Pediatric Palliative Division Chief at a Nationally Ranked Pediatric Hospital
Indiana University Health
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Internal Number: 53133
The Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics is seeking a visionary academic leader to serve as the Division Chief of Pediatric Palliative Medicine. The successful candidate should have a strong background in academic leadership, research, and education. Experience should include evidence of effective communication, mentorship, and change management. Ideal candidates would be proven leaders with a strong national reputation in pediatric palliative medicine, possess a track record of research accomplishments, and be poised to lead the division to the next level of excellence.
We are a growing, inter-, and multidisciplinary team including social workers, nurses, advanced practice providers, and physicians, providing comprehensive care services for children with life-limiting or life-threatening medical conditions. Committed to helping patients experience the best possible quality of life, we support families in medical decision-making, goals of care discussions, advance directives, and complicated pain and symptom management. Our team also oversees end-of-life care for patients in pediatric hospices.
Candidates must hold a DO/MD, MD/PhD degree, or equivalent
BC in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Possess a strong background and interest in clinical or translational research within pediatric palliative care
Evidence of strong leadership skills are important for this role, and can be reflected by a strong mentoring track record, program development expertise and/or successful research programmatic growth
Minimum of 5 years practicing experience at Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level.
Candidates interested in this leadership opportunity should create one PDF containing the following: (1) a letter of interest including leadership experiences and/or approaches and (2) a curriculum vitae.
For more than 95 years, Riley Hospital for Children has been one of the nation's leading children's hospitals. Each year, Riley Hospital provides compassionate care, support and comfort to more than 300,000 inpatients and outpatients from across Indiana, the nation and the world. Physicians at Riley Hospital provide comprehensive care, from the routine to the most complex, in every field of pediatric medicine and surgery.
Riley Hospital is nationally ranked as a top children's hospital by U.S. News & World Report,with national rankings in all ten pediatric specialties (including three specialties in the top ten), and is the only nationally ranked children's hospital in Indiana. Part of Indiana University Health, Riley Hospital enjoys a unique partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, giving our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology.
In addition, Riley Hospital is ranked seventh in the nation for NIH Research funding, totaling more than $38 million in 2022. The Children's Clinical Research Center, located at Riley Hospital, is one of the largest pediatric research facilities in the country.
The newest addition to Riley Hospital, the Maternity Tower, opened in fall 2021. The Tower is home to Indiana's largest NICU, as well as the state's only OB ICU and emergency room.
Riley Hospital is also one of the largest children's hospitals in the United States, and offers one of the nation's largest outpatient care facilities for children.
The Riley Children's Foundation is committed to improving the health and well-being of children through philanthropic leadership in support of Riley Hospital and its research programs.
At Riley Hospital for Children, we are committed to advancing a culture where all people can come together while we work to equitably improve the health of all Hoosiers. Working together, our health system fosters an environment in which differences are respected and valued. With a bold approach to diversity and inclusion, we are the place where many voices and perspectives come together to improve the health of our communities today and in the future.
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