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The Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of the University of Southern California (USC) and Childrenâs Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in the Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, are actively seeking a full time Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist.Â Academic appointment through USC Keck School of Medicine is available at a level appropriate to training and experience.
We are seeking a pediatric cardiac intensivist (defined here as having had a year of training in cardiac critical care following 3 years of PCCM fellowship, or several years of equivalent experience) to add to our faculty in covering the 24 bed Cardiothoracic ICU at CHLA. We have the largest volume cardiac surgical program on the West Coast, and our Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery program is ranked consistently in the top ten on the annual USN&WR survey. Â The successful candidate will have impeccable clinical and interpersonal skills, and the experience or potential for significant scholarly contributions, either in research, quality improvement or education.
CHLA is one of America's premier pediatric hospitals, ranked among the top 5 in the nation on the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Best Childrenâs Hospitals Honor Roll for 2019-20.Â CHLA is a major pediatric teaching hospital and is home to The Saban Research Institute, among the largest and most productive childrenâs research facilities in the western United States. CHLA has been affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of the University of Southern California (USC) since 1932.
The core pillars of research strength in ACCM currently are in respiratory physiology, informatics, neurocritical care, outcomes and participation in multicenter clinical trials (primarily in the ICUs). CHLA is home to The Saban Research Institute (TSRI) where scientific inquiry is combined with clinical care devoted exclusively to children.Â Investigators at TSRI conduct basic, translational and clinical research, and are involved in collaborative projects with academic institutions worldwide.Â Two research buildings on the main campus comprise over 215,000 square feet for wet lab and dry lab research activities.
TSRI and CHLA maintain strong scientific and strategic alliances with USC and KSOM, where our physicians and scientists hold faculty appointments.Â One of the most notable collaborations is the The Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI).Â It was initially funded in 2008 with an NIH award, made jointly to USC and CHLA, provides critical resources to help advance cutting-edge research and scientific breakthroughs in patient and community health, with a special focus on diverse and vulnerable populations.Â SC CTSI has supported more than 800 investigators and nurtured research at USC and CHLA, successfully building interdisciplinary teams, advancing drug and device development, supporting clinical trials, engaging diverse communities in research, and training clinical and translational researchers. Its efforts have contributed more than $90M in new extramural funding, more than 500 scientific publications, more than 80 patent applications and three start-ups, in addition to tangible health improvements in surrounding communities.
The Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine provides the following clinical services:
â¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Anesthesiology and sedation services for the main operating room, ambulatory surgery center, radiology, cardiology, catheterization lab, and locations away from the main hospital campus,
â¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Critical care medicine for the 24-bed pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), the 24-bed cardiothoracic intensive care unit (CTICU), Level I trauma unit, procedural sedation, and offsite PICU locations
â¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Acute, post-op and chronic pain management services, including non-pharmacologic treatments such as dog therapy, acupuncture, biofeedback, etc.
â¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Palliative care and other comfort services providing physical, emotional, physical and spiritual support to children and teens with life threatening illnesses, and their families.
â¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Treatment in our ambulatory clinic at our Pain and Palliative Care Center
Current clinical providers include approximately 38 FTE anesthesiologists and 22 FTE critical care medicine physicians.Â
The department operates the largest training program at CHLA, teaching nearly 250 trainees per year including residents, student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNA), and anesthesia technicians who rotate from other schools (USC, UCLA, Kaiser, and others).Â
Programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) include:
â¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Critical care (15 fellows)
â¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Pediatric anesthesiology (10 to 12 fellows)
â¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Palliative care (1 fellow).
Non-ACGME-accredited programs include:
â¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Pain management (1 to 2 fellows)
â¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Cardiac critical care (2 fellows)
â¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Cardiac anesthesia (1 to 2 fellows).
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.Â Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: REQ20083499
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