The Department of Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria is seeking an experienced surgical oncologist to join its faculty and to provide services at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. The successful candidate will be fellowship-trained in oncological surgery and with experience in breast and soft tissue disease. They must also have exceptional clinical outcomes, interpersonal skills, and a commitment to the long-term development of an oncological surgery program in the community. The position will include a faculty rank of Assistant, Associate, or Professor, commensurate with experience level.
The faculty member will have the opportunity to teach residents, engage in research and participate in clinical program development. Our Department vision includes providing excellent clinical care while helping educate future physicians. Our community has a strong support team of physicians that work with the local community in providing the highest-level care for patients.
Position is ideal for applicants with strong teaching abilities and interpersonal skills. There are many opportunities to grow and advance within the Department of Surgery. This individual will also participate in quality improvement activities and develop initiatives, programs, and research studies in collaboration with other attending physicians, residents, and medical students. A strong research program infrastructure exists, and there are multiple opportunities for engagement in local, regional, and national professional societies.
To provide instruction, engage in research, and participate in clinical program development while providing the highest-level care for patients.
Duties & Responsibilities
Serve as part of the General Surgery Service.
Provide clinical coverage with surgical section.
Perform surgery and patient follow-up.
Provide education and mentorship to medical students and residents.
Develop clinical and/or research studies in association with other attendings, residents, and medical students.
Other duties as directed by the UICOM-P Chair of Surgery.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned
Eligible to obtain permanent Illinois medical license
American Board of Surgery certification or eligibility.
Fellowship-trained in oncological surgery with significant experience in breast, soft tissue disease, or complex surgical oncology.
Eligible for faculty appointment at rank of Assistant/Associate Professor/Professor
Must be eligible for medical staff membership and privileges at university-affiliated teaching hospital
Must be eligible as a provider for Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health programs.
Licensed by the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the State of Illinois to prescribe narcotics, if applicable.
Experience in teaching oncological surgery to medical students and residents.
Peer recognition in field and participation in regional/national societies and editorial board appointment on specialty journals.
Experience in presentation/participation in national meetings on specialty topics.
Basic science, clinical, or education research skills.
Competitive base salary plus incentives, generous vacation pay and sick time, loan repayment options, paid occurrence- based malpractice, CME and association and membership dues, health, life, and dental insurance, retirement plan and paid relocation. OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center is the fifth largest medical center in Illinois. A major teaching affiliate of the University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Peoria, OSF partners with both residency and fellowship programs. It is the area's only Level 1Trauma Center and a tertiary referral center for all emergency surgery for a large catchment of central Illinois. The OSF HealthCare Cancer Institute will open its doors in 2024. With innovative treatment options such as proton beam therapy, OSF and Peoria will be a destination for those in need of advanced cancer care. The OSF Cancer Institute will be among fewer than 40 cancer centers in the country with proton beam therapy and only the second in Illinois. You will enjoy caring for patients at this brand-new cancer center.
Peoria is a mid-sized city nestled in the Illinois River Valley that provides opportunities for a variety of lifestyles. Live in the City of Peoria, with its urban amenities and hustle. Or choose suburb small town or rural life with a laid-back community vibe and community schools. Whatever you choose:
High quality life with a lower cost of living
Three hours or less from Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis
Easy commutes everywhere
Excellent area schools
General Wayne Downing Peoria International Airport
A variety of great dining and entertainment options
Excellent salary and benefits package. Level of academic appointment based on experience.
For fullest consideration please submit your application by 11/15/2023 at:
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