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Pediatric Infectious Diseases Physician

Employer
University of Utah
Location
Salt Lake City, Utah
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 18, 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 Infectious Diseases Physician

Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics

University of Utah School of Medicine

The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Utah School of Medicine is recruiting for a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Physician with interest and experience in Antibiotic Stewardship and/or Hospital Epidemiology. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a vibrant and collegial academic environment and work in a children’s hospital ranked as one of the best in the U.S. Responsibilities will include clinical consultation on the inpatient service and in the Infectious Diseases Clinic and a major role in the antimicrobial stewardship program. There is ample opportunity to develop an independent research career or to focus on quality improvement. Clinical activities will be carried out at Primary Children’s Hospital, a 290-bed children’s hospital ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, and in the University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare systems. In addition to clinical service, there is an expectation for academic work including investigation, education, administration/service, as well as advocacy.

The Division has a well-established Antibiotic Stewardship Program and is expanding the scope to include pediatric beds in a large and growing affiliated system. The successful candidate would have a major role in continuing the development of this novel tele-stewardship program. As of October 2022, the Division includes nine full-time and one adjunct faculty member, two nurse practitioners, one RN, and two infectious disease/stewardship pharmacists on the main campus, as well as an active fellowship program. Research in the Division currently focuses on infectious disease epidemiology including respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, health services research and value-based care, the development and impact of diagnostic tests including metagenomics and deep sequencing, and improving the care of children with cancer and transplants. We have active collaborations with outstanding researchers in antimicrobial stewardship at the CDC funded epicenter which includes the University of Utah Hospital, Intermountain Medical Center, the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have also developed research, public health, and epidemiologic collaborations with the state and county health departments.

Qualified candidates must be Board Eligible/Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Infectious Diseases or Infectious Diseases, and must have demonstrated research, quality improvement skills, or other scholarly activity. 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/140699.  Cover letter and curriculum vitae are required.  For additional information about the position, please contact: Andrew T. Pavia, M.D., Division Chief, at andy.pavia@hsc.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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