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Health Psychologist

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

The Cleveland Clinic Digestive Diseases Institute and Neurological Institute announce a search for a health psychologist with specialization in the area of Bariatric Surgery/Weight Management/Digestive Diseases Clinical Health Psychology available immediately at the Cleveland Clinic, a World Class academic medical center rated among the top 4 hospitals in America. Cleveland Clinic’s Bariatric & Metabolic Institute (BMI) is one of the nation’s premiere clinical programs and is certified as a Center of Excellence by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). The BMI, the largest bariatric center in the state of Ohio, has a high level of clinical and research productivity, a diverse patient population, and considerable opportunity for interdisciplinary interaction. Candidates would provide comprehensive evaluations and individual and group-based interventions for patients undergoing behavioral weight management and bariatric surgery. Other opportunities are available in broader aspects of health psychology including pre-surgical evaluations and psychological interventions within the Digestive Disease Institute. Our department offers a rich multidisciplinary collaborative environment for research. There is a strong educational component to the position, and the successful applicant will play a role in the supervision of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students’ research and clinical training. Other potential teaching roles include teaching of residents in many disciplines, and teaching of medical students in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM; a branch of Case Western Reserve University). The successful applicant will be appointed to the CCLCM at a level commensurate with experience.

Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree from an APA- or CPA-accredited psychology program, completed an internship with experience in health psychology and have completed a postdoctoral fellowship with specialization. Eligibility for licensure in Ohio is essential.

Please complete an online application and attach your CV
www.practicematch.com/physicians/job-details.cfm/526352

Posted: 8/14/18
Expires: 10/14/18


Bariatric Coordinator and Supervisor

Parker Adventist Hospital, Parker, CO

You have a purpose, unique talents and NOW is the time to embrace it, live it and put it to work. At Centura Health, we value incredible people with incredible skills – but your commitment to a greater cause is something we value even more.

The Supervisor Bariatric Program is responsible for assessing, planning, directing, implementing, coordinating and evaluating the effectiveness of the day to day operations of the Bariatric Program in accordance with the facility policies, philosophy objectives and standards. Accountable for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) compliance.

In addition to bringing your whole self to the workplace each day, qualified candidates will need the following:
• Three years of experience as a Registered Dietitian or Registered Nurse
• Two years previous leadership experience, required.
• Previous Bariatric experience, required
• Registered Dietitian with AND Certification or current CO Registered Nurse License
• Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or Nursing
• Masters Degree Preferred
Sedentary work -(prolonged periods of sitting and exert up to 10lbs force occasionally)

Link to apply: https://external-centura.icims.com/jobs/2631/supervisor-bariatric-program/job

For more information contact:
Niki Miyata
Talent Acquisition Consultant
Centura Health
303-673-8036
nicolemiyata@centura.org

Posted: 8/10/18
Expires: 11/10/18


Bariatric Surgeon – Bellevue Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente – Washington Permanente Medical Group, Bellevue, WA

Washington Permanente Medical Group, the Pacific Northwest’s premiere multi-specialty group is seeking a full-time BE/BC Bariatric Fellowship trained Surgeon to join our existing Bariatric Surgery Program and General Surgery team at the Bellevue Medical Center in Bellevue, Washington. The Bariatric Surgery Program is a high-volume program with a case load includes roux en y gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, and revisional cases. The ideal candidate will be comfortable doing these cases, and also be skilled in upper endoscopy and paraesophageal hernia repair and other related foregut work. Experience in robotic surgery is a plus.
Our program offers the full complement of integrated care. Furthermore, our program has a strong partnership with the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, an internationally recognized academic research organization that conducts non-proprietary research, primarily funded through federal grants and contracts that total nearly $50 million annually. The Research Institute has a long-standing history of bariatric surgical outcomes research that has resulted in over 45 published manuscripts and helped to shape current bariatric clinical practice guidelines and health care policy. The Research Institute partners closely with WPMG bariatric surgeons to lead clinical trials, develop novel interventions, conduct rigorous analyses of electronic health records databases, and to improve shared decision making around bariatric surgery. It is expected that the surgeon in this position would have opportunities to advise the Research Institute faculty on the development of new research projects and to collaborate on those projects and published manuscripts that result from them. Must have an unrestricted Washington State medical license and unrestricted federal-issued DEA.

