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University of Utah Pediatric Cardiologist with Expertise in QM/QI - Rank Dependent on Qualifications in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Pediatric Cardiologist with Expertise in QM/QI - Rank Dependent on Qualifications

Department 00849 - Pediatric Cardiology

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin FY22


The Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a non-invasive pediatric cardiologist with expertise in general cardiology, quality management (QM) and quality improvement (QI). The physician will manage all aspects of acute cardiology care, bringing expertise as a consultant in the cardiac intensive care unit and other intensive and acute care units throughout the hospital. Clinical activities will be carried out at Primary Children’s Hospital and at our outreach sites. Inpatient responsibilities include work in a newly opened Cardiac Care Unit ( CCU ), a 15-bed acute care cardiac unit, as well as consulting in other units throughout the hospital. Academic productivity is expected and supported by the division including research, quality management/improvement work, teaching, and advocacy.

Qualified applicants must have expertise in the broad field of quality with specific skills in both QM and QI. He/she will be expected to develop and evaluate QI initiatives in a scholarly manner as an area of excellence, both individually and within the division partnering with other academic colleagues across the Department, School of Medicine and University to further develop his/her skills and expertise. The Division has a very active research program with strong infrastructure support, which will be available to the selected candidate.

The Division of Pediatric Cardiology has been a core site of the Pediatric Heart Network of the National Institutes of Health ( NIH ) since its inception, and participates in the NPC - QIC and all the major registries including PC4, PAC3, and IMPACT . In addition, the Division is a core site for the Scientific Focus Research Network of the American Heart Association ( AHA ). Numerous opportunities for collaborative research exist within the Division, as well as throughout the Department, School of Medicine and University.

Qualified candidates must be Board Eligible/Board Certified in Pediatric Cardiology, and must have additional experience in QM and QI. An advance degree in Public Health, Health Care Management, or other relevant field is preferred. The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics on the Clinical or Tenure Track at the academic rank commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of Utah/Department of Pediatrics 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 help faculty succeed in translational or basic research.

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.

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

EEO/Diversity 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 11/17/2020

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02532F

Type Faculty

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