Pediatric Palliative Division Chief at a Nationally Ranked Pediatric Hospital

Indianapolis, Indiana
Aug 03, 2022
Position Type
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.

The Palliative Care service line cares for patients in every unit and subspecialties within Riley Hospital. In addition to the wide variety of patients in the inpatient setting, the team manages patients within an extensive outpatient hospice network, throughout the state of Indiana.

The Division of Pediatric Palliative Medicine is 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.

IU School of Medicine located in Indianapolis, has nine campuses across the state, educating the largest medical student body in the U.S. The division is integrated with the school of medicine students, pediatric categorical and combined residency programs, as well as the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program.

  • Candidates must hold a DO/MD, MD/PhD degree, or equivalent
  • BC in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Eligible for medical licensure in the state of Indiana
  • 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
  • Ideal candidate will have 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.

The priority review deadline is Friday, April 29, 2022.

Community Description

Indianapolis, Indiana, the 17th largest U.S. city, is a sophisticated city blending charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure. Residents of this dynamic city enjoy:
  • Leading educational system and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population
  • Vibrant downtown offering arts, theaters, world-class museums, zoo, concerts and memorials
  • Named to U.S. News & World Report's 2022-2023 list of the best places to live in the United States
  • Top ranked international airport: "Best Airport in North America" ten consecutive years
  • Ranked by Niche in 2022 as one of the most diverse counties in America, as well as one of the best counties to live in Indiana & the best county for young professionals
  • Lively nightlife, local wineries, retail, and cuisine with local flavors
  • Historic neighborhoods with surrounding cultural districts and low cost of living
  • Eagle Creek and the suburbs of Westfield and Fishers have been named to Money Magazine's list of the Best Places to Live in America
  • Collegiate and professional sports, golfing, boating and unique parks
  • Home of the Colts (NFL), Fever (WNBA), Pacers (NBA), Indians (MiLB), Indianapolis 500 (IndyCar), Indy Eleven (NASL), NCAA and USTA Midwest
  • Nation's largest half marathon (OneAmerica Mini-Marathon) and national biking awards
  • Close proximity to Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville, and Cincinnati

Healthcare System/Hospital Description

For more than 95 years, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health has been one of the nation's leading children's hospitals. Each year, Riley at IU Health 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 at IU Health provide comprehensive care, from the routine to the most complex, in every field of pediatric medicine and surgery.

Riley at IU Health 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 at IU Health 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 for Children is ranked sixth in the nation for NIH Research funding, totaling more than $32 million in 2020. The Children's Clinical Research Center, located at Riley Hospital for Children, is one of the largest pediatric research facilities in the country.

The newest addition to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, 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 at IU Health is also the 6th largest children's hospital 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 for Children at IU Health and its research programs.

At Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, 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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Indiana University Health, Indiana University Health Physicians and Indiana University School of Medicine are EOE/AA Employers, M/F/D.

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