beaches, Charlotte, NC has a metropolitan area of 2.4 million that continues to experience rapid growth. Charlotte is the US’s second largest banking center and has a full array of cultural activities and professional sports teams. Charlotte offers excellent public and private school options, and North Carolina is home to several world-class universities.