The University of Florida’s College of Medicine – Jacksonville (UF COM-J) invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair, Department of Surgery.
Staffed by University of Florida faculty surgeons, the surgery department encompasses Acute Care Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Breast Surgery, Otolaryngology, and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
Surgery services are provided at UF Health Jacksonville, a 695-bed private, not-for profit academic health center near Downtown Jacksonville affiliated with the University of Florida; and at UF Health North, the only full-service hospital in North Jacksonville. Featuring the latest advances in surgical technology, UF Health North features a large inpatient and outpatient surgery center that includes five operating rooms, two gastrointestinal endoscopy rooms and two interventional cardiology and radiology procedure suites. The center also includes 16 private preoperative rooms, a 16-bay post-anesthesia care unit and 12 private recovery rooms for patients requiring extended recoveries.
Since 1983, UF Health Jacksonville has been home to the Trauma One trauma program, the only state-approved adult and pediatric Level I trauma center in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. The American College of Surgeons-verified Trauma One Trauma Center has five resuscitation beds that allow for immediate evaluation and resuscitation of injured patients by the trauma team. The UF Health Trauma One program is widely recognized as one of the largest trauma programs in the nation, seeing almost 4,000 patients annually, of which about 2,500 are admitted.
The Department of Surgery at the UF COM-J offers graduate medical education training in our ACGME-accredited General Surgery Residency and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Programs. Also offered is a non-standard Minimally Invasive Surgery fellowship and numerous medical student education elective/clerkship courses for third- and fourth-year medical students.
The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is the largest of the three UF colleges - medicine, nursing and pharmacy - located on the approximately 110-acre UF Health Jacksonville campus. The college's 16 clinical science departments house nearly 450 faculty members and 300 residents and fellows. The college offers 32 accredited graduate medical education programs. In addition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines are provided for students from the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville. Third-year medical students enrolled at UF spend about 25 percent of their training at the Jacksonville campus, gaining valuable experience in an urban setting.
Reporting to the Dean of the College of Medicine - Jacksonville, the chair is responsible for the overall administrative, academic, and clinical outcomes of the department. UF seeks an accomplished academician and clinician with an MD or DO from an accredited school, current board certification, and have a national reputation for clinical, educational and scholarly activities appropriate for appointment to the rank of Professor in either a clinical or tenure-track position. Candidates must possess significant leadership experience, such as a section or division chief, vice chair or similar role, with demonstrated fiscal and managerial responsibility. It is important for the new Chair to possess a vision to ensure that the Department grows in rank and reputation. The ideal candidate will be able to grow the department’s clinical programs in concert with the expansion of UF Health Jacksonville. The candidate should have national recognition and be actively involved in professional societies and physician organizations.
Please direct all nominations and applications to: Pradeep Kadambi, MD, MBA, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and President and CEO, University of Florida Jacksonville Physicians, Inc. Applications should include one PDF containing the following: (1) a comprehensive letter of interest that addresses how their strengths and experience match the qualifications for the position, and what they see as challenges and opportunities of the Chair in the current academic environment; (2) specific mention as to how they would work collaboratively with other departments and the health system leadership (3) a curriculum vitae, and (4) names, and contact information for three references. Documents should be submitted electronically to SurgeryChair@jax.ufl.edu. The review of applications will begin May 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution. Because the University is committed to building a broadly diverse educational environment that fosters multicultural skills, applicants should include in their cover letter information about how they will further this objective.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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About University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville
The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is the largest of the three UF colleges - medicine, nursing and pharmacy - located on the approximately 110-acre UF Health Jacksonville campus. The college's 16 clinical science departments house nearly 450 faculty members and 300 residents and fellows. The college offers 32 accredited graduate medical education programs. In addition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines are provided for students from the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville. Third-year medical students enrolled at UF spend about 25 percent of their training at the Jacksonville campus, gaining valuable experience in an urban setting. https://hscj.ufl.edu/college-of-medicine/
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