WPMG is dedicated to providing comprehensive, innovative and patient-centered care to communities throughout Washington. WPMG encourages its staff to maintain care-focused patient relationships and manage innovative practices using state-of-the-art technology while advocating a well-balanced life, and personal health. Benefits include: Full malpractice indemnification (including tail coverage), medical/dental/vision benefits, 401(k) & pension, paid vacation, CME, long-term disability, and long-term care benefits. Competitive salary offered. WPMG is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse, and inclusive workforce.

For additional information or to submit your CV please contact Jeseca Stricklin at Jeseca.S.Stricklin@kp.org

Posted: 8/9/18
Expires: 11/9/18


Bariatric Surgeon

University of California, San Francisco, CA

Bariatric Surgeon
Associate/Full level Professor of Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

The Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, is seeking a board certified Bariatric Surgeon with demonstrated exemplary patient care and leadership skills. Advance fellowship training is preferred. This position will be at the level of Associate Professor or Full Professor, depending on level of experience and qualifications, and will lead and direct our Bariatric outreach efforts at our affiliate hospitals.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, and community services has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Please apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1269728.

Posted: 8/7/18
Expires: 9/7/18


Psychologist

OhioHealth Physician Group – McConnell Heart Health Center, Columbus, OH

Our OhioHealth family of associates is a collaborative group that discovers and succeeds together. Our culture is defined by our mission and OhioHealth values of excellence, compassion, integrity and stewardship.

OhioHealth has been a FORTUNE 100 Best Company to work for since 2007. Being a Best Company is about our culture and how we engage one another. This recognition is one measure of our success in achieving a part of our vision — to be an organization “where people want to work.”

Position Summary: The psychologist is responsible for providing direct services, including counseling, psychotherapy, assessment and intervention. The Psychologist also provides consultation regarding psychological and behavioral health needs of the patients and their families. The goal is to provide counseling, psychotherapy, assessment, consultation, and psycho-education throughout the continuum of care. This position will focus on wellness, stress reduction and self-care. The Psychologist will also be responsible for psychological testing for bariatric patients.

Qualifications:
• PhD in Psychology, or Counseling
• PsyD
• Licensed to practice psychology in the state of Ohio
• Strong knowledge of clinical counseling issues and psychological assessment skills; Understanding of psychiatric needs and psychotropic intervention
• Two years of clinical experience with patients; Prior consultant experience preferred

Additional Job Information: This position works primarily with OhioHealth Weight Management and Cardiac Rehab teams. The position includes:
• Short term testing and specific needs meetings
• Teaching and public speaking
• Individual appointments/consults
• Corporate guest speaking

To learn more and apply, please visit: https://www.ohiohealth.com/careers and search Job ID 959877.

OhioHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further information, please contact Apprecruiting@ohiohealth.com

Posted: 8/1/18
Expires: 9/1/18


Bariatric Psychologist

Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI

The Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids is seeking a full-time psychologist to work in our bariatric surgery clinic at both the Grand Rapids and Zeeland office locations. This psychologist will join an interdisciplinary team in our Surgical Weight Loss program (http://www.shmg.org/bariatrics). The primary responsibilities will focus on outpatient pre-surgical evaluations for bariatric surgery, with some opportunities to conduct psychotherapy pre- and post-operatively. We plan to increase our group education and therapy support options and therefore opportunities may exist to participate in developing and delivering those services as well. Telehealth services are likely to occur in the future for our rural service locations. Work hours may be flexible (e.g., evening hours or early morning hours) depending on provider preference as well as patient and program needs.

Position is primarily clinical, but there may be opportunities for teaching, research, and/or program development. Applicants must be board-certified or ABPP-eligible psychologists. Early career psychologists and psychologists from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be able to obtain academic faculty status in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.

This position is administratively housed within the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Division of Spectrum’s Primary Health Department (http://www.shmg.org/psychiatry-behavioral-medicine). Salaries for Spectrum psychologists are the best in the region and will be based partly on experience, credentials, and value. Psychologists are considered physician status within Spectrum Hospital, thus receive impressive PTO and benefits, including strong medical/dental/vision health insurance through Priority Health (http://www.priorityhealth.com/), $4000 annual CE funds, Behavioral Medicine Case Rounds, Journal Club meetings, significant administrative and peer support, and a collaborative professional culture that is focused on the highest quality care for our patients and staff.

Interested applicants can apply here: https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_spectrumhealth/external/gateway/viewFromLink.html?jobPostId=108796&localeCode=en-us .

Please contact Shawn Hondorp, PhD, at Shawn.Hondorp@spectrumhealth.org if you would like more information on this position.

