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Chief of Division of Pediatrics - Critical Care

Position overview

Position title: Chief of Division of Pediatric Critical Care
Salary range: $143,500 - $319,167

Application Window

Open date: May 31, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, Apr 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital seeks a Board-certified Pediatric Intensivist to serve as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care. This is a full-time, tenured faculty position at the rank of associate or full professor. Candidates must have an outstanding record of leadership and possess administrative, communication, and cross-collaboration skills to continue to propel this successful division forward. The Chief will provide vision, leadership and strategic direction in meeting the clinical, research, and educational missions of the Division and the Department. A track record of impactful research and strong extramural funding is required. A commitment to mentoring faculty, fellows, residents, medical students, and enhancing scholarship in the Division is essential. The division chief will be supported by a PICU & Transport Medical Director CT-ICU Medical Director, and Medical Director of a Definitive Observation Unit (serves as a step-down unit).

The Division of Pediatric Critical Care provides critical care services and programs in a 16-bed PICU plus a 6-bed step down unit, plus an 8-bed Pediatric Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit- all at the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital within the Ronald Reagan Medical Center. The Division also provides PICU services at a suburban community hospital. The Division has a strong tradition in development of clinician-scientists and translational laboratory-based scientists, as well as educating fellows and residents within highly competitive training programs. There are strengths in respiratory- and neuro-critical care related Federally funded projects. The division currently has 16 faculty members and 10 fellow trainees. There are future opportunities to grow the critical care program in all domains of clinical care, research, and education.

• Provide vision, leadership, and strategic direction to expand and enhance the clinical, educational and research activities of the division. This includes supervising and mentoring faculty towards gaining independence in research, developing and implementing state-of-the-art clinical pediatric policies and procedures, and optimizing educational programs. The chief will facilitate collaborations with medical and surgical specialties, nursing, and other ancillary services at the UCLA Mattel Children’s hospital.

• MD or equivalent
• Strong background in research and scholarship is required
• Must be board certified in pediatrics and critical care
• Must be licensed or eligible to be licensed to practice medicine in
• Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring trainees from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply

Application process
• Application link:

Application requirements
o Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
o Cover Letter
o Statement of Research
o Statement of Teaching
o Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
o 6-8 references

Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion The Division of Pediatric Critical Care is seeking candidates with the potential for being outstanding in the above noted requirements, in clinical work, in research, in teaching, and in having a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, staff, and trainees.
The division also encourages candidates to apply who have experience in and who have demonstrated commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds and to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students through teaching and mentoring activities.

The Division of Pediatric Critical Care provides comprehensive critical care services/programs in dedicated intensive care units at the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital (hospital within a hospital designation), which together average 950-1000 annual admissions across all sites. The 16-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) plus the 6-bed Pediatric Step-Down Unit provide all critical care support for our busy programs in medicine, pediatric surgery, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, craniofacial reconstruction, organ and bone marrow transplantation and trauma, among others. The 8-bed Pediatric Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (PCTICU) cares for infants and children with the full spectrum of cardiac disease including a large cardiomyopathy and heart failure population who often require mechanical circulatory support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or ventricular assist devices (VAD). The Neonatal & Pediatric Transport Team transports more than 600 children each year to our nationally recognized pediatric centers: UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Mattel Children’s Unit at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center. Specialized neonatal-pediatric critical care transport registered nurses, respiratory-care specialists and pediatric physicians staff our fleet of ground ambulances as well as our helicopter and plane provided by REACH Air Medical Services. The Division is comprised of 12 faculty members at the Ronald Reagan Medical Center, 4 faculty at the community Hospital, and 10 trainees.

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM) is one of the top ranked medical schools in the United States and an internationally recognized leader in research, medical education, patient care, and public service. DGSOM has more than 2,500 full-time faculty in its 18 departments and is ranked high in research funding. UCLA’s medical school ranks No. 13 in primary care and continues to be highly ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2023 Best Medical Schools. The School provides a highly collaborative environment that enhances the scholarship capabilities in the Pediatric Critical Care Division within the Department of Pediatrics. The medical school and Ronald Reagan Hospital are located adjacent to the main university campus, enabling collaborations across programs for all aspects of research, education, and clinical care.

The UCLA Department of Pediatrics is one of the top academic pediatric departments in the country.

Education: Our educational goals focus on delivering excellent patient care, innovative teaching, and research support to meet the missions of the Department and the University. Training occurs at the Ronald Reagan Medical Center (which is situated on the University Campus) and UCLA’s affiliated campuses and ambulatory sites. The Pediatric Residency Program provides state-of-the-art education in cutting-edge clinical care, research, and community partnerships. The Department provides outstanding clinical, research, and leadership training in 13 pediatric subspecialty fellowship programs. We foster the careers of individuals who wish to become clinical, educational, scientific, and academic leaders in the field of pediatrics.

Research: UCLA Department of Pediatrics ranked No. 14 in the nation in NIH research funding in 2021. The UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute (CDI) inspires scientific discovery and new avenues for innovation and cultivates collaborative teams and research support systems to ensure its pediatric physician scientists can improve the lives of children today and in the future. The CDI provides internal grants, hosts monthly scientific seminars, visiting faculty seminars, runs an annual symposium with invited keynote speakers and poster presentations, and runs a research faculty development program for junior faculty.

Clinical Care: The UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital cares for the physical and emotional well-being of children, from newborns to young adults. UCLA's facilities are designed to serve the most critically ill children with technologically advanced and compassionate care that is both welcoming and healing to children and their families. Mattel has 131 inpatient beds at two hospitals. At the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Mattel has 90 beds: 22 beds in the neonatal ICU, 16 beds in the pediatric ICU, 8 beds in the pediatric cardiothoracic ICU, and 44 beds in the pediatric unit which includes 6 step-down beds. Mattel also runs the Mattel Children’s Unit at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica (41 beds) which includes a 25-bed Pediatric Unit (4 of them are dedicated step-down beds managed by pediatric hospitalists) and a 16-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

The posted UC salary scales [] set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5, APU 4 [].
The salary range for this position is $143,500 - $319,167. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan [], which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Cultural North Star. The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at

UC Regents Statement on Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct.
All aspects of searches are confidential and all candidates are expected to review and abide by UC Regents Policy 1111 on Statement on Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• MD or equivalent

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 6-8 required (contact information only)

Letters will be solicited upon request by the committee

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Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA