Expertise in the evaluation, diagnosis and ongoing care of patients with a wide variety of genetic disorders, birth defects, and multiple malformation syndromes is desired. Major objectives are practicing genetics at our two outpatient facilities, teaching medical students and residents, inpatient consultations at our two affiliated children's Hospitals and to be the Medical Director of our Nevada State Newborn Screening Program. Interest in developing clinical research opportunities and outreach programs is desirable, as opportunities are available. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and rank. Clinical care will be provided at the UMC/Children's Hospital of Nevada, Sunrise Children's Hospital the University Pediatrics Center at Lied and the UNLV Autism Center. The UNLV Ackerman center for autism and neurodevelopmental Disorders offers opportunities for development and participation in their multidisciplinary clinics. Additional administrative responsibilities may include participation on hospital, departmental and university committees, and pediatric outreach activities/advocacy.Required Qualifications: MD, DO, degree or equivalent; and successful completion of an ACGME accredited residency program and be board certification or board eligibility in Medical Genetics prior to start date is required. Candidates must be eligible for an unrestricted Nevada medical license, malpractice insurance, and must be able to be successfully credentialed by affiliated teaching hospitals. Qualified candidates should be board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Medical Genetics. As a finalist, you may be subject to a background check.
About the School of Medicine
The UNLV School of Medicine is creating a world-class center for medical education, patient care, and research that prepares Nevada's physicians with the most innovative and technologically advanced forms of medical training while serving the health care needs of a diverse population through community partnerships. Our main objective is to attract, educate, and reta...in doctors committed to practicing in Las Vegas, Nevada. UNLV School of Medicine will be the first public allopathic medical school in Las Vegas, Nevada. The medical school was officially established Aug. 22, 2014. In 2015, Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Nevada legislature approved more than $27 million in startup funds to help the school meet its deadline of welcoming its charter class of 60 students in summer of 2017. The medical school is on track to meet this goal. Last year, it raised funds to cover full, four-year scholarships for its entire charter class of 60 students, plus 25 each for the next three entering class.
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