About Spectrum Health (http://www.spectrumhealth.org/) Spectrum Health’s vision is to be the national leader for health, and we are on the right track. We are the largest not-for-profit health care system in West Michigan with 12 hospitals, 181 service locations and 2,138 licensed beds. We are the largest employer in West Michigan with more than 25,000 employees and 1600 physicians and advanced practice providers. Four of our specialties were ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2015-16. We are also care for our communities, with over $320 million in community benefit provided in fiscal year 2016 alone.

Grand Rapids, Michigan (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIakr9wkiKI)

Grand Rapids was named as the top U.S. travel destination in 2014 by Lonely Planet, the world’s largest travel guide publisher. We have the most vibrant downtown between Chicago and Cleveland, a world-renowned art scene, world-class breweries, semi-pro sports teams, fascinating museums, and easy access to Lake Michigan’s gold coast (with 300 miles of spectacular beaches, soaring sand dunes, and spectacular sunsets). Metropolitan Grand Rapids has a population of just over one million people, with mild traffic and safe communities. It is a great place to live, work, raise a family, and have fun.

Posted: 7/30/18
Expires: 10/30/18


Bariatric Surgeon

Southern California Permanente Medical Group, South Bay

I am a
PERMANENTE PHYSICIAN.
A skilled practitioner who seeks to create high-quality outcomes through integrated care.

At the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG), we believe in giving every member of our community the opportunity to live a happy, healthy life. From the physicians we employ to the patients we serve, our mission is to provide a level of care and support that enables each of us to achieve our best.

EXPERIENCED BARIATRIC SURGEON
South Bay

At SCPMG, you’ll enjoy the amazing recreational activities, spectacular natural scenery and exceptional climate our area is known for, along with stability in today’s rapidly changing health care environment.

SCPMG is proud to offer its physicians:
• An organization that has served the communities of Southern California for more than 65 years
• A physician-led practice that equally emphasizes professional autonomy and cross-specialty collaboration
• Comprehensive administrative support
• An environment that promotes excellent service to patients
• A fully implemented electronic medical record system
• An excellent salary, comprehensive benefits and partnership eligibility after 3 years

If you believe in pursuing dreams, creating hope and driving progress, then you’re the very definition of a Permanente Physician.

For consideration or to apply, please visit our website at http://scpmgphysiciancareers.com.

For questions or additional information, please contact Glenn Gallo at 866-784-3696 or Glenn.Gallo@kp.org.

The Answer to Health Care in America.

Posted: 7/25/18
Expires: 9/25/18


Staff Psychologist

Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center, Boston area, Massachusetts

Staff Psychologist for the MGH Weight Center Full-Time Preferred

We are seeking a Massachusetts-licensed (or license-eligible) clinical psychologist with a specialization in obesity and related disorders and health psychology for a staff position at the MGH Weight Center. Our patient population is seen on an outpatient basis, and consists of adults and children/adolescents seeking assessment, consultation, and treatment for obesity and related medical and psychosocial comorbidities. The position is a full-time clinical position. Clinical responsibilities will include conducting initial assessments, treatment planning, delivering time-limited individual and group interventions, leading informational orientations for prospective Weight Center patients. Clinical work at the MGH Weight Center involves close collaboration with other members of the Weight Center’s multidisciplinary team (obesity medicine physicians, surgeons, dietitians, nurse practitioner, other clinical investigators). The population is largely an adult population, but expertise/experience with children and/or adolescence is highly desirable. This role will include a dual appointment to both the Massachusetts General Hospital (the MGH) and within Psychiatry Associates of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, Inc. (the MGPO).

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) from an APA-accredited program and have completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship, and be licensed, license-eligible, or imminently license-eligible in the state of Massachusetts. Training and experience in working with pediatric patients is highly preferred, but not required.

This position may include an appointment to the faculty of Harvard Medical School. Initial appointment may be at the Instructor, Assistant, or Associate Professor level, commensurate with qualifications. Inquiries by qualified women and minority applicants are encouraged.

Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter to Nicole Yalamanchili at nyalamanchili@mgh.harvard.edu

Posted: 7/23/18
Expires: 10/23/18


Chief MIS/ Bariatric Surgery

Stanford University, Stanford, CA

The Department of Surgery/Division of General Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine seeks an academic general surgeon with a clinical focus in minimally invasive/bariatric surgery to join the division as Chief of Minimally Invasive/ Bariatric Surgery. This faculty position will be at the Associate / Full Professor level, in the Medical Center Line. We expect the successful candidate to develop a robust clinical practice while maintaining scholarly activity in health service research, education or a translational research program that closely aligns with their clinical focus. The candidate will also have significant teaching commitments to medical students, general surgery residents and minimally invasive/bariatric fellows at Stanford University School of Medicine, and is expected to expand our minimally invasive and bariatric surgery programs.
• The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the Medical Center Line shall be excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, teaching and scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine.

