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Pediatric Electrophysiologist

Posting Details

The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Position Information

Position/Rank Pediatric Electrophysiologist / Rank Dependent on Qualifications
Department 00849 - Pediatric Cardiology
Track Track Dependent on Qualifications
New Position to Begin FY18 (July 2017 or later)
Details

This is a great opportunity to join a collegial academic environment and work in a children’s hospital ranked as one of the best in the US. The Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine is recruiting a Pediatric Cardiologist with subspecialty training and an interest in Pediatric Electrophysiology. The pediatric cardiologist’s clinical focus will be in electrophysiology, including invasive EP studies, medical management of children and adult congenital patients with arrhythmias (including an inherited arrhythmia clinic), pacemaker and ICD device management, exercise testing, interpretation of Holters and event monitors, and cardioversions. There will also be some general pediatric cardiology clinical responsibilities, including rotating on the inpatient service and rotating in covering night and weekend call with other cardiology division members. Clinical responsibilities may include seeing patients in an outreach clinic setting. In addition to clinical service, there is both opportunity and expectation for academic work, including education, investigation/research and administration, as well as advocacy.

The Pediatric Cardiologist will join a division of 29 faculty with an EP team of 3 pediatric electrophysiologists, a dedicated physician’s assistant, a dedicated nurse coordinator, a dedicated device specialist, and staff for ECG, Holter and event monitor reporting. The Heart Center receives referrals from Utah and the surrounding states and 3 surgeons perform approximately 500 surgeries per year with outstanding outcomes. Most clinical services are delivered at Primary Children’s Hospital which includes a 16-bed dedicated cardiac ICU, 2 dedicated cath labs (one exclusively designed for EP), and a new ambulatory wing which houses all of our outpatient services as well as a new exercise lab. Division members also see patients at a number of outreach sites. The division has a busy arrhythmia service (over 210 invasive cases and over 1200 device interrogations in 2015), working closely with other pediatric cardiologists, adult congenital cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiac intensivists, and cardiac anesthesiologists to coordinate care.

The division has a very active research program, and there are tremendous opportunities to participate in research, with ongoing basic science, translational, and clinical research studies within EP as well as across the Division, Department, and School of Medicine. The Division is a founding and active member of both the Pediatric Heart Network (PHN) and the Cardiac Development Consortium, and is also a member of the Pediatric Cardiac Genomics Consortium (PCGC) of the NHLBI/NIH. There is also active, NIH funded investigation into EP causes of Sudden Death in the Young. Scholarly contributions are a priority of the Division, and there will be protected time for research.

Qualified candidates must have an M.D. or D.O. degree; be Board Qualified/Board Certified in Pediatric Cardiology and should have subspecialty training and a major interest in Pediatric Electrophysiology.
Qualified candidates must also have a strong clinical background in all areas of pediatric cardiology with expertise in pediatric EP, including medical management of inpatients and outpatients with arrhythmias, exercise testing, interpretation of Holters, event monitors, and cardiac device interrogations, cardioversions, and invasive electrophysiology studies. 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.

Interested individuals can apply for the position at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/57582. Cover letter and curriculum vitae will be required. Cover letter and curriculum vitae are required. For additional information about the position, please contact: Lloyd Tani, M.D., Division Chief, at lloyd.tani@hsc.utah.edu. For more information about the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, please visit http://medicine.utah.edu/pediatrics/cardiology/index.php.

The 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 an education loan repayment program, in addition to a faculty development and mentoring program designed to help faculty succeed in translational or basic research.

Salt Lake City offers an incredible quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera and 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, a picturesque Lake Powell, and numerous other outdoor activities.

The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect. The University of Utah HSC 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 the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. 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. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Notice

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with prior URS service may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

Special Instructions for Candidates
Open Date 10/05/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN01581F
Type Faculty

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an M.D. or equivalent degree?
    • yes
    • no
  2. * Are you Board Eligible or Board Certified in Pediatrics?
    • yes
    • no
  3. * Are you Board Eligible or Board Certified in Pediatric Cardiology?
    • yes
    • no - in last year of fellowship
    • no
  4. * One measure of faculty diversity at the School of Medicine is the proportion of faculty members who come from a rural background. Did you graduate high school from a town with less than 10,000 persons?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  2. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission