The Department of Pediatrics and UNC Children's Hospital is recruiting a Clinical Assistant Professor for Pediatric Palliative Care to work on our Supportive Care Team and with the Complex Care Program.
The Children's Supportive Care Team is a rapidly growing multidisciplinary consultation service that provides inpatient and outpatient care for children and families facing serious illnesses. The Complex Care Program provides outpatient care for children with broad based medical complexity and has been a leader in incorporating social determinants of health into medical care for those children. Leadership roles in parts of the program available for qualified applicants.
Approximately 25% of this position will involve work in the Complex Care Program. The successful candidate will provide longitudinal, consultative, outpatient care to children with medical complexity (CMC). Additionally, the individual will collaborate with team members, including other physicians, nurse practitioner, social worker, nurse coordinator, lay/program coordinator to provide team-based care, advance program development through quality improvement and related activities, and continually build relationships with partners in the system of care for children with medical complexity. The UNC Children's Complex Care Program currently sees patients in Chapel Hill and in Raleigh. The program aims to be continually more accessible to CMC and families.
Clinical activities will include the following:
Evaluate and manage common clinical issues in children with medical complexity (including pain/irritability, aspiration, feeding difficulties, and abnormal muscle tone).
Provide routine care and troubleshoot common issues for children with medical complexity who are assisted with indwelling medical devices and/or use durable medical equipment and supplies.
Provide comprehensive perioperative assessment and management for children with medical complexity.
Develop and implement safety and emergency care plans for children with medical complexity.
Perform effective, team-based, patient-, and family-centered care coordination.
Advocate for children with medical complexity and their families.
The Complex Care Program, and this position, will be located in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (GPAM). The GPAM division is one of the largest divisions in the Department and includes primary care, a diagnostic clinic, and specialty care including Adolescent Medicine, Child Abuse Pediatrics, Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics and other unique clinical expertise. The Division has a nationally known and productive research program and faculty in addition to a long record of teaching excellence. The Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina is an attractive place to live and work with great climate, schools, and both mountains and beach within a day drive.
Education and Experience:
Experience caring for children with medical complexities.
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