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Pediatric Hematologist

Employer
University of Utah Spencer F. Eccles School of Medicine
Location
Salt Lake City, Utah
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 10, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Pediatrics
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Pediatric Hematologist

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Department of Pediatrics

University of Utah School of Medicine

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a collegial academic environment and work in Primary Children’s Hospital (PCH) and the University of Utah with a childhood blood disorder and cancer program that U.S. News ranks among the top 30 in the nation. The Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Pediatric Hematologist, with focused training in pediatric benign hematology, hemophilia, and thrombophilia. The physician will provide clinical patient care services to patients with benign non-malignant blood disorders focusing on benign hematology, bleeding disorders and hemophilia, and thrombosis. The physician will provide care in a multidisciplinary Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) to patients with benign hematologic conditions in the outpatient clinic and inpatient unit, including an inpatient hematology consult service. This physician will also co-attend on the inpatient hematology consult service with other division faculty. There is an opportunity to participate in clinical and translational research projects and to implement clinical trials. Clinical activities will be carried out at Primary Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Service Line outpatient clinic and inpatient unit in Salt Lake City, UT as well as the soon to open Miller Campus of Primary Children’s Hospital in Lehi, UT. In addition to clinical service, there is an expectation for academic work, including education, investigation, administration as well as advocacy. 

The pediatric hematologist will collaborate with an outstanding group of hematology genetic counselors, pediatric hematologists/oncologists, as well as hematopathologists, pediatric BMT program, and the adult hematology programs, which include active clinical and basic research programs. In addition, interactions with social workers, physical therapists, neuropsychologists, advanced practitioners, and basic scientists will be an important part of this role. The Division is made up of 25 pediatric oncologists, including 4 pediatric BMT attendings, and 3 PhD investigators who focus in one of four areas – Oncology, Hematology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, or Pediatric Cancer Genetics. The program sees over 200 newly diagnosed children with cancer annually between the ages of 0 and 21 years of age. It was the top enrolling COG institution last year and is an active member of other national consortiums including PBMTC, TACL, POETIC, NANT, PNOC, and the Sunshine Network. The division houses the only pediatric BMT service in the Intermountain West, performs over 35 transplants annually, and has an active CAR T cell program. The Oncology section is made up of 10 physicians with varying levels of clinical, research, and programmatic leadership responsibility in the areas of leukemia/lymphoma, neuro-oncology, blastomas, and sarcomas. The inpatient unit has 33 private patient rooms where all Hem/Onc patients are admitted. Inpatients are overseen by 3 Hem/Onc services:  an inpatient attending/resident/fellow H/O service, a chemotherapy attending/advanced practitioner service, and a BMT service with advanced practitioner support. All medical, pathology, radiologic and surgical subspecialties are represented in the children’s hospital. Opportunities to collaborate and/or lead clinical, translational, and basic laboratory research projects/programs are available in the Department of Pediatrics and the Huntsman Cancer Institute, an NCI designated comprehensive cancer center connected to PCH. There are ongoing projects in value-based care, supportive oncology/palliative care, clinical trials, cancer genetics, laboratory research, outcomes, late effects and AYA programs.

Qualified candidates must be Board Eligible/Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, and must have focused training in pediatric hematology, hemophilia, and thrombophilia.  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 a faculty development and mentoring program designed to foster success in translational or basic research, quality improvement engagement, and excellence as educators.  

Salt Lake City offers an incredible quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera, live music, 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 (some leaving from adjacent to the hospital), and numerous other outdoor activities. 

Interested individuals can apply at: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/140141. Cover letter and curriculum vitae are required.  For additional information about the position, please contact: Michael Pulsipher, M.D., at: michael.pulsipher@hci.utah.edu.

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 values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty, and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

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.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

 

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