The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville is seeking a well-qualified applicant to fill a full-time position as a Pediatric Critical Care Physician and Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. The position will be at a non-tenure accruing level of Associate/Full Professor. As Medical Director, this faculty will oversee the clinical and educational missions of the PICU. He/she will provide superior clinical care to critically ill pediatric patients, with rapid treatment in all areas of critical care, including trauma, ECMO and neurocritical care. The division currently consists of seven (7) pediatric critical care specialists, providing 24-hour coverage to both the PICU and CVICU at Wolfson Children’s Hospital with a strong emphasis on resident, fellow, and medical student teaching and quality improvement. The candidate should possess exemplary clinical, organizational and interpersonal skills, engage enthusiastically with fellow division members and other subspecialists, and have demonstrated academic scholarship and mentorship accomplishments.
The premier Wolfson Children’s Hospital houses a 20-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit staffed by board-certified pediatric critical care physicians, specially trained physician assistants and advanced nurse practitioners, registered nurses, respiratory therapists and other healthcare professionals. In the spring of 2021, a new 25 bed family-centered state-of-the-art PICU will open in a new 7 story intensive care tower.
This position will report to the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. The division staffs provided exclusive primary attending services to all patients in the PICU at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. The Critical Care physicians are available throughout the hospital, and provide phone consultations and support to outside physicians and facilities. Following is a general description of duties and responsibilities:
Medical Director of the 20-bed PICU (expanding to 25 new beds in 2021) at Wolfson Children’s Hospital
Provide superior, effective and efficient care of critically ill pediatric patients
Coordinate the efficient utilization bed space in the PICU
Provide leadership in the development and implementation of new critical care services anbd in the revision of existing best practices
Demonstrate the highest ethical standards in the treatment of critically ill patients
Lead quality improvement initiatives aimed at achieving better patient outcomes and staff and family satisfaction
Serve as a resource to all UF COM-Jacksonville programs during the ICU rotation for medical education
Participate in monthly department faculty meetings, institutional committees, and administrative functions as assigned
Engage in teaching of residents, fellows, medical students and allied health professionals
Serve as a mentor to other faculty and residents in clinical outcome and quality improvement initiatives
Please visit our website at www.hscj.ufl.edu/pediatrics.
Applicants must possess a MD/DO degree, be eligible for a Florida Medical License, and be BC in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
This position was originally posted under requisition #507178. Previous applicants are still being considered and need not re-apply. Applications will be accepted until an applicant pool is identified. A review of applications will begin April 30, 2019. Please provide letter of intent and Curriculum Vitae. The selected 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 http://www.naces.org/. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 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.
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