The Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care, and Integrative Medicine at Children’s of Minnesota is seeking an Associate Medical Director Pediatric Pain Medicine.
With currently 36 employed staff members, the Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine is one of the largest and most comprehensive programs of its kind in the country. We seek a full-time physician to join the expanding interdisciplinary Pain, Palliative & Integrative Medicine department. This is an exciting and ambitious program, which aims to provides holistic, interdisciplinary care for infants, children and teens with acute, procedural, neuropathic, and chronic/complex pain.
The successful applicant would be a full-time consultant physician joining an interdisciplinary team providing care for patients from infancy through adolescence with pain & palliative care/hospice needs both inpatient, in the outpatient clinic, and for children with serious illnesses at home.
Specific Responsibilities • Leads growth and development in the area of acute and chronic pain, both inpatient and in the outpatient clinic, including the development of a day-treatment program. • Provides leadership by developing and translating a vision for the department to maintain an exemplary clinical, educational and research program with the goal of continually being a top-tiered, nationally ranked program. • Develops a strategic plan for the pain program, in conjunction with Department’s and Children’s leadership, for a comprehensive Pain Medicine program including state of-the-art patient care and hospital-wide approach to pain prevention and treatment (“The Comfort Promise”) • This position will also include some cross-coverage and provision of pediatric palliative care (PPC) to children with serious illnesses as part of our interdisciplinary team. Additional PPC training would be provided, if required. • In addition, the position includes some on-call responsibilities on a rotation basis with the other clinicians. The physician will work with a team that covers both the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses.
Candidate Qualifications • Extensive experience in treating pediatric patients with a wide variety of both acute and chronic pain problems. • We are seeking candidates with both excellent clinical, as well as strong operational day-to-day skills. • Strong leadership as well as organizational skills needed to effectively operate in the complex environment of a large pediatric medical center and to effectively manage conflicting agendas. • Strong collaboration and team building skills as we develop this new position along with the new role of associate medical director of palliative care within the department. • Good communication skills, flexibility and a desire to learn together with the interdisciplinary team are a must.
If interested, the successful applicant may participate in additional research, education, quality improvement and/or teaching opportunities. We offer the ACGME accredited Pediatric track of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine physician fellowship in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, and in addition we pain fellowships for physicians and psychologists.
Education and Licensure • Board certified through the American board of pediatrics as a Pediatrician, or a med/peds trained (MD or DO). • M.D. with State of Minnesota medical license, or eligibility.
Please submit your cover letter and CV to Ryan.Berreth@childrensmn.org.
Serving as Minnesota’s children’s hospital since 1924, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health care organization in the United States, with 332 staffed beds at its two hospitals in St. Paul and Minneapolis. An independent, not-for-profit health care system, Children’s of Minnesota provides care through more than 13,000 inpatient visits and more than 200...,000 emergency room and other outpatient visits every year. Children’s is the only Minnesota hospital system to provide comprehensive care exclusively to children, and in 2007 was ranked as one of the 30 top pediatric hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.