Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Medical Director

Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Medical Director

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Medical Director
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics
University of Utah School of Medicine

This is an incredible opportunity to join a collegial academic environment and to be part of a clinical team who is recognized regionally and nationally for its quality of patient care. The Division of Neonatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a NICU Medical Director. The NICU Medical Director will direct the clinical activities at one of the Division’s three tertiary Level III/IV Newborn Intensive Care Units (University Hospital, Primary Children’s Hospital and Intermountain Medical Center). Significant administrative duties incur for this position, including development of all NICU care guidelines, leadership of quality improvement programs, oversight of telehealth and neonatal transport. The Medical Director will also participate in the clinical care for neonatology patients, including night call and weekend responsibilities. In addition to clinical service and administrative responsibilities, there is an expectation for academic work to include research, education and advocacy.

The Division is a member of the Neonatal Research Network. Numerous opportunities for collaborative research exist within the Division as well as throughout the medical school and University. Bench, clinical and/or quality/value improvement areas of investigation are strongly encouraged.

Qualified candidates must be Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; and must possess five (5) or more years of experience in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, to include expertise and participation and/or leadership in neonatal transport. The selected candidate 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 an education loan repayment program, in addition to a faculty development and mentoring program designed to help faculty succeed in translational or basic research.

Salt Lake City offers an incredible quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera and 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, a picturesque Lake Powell, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Interested individuals can apply at PRN. Cover letter and curriculum vitae will be required. For additional information about the position, please contact Brad Yoder, 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.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. 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. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

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