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Location: Gainesville, Florida
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 529443
The University of Florida, Division of Pediatric Critical Care is seeking a faculty member to join an active and collegial group to serve as Division Chief. We are a vital and growing academic center with a 24-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit that treats children from birth to 21 years of age. With a catchment area encompassing North Central Florida and South Georgia, our PICU treats an average of 2,600 patients per year. We pride ourselves on our multidisciplinary team approach to caring for the sickest children and their families. The PICU team includes specialized pediatric physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, social workers, child life specialists, physical and speech therapists, and case managers. We also serve as a training site for the future generation of pediatric critical care physicians and operate a robust research program with multiple studies seeking to refine the best care for critically ill and injured children. We are a level one pediatric trauma center and work closely with nearly every pediatric medical and surgical subspecialty. There is full representation of all pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties, including trauma, burn and transplant. A separate 22-bed cardiac intensive care unit cares for children with congenital and acquired heart disease and is supported by the Congenital Heart Center. The PICU and PCICU support cardiac and non-cardiac ECMO and solid organ transplantation for heart, lung, and kidney.
The Pediatric Critical Care Division consists of eight pediatric intensivists, six fellows, three full-time and two part time advanced practice practitioners, and dedicated administrative and research support. Additionally, the Department of Pediatrics has a history of educational excellence and promoting research interests. The division chief will be responsible for cultivating an environment that advances the strong clinical, research, and educational missions of UF Health and the Department of Pediatrics.
UF Health, the University of Florida’s academic health center, is the country’s only academic health center with six health-related colleges located on a single, contiguous campus. The colleges, major research centers and institutes, and clinical enterprise focus on building collaborative specialized clinical services centered on quality and innovation. The UF College of Medicine, the largest college within UF’s academic health center, is currently the highest-ranked medical school in Florida. UF Health Shands, UF Health’s private, not-for-profit hospital system, includes seven hospitals, a state-designated Level I trauma center, a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, a regional burn center, and an emergency air and ground transport program.
The Department of Pediatrics clinical services are delivered at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, which was named the #1 Children’s Hospital in Florida in the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Nationally ranked in five pediatric specialties, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital provides the full spectrum of pediatric specialty services and is in the Top 5 children’s hospital in the Southeast US. UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital provides care for the children of Florida and is a major destination center for pediatric patients, both nationally and internationally, who require specialized attention for complex medical problems.
UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital represents the only quaternary-care academic pediatric center in North Florida. The children’s hospital has 208 beds, including fully-equipped pediatric and neonatal intensive care units. UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is part of the Children's Miracle Network's alliance of premier hospitals for children.
The Department of Pediatrics is committed to fostering innovation and advancing discovery in the biomedical and psychosocial aspects of child health and human development, educating and training pediatric scientists, and directly translating basic scientific discoveries into new patient-oriented therapies. In the most recent fiscal year, the department was home to over $30.5M in sponsored research.
UF Health faculty work in multidisciplinary teams with researchers in the five other Health Science Center colleges, as well as those from across the University. The focus of team efforts is often grown out of the Centers and Institutes, including the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute, the UF Genetics Institute, the Powell Gene Therapy Center, and the UF Health Cancer Center.
Applicants must have a M.D. degree or equivalent, be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Florida, and be Board certified/eligible in Pediatrics and Critical Care Medicine
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