Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor

Mar 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor

Job Description:

The Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at University of Florida's Shands Children's Hospital is pleased to start accepting applications for a one-year, non-accredited clinical assistant professor in pediatric cardiac critical care medicine. This position is available to physicians who are U.S. or Canadian board-eligible or board-certified in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The senior fellow will start in July 2017.

The Congenital Heart Center at UF supports a thriving program, which includes the full breadth of congenital heart surgeries, a robust heart failure, ventricular assist device and cardiac transplantation service, a vibrant interventional component, and a growing lung transplantation service. We are the largest transplant center in FL, the local center of excellence for VAD use, and among the top 5 centers in the US for transplant volume and outcomes. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has given us their highest rating (3 stars) for post-surgical outcomes. Our physician staff consists of 6 cardiac intensivists, 11 pediatric cardiologists, 2 adult-congenital cardiologists and 2 cardiac surgeons.

The 23-bed PCICU at UF provides the complete gamut of critical care for patients with congenital heart disease from infants to adults. The PCICU team is composed of experienced and dedicated nurses and respiratory therapists, trainees from pediatric critical care medicine, cardiology, neonatology, pediatrics, and anesthesiology, and a cardiac critical care trained attending. The senior fellow's educational program will be tailored in accordance to his or her needs and interests, typically including significant exposure to cardiac and respiratory ECMO, VADs, heart, lung, and heart-lung transplantation, basic echocardiography and critical care ultrasonography, and, if desired, simple bronchoscopy. The senior fellow is expected to work autonomously and ultimately run the unit under the guidance of pediatric cardiac intensivists. By graduation, the senior fellow will be well prepared to function independently in any busy, high-intensity PCICU. Finally, there are a number of active research projects run by members of the PCICU staff, and academic productivity will be encouraged and expected.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Advertised Salary:

$85,000 annually  

Minimum Requirements:

M.D. or equivalent degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

Must be U.S. or Canadian board-eligible or board-certified in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants must apply online at Reference requisition #501718. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until 4/7/17.

In order for an application to be considered complete, please submit a CV and three letters of reference.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

Health Assessment Required: Yes