Community and Societal Pediatrics (Palliative Care)- CLIN AST/ASO/FULL PROF

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jul 2, 2024

Job Description:

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Job Description:

The University of Florida (UF) Department of Pediatrics—Jacksonville is seeking a full-time board-certified pediatrician who is also board certified/board eligible in Pediatric Palliative Care. This physician will join our UF Health Multispecialty practice at the Bower Lyman Center, a collaboration with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, which is an innovative, interdisciplinary primary care practice that provides comprehensive care for over 2000 infants, children, teens, and young adults who have special health care needs and may live with disabilities. The Center also offers embedded mental health and inpatient palliative care services as integral components of a comprehensive system of care.

This physician will join two other palliative care pediatricians to provide inpatient palliative care consultative services at Wolfson Children’s Hospital (WCH) and UF Health as well as outpatient consults to children with chronic complex conditions with palliative care needs. The successful candidate will work with the staff at the Wolfson Children’s Hospital (WCH) and UF Health as well as with UF and Nemours subspecialists to advance the clinical practice, quality of care, and knowledge related to providing palliative care for children and youth within the service areas of WCH and UF Health. He/she will also partner with other community resources for outpatient care the local pediatric palliative care program, Community PedsCare.

The academic appointment will be a tenure/non-tenure accruing level of Assistant/Associate or Full Professor depending upon experience and qualifications. 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

General duties and responsibilities:

Provide clinical expertise and comprehensive palliative care within a primary care medical-behavioral home in inpatient and outpatient settings to youth and young adults who have chronic, complex medical, developmental and/or behavioral conditions.

Work with diverse academic and community collaborating organizations and agencies with a commitment to advancing the rights of children, youth, and young adults with complex medical conditions and disabilities.

Participate in monthly department faculty meetings, administrative functions and institutional committees as requested. Clinical supervision and education of fellows, residents, medical students and advanced practice providers.

UF Health Jacksonville

With more than 6,200 faculty and staff, UF Health in Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville. UF Health physicians offer primary care and specialty services in practices throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, tallying more than 650,000 outpatient visits and more than 40,000 inpatient admissions annually.

UF Health in Jacksonville, Florida, is comprised of:

  • UF Health Jacksonville, an academic health center near Downtown Jacksonville and home to the area's only adult and pediatric Level I trauma program
  • UF Health North, a 92-bed hospital and outpatient medical campus in North Jacksonville
  • UF Health Science Center Jacksonville, which encompasses three UF colleges in Jacksonville: Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy
  • UF Jacksonville Physicians, Inc., a network of primary and specialty care centers offering exceptional patient care throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia

University of Florida, College of Medicine – Jacksonville

The UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville is the largest of the three colleges at the Health Science Center Jacksonville. We excel in education, research and patient care that expresses our steadfast values of compassion, excellence, professionalism and innovation. The college's 16 clinical science departments house more than 450 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 programs and proud to train many of best primary care providers and specialists throughout the region, the state and the country.

Research, discovery and innovation are critical aspects of our clinical campus and we have some of the country’s leading researchers at our locations searching for and finding new treatments and clinical options.

The UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville faculty, administrators, residents, fellows, students and staff work as a team in pursuit of our common mission — to heal, to comfort, to educate and to discover through quality health care, elimination of health disparities, medical education, innovation and research.

To learn more about our college, leadership, mission, faculty resources, and the city of Jacksonville visit

Expected Salary:

Salary is based on academic rank and years of experience and is guided by AAMC salary data for academic practices.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicant must possess a MD/DO degree, be eligible for a medical licensure in the state of Florida and credentialing at area hospitals.

Preferred Qualifications:

Be board-certified in Pediatrics and Palliative Care.

An exceptional team player committed to clinical care, and with the skills to:

  • provide the highest level of care,
  • be self-motivated,
  • manage inpatient and outpatient services, and
  • communicate and collaborate with inpatient, academic and community stakeholders in the care of children and families. Additional training and/or experience in the care of medically complex children.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

The final candidate will be required to provide an 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 the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under the Florida Sunshine and Public Records laws. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2HRS 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