Assistant/Associate Professor - Pediatric Fetal Cardiologist (52767)
The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is recruiting a full-time faculty member to the Division of Pediatric Cardiology (# 00020883) as a Fetal Cardiologist. We are recruiting for a faculty member who has expertise in all three modes of echocardiography but with an emphasis on fetal echocardiography. The successful candidate will work closely with perinatology to refine prenatal evaluation and diagnosis of fetuses suspected to have congenital structural or acquired fetal heart disease, provide prenatal treatment as appropriate, counsel parents, coordinate the time and place of optimal delivery, and collaborate with other cardiologists and congenital heart surgeons on a plan of treatment after birth. Requires expertise in transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography and specifically able to support the congenital heart surgeons in the operating room with TEE. The faculty member will participate in inpatient care and work in a variety of outpatient clinics, both on the main campus and at satellite locations. Duties will include proportionate night and weekend inpatient coverage.
This appointment will be a tenure/non-tenure accruing level of Assistant/Associate Professor, depending upon experience and qualifications. The division of Pediatric Cardiology follows approximately 8,000 children per year between the main campus location and six satellite clinics and currently has 10 pediatric cardiologists and 4 advanced practice registered nurses. In-patient care for congenital heart patients at Wolfson Children’s Hospital is provided in a 12 bed dedicated Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Two (2) state of the art cardiac catheterization laboratories host over 220 cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology studies per year.
The catchment area for Wolfson Children’s Hospital is home to over 1.5 million people and we provide care to children from southeast Georgia to Daytona as well as from a growing number of international children such as Central America and the Caribbean. Jacksonville is a vibrant, young, and growing community that is family friendly.
This position will report to the Division Chief of Cardiology and the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. This faculty will participate in monthly department faculty meetings, administrative functions and other institutional committees as requested and agreed upon, and in the teaching of residents, fellows and medical students.
The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is the largest of the three UF colleges - medicine, nursing and pharmacy - located on the approximately 110-acre UF Health Jacksonville campus. The college's 16 clinical science departments house more than 400 faculty members and 300 residents and fellows. The college offers 32 accredited graduate medical education programs. In addition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines are provided for students from the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville.
For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medical education program that recruits national and international speakers who are well known and respected in their fields. The campus' faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research. Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locations across the country and publish their projects in well-known publications.
Residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia are offered all the benefits of an academic health center by combining our strengths with that of the UF Health Jacksonville. Together, the University of Florida Health Science Center–Jacksonville and UF Health Jacksonville form the region’s premier academic health center–UF Health, a leader in the education of health professionals, a hub for clinical research and a unique provider of high-quality patient care.
With more than 5,000 faculty and staff, the academic health center in Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville, offering nearly 100 specialty services, including: Cancer services; Cardiovascular; Neuroscience; Orthopaedic; Pediatrics; Poison Center; Trauma and Critical Care; and Women and Families services. At 37 clinical sites throughout Northeast Florida, UF physicians tally more than 600,000 outpatient visits and more than 34,000 inpatient admissions annually.
Located in North Jacksonville is UF Health North, the only full-service hospital in North Jacksonville. The state-of-the-art hospital at UF Health North offers conveniently located, high-quality health care to patients across Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. It offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services unavailable anywhere else in North Jacksonville, provided by UF Health and community physicians. The hospital features all-private rooms, which studies show promote healing and improve the patient experience. Patient engagement technology in patient suites allows for easy meal ordering, TV control and access to nurses. The hospital is adjacent to the existing medical office building, where UF Health providers offer more than 20 specialties, including pediatrics and women’s health services. The campus is located on Max Leggett Parkway close to Jacksonville International Airport, approximately 15 minutes from Nassau County and less than 30 minutes from Georgia. For more information, visit http://north.ufhealthjax.org/ .
Located on Florida's First Coast, Jacksonville is one of the largest cities in land area in the United States. The city provides an eclectic combination of southern hospitality, business and recreational paradise. More than 1 million people live in the five-county area known as Florida's First Coast. The area offers something for everyone, with a temperate climate incorporating seasonal changes, miles of beautiful waterways and beaches, and a myriad of public facilities for work and play.
For more information about Jacksonville, visit http://hscj.ufl.edu/college-of-medicine/administrative-affairs/AboutJacksonville.aspx
Applicants must possess a MD/DO degree, be BE/BC in pediatric cardiology, and be eligible for Florida medical licensure.
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on September 26, 2019. Please provide letter of intent and Curriculum Vitae.
The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.
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