Faculty rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Applicants must have an MD or MD/PhD, be board eligible/certified in general surgery, and fellowship trained in minimally invasive/bariatric surgery or have an established practice in minimally invasive/bariatric surgery. It is expected the candidate will have substantial scholarly activity and will maintain an active clinical practice.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vitae, a brief letter outlining their interests and the names of three references to:
Dan Eisenberg, MD
Chair, MIS Search Committee
http://apply.interfolio.com/52379

Posted: 7/23/18
Expires: 9/23/18


General/Bariatric Surgeon

Tri-State Specialists, IA

Tri-State Specialists is seeking a BC/BE General/Bariatric Surgeon to join a busy surgical practice and offers an established referral base. Candidates will have laparoscopic fellowship training and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Join a private multi-specialty group of ten physicians
  • Great work atmosphere with a strong support team
  • State of the art surgical suites available

Tri-State Specialists
You would be working for a private multi-specialty practice which cares for patients that need orthopedic, general surgery, dermatology, physical medicine and rehab, plastic surgery, hand surgery, spine surgery, and pain management.

Sioux City
Sioux City is located at the adjourning points of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. The Siouxland area is a prime example of seperate states, counties and cities working together to create one united community.

Compensation is commensurate with training and experience. Stipends available for fellows. Full benefit package including health, dental, 401K, STD, LTD, Life Insurance, Supplemental Life, AD&D, Spouse and Dependent Coverage, CME, and Paid Time Off. Relocation and Signing/Starting bonus available.

Interested applicants should submit their CV to stephenl@tssllp.net

Posted: 7/12/18
Expires: 10/12/18


Fellowship Trained Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgeon

William A Graber MD PC, Syracuse and Utica in Beautiful Central NY

Established, busy bariatric surgery practice with offices in Syracuse and Utica NY seeks a fellowship-trained, board eligible or board-certified bariatric surgeon to join our practice. Our program is a ASMBS center of excellence and consists of a team of caring, talented, and dedicated healthcare professionals. Beautiful four-season community, located in the foothills of the Adirondacks. Superb schools: access to the Arts and Recreational activities. We offer a competitive salary and benefits, including malpractice coverage, medical/dental insurance, paid vacation/CME and 401K.

Interested candidates please send your CV to tsullivan@drgrabermd.com

Posted: 7/10/18
Expires: 10/10/18


Surgical PA

Sound Surgeons / Northwest Weight & Wellness Center, Everett, WA

Seeking an excellent physician assistant with training or experience as a surgical first assist. Full-time position. Competitive compensation; comprehensive benefits. Reasonable call schedule. Experienced clinician preferred with an interest in working as first assist will be considered. Join a dedicated and collegial team at Sound Surgeons PLLC, Northwest Weight and Wellness Center & Sound Surgeons Surgery Center- Formerly Northwest Weight Loss Surgery. Sound Surgeons PLLC., is a well-established practice with years of experience in general and bariatric surgery. Our General/Bariatric Surgeons are nationally recognized as experts in their field with completing more than 10,000 Bariatric over the past decade.

Essential Responsibilities:

Facilitate admissions, transfers, discharges. First assist in bariatric and general surgeries or perform procedures as applicable. Answers questions regarding surgery or procedures, recovery and risk factor modification; provides blood transfusion information as applicable; performs peri-operative procedures; locates and utilizes diagnostic images, instruments and pertinent patient information. Reviews patient chart noting allergies, pertinent medical history, and abnormal physical findings. Assists in performing surgical procedures and other procedures consistent with the standards of care and practice guidelines. Depending on the specialty, may work as the First Assist during surgical procedures, start IV’s, and/or perform suturing. Performs post-operative procedures to include entering standard post-operative orders into patient medical records; assists physicians with evaluation and management of patient’s status during recovery; reviews vital signs, laboratory and diagnostic studies; assists with management of patients. Facilitates patient discharge; dictates discharge and transfer summaries in a timely manner. Other Duties

Round on inpatients.
Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as imaging studies, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests, and interprets test results for deviations from normal. Performs therapeutic procedures such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, and managing infection. Develops and implements patient management plans, records progress notes, and assists in provision of continuity of care.

