The Division of Cardiology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC/University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is recruiting for the Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) program. The applicant should have expertise in the management of adult congenital heart disease with prominent clinical, teaching and research skills. In addition, he or she should have sufficient experience to serve as director of the ACHD program, working closely with division chief and hospital leadership to lead program development. Candidates must possess and MD (or equivalent) degree and be board-eligible/certified in cardiovascular disease and in adult congenital heart disease. The Heart Institute provides comprehensive pediatric and adult congenital cardiovascular services to the tristate region and consists of 22 pediatric cardiologists, 4 pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons, 5 pediatric cardiac intensivists and 8 cardiology fellows along with 12 physician extenders and a staff of over 100. The Heart institute is currently ranked 10th in the US News and World report ranking for pediatric cardiac programs. In addition to a second ACHD physician, the well-established adult congenital heart disease program is staffed by 2 dedicated mid-level providers, a dedicated ACHD RN, ACHD research coordinator and supported by a clinical social worker. The ACHD team works in conjunction with the Heart-Vascular Institute of UPMC Presbyterian hospital as well. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has been named to U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 Honor Roll of Best Children's Hospitals, one of only 10 hospitals in the nation to earn this distinction. Consistently voted one of America's most livable cities, Pittsburgh is a great place for young adults and families alike. The positions come with a competitive salary and faculty appointment commensurate with experience and qualifications at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employer for Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Application Process: Interested individuals should forward letter of intent, curriculum vitae and three (3) letters of references. Informal inquiries are also encouraged. Contact information: Vivek Allada, MD; Interim Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology; Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC; 4401 Penn Avenue; Pittsburgh, PA 15224; Telephone: 412-692-3216; Email: Vivek.Allada@chp.edu. http://www.chp.edu/CHP/heart+institute.
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Attachments: Other (see posting for additional details)
Internal Number: 18001842
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