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Pediatric Oncologist - Solid Tumor/Sarcoma Physician

Employer
University of Utah Spencer F. Eccles School of Medicine
Location
Salt Lake City, Utah
Salary
Commensurate with experience.
Posted Date
Oct 11, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Pediatrics
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Pediatric Oncologist - Solid Tumor/Sarcoma Physician

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Department of Pediatrics

University of Utah School of Medicine

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a collegial academic environment at 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 20 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 board-certified Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, who will join the Pediatric Solid Tumor/Sarcoma Program. The Pediatric Oncologist will provide clinical patient care services to patients with cancer and blood disorders focusing on solid tumors and sarcomas; and will engage in a multidisciplinary pediatric sarcoma/solid tumor clinic and manage care of patients in the outpatient clinic and inpatient unit. This oncologist will collaborate with an outstanding group of pediatric musculoskeletal and general surgeons as well as with the solid tumor/sarcoma program which includes an active clinical and basic research program. In addition, interactions with oncologists, endocrinologists, radiation oncologists, physical therapists, neuropsychologists, advanced practitioners, and basic scientists will be an important part of this role. Clinical duties will be performed at Primary Children’s Hospital 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. 

This growing division is made up of more than 20 pediatric oncologists, including 4 pediatric BMT attendings, and 3 PhD investigators.  In partnership with Pediatrics and PCH, the pediatric cancer research program at HCI is actively recruiting research scientists.  The program has focused expertise in Oncology, Hematology, Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, Population Sciences, Cancer Control, and Pediatric Cancer Genetics. The program sees over 220 newly diagnosed children annually. It has consistently been in the top 10 enrolling COG institutions and is an active member of other national consortiums including PEP-CTN, PTCTC, TACL, POETIC, NANT, PNOC, and the Sunshine Network. The division houses the only pediatric BMT service in the Intermountain West, performs over 50 transplants annually, and has an active CAR T cell program. The Oncology section is made up of 14 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 hematology/oncology patients are admitted. Inpatients are overseen by 3 hematology/oncology services: an inpatient attending/resident/fellow hematology/oncology 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.

Qualified candidates must be Board Qualified/Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology with focused training in pediatric oncology, including solid tumors/sarcomas; and must have a clinical and research (laboratory, translational, or clinical) focus in pediatric solid tumors and sarcomas. 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/140231. 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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