The Department of Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville, is seeking a Bariatric surgeon at the non-tenure accruing level of Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor. The candidate will also serve as Director of Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery. The Department of Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville is a tertiary referral center that serves the population of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. It is home to the divisions of General Surgery/Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Trauma/Acute Care/Critical Care, and Vascular Surgery. The Department of Surgery is poised for significant growth as we expand the elective surgical practice throughout the Northeast region. The mission and vision of the department is to be the region’s most valued surgical health care asset, with the nation’s best surgical care at your doorstep.
The Division of General Surgery/Surgical Oncology has nine faculty members with subspecialties of breast surgery, colon and rectal surgery, hepatopancreaticobiliary/esophageal surgical oncology and minimally invasive surgery. The University of Florida is ranked 8th in the top public schools in the nation. UF College of Medicine Jacksonville is the largest of three UF colleges (Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy) on the UF Health Jacksonville campus. UF Health Jacksonville has a 150 year history of serving the community of Jacksonville and is comprised of UF Health Jacksonville, the region’s premier academic health center, a 603 bed tertiary care facility in the downtown area as well as UF Health North, a 92 bed community hospital in a growing region of North Jacksonville. UF Health Jacksonville is the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and is home to the state’s first trauma and flight program.
We are seeking a candidate with broad clinical experience in bariatric, metabolic, and general surgery. The candidate must be MD or DO, Board Certified/Eligible in General Surgery with experience in all aspects of the evaluation and treatment of foregut diseases including minimally invasive approaches of robotic and laparoscopic surgery. Major responsibilities include building a multidisciplinary bariatric center, as well as providing education of medical students and residents and participating in research. Candidate will join an extremely diverse academic general surgery practice inclusive of growing an advanced GI/MIS, endoscopic, and oncologic program. Salary and academic appointment is negotiable and the benefits are excellent.
This position will report to the Chief of General Surgery and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville. Every faculty member in the department will have a mentoring team assigned to them and participate in the department wide faculty development program.
The following is a general description of duties and responsibilities:
- Provide leadership and oversight of the success of the Bariatric program as Director of Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery.
- Provide and maintain a high level of quality in-patient intermediate care services in all aspects of Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Provide clinical teaching of residents and fellows in General Surgery and participate in the educational program.
- Be responsible for excellent communication with primary care physicians.
- Assist in marketing the Bariatric and General Surgery Programs to community physicians and managed care organizations.
- Participate in monthly division meetings, administrative functions and institutional committees as requested.
The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is the largest of the three colleges at the Health Science Center Jacksonville. The college is affiliated with UF Health in Jacksonville, a health system comprised of two hospitals — the 603-bed UF Health Jacksonville and 92-bed UF Health North — and more than 60 primary and specialty care practices throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.
The college's 16 clinical science departments house more than 440 faculty members, 1,560 staff and 384 residents and fellows, as well as medical students from UF and around the country. We offer an incredible breadth of clinical training program sand proud to train many of best primary care providers and specialists throughout the region, the state and the country.
The college offers 38 accredited graduate medical education programs and 14 non-standard programs. More than 100 residents and fellows from programs across the U.S. come to UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville to participate in various clinical rotations as well.
In addition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines are provided for students from the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville. Third-year medical students enrolled at UF spend about 25 percent of their training at the Jacksonville campus, gaining valuable experience in an urban setting. While third-year rotations are only offered to UF students, elective rotations in the final year of clinical training are available to students from accredited schools in the US and Canada.
For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medical education program that recruits national and international speakers who are well known and respected in their fields.
The college's faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research. Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locations across the country and publish their projects in well-known publications. In 2019, the campus received $23.1 million in external research funding, approximately 50% of which was federally sponsored projects.
The campus houses a 16,000-square-foot clinical and translational research facility. To support faculty and resident research, the college has a Center for Data Solutions, offering researchers analytics, epidemiology and biostatistics support, and a Center for Research Training, helping develop the next generation of highly collaborative clinical researchers.
Located in the Northeastern part of the state on the Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville’s weather is sunny and pleasant. We enjoy an average of 320 days of sunshine each year, yet have the coolest summers in the state. Known as the River City, Jacksonville is a major port city with numerous waterways, two Naval bases, several nature preserves, marshes, lakes, wetlands and miles of beaches. Flowing through Jacksonville is the 310-mile St. Johns River, which plays a major role in our work and play.
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