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General Surgery-Kenya Surgery Team Lead

Employer
IU Health Physicians
Location
Indianapolis, Indiana
Posted Date
Apr 12, 2024
Reference
59796

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Specialty
Surgery, General
Position Type
Permanent
Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) and Indiana University Health Physicians are actively recruiting a full-time board certified/eligible General Surgeon to join the faculty as a Clinical Instructor/ Surgery Team Lead for the AMPATH partnership in Eldoret, Kenya. In this role, you will support the tripartite mission by providing exceptional clinical care, educating future clinicians, and promoting advances in research. You will have the opportunity to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and support sustainable systems and protocols of care. In addition, you will function as an ambassador of the educational mission between North American institutions and Kenyan partners of AMPATH.

Your clinical responsibilities will be to provide supervision for registrars, medical officers, clinical officers, medical students, etc. and assist in providing high quality care for patients on the wards, clinics (general surgery and surgical oncology), and to western Kenya via outreach. You will also take call, as primary duties allow, and no more than equitably shared among colleagues.

You will function as a visiting lecturer to Moi University (MU) Department of Surgery and Anesthesia and become a member of the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) Division of General Surgery. You may serve as a faculty mentor for Master of Medicine (MMed) thesis projects. In this role, you will encourage the selection of research topics, foster skills in review of literature, study design, data collection and interpretation, and presentation.

The IUSM Department of Surgery is committed to the education and development of excellent surgical clinicians, incorporating the skills, knowledge, and competencies essential for providing a high standard of care to residents across the state of Indiana and beyond. Faculty educators in the Department of Surgery strive to advance surgical scientists and their research and aim to instill the leadership qualities that will empower graduates to excel in all practice settings.
Moi University (MU) - The teaching hospital for MU and the AMPATH Surgery Team Lead is Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. As one of Kenya's two referral hospitals, MTRH serves a population of approximately 24 million from western Kenya and neighboring countries. The MTRH Campus includes the AMPATH
Centre as well as the Majaliwa Surgical Center and smaller operating theatres within the Riley Mother Baby Hospital, Shoe4Africa Children's Hospital, and the new neurosurgical ward. In January 2020, MTRH partnered with the College of Surgeons of East, Central, and South Africa (COSECSA) to offer an alternative post-graduate training program in surgery (general, orthopedics, urology). MTRH and COSECSA also co-host a pediatric surgery fellowship centered at the Shoe4Africa Children's Hospital.

Basic Qualifications:
• Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy
• American Board of surgery board eligible/board certified surgeon
• Ability to obtain IN licensure
• Valid, current passport and ability to travel internationally, nationally, and locally
• Experience or training in an academic setting
• Experience working with diverse cultures and in underserved or under-resourced communities

Community Description

Indianapolis, Indiana, the 17th largest U.S. city, is a sophisticated city blending charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure. Residents of this dynamic city enjoy:
  • Leading educational system and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population
  • Vibrant downtown offering arts, theaters, world-class museums, zoo, concerts and memorials
  • Named to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 list of the best places to live in the United States
  • Top ranked international airport: "Best Airport in North America" twelve consecutive years
  • Ranked by Niche in 2023 as one of the most diverse counties in America, as well as one of the best cities to live in and buy a house in the country
  • Historic neighborhoods with surrounding cultural districts and low cost of living
  • Outdoor recreation includes golfing, boating and unique parks
  • Home of the Colts (NFL), Fever (WNBA), Pacers (NBA), Indians (MiLB), Indianapolis 500 (IndyCar) and the nation's largest half marathon
  • Close proximity to Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville, and Cincinnati

Client Description

Rewarding Physician and Advanced Provider employment opportunities await with Indiana University Health Physicians.

IU Health Physicians group, which employs over 2,200 physicians and advanced providers at more than 175 locations across the state, is one of the fastest-growing, comprehensive, multi-specialty practice groups in Indiana. IUHP also serves as the faculty practice plan of Indiana University School of Medicine, and brings together faculty physicians, IU Health-affiliated physicians and private practice physicians to give highly skilled doctors access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology.

At IU Health, we are committed to advancing a culture where all people can come together while we work to equitably improve the health of all Hoosiers. Working together, our health system fosters an environment in which differences are respected and valued.

Indiana University Health National Recognition:
  • Ranked #1 in Indiana by U.S. News & World Report
  • Riley Hospital for Children is ranked among the top children's hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and is the only nationally ranked children's hospital in Indiana
  • Preferred by consumers and referring physicians as the best health system overall in Indiana

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Indiana University Health, Indiana University Health Physicians and Indiana University School of Medicine are EOE/AA Employers, M/F/D.

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