Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, with the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, is currently recruiting a Pediatric Palliative Care Physician. Children’s is a vibrant, free-standing pediatric teaching hospital and Nebraska’s only full service pediatric specialty health care center focused on extraordinary clinical care, education, clinical and outcomes research, and advocacy. The hospital is embarking on transformational programmatic and physical growth to address our local, regional, national and global patient care. The hospital has a Level IV Regional NICU, Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, Specialized Clinical Pediatric Services, and 24/7 Pediatric Intensivists. We have 50+ Specialty Clinics, 200+ Specialists, 14 Satellite Offices, multiple Pediatric Fellowship programs, and is Magnet Certified. Our new campus expansion plans include an additional 100 beds to the existing 145, expansion to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Fetal Care Center and Fetal Surgery, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Center including dedicated intensive care, Short-Stay Observation Unit, Emergency Department, and Surgical Services. The expansion will also provide new facilities to support education and clinical and outcomes research.
The Hand in Hand Pediatric Palliative Care Team in Omaha, Nebraska welcomes applications for a full-time board-certified or board-eligible pediatric palliative care physician to join our creative, energetic, academic, interdisciplinary, solidarity-centered team. The Hand in Hand team has been in existence for ten years with evolution from a pilot, grassroots endeavor to now thriving as an academic division within the Department of Pediatrics. The team consists of two physicians, one nurse case manager, one social worker, one chaplain, and one child life specialist. Integrative services offered by our certified integrative care teammates include tai chi/gentle yoga, aromatherapy, massage therapy, and Healing Touch. We are a consult-based service with an inpatient, outpatient, and community presence. There are meaningful opportunities for integration in chronic complex pediatrics, fetal and NICU settings, intensive care integration, cardiology and CT surgery, oncology, and additional realms. The team focuses on quality of life, goals of care, symptom management and intervention, and provider-child-family communication with an emphasis on child voice. The Hand in Hand team is involved in foundational and implementation-based academic research; quality improvement projects; education of medical students, residents, fellows, and colleagues as part of a primary palliative care educational initiative; and campus-wide academic engagement.
Omaha enjoys four distinct seasons, along with an exciting metropolitan and a population over 925,000. The people of Omaha make it a safe city where it is special to live and enjoy all the amenities of a big city with the warmth of the Midwest. The area is rich in cultural activities including a professional symphony, ballet, theater, art, history, children’s museums, and a world class zoo that will appeal to every taste. Additionally, Greater Omaha has an outstanding educational system of public and private schools. There are numerous universities and colleges, most notably the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Creighton University, and the College of Saint Mary’s. In addition to the many collegial sports, Omaha hosts the Olympic Swim Trials, the Olympic Curling Trials, and the College World Series. All of this, combined with a diverse economy with multiple Fortune 500 companies, makes for an extraordinary quality of life.
Nominations, expressions of interest and applications (including cover letter and CV/resume) should be submitted to: Geralyn Azizkhan, Director, Physician and Faculty Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.955.6585. Cell: 402.979.3103. All replies will be treated with confidentiality.
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About Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Located in Omaha, Nebraska, Children’s serves as Nebraska’s only full-service pediatric specialty health care center. Our free-standing pediatric teaching hospital has a Level IV regional NICU, Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, Specialized Clinical Pediatric Services and 24/7 Pediatric Intensivists. We have 50+ Specialty Clinics, 200+ Specialists, 14 Satellite Offices, Pediatric Fellowship Programs and Magnet certification.Focused on extraordinary clinical care, education, clinical and outcomes research and advocacy, Children’s is embarking on a journey of transformational programmatic and physical growth to address local, regional, national and global patient care needs. Our new campus expansion will add 100 additional beds to the existing 145, as well as expand several key departments, including the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Fetal Care Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care Center with a dedicated intensive care, Short-Stay Observation Unit, Emergency Department and Surgical Services. The expansion will also provide new facilities to support Education and Clinical & Outcomes Research. Children's Hospital & Medical Center has a rich history based on community invol...vement and service to children. The original Children's Memorial Hospital was founded in 1948 by Dr. C.W.M. Poynter, Dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Henry Doorly, publisher of the Omaha World-Herald, with a vision that no child in need of medical care would be turned away due to an inability to pay. Since its launch in the midst of the polio epidemic, Children’s has been on the leading edge of pediatric care in Omaha and across the region. Children’s has now evolved into a nationally recognized pediatric health care leader with growing global impact.Omaha is a vibrant metropolitan that multiple Fortune 500 companies call home. With a population of over 925,000, Omaha offers all the amenities of a big city with the safety and friendly atmosphere of the Midwest. The greater Omaha area is home to outstanding public and private schools, as well as several notable universities, including University of Nebraska at Omaha, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Creighton University and the College of Saint Mary. Enrich your lives through Omaha’s numerous cultural and sporting activities, including a professional symphony and ballet; the country’s largest community theater; art, history and children’s museums; a world-class zoo; the College World Series, Olympic trials, numerous collegiate sports and more. Omaha offers four distinct seasons and an extraordinary quality of life.
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