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University of Utah Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist - Rank Dependent on Qualifications

Department 00850 - Pediatric Critical Care

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin CY2022 or later


The Division of Pediatric Critical Care at the University of Utah School of Medicine is seeking an additional pediatric cardiac intensivist due to continued growth and expansion of our Heart Center programs. Clinical responsibilities will include sharing 24/7 in-house coverage of the 16 bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit ( CICU ) with the existing group of 7 full-time pediatric cardiac intensivists.

Expansion of the CICU service to 6 additional cardiac intermediate care beds is anticipated in the next 1-2 years. The CICU at Primary Children’s Hospital ( PCH ) provides preoperative and postoperative care for infants, children and adults with congenital heart disease, and medical intensive care for patients with nonsurgical cardiovascular diseases. We support an active congenital heart surgery program, with 4 full-time congenital heart surgeons performing over 500 surgeries/year. There are active fellowship programs in pediatric critical care and pediatric cardiology. The division has a strong record of extramural funding and publications. The division is well represented in national quality improvement collaborative networks such as the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium and Virtual PICU systems. In addition to demonstrated excellence in clinical care, qualified applicants must have successful experience in research, quality improvement, education, or other scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine.

The Department and University offers a competitive salary and an unmatched benefits program, including non-contributory retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual salary that vest immediately. The Department offers a faculty development and mentoring program designed to foster success in translational or basic research, quality improvement engagement, and excellence as educators.

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, a picturesque Lake Powell, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Candidates must be Board Eligible/Board Certified in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, with additional training or experience in pediatric cardiology, cardiac anesthesiology or pediatric cardiac intensive care. Preference will be given to dual trained candidates. The successful candidate will receive a faculty appointment on the Clinical or Tenure track at the academic level commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Interested individuals can apply at Cover letter and curriculum vitae will be required. For additional information, please contact Jill Sweney, M.D., Interim Division Chief 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.

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.

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)

135 Park Building

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.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 10/21/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02810F

Type Faculty