Division Head of Pediatric Nephrology in Southern California

Location
Inland Empire, Southern California
Posted
May 25, 2021
Position Type
Permanent

The Department of Pediatrics of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine is seeking an academic nephrologist to head the division of pediatric nephrology. The Pediatric Nephrology division currently has four Pediatric Nephrologists and a nurse practitioner. The candidate should be Board Certified in Pediatric Nephrology, and should be capable of directing the division in clinical services and research.

The division provides comprehensive services in all aspects of renal care. This includes general nephrology, peritoneal and hemodialysis, renal transplantation, acute care nephrology including CRRT and apheresis, and consultation services to PICU, Cardiac ICU, NICU, Bone marrow transplant, and pediatric inpatient units. 

It offers consultative services to the 25-bed PICU, 60-bed NICU, 15-bed Pediatric cardiac ICU, and pediatric inpatient units. All modalities of dialysis are used. Pediatric renal clinics use a team approach with a renal dietician, renal social worker, renal nurse practitioner, and a nephrology nurse specialist to provide comprehensive care. The ESRD program at Loma Linda Children’s hospital has 36-40 children on dialysis distributed between Hemo and peritoneal dialysis.

We average about 10 transplants per year. The division offers state-of-the-art care to children with renal diseases in the inland Southern California vicinity. Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital is a tertiary care referral center for the Inland Empire that spans Riverside, San Bernardino, Inyo, and Mono Counties.

As the division head, the applicant’s duties will include providing clinical care to pediatric nephrology patients and teaching responsibilities for the Loma Linda University School of Medicine and pediatric residency program. The Applicant should be an excellent clinician and teacher, as Loma Linda Children’s hospital has a large residency program. There are 84 pediatric residents and 16 Med-Peds residents that come through the nephrology program. The applicant should have administrative experience in running a pediatric dialysis and transplant program. He/she should have a track record in clinical or bench research, and be capable of mentoring research in the division.

For the qualified candidate, this is the opportunity to provide leadership and to shape the future of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology. This position will provide opportunities to further develop the delivery of these specialized services through clinical base growth and program development.

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.

About the area

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:
Kaitlin Rice - Physician Recruitment Specialist 
recruitMD@llu.edu

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