The University Of Illinois College Of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP) invites applications and seeks nominations for a dynamic and collaborative leader for the position of Head of the Department of Pediatrics. UICOMP is one of the regional campuses of the University of Illinois College of Medicine and is part of the a 900-part bed hospital district containing two major teaching hospital systems as well as the medical school. UICOMP’s educational programs include 220 medical students and 290 residents/fellows in 20 different post graduate programs. The Department of Pediatrics is one of the larger departments at UICOMP. In collaboration with the OSF Healthcare Children’s Hospital of Illinois (CHOI), the department has over 145 faculty members providing general pediatrics and subspecialty services to pediatrics population in Central Illinois. CHOI, a 136-bed hospital within a hospital, is the only full service children’s hospital in Illinois outside of Chicago and serves as a subspecialty regional referral center caring for patients from over 60 counties across the state. In addition, this department provides other key clinical services including the Cystic Fibrosis Center (one of 115 accredited centers in the US), Hemoglobinopathy/Sickle Cell Program and the Pediatrics Resource Center (PRC). PRC combines medical and social services in the evaluation and treatment of children suspected of physical abuse, sexual abuse and /or neglected children. Furthermore, the Maloof St Jude Midwest Affiliate, a collaborative effort between UICOMP, CHOI and St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, provides comprehensive care to children, adolescents and young adults with hematologic disorders or cancer. The medical school is a partner in the new 67,000 square foot Jump Simulation Center (www.jumpsimulation.org) offering some truly unique opportunities for innovative curriculum. JUMP provides state of the art simulation for use in both education and assessment. The Head of the Department of Pediatrics will be leading the further growth of the department that is aligned with the strategic vision and values of UICOMP and CHOI. This leadership position offers an opportunity to strengthen and grow the pediatrics clinical enterprise, enhance the collaborative research environment and expand graduate medical education at UICOMP. UICOMP seeks an individual who is a collaborative and visionary leader, has strong record in academic medicine, and administrative experience as a division chief or program leadership. The ideal candidate should have leadership skills as a listener, team player, and decision maker. We seek a head who understands the future of pediatrics and child health and will serve as a strong advocate for pediatrics care, medical education and pediatrics related research. Qualified individuals must be a MD or MD/PhD with sustained record of scholarly activity, be at rank of Associate Professor or Professor, be board certified in Pediatrics, and eligible for medical licensure in Illinois. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. UIC is an EOE/AA/M/F/Disabled/Veteran. For fullest consideration, please apply by September 30, 2019 at the following link: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=119874.
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Internal Number: 119874
About University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria is one of four campuses that make up the nation’s largest public medical school. The Peoria campus is known among students for its small class sizes, rigorous curriculum and hands-on clerkships; to residents and fellows for the strong academic setting, large referral base and exceptional facilities; and by physicians seeking the ideal combination of teaching and practicing medicine in a research-based university setting.
At a Glance, the College of Medicine Peoria
•Educates about 240 medical students annually
•Nearly 300 MDs and DOs in 20 residency and fellowship programs
•Employs about 170 full-time faculty and 1,300 part-time/non-salaried faculty
•Active in basic science and clinical research, including outcomes research and economic evaluation
•Partner in the world-class Jump Simulation
The Peoria medical school campus is located in downtown Peoria, adjacent to our major academic affiliates, UnityPoint Health – Methodist and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Together, these two hospitals provide:
•Access to more than 900 patient beds
•Service to a patient population of more than 2 m...illion people.
•OSF-SFMC includes a Level I trauma center with the busiest helicopter transport service in the state and is home of Children’s Hospital of Illinois, the only full service tertiary hospital for kids in downstate Illinois.
•UnityPoint Health – Methodist serves patients with a wide range of disorders and houses the psychiatry and family medicine residencies.
Playing in Peoria
Peoria is located along the Illinois River exactly 170 miles from both downtown Chicago and St. Louis. Named an All-American City in 2013, Peoria has its own ballet and symphony orchestra, is home to an NCAA Division I basketball team, minor league baseball and hockey teams, a world-class zoo and the Peoria Civic Center, which hosts nationally-recognized concerts and Broadway shows. Peoria has one of the largest park districts in Illinois with numerous golf courses, an indoor skating rink and access to dozens of miles of walking/biking paths. Peoria also enjoys a low cost of living and is home to the Fortune 50 company, Caterpillar, Inc.