Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois is seeking an experienced and accomplished Rheumatologist to lead the Division of Rheumatology. Reporting to the newly appointed Chair of Internal Medicine, John Flack, MD, this is an exciting opportunity to expand and enhance an academic Rheumatology division that is vital to improving the health of the people and communities of central and southern Illinois.
The Department of Internal Medicine and Division of Rheumatology is committed to the mission of the School of Medicine to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research and service to the community. Founded in 1970, SIU has received national and international recognition for innovation in medical education and offers a welcoming environment for dedicated clinicians who love to teach. Memorial Medical Center and St. John's Hospital, both 500-bed community hospitals, serve the community and are teaching sites for SIU SOM. In May 2015, Memorial Medical Center opened the new Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, expanding SIU's vision to be a national leader for excellence in healthcare learning and innovation through skills training and simulation labs.
Highlights of the position and area include: Provide leadership, support and mentoring for the Division faculty. Work with Department and Division staff to expand and develop the Division to include the recruitment of new faculty, identification of new funding sources for faculty and staff salaries and development of new programs. Supervise and oversee educational programs for medical students and resident physicians. Participate in and/or oversee research and scholarly activities by faculty members, residents and students. A competitive salary, excellent benefits package and University funded malpractice plan. Springfield offers family oriented communities, excellent schools and affordable housing. Easy access to metropolitan amenities in Chicago and St. Louis.
Required Qualifications: Must be board certified in Rheumatology and board certified in Internal Medicine strongly preferred. Licensed or eligible for licensure to practice medicine in the state of Illinois.
Demonstrated leadership skills in academia. Excellent skills in interpersonal relationships, collaboration, and program development are essential. Experience in quality improvement initiatives, outcomes research, and population science are highly desirable. Established credentials in research are necessary for appointment at the full professor level.
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Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
SIU School of Medicine was established in 1970 with a mission to educate physicians for central and southern Illinois. We are a medical school with four areas of excellence: medical education, patient care, research and community service. SIU School of Medicine provides education to undergraduate medical students, medical and surgical residents, fellows, and physician assistant students.
Our clinical practice, SIU Medicine, includes a team of more than 250 health care professionals including university physicians and faculty members who are collectively dedicated to providing excellent medical care, advancement of care through research, and training the next generation of physicians. As the premier provider of health care services, SIU Medicine offers both primary care and specialized treatment services including preventative and diagnostic. SIU works in partnership with hospitals and clinics throughout central and southern Illinois to meet the health care needs of our communities.