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University of Utah Complex Care Pediatrician / Instructor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Complex Care Pediatrician / Instructor

Department 01660 - Pediatric Complex Care

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin FY2022


The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Complex Care at the University of Utah seeks a full-time, academic Complex Care Pediatrician to join our clinical team of experienced pediatric generalists and subspecialists in caring for children with medical complexity ( CMC ). The Complex Care Pediatrician will gain expertise in the clinical care of CMC and their families in an integrated, academic healthcare system. This position will develop the Complex Care Pediatrician as a strong clinician, scholar, educator and leader in complex care, through an individualized curriculum of clinical, education, research, quality and/or advocacy experiences. The Complex Care Pediatrician will engage in clinical care and complete a 2-year scholarly project that aligns with their career goals.

The Complex Care Pediatrician will have a longitudinal clinical experience in our Comprehensive Care Program, caring continuously for a cohort of CMC and their families, with the mentorship and sponsorship of faculty in our Division of Complex Care and our Department of Pediatrics. This physician will participate in Complex Spine/Surgery, Complex Spasticity, Trach-Vent, and Palliative Care Programs, which are integrated into the experience of complex care. Inpatient consultations at Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital allow for longitudinal experiences across the continuum. Depending on the incumbent’s area of interest, additional clinical roles are available: 1) pediatric long-term, acute care ( LTAC ) for children with technology-dependencies (including post- NICU chronic lung disease care) in community-based specialty hospital; 2) pediatric care in a local skilled nursing facility; 3) Cerebral Palsy Program at Shriners Hospital; 4) longitudinal care with Pediatric Palliative Care/Homecare/Hospice.

The Complex Care Pediatrician will participate in Intermountain Healthcare Delivery Institute’s Advanced Training Program (an in-depth course that prepares healthcare professionals to conduct state-of-the-art quality improvement programs), and will complete a scholarly project, presentation, and publication within the first 2 years.

Qualified candidates must be Board Qualified/Board Certified in General Pediatrics. Preference will be given to those with experience in the care of children with complex chronic conditions and disabilities, or other comparable training and experience. The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment as a Visiting Instructor, and will have the opportunity for promotion to a career-line or tenure-line position upon completion of the Program.

Interested individuals can apply at Cover letter and curriculum vitae are required. For additional information about the position, please contact: Nancy Murphy, M.D., at

The University offers a competitive salary and an unmatched benefits program, including non-contributory retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual salary that vest immediately. Salt Lake City offers an incredible quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera and museums, outstanding restaurants, and a moderate cost of living. The city is a ski destination and a gateway to the state’s renowned landscapes. In addition to its 14 ski resorts, Utah boasts five national parks (with five more within a day’s drive), a variety of golf courses allowing for year-round play, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, and numerous other outdoor activities.

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The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 04/26/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02625F

Type Faculty