Academic Transplant Advanced Practice Provider Opportunity in Southern California

Inland Empire, Southern California
Aug 09, 2017
Position Type

Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group, Transplant Institute, is seeking a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant who is passionate about practicing in a collegial, friendly, faith based environment alongside transplant surgeons, nephrologists, and hepatologists.

This position involves the outpatient setting during our regular clinics hours at the Loma Linda Transplantation Institute.

The primary responsibilities will include the evaluation and management of pre and post kidney and pancreas transplant patients and living kidney donors. This includes evaluation of candidacy for transplantation or donation, selection of appropriate pre transplant evaluation labs and procedures, and post-transplant care such as wound care, immunosuppression management, infectious disease screening and treatment, ongoing care of other medical comorbidities, and management and care of living donors post donation. Secondary responsibilities will be the same as above but for liver transplant. Weekly meetings include kidney and pancreas selection committees, living donor selection, kidney, and pancreas quality meetings. Other meetings may include liver selection, tumor board, and liver pathology conference.

Our kidney transplant program is rapidly expanding and we are on track to perform approximately 200 adult and pediatric transplants this year. We have innovative programs such as ABO incompatible transplants and desensitization for HLA mismatched patients. Our living donor program is growing, including paired exchange (kidney swap) transplants. 

Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group is affiliated with Loma Linda University Medical Center, Children’s Hospital, and School of Medicine, with the mission to deliver whole person care at a world class level of clinical excellence. The Medical Center serves as the largest tertiary referral source in both Riverside and San Bernardino counties with a surrounding population approaching 4 million.

For over 100 years, Loma Linda University Health has been dedicated to excellence in health care, research, and education. Today we are building a new hospital and expanding our children’s hospital to continue meeting the health needs of our community. The new towers will be state-of-the-art, allowing for the newest advances in technology and patient care. We are also greatly expanding and enhancing our already robust research enterprise through a new collaborative research center and program endowments.

Loma Linda University Health continues to lead in integrating a faith-based approach to whole person health care. As a Seventh-day Adventist organization, our mission is to follow the healing and teaching ministry of Jesus Christ 'to make man whole.' Together, we strive for Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, and Wholeness.

Loma Linda University is located between Los Angeles and Palm Springs in an area known as the Inland Empire. Nestled at the foot of the San Bernardino mountains, we have convenient access to beach cities, skiing, hiking, and a variety of other outdoor activities. This region also has excellent private and public school systems.

This opportunity is not eligible for a J-1 Waiver.

Interested candidates, please send your CV to:

Mike Unterseher – Director of Physician Recruitment