ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/PROFESSOR - CLINICAL, PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE CARE
Children's Hospital New Orleans
Location: New Orleans , Louisiana
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 14860
The Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Ambulatory Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in New Orleans is seeking a full-time academic Pediatric Palliative Care physician to serve as Medical Director and Service Line Chief of Palliative Care at Children’s Hospital New Orleans. The position will be tasked to further develop, expand, and lead the Pediatric Palliative Care Program at the hospital.
The Department of Pediatrics at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans is dedicated to excellence in patient care, scholarly work, mastery in teaching and continuous learning. The Department boasts approximately eighty faculty members representing all pediatric sub-specialties. Training programs include an annual medical school class of two hundred and approximately one hundred post-graduate trainees in categorical pediatrics, medicine-pediatrics, child neurology, combined pediatrics and emergency medicine and most pediatric sub-specialty fellowship areas.
Academic appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor (non-tenure, clinical track), with rank to be determined by the candidate’s credentials and experience. The successful candidate will participate in a broad range of activities. Primary clinical responsibilities of the position will occur at Children’s Hospital New Orleans. Educational responsibilities include supervision and instruction of medical students, residents, and other learners from the multi-disciplinary LSUHSC community. Faculty members are expected to contribute to the advancement of scholarly or educational activities within the Department. There are abundant opportunities for educational, clinical, translational, and quality and outcomes research initiatives across the health sciences center.
The Department of Pediatrics is located predominantly at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. Children’s Hospital is Louisiana’s only free-standing children’s hospital. The 247-bed tertiary care teaching and clinical care complex is located in the heart of New Orleans. Children’s Hospital has recently completed the major phases of a 5 year and $225 million expansion project.
Board certified/eligible in Pediatrics
Fellowship training in Pediatric Palliative Care or equivalent work experience
Licensed to practice medicine in Louisiana before start date.
Excellent communication skills are required. This is a challenging and interesting position involving teaching responsibilities with medical students, residents, and other learners from the multi-disciplinary LSUHSC community.
Children's Hospital of New Orleans (CHNOLA) is a non-profit, pediatric acute care children's teaching hospital located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The hospital has 229 pediatric beds and is affiliated with the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and Tulane University School of Medicine. The hospital is a member of LCMC Health and is the only children's hospital in the network. The hospital provides comprehensive pediatric specialties and subspecialties to infants, children, teens, and young adults aged 0–21 throughout New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. CHNOLA also sometimes treats adults that require pediatric care. CHNOLA also features the largest pediatric emergency department in the region and is the largest provider of pediatric health services in Louisiana.
Children's Hospital offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient pediatric care, including a Pediatric intensive care unit, Neonatal intensive care unit, and a parenting education center. The hospital admits over 7,000 inpatient and 170,000 outpatient visits each year. The hospital services the entire state of Louisiana and Gulf Coast region.