Connecticut Children’s, the only free-standing children’s hospital in Connecticut, seeks a well qualified Pediatric Geneticist or Biochemical Geneticist at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level to join our growing division. The successful candidate will join our team of two medical geneticists, two genetic counselors and two metabolic dieticians. Connecticut Children’s serves as the site for management of the sate newborn screening program and we have an additional genetic counselor, nurses and dieticians in support of this program. The division has busy clinical programs in metabolic disease and neurogenetics along with development of an undiagnosed disease program and welcome additional collaborative and program specific specialty growth. Connecticut Children’s has robust education programs for medical students and pediatric residents at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, allowing multiple opportunities for teaching and academic engagement.
Clinical responsibilities will primarily involve outpatient care at the Children’s Specialty Center in Farmington, CT as well as participating in coverage of consults in the inpatient setting including medical inpatients, Level 1 Trauma Center, Level 3 and 4 NICU’s and PICU, and solid organ transplant service. The Hospital is currently expanding from 185 to 250 beds with the development of a new Fetal Tower with ability to perform fetal surgery and anticipate the associated growth of fetal genetics consultations. Connecticut Children’s has a vibrant program of NIH-funded clinical and translational research with excellent opportunities for collaboration and career advancement. Opportunities for research collaboration with the nearby Jackson Laboratory are abundant including current endeavors related to rare disease diagnosis.
Connecticut Children’s is located in Hartford, Connecticut with outpatients in seen primarily at a pediatric specialty site in nearby Farmington, Connecticut. Central Connecticut is a highly desirable place to live, located in between Boston and New York City and with close access to many outdoor activities including hiking, skiing and ocean beaches.
We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Louisa Kalsner, MD, Head of Division, Pediatric Genetics. firstname.lastname@example.org
* Thoroughly evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage each patient's condition appropriately. * Identifies relevant medical issues accurately and use appropriate procedures and testing. * Documenting assessment findings, treatment recommendations and plan for continuing care in the clinical record. * Collaborate with physicians, clinicians, other agency providers, clinical support staff, and administrative staff in meeting patient and family needs. * Provide health promotion, education and counseling for patient/families related to medication, diagnosis, health issues and coping strategies. *Participate in the management of inter-disciplinary team issues that affect clinical care of patients. * Utilize quality improvement tools to develop processes that promote continuous improvement in delivery of patient care, patient outcomes, or work flows. * Participate in the identification and implementation of opportunities to enhance patient and family satisfaction. * Participate in pediatric clinical research into the genetic basis of inherited disorders and scholarly activities to promote the health and development of children. * Provide clinical teaching in genetics to a variety of learners, including medical students, residents and fellows. * Participate in efforts to ensure compliance with JCAHO standards and other applicable accreditation and regulatory standards. * Participate in peer review and quality assurance. * Perform other duties as assigned. * Academic appointments may be available with the University of Connecticut.
* Graduate from accredited school of medicine required * MD or DO Degree required
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a nationally recognized, 187-bed not-for-profit children’s hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation, we foster a patient- and family-centered environment with a focus on research, education and advocacy.
Connecticut Children’s serves as the primary pediatric teaching hospital for the UConn School of Medicine, has a teaching partnership with the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University and is a research partner of The Jackson Laboratory.
Connecticut Children’s welcomes, cares for and protects all children who walk through our doors. We are an institution of acceptance and compassion regardless of nationality or immigration status.
The history of Connecticut Children’s spans more than 100 years. Founded as a 10-bed hospital for children who suffered incurable conditions like cerebral palsy, spina bifida and polio, Connecticut Children’s is now one of only two freestanding children’s hospitals in New England and the only freestanding children’s hospital in Connecticut.
With a medical staff of more ...than 1,000 practicing in more than 30 specialties, Connecticut Children’s is a tertiary referral center that provides outstanding care to children of all ages affected by a wide range of conditions.
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