Pediatric Palliative Care – California

CHOC Children's Specialists
June 29, 2021
Orange, CA


We’re seeking a Pediatric Palliative Care Physician to join the growing Supportive Care program at CHOC Children’s Hospital in scenic Orange County, California. The CHOC supportive care services provides physical, emotional, social and spiritual care for patients and families focusing on improving quality of life, symptom management and if necessary, end-of-life care.

Responsibilities include providing empathetic and quality care to pediatric medical and surgical patients from birth to young adulthood. Opportunities in quality improvement, community outreach, resident education and administrative activities are available and encouraged.


CHOC is ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in seven specialties by U.S. News & World Report 2021-22, including cancer; neonatology; orthopedics; pulmonology; urology; diabetes and endocrinology; and neurology and neurosurgery. In addition, CHOC is ranked #5 in the state of California and was also honored to have been named a 2020 Top Children’s Hospital by The Leapfrog Group.

Since 1964, CHOC has been steadfastly committed to providing the highest quality medical care to children. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, our regional pediatric healthcare network includes a state-of-the-art 334-bed main hospital facility in the City of Orange, and a hospital-within-a-hospital in Mission Viejo. CHOC also offers many primary and specialty care clinics, more than 100 additional programs and services, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence – The CHOC Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.

CHOC Children’s Specialists, a growing private pediatric subspecialty group, is home to more than 250 pediatric specialists and 22 pediatric subspecialties. CHOC Children’s Specialists practices at and operates as a division of CHOC Children’s, a premier healthcare system affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.


The ideal candidate for this role is bright and independent with a passion for palliative care medicine and a desire to contribute to the development and growth of CHOC Children’s Specialists’ program. Additional qualifications include:

  • CA medical license or eligible to obtain a CA medical license
  • Board Certified/Board Eligible in Pediatrics
  • Completion of fellowship in pediatric palliative care (preferred)


  • Competitive compensation
  • CME allowance
  • Comprehensive medical/dental/vision plans
  • 401k Retirement Plan with employer contribution independent of a salary deduction



Sun-drenched Orange County is ideally situated between San Diego and Los Angeles offering 45 miles of gorgeous coastline. The area boasts average temperatures of 70 degrees and up along with unbeatable entertainment, shopping and attractions and easy access to the beach, mountains, and desert.

Families will appreciate the area’s top-ranked schools and friendly, safe neighborhoods. Orange County is less than an hour’s drive from Los Angeles and less than 90 minutes from San Diego and Palm Springs.

For complete details and confidential consideration, please contact Glenda Church Smith, Principal, Pediatric Search Partners, at 877.440.3832 (office), 214.850.3094 (text), or via email at

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