The University of Tennessee College of Medicine and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital are seeking a full-time, board eligible/certified pediatric palliative care physician to join the Division of Palliative Care in the Department of Pediatrics. The present interdisciplinary team includes 2 physicians, a program coordinator, chaplain and social worker. The team is also generously supported by volunteers including a palliative care parent mentor, palliative care volunteer and 2 Master Reiki Practitioners. The successful candidate will have experience in caring for children with serious illness and their families, work well with a team, and have a sense of humor and resilience.
The comprehensive Threads of Care, pediatric palliative care, team serves primarily pediatric patients with the occasional older patient who has remained within the children’s hospital for ongoing medical care. The team is invited to consult on outpatients in clinics, including a strong presence and relationship with Maternal Fetal Medicine, all inpatient units, all patients being evaluated for heart transplant and partners with St Jude and our community-based home health, palliative and hospice program. Scholarly activity is highly encouraged; program development, quality improvement and research opportunities are available.
Recognized among the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report for eight consecutive years, Le Bonheur is always on the side of children, advocating on their behalf so we can provide them with the care they need. We are a Magnet-designated facility, the ultimate credential for high-quality patient care. And The Leapfrog Group named Le Bonheur Children's a Top Children's Hospital in 2017 -- one of the most competitive honors hospitals can receive when it comes to safe patient care.
Interested candidates should provide CV and letter of interest to Dr. Melody Cunningham at email@example.com.
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