Organization

University of Utah Department of Pediatrics

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah

Date Posted

February 18, 2020

Job Categories

Assistant Professor

Position Summary:  The Division of General Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah seeks a general pediatrician with expertise in biomedical informatics to join an established team of clinicians and researchers.

 

Responsibilities: 

 

  • Clinical: This position involves direct patient care, supervision of residents in their longitudinal outpatient experience, and/or supervision of trainees in a “same-day clinic” in one or more of 3 General Pediatric primary care venues. It may also involve attending in the Well Baby and Intermediate Care Nurseries, dependent on qualifications.

 

  • Teaching:
    • Pediatrics: This position involves clinical supervision in Pediatrics as described above. Participation in didactic conferences for trainees, Research in Progress conferences, and Grand Rounds presentations are expectations.
    • Biomedical Informatics: Expectations include teaching about foundations of healthcare informatics, clinical decision support, and other related topics, dependent on background/experience.  Other expectations include mentoring of PhD students and committee participation.

 

  • Research: This position involves close collaboration with researchers in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, public health, and community organizations.  Expectations include continuation of existing research collaborations, development of new initiatives that impact child health, attainment of grant funding, and dissemination of findings.

Resources and opportunities for research/development include:

  • Long-standing collaborations among Pediatrics, Biomedical Informatics (BMI) , public health, state-wide health information exchange (Utah Health Information Network – UHIN), and community organizations
  • Two EHR platforms: Epic at the University of Utah and Cerner at Intermountain Healthcare’s Primary Children’s Hospital, the pediatric teaching hospital for the University
  • ReimagineEHR Program: team includes 5 faculty and 8 senior informaticists and engineers in BMI, certified to develop clinical applications over Epic using SMART on FHIR, CDS Hooks, etc.; funded by clinical operations and federal grants.  More information at https://reimagineehr.utah.edu).
  • Ongoing projects aiming to leverage electronic tools and information to improve clinical care, care coordination, clinical collaboration, and family engagement for children with chronic conditions
  • Robust research infrastructure and support for investigators

 

  • Administration: Division faculty are encouraged to take on supportive administrative roles within the Division as well as on appropriate committees at the children’s hospital, School of Medicine or University at large depending on their experience and rank.

 

Reporting Relationship:  This position will report directly to Division Chief, Karen Buchi, MD.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • D. or D.O.
  • Successful completion of Pediatric Residency Program
  • Board certification in General Pediatrics
  • Training and/or experience in Clinical Informatics
  • Medical license in the State of Utah
  • Excellent clinical and collaborative leadership skills

 

Desired but not required:

  • Board eligible or certified in Clinical Informatics

 

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.

 

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.

Responsibilities

  • Clinical: This position involves direct patient care, supervision of residents in their longitudinal outpatient experience, and/or supervision of trainees in a “same-day clinic” in one or more of 3 General Pediatric primary care venues. It may also involve attending in the Well Baby and Intermediate Care Nurseries, dependent on qualifications.

 

  • Teaching:
    • Pediatrics: This position involves clinical supervision in Pediatrics as described above. Participation in didactic conferences for trainees, Research in Progress conferences, and Grand Rounds presentations are expectations.
    • Biomedical Informatics: Expectations include teaching about foundations of healthcare informatics, clinical decision support, and other related topics, dependent on background/experience.  Other expectations include mentoring of PhD students and committee participation.

 

  • Research: This position involves close collaboration with researchers in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, public health, and community organizations.  Expectations include continuation of existing research collaborations, development of new initiatives that impact child health, attainment of grant funding, and dissemination of findings.

Resources and opportunities for research/development include:

  • Long-standing collaborations among Pediatrics, Biomedical Informatics (BMI) , public health, state-wide health information exchange (Utah Health Information Network – UHIN), and community organizations
  • Two EHR platforms: Epic at the University of Utah and Cerner at Intermountain Healthcare’s Primary Children’s Hospital, the pediatric teaching hospital for the University
  • ReimagineEHR Program: team includes 5 faculty and 8 senior informaticists and engineers in BMI, certified to develop clinical applications over Epic using SMART on FHIR, CDS Hooks, etc.; funded by clinical operations and federal grants.  More information at https://reimagineehr.utah.edu).
  • Ongoing projects aiming to leverage electronic tools and information to improve clinical care, care coordination, clinical collaboration, and family engagement for children with chronic conditions
  • Robust research infrastructure and support for investigators

 

  • Administration: Division faculty are encouraged to take on supportive administrative roles within the Division as well as on appropriate committees at the children’s hospital, School of Medicine or University at large depending on their experience and rank.

 

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • M.D. or D.O.
  • Successful completion of Pediatric Residency Program
  • Board certification in General Pediatrics
  • Training and/or experience in Clinical Informatics
  • Medical license in the State of Utah
  • Excellent clinical and collaborative leadership skills

Application Process

Interested individuals can apply at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/101026. Cover letter and curriculum vitae will be required. For additional information about the position, please contact: Chuck Norlin, M.D., at chuck.norlin@hsc.utah.edu


About the Organization

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah 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 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.

Contact Name

Chuck Norlin, MD

Contact Phone

8015856943

Contact Email

chuck.norlin@hsc.utah.edu

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