Community and Societal Pediatrics, Pediatric Physiatrist -CLIN AST/ASO/FULL PROF

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Work type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Jacksonville Campus
Categories: Medicine/Physicians

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Job Description:

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is seeking a full-time BE/BC experienced Pediatric Physiatrist to join our UF Health Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation practice. The practice provides comprehensive outpatient care to 1000+ children and consultative inpatient services in Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital.

This position will report to the Chief of the Division of Community and Societal Pediatrics and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville.

Staff includes 2 triple boarded physicians, 4 APPs, nurse care coordinator, social worker, a physical therapist, as well as triage, referral and clinical support staff as part of a multidisciplinary team.  The full-time pediatric physiatrist will be responsible for:

  • Providing consultative inpatient services at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital (0.50 FTE M-F)
  • Providing outpatient care to new and established patients as part of the care team (0.50 FTE M-F)
  • Shared after hours and weekend call coverage for both outpatient clinic and Wolfson Children’s Hospital (1 of 6 rotating providers).
  • Clinical supervision and education of fellows, residents, medical students and Advanced Practice Providers.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide comprehensive care and rehabilitation services to children with complex medical and therapy needs including those with severe disabilities such as cerebral palsy, brain and spinal cord injuries and musculoskeletal disorders.  Work within a comprehensive rehabilitation team in both an inpatient and outpatient setting which also includes a Spasticity Management and Rehabilitation Team (SMART). May provide treatment services such as Botox and phenol injections for spasticity and Baclofen pump management; Physical, occupational and speech therapy referral; Orthotics and serial casting referral; and Coordination with Pediatric neurosurgery for selective dorsal rhizotomy evaluation.

Participation 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.

Our team is actively engaged in clinical and health-systems research—providing opportunities for advancing academic pursuits.

The Practice is part of the Bower Lyman Center for Medically Complex Children that cares for 2000+ children and young adults with complex medical problems from birth to age 23 years, and provides inpatient palliative care services.  The Center provides a unique, comprehensive system of care for children in collaboration with Wolfson Children’s Hospital. 

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

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:

Negotiable based on experience and academic appointment.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must possess a MD/DO degree and possess or be eligible for a Florida Medical License.

Preferred Qualifications:

Board certified/eligible in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.

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 an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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


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