Chief, Section of Pediatric Palliative Care

Job Description

Nicklaus Children’s Health System

Internal Number: 26749

Outstanding Opportunity for Chief of Palliative Care at Prestigious Children’s Hospital in Miami

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, a 307-bed freestanding children’s hospital and ACS-verified Level I trauma center, and Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS), the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System, are seeking an exceptional candidate to lead the Section of Palliative Care. The ideal applicant should be board certified in palliative care and have significant clinical experience post-fellowship. In addition, the candidate should demonstrate evidence of progressive management responsibilities and leadership in an academic or educational environment.

The section chief will be responsible for setting the strategy for the Section of Palliative Care/Pediatric Advanced Care Team in collaboration with NCPS and NCHS leadership. The role oversees all clinical care, quality metrics, teaching and research, with additional responsibilities including: provide medical leadership, oversight of clinical and operational activities, lead the quality work of the clinical program and promote professionalism and a culture of accountability. Applicants should possess a passion for advocacy and improving care for all children, which includes delivering on Nicklaus Children’s brand promise of a care environment where every child matters most.

The Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital specializes in providing comfort and support for children with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses and their families. PACT members serve as an extension to inpatient clinical teams, with the goal of enhancing quality of life by providing the child relief from symptoms of serious illness, while also promoting stress reduction for the entire family. The team includes palliative care physicians, nurse practitioners, child life specialists, music therapists, social workers and spiritual leaders. Candidates should be compassionate, possess a passion for advocacy and enjoy spending time listening to patients and their families, working to ensure all involved know and understand care and support options.

Founded in 1950, the rebranded Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine and has numerous subspecialty programs that are ranked among the best in the nation. It is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern U.S. Our organization consistently appears on employer award lists such as Fortune magazine’s “Best Workplaces In Health Care,” Becker’s “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” and People magazine’s “50 Companies That Care.” Join a phenomenal team that brings lifelong health and hope to children and their families through innovative and compassionate care.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is located in Miami, Florida, and offers all of the advantages of a tropical, diverse, metropolitan community. Enjoy abundant sunshine and warm weather year-round with easy access to beaches, golf courses, two international airports and sporting events.

Competitive compensation and benefits package. Qualified candidates please contact:

Joyce Berger, Physician Recruiter or 786-624-3510


Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.

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