Neonatologist - Division Chief & Associate/Full Professor

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Work type: Multi-Track Faculty
Location: Jacksonville Campus
Categories: Health Profession

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Job Description:

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is inviting applicants for a full-time Neonatologist position as Division Chief of Neonatology. The faculty position is for an Associate Professor/Full Professor rank at a tenure/non-tenure accruing level based on experience and qualifications, and will report to the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at UF COM-Jacksonville.  

The Chief will be expected to lead the division to expand and enhance current clinical programs that currently serve the children and families of Northeast Florida. We are seeking an individual with excellent clinical skills, the emotional intelligence to lead a diverse faculty and to build clinical and academic collaborations across divisions, accomplishments in quality improvement and/or clinical outcomes research, and the capacity to motivate, mentor, and develop junior faculty on their academic journey. The Chief will share night and weekend call responsibilities equitably with other division faculty. 

Preference will be given to individuals who have established a track record of mentoring junior faculty in their clinical development and academic endeavors and/or have experience with collaborative multicenter research or large data sets. 

Following is a general description of duties and responsibilities:

  • Oversee the planning and direction of clinical operations and neonatology services at multiple units and locations. 
  • Collaborate with partnering hospital leaderships to improve neonatal services.
  • Establish external relationships for planning future growth and development.
  • Provide strong mentoring and leadership, demonstrating a commitment to the overall mission of the division in the areas of clinical, teaching, and research, with a goal of achieving a highly engaged, motivated and collaborative team.
  • Provide medical care for neonates in the Newborn Intensive Care Units at the level III UF Health Jacksonville and level IV Wolfson Children's Hospital.
  • Participate in academic education and teaching including formal and informal activities with medical students, postgraduate residents, and allied health care professionals such as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants.
  • Lead and participate in continuous quality improvement initiatives, including patient satisfaction, patient safety, and risk management to improve and sustain optimal patient outcomes and to ensure maximum clinical and cost efficiencies.
  • Enhance and maintain a robust clinical outcomes research program in the division of Neonatology and provide guidance to and supervision of the research faculty. Pursue external funding support to build new clinical services and research programs.
  • Conduct administrative and academic activities of the division including the development of a division schedule for clinical services, faculty evaluation and development, and other personnel management duties.
  • Participate in fiscal management of division, including budgeting and revenue and expense monitoring.
  • Participate on committees to represent the Department of Pediatrics and the Division of Neonatology as requested by the Chair.
  • Attend Department faculty meetings and Divisional conferences as required.
  • Share night and weekend call responsibilities equitably with other division faculty.

Professional Qualifications/Experience

    • Demonstrated leadership of a successful and relevant research program.
    • Qualifications to fulfill UFCOM – Jacksonville criteria for senior level faculty appointment at Associate Professor or Professor level.
    • Research experience and vision to build a strong academic program in Neonatology.
    • Experience in program direction/administrative responsibilities.
    • Established expertise working with diverse communities.

Personal Characteristics

    • The capacity to communicate effectively with diverse internal and external constituencies.
    • A personality and style that is grounded in partnering, collegiality and consensus-building.
    • An individual with a passion for building and supporting new programs, comfortable with forging new paths and working with ambiguity.
    • A high energy individual with a strong work ethic and high expectations for performance.

The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville and UF Health Jacksonville campus:

The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is the largest of the three UF colleges - medicine, nursing and pharmacy - located on the approximately 110-acre UF Health Jacksonville campus. UF Health Jacksonville is a 695-bed private, not-for-profit academic health center located near downtown Jacksonville.  The college's 16 clinical science departments house more than 400 faculty members and 300 residents and fellows. The college offers 32 accredited graduate medical education programs. 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.

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 campus' 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.

Residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia are offered all the benefits of an academic health center by combining our strengths with that of the UF Health Jacksonville. Together, the University of Florida Health Science Center–Jacksonville and UF Health Jacksonville form the region’s premier academic health center–UF Health, a leader in the education of health professionals, a hub for clinical research and a unique provider of high-quality patient care.

With more than 5,000 faculty and staff, the academic health center in Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville, offering nearly 100 specialty services, including: Cancer services; Cardiovascular; Neuroscience; Orthopaedic; Pediatrics; Poison Center; Trauma and Critical Care; and Women and Families services. At 37 clinical sites throughout Northeast Florida, UF physicians tally more than 600,000 outpatient visits and more than 34,000 inpatient admissions annually.

UF Health North

Located in North Jacksonville is UF Health North, the only full-service hospital in North Jacksonville. The state-of-the-art, 92-bed hospital at UF Health North offers conveniently located, high-quality health care to patients across Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. It offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services unavailable anywhere else in North Jacksonville, provided by UF Health and community physicians. The hospital features all-private rooms, which studies show promote healing and improve the patient experience. Patient engagement technology in patient suites allows for easy meal ordering, TV control and access to nurses. The hospital is adjacent to the existing medical office building, where UF Health providers offer more than 20 specialties, including pediatrics and women’s health services. The campus is located on Max Leggett Parkway close to Jacksonville International Airport, approximately 15 minutes from Nassau County and less than 30 minutes from Georgia. For more information, visit

Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Recognized year after year as one of America's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Wolfson Children's Hospital is the only full-service tertiary hospital for children in the region, serving North Florida, South Georgia, and beyond. We provide care for all children, regardless of their ability to pay.

Wolfson Children’s Hospital is a part of Baptist Health, the region's most comprehensive healthcare provider. Baptist Health's circle of care includes five nationally accredited hospitals and more than 70 primary care and specialty offices, as well as home health, rehabilitation and urgent care.

The world-class pediatric care available at Wolfson Children's Hospital is made possible by the support of Baptist Health Foundation and enhanced through physician partnerships with Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, Brooks Rehabilitation, and Mayo Clinic. 

A non-profit organization, Wolfson Children's Hospital relies on charitable donations to provide world-class care for all children in the region. With the aid of an initial $500,000 donation from the Wolfson Family Foundation, the hospital opened in 1955 as a place for all children to be admitted and treated without regard to creed, religion, race or financial position. That original mission remains today.

In addition to providing the best pediatric care, as evidenced by Wolfson's selection as one of only two children's hospitals in Florida to receive Magnet™ status in 2007 and again in 2012, Wolfson Children's Hospital is a growing center of research and a leading teaching hospital dedicated to training tomorrow's pediatric doctors, nurses, and technical staff. 

Serving as the main teaching facility for the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville Pediatric Residency Training Program, Wolfson is also affiliated with premier nursing programs, including those at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville University, Florida State College Jacksonville, St. Johns River Community College, the University of Florida, Florida State University, and the University of Central Florida.

Jacksonville, Florida

Located on Florida's First Coast, Jacksonville is one of the largest cities in land area in the United States. The city provides an eclectic combination of southern hospitality, business and recreational paradise. More than 1 million people live in the five-county area known as Florida's First Coast. The area offers something for everyone, with a temperate climate incorporating seasonal changes, miles of beautiful waterways and beaches, and a myriad of public facilities for work and play.

For more information about Jacksonville, visit

Expected Salary:

Negotiable, based on experience and academic appointment.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must have a doctoral degree (M.D. or D.O.), current Board certification by the American Board of Pediatrics with a Board certification in Neonatology, and be eligible to obtain and maintain a valid Florida Medical License.

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position is open until filled. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 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 an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. 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.

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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