Section Chief Congenital Heart Surgery
Position Type: Permanent Faculty
Department: Surgery - Cardiothoracic - 414010
Appointment Type: Open Rank
Vacancy ID: FAC0002018
Position Summary: The Department of Surgery at The University of North Carolina is seeking applications for a full-time academic congenital heart surgeon to join our Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery as Chief of the Section. The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is among 9 clinical Divisions in the Department of Surgery. The Division currently includes 8 faculty members that provide exceptional care to patients from across the state of North Carolina. The ideal candidate will have an interest and proven track record of at least 5 years of experience in congenital cardiac surgery. The chosen candidate will be expected to work to grow surgical volume through referral networking, develop academic activities, and work closely with the senior congenital heart surgeon on Faculty as well as the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Intensive Care and Anesthesiology. The breadth of responsibilities will include neonatal cardiac surgery, pediatric heart failure, transplantation, ECMO, and adult congenital surgery. Preference will be given to individuals who bring unique skills, interests or qualifications to the current faculty in a complementary fashion. Individuals with a strong interest in research are encouraged to apply. Faculty members within the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery must possess a desire to commit to all three mission of the department and school of medicine, including the clinical, education, and research missions. Regarding the education mission, faculty members are expected to regularly participate in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows. Regarding research, a commitment to any one of a broad array of research interests is desirable, including but not limited to clinical, outcomes, health services, basic science, translational, ethics, education, or global surgery research. Regarding the clinical mission, faculty members must be committed to delivering high quality clinical care that is of value to the patients of UNC. Selected candidate must be team-oriented and have the ability to interact well with colleagues inside and out of the Division.
Education Requirements: Prospective candidates must be Board Certified/Board Eligible in Thoracic Surgery and in Congenital Cardiac Surgery.
Qualification and Experience: Required completion of an ACGME approved Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency and completion of a Congenital Cardiac Surgery fellowship is preferred. Experience in pediatric heart transplantation and adult congenital heart disease is essential. Chosen candidate should either have a current North Carolina Medical License or be eligible for application.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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