Pediatric Palliative Care

Location: Hollywood, FL

Specialty: Pediatric Palliative Care

Physician Job Number: FY23-31-01

Description:

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is seeking a board-eligible or board-certified pediatric palliative care physician to join our growing, interdisciplinary team. The current palliative care program, currently going on its fourteenth year, includes three full-time pediatric palliative care physicians, two physician extenders, a palliative care counselor, two chaplains, integrative therapy practitioners (specializing in music, art, yoga, exercise, massage, and aroma therapy services) and a child life specialist. Services include inpatient consults, outpatient clinic visits, primary management of pediatric hospice patients as well as a growing perinatal program. In addition to research resources and support offered through the Office of Human Research, teaching opportunities will also be available through our pediatric residency program. Board certified pediatric palliative care fellowship-trained physicians as well as other subspecialists with pediatric palliative care training and experience are encouraged to apply. Leadership opportunities may be available based on experience and training.

This is a full-time employed position with the multispecialty Memorial Physician Group. The position offers competitive benefits and a compensation package that is commensurate with training and experience. Professional malpractice and medical liability are covered under sovereign immunity.

About Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is a 216 bed free-standing children’s hospital in Hollywood, Broward County, Florida located near Fort Lauderdale. The hospital recently underwent a 4-story vertical expansion to double the number of floors and continue to meet its commitment to providing the highest quality and safest care for children in the region. This expansion opened in November 2022 and includes a state-of-the-art Pediatric ICU, a new 20-bed cardiac ICU and step-down unit including new ORs with hybrid capabilities, three cath. labs and an interventional radiology suite. The hospital also expanded its surgical capacity with an addition of other new rooms and an interoperative MRI. 

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is one of six hospitals that are part of Memorial Healthcare System, the third largest public health system in the country. Memorial delivers nearly 14,000 babies per year in three hospitals and has 120 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) beds – both Level II and III services (the state of Florida is in the process of creating a separate designation for Level IV care, for which JDCH qualifies). 

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (JDCH) has robust high-risk and congenital programs including a US News and World Report ranked pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery Program, one of only two active programs in the state that does heart transplants. JDCH’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine program is also ranked by US News and World Report as the top pediatric orthopedic program in Florida four years in a row and is one of the largest programs in the southeastern United States. JDCH also has robust Neurosciences, Hematology/Oncology and other general and specialized surgical programs (approximately 10,000 surgeries per year), and the area’s largest pediatric and neonatal transport team, which also does mobile ECMO.  JDCH also houses the Center for Complex Care, which is a joint alliance with Boston Children’s Hospital.

JDCH serves over 375,000 children per year from around the state. Approximately 100,000 children are cared for in our three emergency rooms across the county per year. JDCH’s services continue to grow with the opening of the new specialty center/ambulatory surgery center in Palm Beach County in 2018 and a new ambulatory pavilion in Miramar, near Miami-Dade County which will open in 2023.

JDCH offers resources for academic pursuits, spanning from clinical research to basic science investigation via affiliations with nearby universities and through its Pediatric Institute for Discovery and Innovation (PIDI). JDCH has an established pediatric residency program and relationships with other hospital providers and universities for various other clinical training programs.

JDCH combines leading-edge clinical excellence with a child- and family-friendly environment that emphasizes the Power of Play. JDCH is known throughout the region for its child-focused approach bringing a comprehensive range of healthcare services to families along with kindness, dedication, and compassion.

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