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Palliative Care Physician

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 24th, 2018
Last review date: Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Pediatric Pain Physician, Health Sciences Clinical or Clinical X Faculty Series
Integrated Pain and Palliative Care Program (IP3), Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco

The Integrated Pain and Palliative Care Program (IP3) at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals is recruiting a full-time Pediatric Pain Physician to join our growing interdisciplinary team of pain, palliative care and integrative medicine providers. The selected candidate will be appointed to the Assistant or Associate Professor ranks of the HS Clinical or Clinical X faculty series.

IP3 provides pain and palliative care services in the inpatient and outpatient setting to infants, children and adolescents with acute and complex/chronic pain, and children with chronic illnesses. Our team includes pain and palliative care physicians, pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric nurse practitioner, pain psychologist, chaplains, child life specialists and integrative medicine specialists who provide mind-body interventions, such as acupuncture, massage, and aromatherapy. There is potential for the selected candidate to take a broader leadership role in the IP3 depending on qualifications and experience.

Qualified candidates will possess a medical degree and license, Board certification in General Pediatrics at the time of appointment and board certified or eligible in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and at least two years of experience working with medically complex conditions, including direct provision of end-of-life care. The ideal candidate will have experience caring for children in diverse locations of care including acute and/or long term care facilities and will be able to demonstrate clear communication and team-building skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively with diverse medical providers.

Interested candidates must apply online at, where they will be asked to submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of teaching, and contact information for three references whom we may contact directly.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco is home to advanced technology and world-class physicians, with more than 150 experts and 50 different specialties. San Francisco’s only children’s hospital is a state-of-the-art 183-bed facility that is ranked one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Together with Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, our expertise covers virtually all pediatric conditions, including cancer, heart disease, neurologic disorders, pulmonology, diabetes, endocrinology, and care of critically-ill newborns. As a quaternary regional referral center, we are unique among children’s hospitals in the state of California in that we have the largest catchment area caring for children from the Oregon border to San Luis Obispo.

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)