The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville is seeking an applicant to fill a full-time position as a mid-career Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) specialist in the Division of PCCM with clinical duties in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. The position will be at a non-tenure accruing level of Associate Professor/Professor depending on credentials. The charge to this faculty member is to provide superior quality clinical care to critically ill pediatric patients; to bring a portfolio of clinical, educational, and academic achievement that will enhance clinical outcomes and elevate the national reputation of the Division of PCCM; and to possess the innate interpersonal skills and ambition to become a leader within the Division.
The qualified candidate should possess the following qualifications:
- A minimum of 7-10 years experience as a board-certified pediatric critical care medicine specialist in a busy PICU that provides a full range of services to pediatric patients with critical medical and/or surgical conditions
- Demonstrated excellence in providing state-of-the-art critical care to pediatric patients
- Expertise in the understanding and monitoring of critically ill pediatric patients (including those with trauma) with the ability to translate real-time interpretation of monitored physiological parameters into effective clinical interventions
- A track record of establishing and maintaining close working relationships with multiple disciplines that has led to adoption of and adherence to evidence-based and formalized consensus best practices and collegial collaborative care
- Exemplary clinical, organizational and interpersonal skills and a history of contribution as an enthusiastic, and “can do” multidisciplinary team member
- A track record of inter-divisional, cross-divisional and cross-institutional academic collaboration that has resulted in hypothesis-driven quality improvement activities or clinical outcomes research disseminated in the peer-reviewed literature
- Demonstrated enthusiasm and excellence with respect to the education of the full range of pediatric trainees (residents, fellows, advanced practice providers, nurses, and other allied health professionals)
- Desire and ability to assist with submission of an application for accreditation of a new fellowship training program in PCCM
The PCCM division consists of 8 pediatric critical care specialists, who provide 24 hour in-house coverage in the PICU at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. The Division has a strong emphasis on academic education and teaching of medical students and residents. Wolfson Children’s Hospital houses a 24-bed PICU suite (plus 2 burn beds) in a new Critical Care Tower that is also supported by pediatric neurosurgeons, pediatric neurologists, pediatric trauma specialists, pediatric nephrologists, the full range of other pediatric medical subspecialists and surgical specialists, a team of physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses, registered nurses, respiratory therapists and other healthcare professionals.
The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is the largest of the three colleges at the Health Science Center Jacksonville. The college is affiliated with UF Health in Jacksonville, a health system comprised of two hospitals — the 603-bed UF Health Jacksonville and 92-bed UF Health North — and more than 60 primary and specialty care practices throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.
The college's 16 clinical science departments house more than 440 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 program sand proud to train many of best primary care providers and specialists throughout the region, the state and the country.
The college offers 38 accredited graduate medical education programs and 14 non-standard programs. More than 100 residents and fellows from programs across the U.S. come to UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville to participate in various clinical rotations as well.
In addition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines are provided for students from the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville. Third-year medical students enrolled at UF spend about 25 percent of their training at the Jacksonville campus, gaining valuable experience in an urban setting. While third-year rotations are only offered to UF students, elective rotations in the final year of clinical training are available to students from accredited schools in the US and Canada.
For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medical education program that recruits national and international speakers who are well known and respected in their fields.
The college's faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research. Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locations across the country and publish their projects in well-known publications. In 2019, the campus received $23.1 million in external research funding, approximately 50% of which was federally sponsored projects.
The campus houses a 16,000-square-foot clinical and translational research facility. To support faculty and resident research, the college has a Center for Data Solutions, offering researchers analytics, epidemiology and biostatistics support, and a Center for Research Training, helping develop the next generation of highly collaborative clinical researchers.
Located in the Northeastern part of the state on the Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville’s weather is sunny and pleasant. We enjoy an average of 320 days of sunshine each year, yet have the coolest summers in the state. Known as the River City, Jacksonville is a major port city with numerous waterways, two Naval bases, several nature preserves, marshes, lakes, wetlands and miles of beaches. Flowing through Jacksonville is the 310-mile St. Johns River, which plays a major role in our work and play.
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