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University of Utah Pediatric Intensivist / Assistant Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Pediatric Intensivist / Assistant Professor

Department 00850 - Pediatric Critical Care

City Other

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin FY21


The Division of Pediatric Critical Care at the University of Utah School of Medicine is recruiting for a Pediatric Intensivist who possesses a minimum of 9-12 months post fellowship experience at a large academic institution, which includes management of critically ill congenital cardiac patients, including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation ( ECMO ) and ventricular assist device. Clinical responsibilities will center on the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit ( PICU ) primarily at Utah Valley Hospital ( UVH ) in Provo, UT in conjunction with Primary Children’s Hospital ( PCH ) in Salt Lake City, UT. At UVH , the Pediatric Intensivist will attend on the PICU service 12-14 weeks, and will share both in-house and out of house call (within a 20-minute radius). Clinical service will also be provided at PCH (5-6 weeks), and at other regional hospitals via telemedicine. The Pediatric Intensivist will provide pediatric point of care ultrasound for intensive care unit ( ICU ) procedures, and will be expected to serve roles in both pediatric child abuse detection and palliative care during their service time. The Pediatric Intensivist will also develop and conduct medical simulations for pediatric care providers at UVH and PCH , as well as participate in medical student simulation at the University of Utah School of Medicine. The selected candidate must have extensive prior experience in these areas.

UVH is approximately 45 miles from Salt Lake City. The PICU at UVH is a 6-bed unit and the PICU at PCH is a 28-bed unit. The units are staffed with board certified/eligible critical care pediatricians. The clinical services provided span all modalities of life-sustaining therapy, including mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring and support, neurosurgical care. The unit at PCH provides quaternary level care to include ( ECMO ) and dialysis. The selected candidate is expected to reside within the specified call-back radius during service weeks and call.

Qualified candidates must meet the following requirements:

• Board Eligible/Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

• Minimum 9-12 months post fellowship clinical experience at a large academic institution, which includes management of critically ill congenital cardiac patients, including ECMO and ventricular assist device

• Successful completion of Certificate Programs in both Palliative Care and in Child Abuse

• Successful completion of a Physician Simulation Facilitator Course

• Successful completion of the Society of Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Ultrasound course

The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics as an Assistant Professor on the Clinical track.

Interested individuals can apply at Cover letter and curriculum vitae will be required. For additional information about the position, please contact: Jill Sweney, M.D., PICU Medical Director 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 09/25/2019

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02328F

Type Faculty

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