The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida, College of Medicine - Jacksonville is seeking a General Pediatrician for the new UF Health Jacksonville Wildlight Ambulatory Hub to serve as Medical Director for the Pediatric practice. Depending on the qualifications and expertise of the candidate, the position can be at a non-tenure/tenure accruing level of Assistant/Associate Professor and will report to the Chief of Division of General Pediatrics and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics. The Wildlight Ambulatory Pediatric practice will be one of 12 primary care pediatric sites within UF Health Jacksonville.
The successful candidate will have at least 3-5 years’ experience in General Pediatrics with demonstrated excellence in clinical care, education and leadership and with an interest in primary care innovation. As Medical Director of the pediatric practice, responsibilities will include implementation of a Pediatric Medical Home model using state-of-the-art population health practices to integrate with and leverage the latest technologies and innovations in healthcare. This position offers a unique opportunity for longitudinal population health research and can work from the beginning with a nascent community to ensure optimal utilization, physical and mental health.
This practice will be designed to optimize child health and development, not only through the traditional prevention and treatment of physical diseases, but also through the deployment of community resources that reduce adverse childhood experiences and promote mental health and resiliency from infancy forward. The Medical Director will collaborate with other pediatric specialists to develop a progressive parent-training curriculum tailored to match the learning environment with the needs of the parent and offered in both group and individual settings. Will design a wellness program to incorporate child health activities including a hands-on science and reading laboratory and incorporating telemedicine capabilities. In addition to directing day-to-day operations and growing the patient base, clinical duties may also include coverage of the newborn nursery at UF Health North Hospital. Participation on committees to represent the Department of Pediatrics and the Division of General Academic Pediatrics as required. Regular attendance at Department faculty meetings and Divisional conferences is required.
Please visit our website at www.hscj.ufl.edu/pediatrics.
About UF Health Wildlight Ambulatory Hub: Wildlight is a new master planned community just east of Interstate 95 at the A1A exit in North Jacksonville, Nassau County. One of Wildlight’s key objectives is to create a community where people can live, work and play in a dynamic environment. An individual’s health and well-being, which includes the mind, body, spirit and social aspects of life, are essential elements. UF will provide the breadth of knowledge, talented faculty and resources to ensure healthy living is integrated into the fabric of the Wildlight community through healthy habits, education, fitness and recreation programs.
The building will hold 40,000 square feet of office and medical space for primary care using a patient-centered model focused on prevention and early diagnosis, urgent care staffed by emergency medicine faculty, imaging services, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, mental health services, dentistry and a laboratory. Over time, UF Health may add other medical specialties, including sports medicine and orthopedics.
The medical office building is UF’s first step in bringing health care and healthy living to Wildlight. The second facility, the UF Health Wellness Center, will be a 35,000-square-foot building that will include UF Health rehabilitation services and a YMCA.
More additions to the development in subsequent years will expand UF Health’s already substantial presence in Northeast Florida and will ensure Nassau County residents have greater access to UF Health’s nationally recognized health care providers.
Located on Florida's First Coast, Jacksonville is one of the largest cities in land area in the United States. The city provides an eclectic combination of southern hospitality, business and recreational paradise. More than 1 million people live in the five-county area known as Florida's First Coast. The area offers something for everyone, with a temperate climate incorporating seasonal changes, miles of beautiful waterways and beaches, and a myriad of public facilities for work and play. For more information about Jacksonville, visit http://hscj.ufl.edu/college-of-medicine/administrative-affairs/AboutJacksonville.aspx
Qualifications: Applicants must possess a MD/DO degree, Florida Medical License eligibility and be a BE/BC Pediatrician.
Application Instructions: Go to https://apply.interfolio.com/61452 to apply Applications will be accepted until an applicant pool is identified. A review of applications will begin April 1, 2019.
Internal Number: 44965
About University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville
The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is the largest of the three UF colleges - medicine, nursing and pharmacy - located on the approximately 110-acre UF Health Jacksonville campus. The college's 16 clinical science departments house more than 400 faculty members and 300 residents and fellows. The college offers 32 accredited graduate medical education programs. In addition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines are provided for students from the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville.
For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medical education program that recruits national and international speakers who are well known and respected in their fields. The campus' faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research. Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locations across the country and publish their projects in well-known publications.
Residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia are offered all the benefits of an academic health center by combining our strengths with that of the UF Health Jacksonville. Together, the University of Florida Health Science Center–Jac...ksonville and UF Health Jacksonville form the region’s premier academic health center–UF Health, a leader in the education of health professionals, a hub for clinical research and a unique provider of high-quality patient care.
With more than 5,000 faculty and staff, the academic health center in Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville, offering nearly 100 specialty services, including: Cancer services; Cardiovascular; Neuroscience; Orthopaedic; Pediatrics; Poison Center; Trauma and Critical Care; and Women and Families services. At 37 clinical sites throughout Northeast Florida, UF physicians tally more than 600,000 outpatient visits and more than 34,000 inpatient admissions annually.
Located in North Jacksonville is UF Health North, the only full-service hospital in North Jacksonville. The state-of-the-art hospital at UF Health North offers conveniently located, high-quality health care to patients across Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. It offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services unavailable anywhere else in North Jacksonville, provided by UF Health and community physicians. The hospital features all-private rooms, which studies show promote healing and improve the patient experience. Patient engagement technology in patient suites allows for easy meal ordering, TV control and access to nurses. The hospital is adjacent to the existing medical office building, where UF Health providers offer more than 20 specialties, including pediatrics and women’s health services. The campus is located on Max Leggett Parkway close to Jacksonville International Airport, approximately 15 minutes from Nassau County and less than 30 minutes from Georgia. For more information, visit http://north.ufhealthjax.org/.