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Pediatric Infectious Diseases Physician, Pediatrics, MCVP (M00680)

Richmond

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Physician, Pediatrics, MCVP (M00680)

  • req2496
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23219
  • MCVP/Pediatrics
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
Mission or Goal of Unit: The mission of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases is to provide superior subspecialty clinical care to the children of Central Virginia, to provide outstanding training in infectious diseases for medical students, residents and subspecialty fellows, and to generate new knowledge through both clinical and basic science research projects.

Chief Purpose of this position: The Division of Infectious Diseases provides clinical care to patients with all types of infectious processes in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Services will include:
  • Inpatient and outpatient consultation for children with suspected infections, or infections that are complex, chronic or recurrent, or particularly difficult to treat;
  • Phone consultation for physicians and other pediatric medical professionals who need assistance and advice with infectious disease issues pertinent to their patients;
  • Consultation for review of antibiotic, antiviral or antifungal therapies, including assistance in drug monitoring for toxicities and side effects for both inpatient and home health services;
  • Consultation on epidemiologic issues in the health care setting as well as the in the community;
  • Services in specialized outpatient clinics.
  • As a component of the VCUHS Hospital Infection Program this position will oversee and develop the Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) program at VCUHS and CHoR as well as develop and build upon current hospital epidemiology program as it relates to pediatric patients and services. This Pediatrics AMS will work alongside a dedicated Pediatrics Pharm D in order to develop appropriate services and protocols.

Position Responsibilities:

Teaching: Faculty member will have teaching responsibilities. Faculty member will provide teaching and mentorship to medical students, Residents, Chief Residents, and Fellows when applicable.

Research: Faculty member will have working knowledge in research methods and be able to participate in clinical, translational, and outcomes research.

Service: Faculty member will serve on departmental or School of Medicine level committees when appropriate, and engage in professional activities through journal review, conference presentations, etc.

Clinical:
  • Inpatient and outpatient consultation for children with suspected infections, or infections that are complex, chronic or recurrent, or particularly difficult to diagnose or treat;
  • Phone consultation for physicians and other pediatric medical professionals who need assistance and advice with infections disease issues pertinent to their patients;
  • Consultation for review of antibiotic, antiviral, or antifungal therapies, including assistance in drug monitoring for toxicities and side effects for both inpatient and home health services;
  • Consultation on epidemiologic issues in the health care setting as well as in the community.

Other: Faculty member will take on administrative duties associate with this role.

Required Qualifications:
  • Board certified or board eligible in Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Experience with clinical care of patients
  • Experience in an academic medical center
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a Masters of Public Health and additional experience / research in Hospital Epidemiology and AMS

 

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