Wellness and Weight Management Attending Clinician-Educator
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Location: Chicago and Winfield, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Hospital, Public and Private
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 44419
The Division of Advanced General Pediatrics & Primary Care within the Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Clinician-Educator to join our Wellness and Weight Management Program. We are accepting applications for a faculty position in the Clinician-Educator, non-tenure-eligible track. Applicants must be board certified in Pediatrics. An ideal candidate will have robust clinical experience in weight management, evidenced by a strong track record of providing high quality tertiary obesity care; board certification in Obesity Medicine; and/or completion of an obesity medicine fellowship.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The incoming faculty member will obtain an academic appointment at the level of Assistant Professor or above, depending on experience. Salary and benefits are competitive. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Wellness and Weight Management Program currently sees over 2,000 patient visits annually at one of four outpatient locations, with planned expansion in the future, and cares for children of all ages. Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, dieticians, nurses, medical assistants, social workers, and administrative support staff. We provide tertiary care intervention options that are individualized, comprehensive, compassionate, family-based, and evidence-based, including intensive lifestyle modification, pharmacotherapy, and referral to our Bariatric Surgery Program. Supporting our program is a large network of subspecialists providing the expertise to help with evaluation and management of the wide array of comorbidities identified.
The pediatric provider we are seeking will provide obesity specialty care at two locations. This individual’s clinical time will be primarily based at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, IL (NM CDH). In addition, they will spend time at Lurie Children’s Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park (Clark and Deming) in Chicago. Both locations are multispecialty outpatient centers. As the program grows, and in partnership with our Bariatric Surgery Program, there is the potential for clinical activity to shift to another City of Chicago location over time.
The attending physician will participate in the educational activities of the Northwestern University McGaw pediatric residency and fellowship programs, as well as medical student training at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The Wellness and Weight Management Program has an active research agenda and is a member of both POWER (Pediatric Obesity Weight Management Evaluation Registry) and COMPASS (Childhood Obesity Multi-Program Analysis and Study System).
The Division of Advanced General Pediatrics & Primary Care and the Department of Pediatrics are strongly committed to diversity. Equity is critical to the mission of advancing excellence in academic programs, world-class research, and health programs. As our healthcare and academic institutions serve increasingly diverse constituencies, it is vital to understand the ways in which differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, and other identities can either divide us or offer us better ways of thinking and working together. Racial and ethnic minority colleagues, transgender and non-binary people, sexual minorities, people with disabilities, and women provide necessary and valuable perspectives which are an irreplaceable component to success in the faculty role. The Department is committed to supporting faculty to work in an increasingly diverse society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals, actively working to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination. Engagement in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military service, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression will not be tolerated.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.