Bariatrician

Location
Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted
May 17, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Medicine
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

West Virginia University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, is actively recruiting a full time Bariatrician to join three bariatric surgeons at our large academic medical center in Morgantown, WV. WVU Medicine Bariatrics has been reaccredited as a comprehensive center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). The accreditation demonstrates WVU Medicine’s commitment to delivering the highest quality care for its bariatric surgery patients.

WVU Medicine Bariatrics offers a comprehensive, surgical weight loss program with a strong focus on pre-surgery education and post-operative success. The Bariatrician will provide medical weight management of non-surgical and surgical patients. Regular follow-up appointments and monthly support groups are designed to help patients succeed. The program offers a team approach to treating severe obesity and includes dietitians, clinical psychologists, physician assistants, and nurses who work with each patient before, during, and after the surgery to ensure patients receive the best care. In addition, WVU Medicine Bariatrics has access to healthcare experts who provide a complete range of specialty care and state-of-the-art imaging and scanning services.

Successful candidates must have an MD, MD/PhD or DO degree (foreign educational equivalent accepted) and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted West Virginia medical license.  Candidates must be board certified/eligible in internal medicine and hold an active certification from the American Board of Obesity Medicine at the time of appointment.  Responsibilities include providing excellent patient care in addition to teaching medical students and general surgery residents.  

WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated health system, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. WVU Medicine includes the physicians, specialists, and sub-specialists of the West Virginia University School of Medicine; four community hospitals; three critical access hospitals; and a children’s hospital, all anchored by a 645-bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has more than 1,000 active medical staff members and 15,000 employees who serve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across the state of West Virginia and the nation.

Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and business climate.  The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also an excellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes and recreational activities.

Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a difference from day one.  To learn more, visit http://wvumedicine.org/services/surgery/bariatrics-weight-loss-surgery/ and apply online at http://wvumedicine.org/morgantowncareers.

For additional information, please contact Pam Furbee, Senior Physician Recruiter, at furbeep@wvumedicine.org.

WVU is an AA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.

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