Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 18, 2022
Feb 16, 2023
Specialty / Focus
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Position Type
Practice Type
Medical Education
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Posting Details

The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Position Information

Position/Rank Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician / Rank is Dependent on Qualifications Department 00852 - Pediatric Emergency Medicine City Salt Lake City, UT Track Track Dependent on Qualifications New Position to Begin FY2024 Details

The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine has several openings for Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) physicians. The PEM physician will provide direct patient care at the Pediatric Emergency Department and Rapid Treatment Unit at Primary Children's Hospital's Salt Lake Campus (Salt Lake City, UT); at the University of Utah Pediatric Clinic at the Sugar House Health Center; and at the Larry H. and Gayle Miller Primary Children's Hospital's Lehi Campus (anticipated opening early 2024). Patient care includes the full range of illness and injury in children 0-18 years, and beyond in particular chronic illness populations. The PEM physician will work collaboratively with surgical and medical consultants in developing optimal plans of care and disposition plans. Non-PEM traditional clinical care responsibilities will also be required (after hours and rural clinics, telemedicine). Medical control of fixed-wing and helicopter medical transport services and consultative assistance to clinics and outside emergency departments is expected. All clinical care is to be documented in the electronic medical record of Intermountain Healthcare, and documentation finalized within 7 days or less of date of service (most documentation should be finalized within 48 hours of service). There are expectations for academic, education, and service work outside of clinical care that includes funded research, educational, advocacy, and administrative roles.

Qualified candidates must have successfully completed a Pediatric residency and Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship program, or an Emergency Medicine residency and Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship program; and must be Board Certified in Pediatrics or in Emergency Medicine. Post residency experience at a Level 1 trauma center is preferred. Selected candidates will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics on the Clinical or Tenure track at the academic level commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department and University offers a competitive salary and an unmatched benefits program, including non-contributory retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual salary that vest immediately. The Department offers a faculty development and mentoring program designed to foster success in translational or basic research, quality improvement engagement, and excellence as educators.

Salt Lake City offers an incredible quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera, live music, museums, outstanding restaurants, and a moderate cost of living. The city is a well-known ski destination and a gateway to the state's renowned landscapes. In addition to its 14 ski resorts, Utah boasts five scenic national parks (with five more within a day's drive), a variety of golf courses allowing for year-round play, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails (some leaving from adjacent to the hospital), and numerous other outdoor activities.

Interested individuals can apply at Cover letter and curriculum vitae are required. For additional information about the position, please contact: Howard Kadish, M.D., at

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

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Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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Special Instructions for Candidates Open Date 06/07/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Requisition Number PRN03009F Type Faculty

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
    • Are you Board Eligible or Board Certified in Pediatrics?
  • yes
  • no
    • Are you Board Eligible or Board Certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine?
  • Yes
  • No - in last year of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Felowship
  • No
    • Are you Board Eligible or Board Certified in Emergency Medicine?

(Open Ended Question)
    • One measure of faculty diversity at the School of Medicine is the proportion of faculty members who come from a rural background. Did you graduate high school from a town with less than 10,000 persons?
  • Yes
  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae

Optional Documents
  • Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 - Member Copy 4) - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169
  • Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission