The Section of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine within the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has an immediate opening for recruitment of a cardiac intensive care faculty member to join our current team of 5 faculty members in the CVICU. Entry or mid-level candidates are encouraged to apply. The new faculty member would provide care for children in our 20 bed state-of-the-art pediatric CVICU located within The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children at Children's of Alabama. They will work in close collaboration with our multidisciplinary team of cardiovascular surgeons, anesthesiologists, perfusionists, cardiologists and nurses. The CVICU attendings provide in-house 24/7 coverage of the CVICU, supervising an excellent team of 7 acute care PNPs and fellows from PICU and cardiology. Additionally we support a one year clinical CVICU fellowship that has trained 6 fellows in the last 4 years. The current faculty are active in CVICU quality and safety initiatives, simulation, and a robust CVICU clinical and translational research team – currently conducting studies on acute kidney injury, peritoneal dialysis, inflammation after bypass, cardiac arrest, ECMO, mechanical ventilation, oxygen delivery, and multicenter registry studies. We have an active biorepository, CVICU clinical database, 2 research coordinators, epidemiologist, and data collector to facilitate research activity.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Assignment Category: Full-Time
Tenure Status: Open Tenure
MD, DO, MD/PhD
Individuals board eligible in critical care/cardiology/NICU/anesthesia with additional 1-2 years of training or experience in cardiac critical care will be considered. A history of excellent communication and evidence of exceptional clinical and teaching skills are a must.
Preference will be given to individuals with a strong interest/experience in scholarly activities and clinical/translational research.
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Internal Number: 5138
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In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.