Experience

Minimum three (3) years previous experience in the last five (5) years as a physician assistant. Education

Graduate from an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program. License, Certification, Registration

Washington State Physician Assistant License
NCCPA certified at time of hire and maintained throughout career at Kaiser Permanente.
BLS certification required.
Must have a Nat’l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date and meet current Medicare requirements for billing.

Apply at https://www.indeed.com/q-Sound-Surgeons-Surgery-Center-jobs.html

Questions? Christina Downie, cdownie@nwwls.com

Posted: 6/19/18
Expires: 8/19/18


Bariatric Surgeon at the Assistant or Associate Professor Level

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Tulane Department of Surgery is seeking a full-time, academic bariatric surgeon to join their growing division as the clinical practice expands to University Medical Center. The successful candidate will have completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive & Bariatric surgery and has been in practice for a minimum of 4 years. Experience in advanced endoscopic procedures as well as robotic surgery is preferred. Candidates should be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

The Bariatric team prides itself on its collaborative team approach and the successful candidate should be facile with advanced communication skills both with patients and with colleagues and referring physicians. A willingness to work hard to build his/her practice, with our support, at this new site, is essential. The University Medical Center offers the opportunity to create the paradigm in providing comprehensive, excellent care for an underserved population with poor access to weight-loss procedures. A commitment to education, teaching both students and residents is required. Interest in expanding the robust clinical research in this division is encouraged.

The candidate should submit a CV with a brief letter describing their relevant training and/or experiences in this field. Under-represented minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. Applications should be submitted formally by accessing the link: http://apply.interfolio.com/47462. If you have specific questions, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Christopher DuCoin, MD (cducoin@tulane.edu), Chief, Section of MIS/Bariatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine.

Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. All eligible candidates are invited to apply for position vacancies as appropriate.

Posted: 6/11/18
Expires: 9/11/18


Bariatric Surgeon

Cooper University Health Care, Camden, NJ

Bariatric Surgeon – Cooper Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

The Department of Surgery at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University is seeking a board certified or board eligible fellowship trained bariatric surgeon to join our dynamic and growing academic practice. The candidate will be able to qualify for faculty appointment commensurate with his/her level of experience.

The successful candidate should be interested and capable within all aspects of Bariatric Surgery. We are actively engaged in medical student teaching and training residents within the hospital. Opportunities are available for those interested in clinical/basic science research, especially in regenerative medicine.

Cooper University Hospital, the clinical campus of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, is the leading provider of tertiary care services to Southern New Jersey. Cooper’s main hospital is located in Camden, NJ, right across the river from Philadelphia. Cooper has satellite offices in the surrounding suburbs, including Cherry Hill, Moorestown, Voorhees, and Washington Township. The location is ideal and in close proximity to Philadelphia, New York City, the Jersey Shore and its beaches Baltimore and Washington DC.

Academic appointment and compensation is commensurate with training and experience.

Interested applicants should contact:

Rohit A. Patel, FACS
Head, Division of Bariatric Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery, Cooper Medical School at Rowan University
6017 Main Street
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Email: patel-rohit@cooperhealth.edu

Posted: 6/11/18
Expires: 9/11/18


Full Time Bariatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Pacific Central Coast Health Center Weight Loss Surgery Institute of the Central Coast, Santa Maria, CA

Practices in an expanded role to provide health care to Pre and Post Bariatric Surgical patients; acts independently or collaboratively with other health professionals in the delivery of health care services; provides teaching and consultation; performs comprehensive physical examinations; performs appropriate medical screening procedures; interprets laboratory data; recognizes abnormalities in laboratory values and provides services or treatments; answer patient questions and triage problems to the surgeon; provides teaching and counseling that teaches patients to become responsible for their own healthcare. Participates in education, performance improvement; collaborates with the Bariatric Team in support of quality improvement and institutional policies; actively participates in institutional committees. Must have excellent written, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills; effective time management and organizational skills; self-directed and the ability to make independent decisions with strong problem solving skills; meet tight deadlines, with high volumes and multiple interruptions; competency in the use of a variety of software systems. Must attend Bariatric staff and committee meetings; return patient telephone messages promptly, and participate in offsite functions.
Requirements:
1). Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing or Physician Assistant Program
2). Licensed as an NP/PA in the state of CA
3). CPR, ACLS
4). New Grads welcome to apply.

