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MSK Kids and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Pediatric Palliative Care Physician
The Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is seeking a Pediatric Palliative Care Physician to join the Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT), an interdisciplinary team providing pain and palliative care services for children and young adults with cancer.
The Pediatric Advanced Care Team is a busy and growing service providing advanced pain and symptom management, including interventional and postoperative pain management, and palliative care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. PACT is currently composed of two physicians, three nurse practitioners, an office practice nurse, and office and clinic care coordinators. PACT works closely with integrative medicine, pediatric psychiatry and psychology, child life, social work, and chaplaincy to coordinate services provided to primary pediatric oncology and surgical teams.
We are actively seeking a physician board-eligible/board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hospice and palliative medicine who is interested in an academic career. Our mission includes clinical care, research, education, advocacy, community outreach, and coordinated care with local home hospice services. The department of pediatrics has a robust research infrastructure to support a variety of research interests. This search is open to potential candidates at all levels of career experience and appointments will be made at an academic level commensurate with the appointee's experience. MSK provides both clinician educator and research pathways.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Direct patient care for children and young adults with cancer or cancer-related conditions in our inpatient, PICU, day hospital, pediatric urgent care, and outpatient clinics; all located on the same floor of our main campus hospital.
Inpatient and outpatient service time divided among three physicians.
Home call equally shared among physicians to address urgent inpatient concerns.
Providing education to:
Pediatric residents on their oncology rotation who come from seven pediatric residency programs.
Pediatric hematology /oncology fellows from the combined MSK/Weill Cornell program.
Rotating physician and NP/PA palliative care fellows from the MSK Supportive Care Service on their pediatric rotation.
Visiting medical students, residents, and fellows on pediatric palliative care rotations.
Pediatric faculty and staff to enhance primary palliative care.
Academic pursuits based on candidate interests with protected time provided. Examples include research studies, quality improvement, and program development.
Facilitating development of a pediatric palliative care fellowship track.
Applicants must possess a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of New York (or must be licensed in another jurisdiction and be eligible for licensure in New York).
They must possess a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Osteopathy (DO) or equivalent.
Board-certified or Board eligible in Pediatrics; Board-certified or Board-eligible in Palliative Care.
Demonstrated focus on family-centered care for a wide range of children and young adults with cancer.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.
Excellent communication skills.
The ability to work in a team environment and to lead teams.
Respect for diversity.
Professional competence, ethical standards, and the ability to serve as a role model for other faculty, fellows, and resident physicians.
Please send CV, a letter outlining your interest and names/contact information of three references via email to:
Dr Benjamin Record
Director, Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care firstname.lastname@example.org
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At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.