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Full Job Title: Associate Professor - RASopathy Clinic- Human Genetics

Job Number: 80253

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Date Posted: 1-10-2018

PURPOSE OF POSITION: The goal of the successful candidate will be to develop and oversee a new Multidisciplinary Clinic for Rasopathies, focused on care of patients with these genetic disorders, and to Lead the Clinical Research component of a new Rasopathies Research Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. The candidate will work closely with Dr. Elizabeth Schorry, Director of the CCHMC Neurofibromatosis Clinic within the Division of Genetics, Dr. Darcy Krueger in the Division of Neurology, and Dr. Nancy Ratner, Director of the Neural Tumors and Cancer Biology Program within the Division of Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology. The position will involve multidisciplinary collaboration with an active and dynamic group of researchers and clinicians across the Divisions of Cardiology, Neurology, Genetics, Behavioral Medicine, Oncology and other Divisions. Contributions to clinical service, training and education of residents, fellows and other trainees, and participation in research projects, independently or in collaboration with other researchers, is expected, as is independent grant funding. Participation in service/administrative activities of the relevant Department/Division is also anticipated.

CCHMC ranks at the top of pediatric medical centers globally for external funding and research accomplishments, including Clinical, Translational, and Basic Research, and is one of the largest children's hospitals in the nation. This environment provides rich collaborative opportunities.


1. Patient Care: Provide safe, effective and compassionate patient care commensurate with the level of advancement and clinical specialty. Make significant contributions to clinical service as evidenced by expertise in clinical care. Develop and maintain local and regional recognition by peers and patients as an authority in the field. Develop a wide local and regional referral base for subspecialist. Develop clinical skills or programs that are local or regionally distinctive. Applies clinical skills that are clinically sound, effective and achieve exceptional patient outcomes. Provides consultative services to other physicians and clinical providers within the medical center to establish a coordinated care plan for each patient. Integrates innovative approaches to patient care. Serve in a role in establishing the clinical direction of the specific clinical field. Develop a local/regional referral base. Provide disease specific expert consultation relative area of specialty. Provide disease specific expert consultation relative area of specialty. Make decisions regarding patient care, including initial screening, assessment, diagnosis, prognosis, care, reassessment, and discontinuation of care. Monitor appropriateness of therapeutic management and care. Promote patient care outcomes on ongoing basis.

2. Teaching and Training: Play an important role in a major teaching or clinical training program(s). Supervise the patient care of assigned residents and fellows. Teaches and supervises the patient care of assigned medical students, residents and fellows, monitoring the medical care of medical to assure care provided is safe and effective. Contributions may include: ongoing recognition as an excellent teacher, role model and mentor; assume an important or lead role in a major teaching or clinical training program; invited to participate in local and regional educational opportunities; participate in and may lead the development or direction of educational program, curricular offerings and teaching materials; participates in curriculum committee or other education related committees. Serve as a role model within the department in mentoring students and trainees. Serve as consult to other faculty and community physicians. Maintain currency in field through continuing education, literature and seminars.

3. Service and/or Administration: Participates in program development for service and/or administration as evidenced by one of the following: make significant contributes to the development of a unique programs for patient care of educational purposes; or take a significant role in the direction of an academic division; or provide consultation on a specific program development; or significant participation in performance improvement programs or on divisional, departmental, or Medical Staff committees (i.e. RPT, IRB); participates in local or regional clinical affairs through membership in clinical societies or specialty governing boards. Provides faculty coverage as needed within the department. May take a role in the development of departmental policies, procedures and standards. Promote interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships and encourage team concepts. Assist in the development and implementation of long and short term goals and objectives and ensures that they are appropriate to the Division. Complete evaluations for students, residents and peers.

4. Scholarly Activity: Participates in scholarly activities as evidenced by: publication of clinical investigation, clinical observations, reviews, chapters or books; participation in clinical trials, and/or clinical investigations; reviews manuscripts. Applies advanced training in research methods to design and conduct clinical research on various areas of clinical specialty. Develop research programs in area of clinical specialty. Demonstrate effectiveness in securing grant funding of research initiatives and programs. Assist in the development and growth of new externally funded research initiatives. Publish and/or co-author findings and conclusions resulting from research in a timely fashion. Presents findings internally. Assist in the design and implementation of programs which evaluates the efficacy of treatment. Recommend approaches for improvement activities, recommend and perform new processes, collect and measure data, develop processes based on performance and communicate results.

REQUIRED SKILLS: Demonstrates excellence in the care of patients. Demonstrates a high level of clinical competency and committed to providing excellent patient care. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Capable of relating to diverse age and demographic backgrounds. Professional knowledge and administrative ability sufficient to care for infants, children and adolescent patients. Analytical ability required to evaluate data, and make judgments with regard to medical/surgical, and clinical research material. Possess organization and prioritization abilities. Knowledge of practice specialty, growth and development, family centered care, pathohysiology and/or pharmacology. Demonstrated skills in physical assessments, diagnosis, medical management, clinical consultation, research and education. Ability to train residents and fellows. Organizational ability to work effectively within a highly matrixed and complex medical center. Possesses expert knowledge and experience of medical specialty.



· Prior clinical practice experience in a Rasopathy-relevant Clinic

· MD or MD/PhD with formal training and board eligibility/certification in Pediatrics and Genetics, Cardiology, Neurology, or Hematology/Oncology other relevant specialty.

· Associate Professor appointment or eligibility required. Generally requires a minimum of five years of service at the Assistant Professor rank

· Approval/credentialing from CCHMC Medical Staff Services Division.

· Completion of all required pre-employment activities.

· Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

· Capable of relating to diverse age and demographic backgrounds.

· Organizational ability, to work effectively within a complex medical center.


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