Job Description

Open Rank of Pediatrics, Division Chief Critical Care

Posting Numberreq8678
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentPediatrics Critical Care (997F)
Academic LocationSchool of Medicine
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is seeking an experienced clinician in Critical Care at the Associate or Professor Level to serve as Division Chief for Pediatric Critical Care. The successful candidate will have a proven record of accomplishment in leadership, clinical excellence, patient care, education, and mentorship in order to develop the Division in all of its mission areas. This innovative, academic leader will have oversight responsibility for the Pediatric Intensive Care Division, which includes oversight of the Pediatric Hospitalists group, which has an active section chief.

The position includes patient care responsibilities in a new, state of the art, 20 bed multi-disciplinary Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, which averages 1200 admissions per year, is the main referral center for the entire state and surrounding areas, and includes a full complement of pediatric subspecialties including pediatric surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric ENT, pediatric urology and pediatric anesthesiology. UNM serves a diverse patient population and is the only Level 1 Trauma center for the state. Other duties include teaching medical students and residents, a pediatric sedation service, and ECMO program. The Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Division have a long tradition of providing outstanding, comprehensive care to the children of New Mexico. Salary and track will be commensurate with training and experience.

New Mexico is a geographically large state, with both urban and rural populations totaling 2.1 million. Albuquerque is a four-season city one mile in elevation with year-round sun and moderate climate. Centrally located, it offers access to a variety of unique outdoor, culinary and cultural opportunities. Santa Fe, home to world-renowned art, food and history is nearby. Hiking, biking, skiing, golf, etc. are readily available. The University of New Mexico offers a variety of athletic and performing arts activities.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Able to obtain state licensure(s) in the state of New Mexico
  • BC/BE in Pediatric Critical Care
  • Ten years clinical experience
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with professional education, teaching and research
  • Experience with ECMO
  • Experience with care of the pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and trauma patient
  • Evidence for leadership roles in academic medicine
  • Experience mentoring of junior faculty
Application Instructions

A complete application must contain a cover letter and CV. References will be requested when contacted for an interview.
For additional information, you may contact Lynda Easter or Cynthia Layton , Search Coordinators.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 5/16/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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