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Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Physician

Application Window

Open date: February 21st, 2020

Last review date: Friday, Mar 19, 2021 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: Saturday, Aug 21, 2021 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.

Position description

UCSF School of Medicine and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Integrated Pain and Palliative Care Program (IP3)
Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Physician
HS Clinical or Clinical X Faculty Series

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, is seeking a new faculty member to join its Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. The Integrated Pain and Palliative Care Program (IP3) is recruiting a full-time Pediatric Pain and Palliative Physician to join our growing interdisciplinary team of pain, palliative care and integrative medicine providers. The appointment will be made at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank 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, nurses, pain psychologist, social worker, chaplain, child life specialists and integrative medicine specialists who provide mind-body interventions, such as acupuncture, massage, and biofeedback.

Required qualifications include:
• Medical Degree
• CA License or eligible for a CA license
• At least two years of experience in providing pediatric palliative care, acute/chronic pain care and symptom management in the tertiary and palliative care setting.

Preferred qualifications include:
• Board certification/eligibility in Palliative Care and/or Pain Medicine
• Inpatient and outpatient experience in palliative medicine and/or pain medicine
• Demonstrate clear communication and team-building skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively with diverse medical providers

There is potential for the selected candidate to take a broader leadership role in IP3 depending on qualifications and experience.

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.

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is one of the top biomedical research institutions in the nation and is ranked 1st among public universities in NIH funding in 2018. The Department of Pediatrics trains 84 pediatric residents, 83 fellows, and 31 post-docs. The Department’s clinical enterprise is based at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, Mount Zion, Zuckerberg San Francisco General, and at a number of outreach clinics throughout Northern California, providing the Department with an unsurpassed opportunity to meet the needs of infants, children, and young adults throughout the Bay Area. In 2019, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals ranked in all 10 children’s specialties in U.S. News and World Report. Nestled in a dynamic and unique geography distinguished by unprecedented innovations in technology, UCSF and the Department of Pediatrics are able to bring research and industry together to advance health.

Interested candidates can apply online at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of contributions to diversity, statement of teaching, and contact information for three references. Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission.

For more information contact:
Amber Borucki
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

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.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Job location

San Francisco