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Medical Director - Pediatric Weight Management Program (Omaha, NE)

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, with the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, is currently recruiting a Medical Director for our Pediatric Weight Management Program. The ideal candidate should be board certified/board eligible in Pediatrics and/or a pediatric sub-specialty (if applicable). Children’s is a vibrant, free-standing pediatric teaching hospital and Nebraska’s only full service pediatric specialty health care center focused on extraordinary clinical care, education, clinical and outcomes research, and advocacy. The hospital is embarking on transformational programmatic and physical growth to address our local, regional, national and global patient care. The hospital has a Level IV Regional NICU, Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, Specialized Clinical Pediatric Services, and 24/7 Pediatric Intensivists. We have 50+ Specialty Clinics, 200+ Specialists, 14 Satellite Offices, multiple Pediatric Fellowship programs, and is Magnet Certified. Our new campus expansion plans include an additional 100 beds to the existing 145, expansion to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Fetal Care Center and Fetal Surgery, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Center including dedicated intensive care, Short-Stay Observation Unit, Emergency Department, and Surgical Services. The expansion will also provide new facilities to support education and clinical and outcomes research.

This is an exciting opportunity for a physician, with a passion to work with children and their families, to help with weight management issues. The program consists of a multi-disciplinary team, along with the outreach and education efforts focused on the medical prevention, treatment, and understanding health risks, of obesity. The HEROES (Healthy Eating with Resources, Options, and Everyday Strategies) Weight Management Program is dedicated to treating weight gain and weight-related health risks in children. HEROES is the only medically managed program of its kind in the Omaha area.

The Medical Director will lead this team and help plan and direct the program to develop public awareness, knowledge, interest, and understanding. You will interact with the general community, multiple pediatric specialties, and hospital leadership to share and promote information regarding the weight management program. The HEROES team focuses on developing a healthy diet, exercise, and behavioral plan. Our multi-disciplinary approach includes overall nutrition status evaluation and planning, behavior modification counseling, baseline fitness assessment and activity guidance, assistance in identifying barriers to success and support to overcome them, assessment, lab monitoring, medical management and collaboration with our pediatricians and pediatric specialists, and exclusive access to our fitness and education program.

We partner with the adult bariatric surgery program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). During every operation, there is both an adult and pediatric bariatric surgeon. This provides patients with the expertise of multiple surgeons with different backgrounds. It also allows for an easy transition into an adult program when our patients age out of pediatric care. The bariatric surgery program is part of our HEROES Weight Management Program. Patients try at least 6 months of lifestyle changes through the HEROES program before they can opt for bariatric surgery. Our faculty and providers actively participate in research and clinical trials. This means we are aware of the latest advances in childhood obesity and bariatric surgery, and can integrate these advances into our care. Areas of research include: obesity and early antibiotic use, mother and child health outcomes after maternal bariatric surgery, use of shared decision making for bariatric surgery in pediatric weight management programs, managing expectations in pediatric weight management, and outcomes of the HEROES weight management program.

Omaha enjoys four distinct seasons, along with an exciting metropolitan and a population over 925,000. The people of Omaha make it a safe city where it is special to live and enjoy all the amenities of a big city with the warmth of the Midwest. The area is rich in cultural activities including a professional symphony, ballet, theater, art, history, children’s museums, and a world class zoo that will appeal to every taste. Additionally, Greater Omaha has an outstanding educational system of public and private schools. There are numerous universities and colleges, most notably the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Creighton University, and the College of Saint Mary’s. In addition to the many collegial sports, Omaha hosts the Olympic Swim Trials, the Olympic Curling Trials, and the College World Series. All of this, combined with a diverse economy with multiple Fortune 500 companies, makes for an extraordinary quality of life.

Nominations, expressions of interest and applications (including cover letter and CV/resume) should be submitted to: Geralyn Azizkhan, Director, Physician and Faculty Affairs, gazizkhan@childrensomaha.org or 402.955.6585. Cell: 402.979.3103. All replies will be treated with confidentiality.

Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant (Salt Lake City, UT)

Job Summary
Actively recruiting a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to our Metabolic Health and Weight Management Department. New graduates welcome.

About Granger Medical Clinic
Established in 1954 with a focus on primary care, Granger Medical Clinic has grown to become the largest independent, multi-specialty medical group in the Salt Lake Valley, along with services available in Davis, Tooele and Utah Counties. Today, our expanding team includes more than 170 providers at 24 locations. The continual growth of our organization can be attributed to its ability to attract high quality Physicians and Advanced Practice Clinicians (APC) who share the same vision. That vision is a commitment to quality and patient-focused care.

Granger Medical Clinic is 100% owned and led by its physicians. Since we are not owned by a health plan, health system or hospital chain, our providers are focused on patient care decisions that are in the best interest of our client’s health and wellness. Healthcare services continue to evolve towards outpatient settings as it becomes more publically recognized that the cost of hospital-based outpatient care can often be twice that of independent, outpatient settings. It is for this reason that Granger chooses to utilize independent services for its own employees.

Job Details
We are looking for a PASSIONATE APC who is interested in helping us build our Metabolic Health and Weight Management Program. This APC would work closely with Dr. Trujillo who is a family physician/obesity medicine specialist. Dr. Trujillo focuses mainly on intensive lifestyle interventions to help patients of all ages address their weight and/or chronic diseases. Applicant must be open to dietary approaches that may not align with government guidelines, food pyramid, and mainstream ideations. We focus mainly on low carbohydrate and high fat (ketogenic) lifestyles but aim to personalize this to each patient. Many other approaches are also utilized. Applicant does not initially have to be well versed in a ketogenic lifestyle but must be prepared to actively pursue further education in this area with Dr. Trujillo’s guidance. If you are proactive, PASSIONATE, optimistic, driven and ready to help change lives with nutrition then we would be eager to review your resume.

APC Minimum Requirements:
Licensure, education, or credentialing as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in the state of Utah

Benefits
Paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, medical, dental, vision, FSA, Dependent Care FSA, life, disability, EAP, 401(k), profit share.

Please visit our website to apply, https://grangermedical.applicantpro.com/jobs/

Granger Medical Clinic provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Granger Medical Clinic complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, genetic information and testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Physician Practice Administrator – Bariatric (Tampa, FL)

Tampa General Hospital (TGH), located on beautiful Davis Islands in downtown Tampa, FL, is one of the largest and most comprehensive medical centers in Florida, with more than 1,000 beds, 7,000+ employees, and a service area of over four million residents. Our Magnet® facility has been named the Best Hospital in Tampa Bay by U.S.News & World Report, and recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals for 2017-2018 in six specialties, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Nephrology, Pulmonology and Urology. TGH is a level one Trauma Center and a certified Regional Burn Center that excels in the care of critically ill patients.

The Administrator will be responsible for the following:

  • Provides administrative oversight of the medical office through administration of finances, personnel, educational programs, public relations and physical resources.
  • Interviews, hires and assigns work to and evaluates work performance of employees supervised.
  • Performs job duties in accordance with the mission, vision and values of Tampa General Hospital.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in a physician office within Bariatric clinic management
  • Experience with and knowledge of Bariatric and Weight Loss Programs and accreditation through ACP
  • Knowledge of specialty specific billing, coding, inpatient and outpatient work
  • Progressive supervisory experience including financial analysis
  • Proficient in using computer applications for analyzing data, communicating and producing reports
  • Experience with budgets, staffing, patient experience and project management
  • Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration, Business Administration or Health Administration (preferred)
  • Clinic operations experience (preferred)

To learn more about Tampa General Hospital or to apply, please visit https://www.tgh.org/careers and search by job number 180000ZE. Should you have any questions, please contact Sharon Ford, sford@tgh.org.

