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University of Utah Medical Director, Primary Children’s Hospital Pediatric Pain Program in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Medical Director, Primary Children’s Hospital Pediatric Pain Program / Rank Dependent on Qualifications

Department 00848 - Pediatric Administration

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin FY2024


The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Pediatric Pain Program Medical Director. The Medical Director will provide operational oversight of Primary Children’s Hospital intensive interdisciplinary chronic pain program, including the coordination of clinical care, research endeavors, educational efforts, and administrative duties; provide clinical care services to patients in the Chronic Pain Clinic at Primary Children’s Hospital; and further the development of an established outpatient clinic, developing a day treatment program and ultimately expanding services across the Intermountain West via telehealth and potential outreach clinics.

The pain program team aims to help patients live their healthiest lives possible by easing pain symptoms and restoring function and movement. The Medical Director will facilitate collaboration between all members of the interdisciplinary team which currently includes physicians from General Pediatrics and Pediatric Rheumatology, a clinic RN and NP, psychologist, social worker, physical and occupational therapy, and child life. The team uses state-of-the-art techniques to help ease pain symptoms caused by a number of different conditions.

Qualified candidates must be Board Eligible or Board Certified in one of the potential following areas: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Rheumatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Anesthesia, or Psychiatry. Board Eligible or Board Certified in Pain Medicine is preferred but not required; if needed, must be willing to complete additional training in Pediatric Chronic Pain.

The Medical Director’s home department and subspecialty division for academic purposes is negotiable. Effort allocation will consist of 20% Medical Directorship, 20% Primary Children’s Hospital Chronic Pain Clinic, and 60% specialty services (clinical care, investigation, and education) based on the candidate. The Medical Director will report to the Chief Medical Officer of Primary Children’s Hospital and the Division Chief of the candidate’s specialty division.

The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment on the Clinical or Tenure track at the academic level commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University offers a generous benefits package with a variety of medical and dental plan options, exceptional retirement plans, significant paid leave time, 50% tuition reduction, occupation specific short and long-term disability plans that provide 60% salary replacement, a wellness program, an Employee Assistance Program, and much more.

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 well-known ski destination and a gateway to the state’s renowned landscapes. In addition to its 14 ski resorts, Utah boasts five scenic 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, picturesque lakes, and numerous other outdoor activities.

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

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 values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

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.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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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. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 06/14/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN03279F

Type Faculty