Academic Transplant Infectious Diseases Opportunity in Southern California

Inland Empire, Southern California
Jul 10, 2019
Infectious Disease
Position Type

Loma Linda University Department of Medicine and Faculty Medical Group have immediate openings for full-time faculty candidates to grow its Infectious Diseases Division. Qualified candidates must be board certified/board eligible in Infectious Diseases.

The Infectious Diseases Division is heavily involved in medical student and resident education, and currently teaches in the basic sciences of Pharmacology, Microbiology, and Biochemistry. Where contribution to basic science teaching is significant, protected time is arranged, up to 0.5 FTE.

Infectious Diseases faculty members participate in hospital consultation, clinics, and resident and student education. There is opportunity for areas of special interest, but the position is primarily teaching and the clinical practice of General Infectious Diseases. The ID Division traditionally supplies the Hospital Epidemiologist, a position currently available. Call will be, in general, one day/week, one weekend/month, and 1 in 4 holidays.

We welcome the application of Fellows in training and mature physicians.

Job Description:

  • Full-time Infectious Diseases Physician
  • 80-90% Inpatient consultation in General Infectious Diseases with periodic outpatient clinic involvement. 
  • Antibiotic education and control: a division wide responsibility

Teaching opportunities:

  • Basic Science Antimicrobial Pharmacology
  • Junior medical student clerkship interactive learning
  • Senior medical student Global Health/Tropical Medicine Elective
  • Internal Medicine senior medical student elective
  • Internal Medicine Resident electives and formal learning sessions
  • Grand Rounds Presentations
  • School of Public Health Epidemiology lectures
  • Public Information/Community Lectures

Mentoring Opportunities:

  • Medical Students and residents: personal, professional, Global Health

Possible areas of emphasis: Transplant ID, Antibiotic Stewardship, Global Health, Epidemiology

The setting: The employer, Loma Linda University Faculty Physicians and Surgeons is a faith-based multispecialty medical group affiliated with the Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Loma Linda University Medical Center. 

This setting is a stimulating clinical and educational environment, with opportunities for general medical and Global Health education. Loma Linda University School of Medicine alumni have a long history of international service, thus, the University is affiliated with numerous international service sites. Our campus includes a Center for Spiritual Life and Wholeness, and a Global Health Institute. In this vein, the Infectious Diseases Division is involved in mentoring and managing the Tropical Medicine Elective, the Global Service Pathway, the HIV Pathway, and the International elective.

The Medical Center serves as the largest tertiary referral source in both Riverside and San Bernardino counties with a surrounding population approaching 4 million. Loma Linda University’s Medical Center and Children’s Hospital is the only Level I Trauma Center serving a four county area that covers approximately 25 percent of the state.

Loma Linda is located between Los Angeles and Palm Springs. 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

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