The Department of Pediatrics is the largest department of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine in Little Rock, Arkansas. The main offices of the Department are located on the campus of Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), a long-time clinical and teaching affiliate of UAMS. The two institutions coordinate clinical service, educational programs and research initiatives among pediatric faculty and other university faculty. Pediatrics’ faculty is also assigned to selected areas within the UAMS Medical Center and subspecialty physicians from the Department provide clinical services on a regular basis to regional clinics around the state.
Pediatrics’ staffing totals more than 1,100 employees, including more than 250 faculty members and 950 professionals, paraprofessionals and support staff working in 26 sections in the department.
The Division Chief of Adolescent Medicine at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will lead continued growth of the Division and will be a key leader for clinical programs, education, and research. The Chief will work with the Vice Chair for Primary Care and ACH leadership to develop the overall strategy and direction of the Adolescent Medicine program. The Chief ensures a positive patient and family experience, nurtures and develops clinical care, education and training programs, promotes a multidisciplinary research effort, and provides fiduciary accountability.
This opportunity is ideal for a mid-career candidate with a vision to create a dynamic adolescent medicine program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital with subspecialty care including eating disorders and reproductive health. A foundation of existing resources and strong community support are ready to be mobilized. Ample opportunities exist to participate in and create collaborative multidisciplinary clinics across the health system and state. UAMS offers a supportive environment for clinical research and innovation, including the support of a comprehensive research institute on-site. The Chief will also have opportunity for active involvement in educating medical students, residents, & fellows with additional opportunity for leadership, educational outreach, and clinical research.
A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered, along with a robust faculty mentoring program and multiple available tracks for promotion and/or tenure including Clinical Attending, Clinician-Educator and Clinician-Scientist. Promotion and tenure eligibility are available after 5th year on faculty.
- MD/DO academic Adolescent Medicine physician with fellowship/Board Certification in Adolescent Medicine.
- Associate or Full Professor rank preferred. An Assistant Professor meeting criteria for advancement to Associate Professor will also be considered.
- Eligibility for and subsequent success in obtaining an unrestricted Arkansas medical license, malpractice insurance, and credentialing by central Arkansas teaching hospitals.
- At least three to five years of experience in an academic Adolescent Medicine program.
- Direct experience managing complex patients.
- Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team, providing effective communication, both verbal and written, and an interest in furthering the research, scholarly and academic missions of the group.
- Demonstrated ability to improve outcomes in the areas of quality, safety, satisfaction, and efficiencies of care.
- High degree of technology proficiency with EMR/EHR, e-prescribing, telehealth and other electronic medical systems, standard Microsoft Office applications and system databases.
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