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The Department of Pediatrics, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and Childrens Hospital of Illinois at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, are seeking a pediatric cardiologist to serve as the Division Head of Pediatric Cardiology/ Co-Director of the Congenital Heart Center.
The division head will lead 14 talented cardiologists located at two campuses in central and northern Illinois. The cardiology division has expertise in cardiac imaging, fetal cardiology, interventional catheterization, electrophysiology, and adult congenital cardiology.

Candidates should be an experienced clinician with excellent leadership and communication skills, a history of success in mentoring junior faculty, and a visionary approach to further develop our pediatric cardiology and congenital heart center programs. A background in interventional catheterization and demonstrated accomplishments in academic medicine are also desired.

The Childrens Hospital of Illinois is a major medical facility with 132 beds and a 32-bed critical care unit. As the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in Illinois outside of Chicago, we offer the medical sophistication of a major referral center, including ECMO, cardiac surgery, general surgery, neurosurgery, and other surgical and medical specialties. Our neonatology unit is consistently ranked as one of the top NICUs in the country. The Jump Trading Simulation Education Center is a state of the art innovative simulation and research facility with nationally renowned faculty. Several advances in the field of imaging and heart surgery have already been developed at the Jump Center. Peoria is a family-oriented community with an excellent public school system, a stable economic base and cultural diversity.

The successful candidate for this position will:

Promote the further development of the Congenital Heart Center for adults and children
Foster collaboration with other physicians in cardiology, cardiac surgery, pediatric critical care, pediatric cardiac anesthesiology, and pediatric cardiac perfusion.
Engage in a busy clinical cardiology practice that includes approximately 5000 echos and 200 catheterizations (50-60% interventional) annually, including electrophysiology studies.
Participate in a wide network or outreach clinics in most of the state of Illinois outside of Chicago.
Partner with a busy cardiovascular surgery program that has been established in Peoria since 1980. Over 200 surgeries are performed by our two full time congenital cardiovascular surgeons.

Responsibilities

The division head is responsible for the overall operation of the division so that, as a whole, the division fulfills the mission of the department, including clinical services, education, research and other scholarly activities and advocacy.
Serve as a leader and mentor of faculty and staff of the division and the congenital heart center. This includes monitoring and mentoring the faculty and staff on their academic and scholastic productivity, monitoring the clinical productivity of the division, and monitoring the divisions teaching performance.
Promote communication and collaboration with faculty and staff of the PICU, NICU, Pediatric Surgery, Neurosurgery and other pediatric specialties and subspecialties.

Required Qualifications
Eligible for licensure in Illinois.
Must be Board certified in pediatric cardiology.
Completion of a recognized fellowship in pediatric cardiology and residency in Pediatric or Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatric Program or equivalent experience in pediatrics sufficient to meet qualifications by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Salary, Academic Rank, and Malpractice Coverage
Salary, academic rank and tenure track commensurate with experience.
Malpractice coverage provided by the University of Illinois system.
Eligible for retirement plan, health and life insurance.
The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourages applications from members of minority groups and women.
OSF HealthCare owned and operated by The Sisters for the Third Order of St. Francis, Peoria, Illinois, includes OSF Healthcare System consisting of eleven hospitals and medical centers, one long-term care facility, and two colleges of nursing. Additionally, OSF Medical Group is a primary care physician network consisting of more than 800 primary care, specialist physicians, and advanced practice providers. OSF Healthcare is consistently recognized as one of the top integrated health care networks in the United States, achieving SDI's "Top 100" rating for over ten years. To align our care delivery system more closely with physicians, we have developed clinical service lines in cardiac, neurosciences and pediatrics. OSF HealthCare owns an extensive network of home health services known as OSF Home Care Services and also owns OSF Saint Francis, Inc., comprised of healthcare-related businesses, and OSF Healthcare Foundation, the philanthropic are for OSF Healthcare System and OSF Home Care Service.