Job Description

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$266,000 - $307,000 / Year
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Days, 12 hour shifts, Mon-Sun

#119903 Pediatric Hospitalist - NICU

Extended Review Date: Fri 3/3/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This position is a contract position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.


The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology is seeking pediatric hospitalists to provide patient care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the UCSD Medical Center.

Clinicians should be board certified pediatricians with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in general pediatrics. Graduating Pediatric Residents are encouraged to apply. UC San Diego Medical Center - UC San Diego Health is a 582-bed general medical and surgical facility with 26,801 admissions in the most recent year reported. UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service.

UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center, has the only Burn Center in the county and has a level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). U.S. News and World Report’s annual "America’s Best Hospitals" report has repeatedly ranked UC San Diego Health as the #1 health system in San Diego.

The Newborn Intensive Care Unit is a level III, 48-bed unit which is supported by Neonatology UCSD Faculty, Pediatric Hospitalists and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners. UC San Diego Medical Center - UC San Diego Health is also a teaching hospital. There are 9 Neonatal Fellows and UCSD residents who are part of the daily clinical care team.

We are looking for clinicians to provide direct patient care in the NICU in collaboration with the Attending Neonatologist. Assignments will also include responsibility for transport of infants, supervising and educating residents and fellows in training, delivery room attendance, participation in division meetings, program planning and development of provider and patient education information.


  • Board certified with a minimum of 2 years of experience in general pediatrics.


  • NICU hospitalist work including management of Level III and level II NICU infants and attending deliveries.


  • Must be able to obtain and maintain UCSD Medical Staff privileges.
  • Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $0 - $0 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $0.00 - $0.00

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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