Pediatric Metabolic Geneticist – Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (55393)

first_imgThe Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida Collegeof Medicine – Jacksonville is recruiting a third full-time facultymember (position # 00035224) as a Pediatric Metabolic Geneticist.We are looking for a candidate who has experience and/or will havehad specialized training in the area of metabolic genetics and iseager to lead the development of a Metabolic Genetics Program thatwill be integral to initiating a fourth newborn Screening Center(NBS) in the State of Florida in Jacksonville. The MetabolicGenetics Program will collaborate closely with the existing NBScenter at UF College of Medicine-Gainesville (UFGV), one of threeexisting programs in Florida. Specific additional aims of thisstate funded program will include the following, which will be donein coordination with other members of the Division of Genetics: thedevelopment of telemedicine clinic for patient identified on NBSwith metabolic conditions and patients with neurofibromatosis andother related conditions; the development of a regional continuingmedical education (CME) course on Genetics; outreach to existingFlorida NBS centers; and the establishment of a Connective TissueDisorders (CTD) Clinic.Clinical services will be provided as inpatient consultations forchildren admitted to Wolfson Children’s Hospital and UF Health –Jacksonville and outpatient care in our pediatric multispecialtyclinic in conjunction with genetic counselors. Night and weekendcall responsibilities will be shared equitably with other divisionfaculty. The successful candidate will have experience in theevaluation, diagnosis, and management of children with geneticconditions and a proven record of excellent clinical care in apatient- and family centered environment. The appointment will beat the tenure/non-tenure accruing level of Assistant/Associate/FullProfessor depending upon experience and qualifications.Jacksonville is a vibrant, young and growing community. Thecatchment population for Wolfson Children’s Hospital exceeds 1.5million people.The position will report to the Chief of the Division of PediatricGenetics and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at theUniversity of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. Followingis a general description of duties and responsibilities: Establish and lead a fourth Newborn Screening Program andmetabolic Genetics Program in Florida and work to provideintegrated services with COM-Gainesville via telemedicine.Provide pediatric genetic clinical care to patients in bothinpatient and outpatient settings in Jacksonville in conjunctionwith genetic counselors.Evaluate, diagnose, and manage children with geneticconditions.Participate in on-call schedules as assigned.Teach and supervise residents, fellows and medical students asassigned.Participate on committees to represent the Department ofPediatrics and the Division of Pediatric Genetics as required.Attend Department faculty meetings and Divisional conferencesas required. Please see our website at www.hscj.ufl.edu/pediatrics The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is thelargest of the three UF colleges – medicine, nursing and pharmacy -located on the approximately 110-acre UF HealthJacksonville campus. The college’s 16 clinicalscience departments house more than 400 faculty members and 300residents and fellows. The college offers 32 accredited graduatemedical education programs. In addition to graduate medicaleducation, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines areprovided for students from the UF College of Medicine inGainesville.For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medicaleducation program that recruits national and international speakerswho 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 locationsacross the country and publish their projects in well-knownpublications.Residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia are offeredall the benefits of an academic health center by combining ourstrengths with that of the UF Health Jacksonville. Together, theUniversity of Florida Health Science Center–Jacksonville and UFHealth Jacksonville form the region’s premier academic healthcenter–UF Health, a leader in the education of healthprofessionals, a hub for clinical research and a unique provider ofhigh-quality patient care.With more than 5,000 faculty and staff, the academic health centerin Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville,offering nearly 100 specialty services, including: Cancer services;Cardiovascular; Neuroscience; Orthopaedic; Pediatrics; PoisonCenter; Trauma and Critical Care; and Women and Families services.At 37 clinical sites throughout Northeast Florida, UF physicianstally more than 600,000 outpatient visits and more than 34,000inpatient admissions annually.Located in North Jacksonville is UF Health North, the onlyfull-service hospital in North Jacksonville. The state-of-the-arthospital at UF Health North offers conveniently located,high-quality health care to patients across Northeast Florida andSoutheast Georgia. It offers a wide range of inpatient andoutpatient services unavailable anywhere else in NorthJacksonville, provided by UF Health and community physicians. Thehospital features all-private rooms, which studies show promotehealing and improve the patient experience. Patient engagementtechnology in patient suites allows for easy meal ordering, TVcontrol and access to nurses. The hospital is adjacent to theexisting medical office building, where UF Health providers offermore than 20 specialties, including pediatrics and women’s healthservices. The campus is located on Max Leggett Parkway close toJacksonville International Airport, approximately 15 minutes fromNassau County and less than 30 minutes from Georgia. For moreinformation, visit http://north.ufhealthjax.org/.Located on Florida’s First Coast, Jacksonville is one of thelargest cities in land area in the United States. The city providesan eclectic combination of southern hospitality, business andrecreational paradise. More than 1 million people live in thefive-county area known as Florida’s First Coast. The area offerssomething for everyone, with a temperate climate incorporatingseasonal changes, miles of beautiful waterways and beaches, and amyriad 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 geneticmedicine, and be eligible for Florida medical licensure.The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on November12, 2019. Please provide letter of intent and CurriculumVitae.The final candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institutionoutside of the United States are required to be evaluated by aprofessional credentialing service provider approved by theNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES),which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to applyfor this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida RelaySystem at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibilityto work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance withFlorida’s Sunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more