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Assistant Professor WOT - Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology


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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Pediatrics, Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Title: Assistant Professor WOT - Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology


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Position Description

The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Washington School of Medicine/Seattle Children’s Hospital is seeking a full-time pediatric gastroenterologist at the rank of Assistant Professor without tenure due to funding (WOT) on the Clinician-Scholar track. This candidate would be expected to participate in programs, Intestinal Failure and General Diagnostic Gastroenterology in the inpatient, outpatient and outreach clinics associated with Seattle Children’s Hospital. 

Compensation is commensurate with experience on the clinician scholar track. The position will be a multi-year appointment that aligns with a 12-month service period, (July 1-June 30). Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off.  Anticipated start date is Summer/Fall 2022.

Starting this fall, the division will have 17 faculty, 7 fellows, 4 advanced practice practitioners, and is supported by dedicated GI/Hepatology nurses, dietitians, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, and research coordinators.

The Pediatric intestinal rehabilitation and transplant program was originated in 2005. We follow ~150 patients in the outpatient main hospital and outreach clinics. We care for patients from the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) region as well as Hawaii and Oregon. We are a robust and resilient program with involvement from pediatric surgery, intestinal rehabilitation medicine, advanced practice practitioner, RN care coordinator, intestinal rehabilitation social worker, dietitians, and MA coordinators.   

The University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital are world-renowned, top-ranked institutions with faculty that are consistently recognized as leaders in their fields. We are an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Our program believes strongly in a healthy work/life balance for our providers and their families. Our vision is “Thriving Academic Physicians Providing Excellent Clinical Care” with division values of: Integrity, Collaboration, Team Resilience and Growth, and Courage and Leadership.

With its vibrant city life and abundant outdoor activities, Seattle has easy access to wonderful adventures. Seattle is well-known for its placement within the idyllic vistas of the Pacific Northwest. Situated on Puget Sound, the city lies between the Olympic Mountains to the west and the Cascade Range to the east. Despite its rainy reputation, Seattle has less rainfall per year than New York City, Houston, Boston or Philadelphia.

Seattle is a culturally dynamic city, home to a diverse population. The city of Seattle and the greater Seattle area is located on Suquamish, Duwamish, Stillaguamish, and Coast Salish land. Native history and culture is an important part of the city and the region. In addition to Native Americans, there is a strong Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian population. The city is also home to many first- and second-generation immigrants from Africa, Central America, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Pacific Rim. After English, the most commonly spoken languages in the hospital are Spanish, Vietnamese and Somali. Seattle has an active LGBTQ community.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Responsibilities of the role are outlined as follows but not limited to:

Clinical

  1. This position will be expected to provide clinical care for patients of the region
    • Outpatient
    • Inpatient
    • Outreach and Regional clinics

Research/Administrative

  1. Fulfill requirements for advancement along the Clinician-Scholar pathway of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine 
  2. Lead Research and Quality programs within the Intestinal rehabilitation service
    • Quality Improvement collaborative efforts
    • Engage in the Liver/Intestinal Failure aspect of the GI and Hepatology Research Seminars
  3. Oversee Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Association (IRTA) and North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition involvement (NASPGHAN)

Education

  1. Teach and mentor medical students, residents, fellows and colleagues in inpatient, outpatient, and regional/outreach clinics
  2. Lead/Engage in oversight of Transplant Hepatology Fellowship and GI fellowship
  3. Lead/Engage in oversight of junior faculty

Qualifications

  • Hold MD or DO (or foreign equivalent)
  • Have completed an ACGME-accredited Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship.
  • Be American board-certified or -eligible in Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all 3 steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services."

Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter and a diversity statement. The diversity statement should address current and/or future commitments to and experiences with equity, diversity, and inclusion.

For more information please contact:

Evelyn Hsu MD

Director, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology

University of Washington School of Medicine

Seattle Children’s Hospital

OB 9.642; 4800 Sand Point Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105

Phone: 206-595-3716

Email: evelyn.hsu@seattlechildrens.org

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