Pediatric Hepatologist, Director

UPMC   •  

Pittsburgh, PA

Industry: Hospitals & Medical Centers

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 38 days ago

Description

Job Description/Summary/Objectives:


University of Pittsburgh Physicians seeks a Pediatric Hepatologist, Director to serve as Medical Director and lead administrator for Hepatology within the Department of Pediatrics and the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, including oversight of 5 physicians, 1 nurse practitioner and 3 specialists; provide care and advice for inpatients and outpatient children with liver disease of all types, including care and advice for children following liver transplantation and intestinal transplant surgery; lead an active research program with ongoing participation in clinical research studies including those for fatty liver disease, viral hepatitis and biliary atresia. Apply expertise to ensure that clinical best practices are employed throughout the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, to include overseeing the clinical protocols used, assessment of those protocols for improvements, quality assurance, inpatient and outpatient consult protocols and implementation of any changes necessary to the division's services to ensure our patients receive the highest degree of care.


Job Responsibilities:


- Serve as Medical Director and lead administrator for hepatology within the Department of Pediatrics and the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.

- Oversight of 5 physicians, 1 nurse practitioner and 3 specialists.

- Provide care and advice for children following liver transplantation and intestinal transplant surgery.

- Lead an active research program with ongoing participation in clinical research studies including those for fatty liver disease, viral hepatitis and biliary atresia.

- Apply expertise to ensure that clinical best practices are employed throughout the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

- Oversee the clinical protocols used, assessment of those protocols for improvements, quality assurance, inpatient and outpatient consult protocols and implementation of any changes necessary to the division's services to ensure our patients receive the highest degree of care.



Qualifications


Basic Qualifications and Licensure/Certification:


-Medical degree

-5 years of experience as a pediatric hepatologist, including at least 2 years of clinical management of a hospital's pediatric liver transplantation unit.


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