Please email resume to kimberly.blanton@dignityhealth.org

Posted: 6/08/18
Expires: 9/08/18


Research Fellow

Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas

The Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Baylor Scott & White Health is seeking a clinical research fellow to start July 1, 2018 for a 12 month period. The ideal candidate should have completed at least a year of dedicated research curriculum in surgery and have two or more peer-reviewed publications. The applicant should have a strong clinical interest in diseases of the foregut, as research encompasses disease management either endoscopically, laparoscopically, robotically, or a hybrid. The department works closely with the Department of Bariatric Surgery as well as system-wide including over 40 hospitals in the North Texas area, providing a unique work experience at the hospital and system level of one of the largest healthcare systems in the United States. The fellow will be working with several attending surgeons, a clinical research coordinator, several research assistants, clinical fellows, medical students, and surgery residents. The fellow will conduct his/her own research as well as assist in the department’s ongoing research and data collection. The fellow will also be expected to organize and gain approval for research within the division by completing IRB protocols, manage and maintain data registries, participate in research meetings, write and submit manuscripts, and present and attend local and national society meetings. The fellow will also gain skills in creating reproducible and scientifically valid data and learn how to function in a highly collaborative environment. The fellow will also benefit by gaining:

– Valuable work experience to include on a resume
– Career-related experience and practical knowledge
– Opportunity to explore career opportunities
– Increase self-confidence
– Letters of Recommendation form experienced professionals
– Scientific analysis experience, critical thinking skills, collaboration with peers and residents
– Independent problem solving skills and eventual self-directed research initiatives

This position will expose the research fellow to a significant amount of research design, education, and clinical data. The fellow will be evaluated based on his/her performance with participation in designated research projects and ability to meet deadlines and publish novel research at the peer-reviewed level.

If interested, contact OARD@BSWHealth.org for application process.

Posted: 5/24/18
Expires: 8/24/18


Clinical Fellowship in Obesity Medicine

University of Texas Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance, Houston, TX

UTHealth Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance invites applications for our comprehensive Clinical Fellowship in Obesity Medicine. This one-year fellowship, the fifth in the nation, is designed for current residents or recent graduates of internal medicine, family medicine, or endocrinology training programs who wish to obtain rigorous, comprehensive subspecialty training in the area of Obesity Medicine. We are currently recruiting fellows seeking to begin the fellowship program on August 1, 2019. The deadline is October 1, 2018 for 2019 applicants.

This fellowship has been designed to provide trainees with expertise and clinical experience in the emerging field of Obesity Medicine, with a primary focus on the evaluation and management of patients with obesity. Fellows will learn how to treat obesity through intensive lifestyle intervention, nutritional, behavioral, pharmacological and surgical means, as well as how to address the comorbidities of this disorder most effectively. Trainees who complete this fellowship program will be prepared to pursue clinical and/or academic careers focused in obesity medicine and to become leaders in this emerging discipline.

Fellowship training in Obesity Medicine will occur over 1 year. Trainees will spend the majority of time in the adult clinical environment training obesity and its comorbidities. Didactic education includes the physiology and pathophysiology of body weight regulation and fundamental knowledge of current treatment and research in the field of Obesity medicine. On completion of fellowship, a fellow will be able to assess a patient with obesity or other metabolic disorders and to determine/facilitate an appropriate treatment plan. Trainees will understand and utilize standard and innovative approaches to the treatment of obesity, including body composition and metabolic measurement, novel combination therapies, surgical and medical integration of care, and outcomes related research and/or new and emerging treatment trials. They will be able to complete a full evaluation for patients with indications for obesity treatment both medically, surgically, and the med/surg combination and provide comprehensive care that leads to disease improvement.

Fellows will also develop the skills to be a competent educators in Obesity Medicine for medical students, residents, and endocrinology fellows rotating in the center. Outcomes and standard of care research can be completed under the guidance of a member of the program faculty and collaborating departments.

This fellowship is available to physicians who will have completed an accredited residency program in internal medicine, family medicine, or endocrinology. Other backgrounds considered on a case by case basis. Applicants must have completed a United States or Canadian residency program.

To apply to the Clinical Obesity Medicine fellowship, please forward a cover letter and curriculum vitae to:
Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH, MFOMA
Program Director, Allison Family Foundation Fellowship in Obesity Medicine and Metabolism Medical Director, UT Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance
Houston, Texas
c/o Rena.Hardage@uth.tmc.edu
For further information or application materials, please contact Rena Leslie, Rena.Hardage@uth.tmc.edu.

Posted: 5/15 /18
Expires: 10/1/18