Primary Liver Transplant Physician

Employer
George Washington University
Location
Washington D.C.
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 05, 2021
Closes
May 05, 2021
Organization Type
University and College

 

Primary Liver Transplant Physician

The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) is seeking a full-time faculty member in the Departments of Surgery and Medicine to become the primary liver transplant physician for a new liver transplant program at the GW Transplant Institute. The MFA is an independent, non-profit clinical practice group affiliated with the George Washington University, and our kidney transplant program is nationally recognized and rapidly expanding. The GW Transplant Institute is committed to patient care; cohesive and focused team building; administrative leadership; resident, fellow, and medical student education; and scholarly activities that advance clinical medicine.

The physician will have the responsibility of working with the George Washington University Hospital and the GW Transplant Institute to collaborate with other members of the transplant team to help build a preeminent liver transplant program. The primary liver transplant physician will collaborate with the liver transplant primary surgeon and program director to establish policies for the proper pre-operative, peri-operative, and post-operative care of liver transplant patients. Those with a strong background in managing patients with end-stage liver disease, as well as current experience in the selection of patients for liver transplantation, and in the immediate post-liver transplant care arena are welcome to apply. This position is non-tenure track and will be made at a rank (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) commensurate with experience. It will be located at our main campus in Foggy Bottom, Washington DC, and other MFA designated office sites.

Basic qualifications: Applicants must be Board certified or board eligible at the time of appointment in gastroenterology or transplant hepatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and eligible for a DC medical license at the time of appointment. Applicants must have completed 12 months of specialized training in liver transplantation under the direct supervision of a qualified liver transplant physician. During the fellowship period, the physician must have been directly involved in the primary care of 30 or more newly transplanted liver recipients. Applicants may also apply if they meet the requirements for a primary liver transplant physician through acquired clinical experience if the following conditions are met: The physician has been directly involved in the primary care of 50 or more newly transplanted liver recipients and continued to follow these recipients for a minimum of 3 months from the time of transplant. This patient care must have been provided over a 2 to 5-year period on an active liver transplant service.

 Applicants must have maintained a current working knowledge of liver transplantation, defined as direct involvement in liver transplant patient care within the last 2 years at an active liver transplant program.

Applicants must demonstrate satisfactory liver transplant experience as documented by clinical expertise; peer references; excellence in teaching as evidenced by teaching evaluations; excellence in research as evidenced by scholarly publications and works in progress; and excellence in clinical care as evidenced by experience, fellowships, and references.

Application procedure: To be considered, please complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/81804 and upload a curriculum vitae and cover letter that includes your skills and experiences as they relate to each of the basic qualifications. Review of applications will begin on April 29, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The George Washington University and the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates are Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers that do not unlawfully discriminate in any of their programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.