PA/ARNP Hospitalist Supervisory PVE1 (Iowa City, Iowa)

University of Iowa Health Care – Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

The University of Iowa Health Care, Department of Internal Medicine, has an opening for PA/ARNP Hospitalist to provide and/or direct medical care to patients for the University of Iowa Obesity and Weight Management clinical program at Iowa River Landing. May supervise care provided by others; educate, counsel and promote health to patients, the student population and health science students; assist with medical research to further patient care. Inclusion in this job family requires professional licensure. This growing outpatient practice incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to patient care involving physicians and nutritionists. The successful candidate will be expected to manage a panel of patients independently as well as working with the multidisciplinary team in a shared care model.

To learn more about the position and to apply, go to http://jobs.uiowa.edu. Requisition Number 72977.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Obesity Medicine Faculty Opportunity for an Internist (Cleveland, OH)

Obesity Medicine Faculty Opportunity for an Internist in the Weight Management Clinic of MetroHealth’s Weight Loss Surgery and Weight Management Center

MetroHealth’s Weight Loss Surgery and Weight Management Center is seeking a full-time faculty member boarded in Internal Medicine, and boarded or committed to obtaining board certification in Obesity Medicine to join their team of four physician Obesity Medicine specialists and three advanced care providers. The MetroHealth Weight Management Clinic, founded in 2004, is an innovative clinic in an academic public hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. The Weight Loss Surgery team includes two metabolic bariatric surgeons and the center is accredited under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

Duties for this 1.0 FTE will include 9 clinical half-day sessions in the MetroHealth System’s ambulatory locations. This faculty member will be required to achieve and maintain continuing medical education as required by the American Board of Obesity Medicine as well as maintaining certification with the American Board of Internal Medicine. She/he will be active in the clinical management of patients with obesity in all stages. Clinical assessment and management will include: basic behavioral and pharmaceutical treatment; management of medical co-morbid conditions related to obesity; preparation of candidates for bariatric for surgery; and long-term post-surgical follow-up for those who have had weight loss surgery. Like all faculty members in the Center, she/he will supervise and provide support for the nurse practitioner staff in Weight Management Clinic. She/he will provide supervision and teaching for resident physicians and medical students who have clinical rotations in the Weight Management Clinic. Participation in ongoing clinical research and outcomes work is expected in the form of gathering patient data and patient recruitment as opportunities allow. Program development initiative is welcomed and encouraged. The candidate will have an appointment in the Division of Internal Medicine and complete the appointment process with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine at the assistant professor level or higher.

If the candidate has limited or no prior clinical experience in Obesity Medicine, there will be intensive mentored training provided by the medical director and other practitioners during the first year to insure development of clinical skills and knowledge.

Required Qualifications: MD or DO; Ohio State Medical license; Board Certification with the American Board of Internal Medicine; commitment to obtaining board certification in Obesity Medicine within two years of hire. In addition, the candidate must have a passionate commitment to the treatment and advocacy of patients struggling with the chronic disease of obesity.

Preferred: Current Board Certification Obesity Medicine and clinical experience treating patients for obesity.

Case Western Reserve University and The MetroHealth System are Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employers. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should send their CV and executive summary highlighting qualifications to:

Eileen L. Seeholzer, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Weight Loss Surgery and Weight Management Center and
MetroHealthy Employee Wellness Initiative
Case Western Reserve University at MetroHealth Medical Center
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland OH 44109-1998

Phone:(216) 7-STRIDE (778-7433)
Fax: (216) 778-2367
email: eseeholzer@metrohealth.org

Fellowship in Clinical Obesity Medicine and Metabolism (Houston, TX)

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Fellowships Beginning in 2019

Carolyn J. and Robert J. Allison Jr. Family Foundation
Fellowship in Clinical Obesity Medicine and Metabolism
UT Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance

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 at Rena.Hardage@uth.tmc.edu.


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