CareerMD | View Listing

Email This Employer

   Apply for this position or request more information
Attach CV

The Childrens Hospital of Illinois (CHOI) at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (SFMC) and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP) invites applications for a Medical Director of Pediatric Palliative Care. The Medical Director will provide medical direction and leadership for CHOI and the OSF Childrens Service Line. This individual will also be the Head of the UICOMP Department of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Palliative Care.
The Director will provide palliative/supportive care consultation in both inpatient and outpatient settings and provide clinical and educational expertise within the pediatric supportive care clinical team. The Director will oversee pediatric supportive care services, including both the medical management and counseling components, providing general oversight and ongoing development of the service. The Director/Head will be responsible for ensuring the continued integration of pediatric supportive care services, including furthering supportive care services and pediatric hospice program development. This physician will participate in overall clinical performance measurement, collaboration and coordination with other physician services, strategic planning, meeting academic requirements, and collaboration with stakeholders from CHOI, OSF SFMC and UICOMP.
This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated, quality-oriented physician leader to join a highly respected Childrens hospital and university program. The Director will partner with a well-established and successful Supportive Care Counseling Program and work closely with an expanding Home Health and Hospice Service, including a recently established Hospice Home. The position offers a unique development opportunity to facilitate the growth of a comprehensive pediatric palliative care program in Central Illinois to improve the lives of children and families impacted by complex illness. The Medical Director of Pediatric Palliative Care will oversee the hiring of an Advanced Practice Nurse, a position to be filled after the search for the Director has been completed.

Must be board certified in pediatrics.
Must be board certified or board eligible in hospice and palliative care medicine.
Management and leadership experience is preferred.
Practice in a new, eight story, 440,000-square-foot childrens hospital tower opened in 2010, integrating childrens inpatient services within one building.
Live in a family-oriented community with good school systems, low crime rates, and a reasonable cost of living. Peoria is located halfway between Chicago and St. Louis.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria is one of the regional campuses that make up the nations largest public medical school. The Peoria campus is known among students for its strong academic setting, small class sizes, rigorous curriculum, and hands-on clerkships. It includes numerous residency programs, including 30 categorical pediatric residents and 32 combined medicine-pediatrics residents. This, combined with the large patient referral base and exceptional facilities make it a great opportunity for physicians seeking the ideal combination of teaching and practicing medicine in a research-based university setting.


UICOMPs main clinical partner is the Childrens Hospital of Illinois, the only full-service tertiary hospital for children in downstate Illinois. It is a 136-bed, full-service hospital-within-a-hospital, with more than 115 pediatric specialists in 40+ subspecialties. CHOI has the largest and only Level IV NICU outside of Chicago, and carries designations as both a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and a Pediatric Critical Care Center. Located on the campus of OSF SFMC, its the pediatric teaching affiliate of UICOMP, the states only major pediatric teaching hospital outside Chicagoand home to a wide variety of pediatric research efforts. The Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center, or Jump (a collaborative project between UICOMP and OSF HealthCare) provides training to UICOMP residents and medical students in innovative simulated virtual care delivery settings, replicating all areas of patient care. The hospital is also proud to house the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, which brings some of the care and services offered by St. Jude in Memphis to central Illinois.

Chosen four times (most recently in 2013) by the National Civic League as an All American City, Peoria, Illinois, has both the eclectic energy and amenities of a major cosmopolitan city and the charm and friendly appeal of small-town America. Peorias picturesque waterfront doubles as the backdrop for the citys live music and entertainment scene, which includes vibrant nightlife and restaurants; professional ballet, symphony and theater companies; an NCAA Division I basketball team, minor league baseball and hockey teams; a world-class zoo and the Peoria Civic Center, which hosts nationally-recognized concerts and Broadway shows. Peoria is home to award-winning schools; affordable, pristine neighborhoods; 9,000 acres of parks; and numerous golf courses, an indoor skating rink, and dozens of miles of biking and walking paths. Peoria is also home to Caterpillar who just announced the building of a new $250 million World Headquarters Building in Downtown Peoria that will include a three-tower building in the heart of a six block campus that will eventually span 31 acres along the citys riverfront.
OSF HealthCare owned and operated by The Sisters for the Third Order of St. Francis, Peoria, Illinois, includes OSF Healthcare System consisting of eleven hospitals and medical centers, one long-term care facility, and two colleges of nursing. Additionally, OSF Medical Group is a primary care physician network consisting of more than 800 primary care, specialist physicians, and advanced practice providers. OSF Healthcare is consistently recognized as one of the top integrated health care networks in the United States, achieving SDI's "Top 100" rating for over ten years. To align our care delivery system more closely with physicians, we have developed clinical service lines in cardiac, neurosciences and pediatrics. OSF HealthCare owns an extensive network of home health services known as OSF Home Care Services and also owns OSF Saint Francis, Inc., comprised of healthcare-related businesses, and OSF Healthcare Foundation, the philanthropic are for OSF Healthcare System and OSF Home Care Service.