The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, is currently recruiting a joint position for 50% appointment with the VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) based at Sacramento VA Medical Center, Mather, CA and 50% appointment at UC Davis. The faculty position is in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor series at the rank of Assistant or Associate. Appointees to the Health Sciences Clinical series are required to teach, participate in university service and provide direct patient care and engage in creative work.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S., have M.D. degree, be Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Board Certified/Board eligible in Infectious Diseases, and be eligible for medical licensure in the State of California. Candidates must have experience in Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention. Additionally, strong clinical skills in management of Infectious Diseases. Experience in or the ability to teach and supervise medical students, residents and fellows is required. The ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment is required. The focus of this position is to develop a Center of Excellence around Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention.
The 50% appointment at UC Davis will be involved in Antimicrobial Stewardship – Involvement in management of outpatient IV antimicrobial use. Control and optimize in-patient antimicrobial use.
Participate in surveillance and evaluation of hospital associated infections.
Provide patient care for patients with Infectious Diseases.
The 50% appointment at the Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) in Mather, California will serve as the physician champion and leader for the facility’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP). This position will report to the Section Chief in Infectious Diseases at VANCHCS. Candidates with VA merit awards and/or NIH grants along with a track record of impressive academic commitment and recognition, or experience with health services or implementation research, are strongly encouraged to apply. VANCHCS serves a broad geographic region of Northern California from the East Bay to the Greater Sacramento Region and north to the Oregon border, operating a 100-bed hospital and medical center complex, 10 outlying clinics, and a community living center with over 100 beds.
The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to quality patient care, medical education, antimicrobial stewardship, and research. He/She will have training in academic pursuits, be dedicated to continued scholarship, and bring strong interpersonal skills and a history of collaborating across a broad range of medical specialties. He/She should also bring leadership skills to lead an ASP team, including a full time Infectious Diseases Pharmacist and other infectious diseases staff, to ensure ASP competence, a collaborative work environment, and excellence in patient care and outcomes.
Responsibilities will include monitoring trends in antimicrobial use, identifying priority areas for ASP, implement strategies to improve antimicrobial use, and lead and grow ASP efforts at VANCHCS. Additional duties include providing infectious diseases consultation, trainee supervision and education. VANCHCS is affiliated with the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and eligible for faculty appointment at the University of California, Davis, Department of Internal Medicine.
Qualified applicants should upload a letter of interest, the contact information of five references, and their curriculum vitae at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF02490
For full first consideration, applications should be completed by December 31, 2018.
The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant/Associate rank. The resulting hire will be at the Assistant or Associate rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.
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