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Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Part-Time (Division of Comfort and Palliative Care)-CHLA

Department of Pediatrics-CHLA Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California

The Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is actively seeking to add a Part-Time BE/BC Pediatric Palliative Care Physician to join our growing Comfort and Palliative Care Division.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is a non-profit, freestanding, academic pediatric medical center with a full scope of pediatric specialty services located on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood.  CHLA treats over 93,000 children annually, many with complex medical conditions, and trains hundreds of medical students, residents, fellows, nurses, and respiratory therapists each year. The hospital’s Saban Research Institute is among the largest and most productive pediatric research centers in the Western United States.

The Comfort and Palliative Care Program provides clinical services to patients, their families, and the medical staff. We work as an interdisciplinary team with the goal to relieve suffering and improve quality of life for patients with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses.

The ideal candidate is passionate about palliative care, enjoys working within an interdisciplinary team, and can work collaboratively with referring providers. The candidate should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, expertise in pain and symptom management, and should be comfortable providing end-of-life care for patients with complex medical conditions. Responsibilities include providing palliative medicine consultation and ongoing care within the hospital and ambulatory settings, facilitating family meetings, and communicating with primary medical teams. The physician will be expected to participate in educational activities with medical students, residents and fellows. The physician will also participate as faculty for a planned Pediatric Palliative Care Fellowship to be offered by the program.  Abundant research opportunities are also available.  This is an outstanding opportunity in beautiful Southern California.


  • BC/BE in Hospice and Palliative Medicine or two or more years of Pediatric Palliative Care Experience
    • Primary board certification in Pediatrics or Anesthesiology (with Pediatric training).
    • Board certification in Family Medicine will also be considered with documentation of pediatric palliative care experience
  • Licensed (or eligible for medical licensure) in the State of California
  • Willing to provide patient care, supervise non-physician team members, participate in program development activities, and engage in teaching, mentorship, and research activities

The University of Southern California provides faculty rank/position commensurate with experiences. Academic rank will be commensurate with training and achievement.  Applications are being sought at the assistant and associate professor levels.All positions require a California Medical License; graduation from an ACGME approved residency program, certification by the American Board of Pediatrics or American Board of Family Medicine or the American Board of Anesthesiology, and the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment.

Interested applicants should apply here and upload  a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and three references and for further inquiries contact:

Lindsey Armstrong,

Division Administrator

4650 Sunset Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90027

For more information about the position please contact:

Debra Lotstein, MD, MPH

Medical Director of Comfort and Palliative Care Program

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

REQ20053032 Posted Date: 11/10/2017

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