Assistant/Associate Professor, Medical Director of Infection Prevention & Control
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 136202
The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Infectious Diseases Division seeks an MD or MD-PhD faculty member at the Assistant/Associate Professor or Professor level to fill the position of Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control (IP&C). The successful candidate will lead a nationally recognized program specializing in infection prevention and clinical care focused on improving outcomes for children at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). The ideal candidate will divide their effort between patient care and infection prevention activities, including leadership and scholarship in prevention of hospital acquired infections, engagement of internal and external partners including public health authorities, and representing IP&C and CCHMC in public forums.
The current IP&C Program consists of a Director and Associate Director with a planned addition of a second Associate Director in the coming year. There are 13 Infection Preventionists covering 670 beds and specialty and primary care ambulatory facilities. The amount of clinical effort for this position is 25-30%, depending upon the individual strengths and career plans of the candidate. The successful candidate will have opportunities to mentor junior faculty and support for pursuing their individual career goals. Academic efforts at CCHMC are supported by outstanding infrastructure and a substantial research endowment administered through the Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation. Applicants must be board-certified or board-eligible in pediatric infectious diseases.
CCHMC is a vibrant academic medical center and one of the top children's hospitals in the world, with 670 beds and operations of >$2.3 billion annually. CCHMC is a leading center for solid organ (heart, kidney, liver, lung and small intestine) and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Infectious Diseases Division has existing strengths in many areas of basic and clinical research; including in viral pathogenesis, host-microbe interactions, mechanisms of inflammation and tolerance, vaccine development and clinical trials, transplant/immunocompromised infectious diseases, infectious diseases epidemiology and surveillance, infection prevention, and antimicrobial stewardship.
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, MPH, Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics c/o Nathan Gohlke, Senior Physician & Faculty Recruiter: Nathan.Gohlke@cchmc.org.
MD or MD-PhD degree in a related scientific or research field
Three years related experience in research field research and/or Lab experience assisting with the preparation of data for presentation at scientific meetings
Associate Professor appointment or eligibility required
Interpersonal Communication Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Diversity Capable of relating to diverse age and demographic backgrounds.
Analytical Ability Analytical ability required to evaluate data, and make judgments with regard to medical/surgical, and clinical research material.
Organization/Prioritization Possess organization and prioritization abilities.
Methodology Knowledge of research methodology, practice specialty, growth and development, family centered care, pathophysiology and/or pharmacology.
Professionalism Organizational ability to work effectively within a highly matrixed and complex medical center. Possesses expert knowledge and experience of medical specialty.
About Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
At Cincinnati Children’s, we come to work with one goal: to make children’s health better. We believe in a team approach, both in caring for patients and their families, and in advancing science and discovery. We strive to do better, and find energy and inspiration in our shared purpose. If you want to be the best you can be, you can do it at Cincinnati Children’s.