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Chief Pediatric Palliative Care

Opportunity Criteria

SpecialtyInternal Medicine : Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedNo J-1 or H-1B
Salary RangeNot Specified
Loan RepaymentNot Specified
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedNone

About Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center is a 775-bed, not-for-profit teaching, tertiary care, and research hospital located in northern New Jersey, just 12 miles west of New York City. With an annual budget of more than $1 billion, 7,500 employees, nearly 1,500 physicians, and 1,700 volunteers, the medical center is New Jersey's largest and busiest.

Our emphasis on quality, service, and safety drives all that we do and has resulted in an atmosphere of excellence in patient care, employee satisfaction, and educational opportunities.

Awards and Recognition



  • U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Hospitals: Ranked as the number one hospital in New Jersey and one of the top 30 hospitals in the nation.
  • U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Hospitals (National) – Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology & GI Services; Geriatrics; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; and Urology. The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital ranked nationally among the top 50 Best Children’s Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
  • U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Hospitals Metro Area – Gynecology and Nephrology.
    Healthgrades® America’s 50 Best Hospitals 2014 (The only hospital in New Jersey, New York and New England to receive for eight consecutive years).
  • Healthgrades® 2014 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ (The only hospital in New Jersey, New York and New England to receive for 12 consecutive years).
  • Healthgrades® one of America’s 100 Best hospitals in five specialty care areas—more than any hospital in New Jersey.
  • American College of Radiology one of the first two Diagnostic Imaging Centers of Excellence in the nation
  • The Joint Commission 23 Gold Seals of Approval™ - more than any hospital in the country
  • Becker’s Hospital Review 100 Great Hospitals in America
  • Becker’s Hospital Review 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare
  • National Research Corporation (NRC) Consumer Choice Award (18 consecutive years since award’s inception)
  • American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
  • Practice Greenhealth’s 2014 Environmental Excellence Award winner, earning recognition as one of the Top 25 green hospitals in the country
  • “Safety Superstar” by AARP The Magazine and The Leapfrog Group

About Hackensack University Health Network

Hackensack University Health Network is the New Jersey-based parent company of HackensackUMC, the HackensackUMC Foundation, Hackensack University Medical Groups, and corporate joint venture partners with LHP Hospital Group (Dallas, TX) in ownership of two hospitals: HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley and HackensackUMC Mountainside. Together with six other health systems, the Network is part of the nation’s largest healthcare consortium of its kind, AllSpire Health Partners; with a total of 28 hospitals and service area of more than six million people. HackensackUHN also enjoys clinical and academic affiliations with some of the nation’s most well-renowned health systems, hospitals and universities, including: CentraState Healthcare System, CityMD, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MinuteClinic, North Shore-LIJ Health System, NYU Langone Medical Center’s Division of Pediatric Surgery, Palisades Medical Center, Rutgers Medical School, St. George’s University, and Stevens Institute of Technology. With 1,250 beds, nearly 10,000 employees and 2,700 credentialed physicians at hospitals within the Network, Hackensack University Health Network is one of the largest healthcare systems in New Jersey.

Chief, Pediatric Pain & Palliative Care

Job Summary:

Responsible for the direction and operation of the Pediatric Palliative Care section.  This includes educational responsibilities to the Medical Center, as well as outreach programs, and clinical and administrative responsibilities as described below.

A.  Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Provide clinical support for inpatient Palliative Care consultation for infants, children and adolescents up to the 22nd birthday.
  • Offer telephone advice in response to physicians’ clinical questions.
  • Works with APN to deliver care to all patients referred for consultation.

B.  Administrative Duties:

  • Works cooperatively with the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics in short and long range planning for the growth of the Pediatric Palliative Care Team.
  • Collaborates with Administrative Director and program leadership team in budget development and financial accountability for section.
  • Supervise the collection of data and reporting of said data as required by state and federal agencies and Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification in Advanced Palliative Care.
  • Recruit for other physician members of the Pediatric Palliative Care Section and other staff members as appropriate.
  • Attend Section Chief Meetings.
  • Attend other appropriate meetings needed for growth of Section.
  • In conjunction with Administrative Director and Operations Manager, participate in billing issues of practice, including evaluation of charges and revenue of practice, as well as monthly financial reports
  • Participates in quality improvement and quality assessment activities and creates and monitors quality practice parameters.
  • Serves as member of all appropriate HUMC medical/surgical committees relating to the Pediatric Palliative Care Section and other committees as designated by the Medical Board and the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics.
  • Interacting with and responding to patient survey and patient grievances regarding quality of care.
  • Interfacing and developing synergies with adult pain and palliative service.
  • Participate in/lead opportunities to obtain philanthropy for program and Children’s Hospital.

C.  Outreach Marketing:

  • Assist through personal one-on-one communication with the pediatric community.
  • Provide Grand Rounds at the other institutions.
  • Provide educational lectures to pediatricians in the area to promote HUMC name.
  • Work with general pediatricians to develop referral base in Section of Pediatric Pain Management.

D.  Educational Responsibilities:

  • Developmental and execution of the curriculum for didactics lectures for students and residents.
  • Present Pediatric Grand Rounds.
  • Train the other members of the Section.

E.  Research Responsibilities:

  • Develops clinical research programs in conjunction with the Children’s Hospital

F.  This is non-exhaustive and may be supplemented as needed.



M.D. Degree from a recognized medical school.

Board Certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics

Training or experience in the field of Pediatric Palliative care.

Current medical license in the State of New Jersey.

Ability to interface effectively with professional personnel.

Eligible for faculty appointment at the New Jersey Medical School.

Administrative experience in a clinical setting.

Facility & Address

  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • 30 Prospect Avenue Hackensack NJ 07601


Contact Information

Erin McDowell Professional Recruiter



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