Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Employer
Nemours Children’s Health System
Location
Orlando, Florida
Posted
May 14, 2019
Closes
May 13, 2020
Ref
1987545
Specialty
Gastroenterology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.

Faculty Position - The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Nemours Children’s Hospital (NCH) in Orlando is seeking a full-time pediatric gastroenterologist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to join our vibrant and friendly division. We are seeking an experienced gastroenterologist, but we may also consider new graduates. The recruited physician will play an integral role in helping develop our new free-standing children’s hospital and research institute. The idea is to grow personally, provide excellent care, contribute to the field, teach, and have fun at it. Our Division currently includes 7 board certified pediatric gastroenterologists and 4 nurse practitioners. We have a dedicated dietitian, social worker and clinical research coordinator. All members of the GI Division are actively involved in clinical research and quality improvement projects. We have regular journal clubs, weekly patient reviews, quality improvement activities and multidisciplinary conferences.

Our Division has developed a number of dedicated multidisciplinary specialty programs that include:

Aerodigestive Center

Bowel Management Program

Celiac Disease Center

Cystic Fibrosis Center

Esophageal and Eosinophilic Esophagitis Center

Feeding Disorders Center

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

In 2019, Nemours Children’s Hospital will be welcoming our first pediatric residency class, with future plans for subspecialty programs. (https://www.nemours.org/education/orlando-pediatric-residency-program.html)

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric healthcare systems, Nemours provides world-class clinical care in four states – Delaware, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In October 2012 Orlando became home to Nemours Children’s Hospital, part of a unique health campus, which includes a new ambulatory diagnostic center, research and educational facilities. This new state-of-the-art, academic, free-standing children’s hospital aims to set a new standard for patient and family experience in central Florida, with up to 137 inpatient beds (over 250 inpatient beds in phase 2). The vision and mandate is for Nemours Children’s Hospital to differentiate itself in Central Florida and Southeastern United States through a combination of outstanding family experience, top-tier pediatric care, multi-disciplinary tertiary programs, and cutting-edge basic, clinical and translational research, to become a leading pediatric referral center for Florida, and a national and international destination. Our hospital is located in Lake Nona, a nationally recognized healthy community. Lake Nona

Required qualifications include board certification/eligibility in pediatric gastroenterology and eligibility for a Florida medical license. Interested applicants should email a letter of interest and CV to:

James P. Franciosi, M.D., M.S., M.S.C.E., F.A.A.P.

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Nemours Children's Hospital

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

james.franciosi@nemours.org

With copy to:

Brian Richardson, Physician Recruiting Manager

brichard@nemours.org

Located in Orlando’s new Lake Nona Medical City, adjacent neighboring institutions offer resources and partnerships for vibrant research and academic collaboration, including an NIH-funded CTSI. These institutions include the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine (https://med.ucf.edu/) and Burnett Biomedical Research Institute, the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the M.D. Anderson Orlando Cancer Research Center, and the University of Florida (UF) Translational Pharmacology Institute. Faculty academic appointment is expected at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. Nemours Children’s Hospital is the pediatric teaching hospital for the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and we are committed to teaching.

As part of Nemours’ fully integrated system of care, NCH has access to the resources of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware (named among the nation’s best in pediatric specialty care by U.S. News & World Report), along with well-established excellent pediatric GI divisions at the Nemours Children’s Clinics in Jacksonville, Florida. Together these teams provide services in the full spectrum of GI disorders, including celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, anorectal dysfunction, and chronic liver disease.

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.

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