Job Description

Birmingham, AL

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery – Pediatric Surgeon
Contact Info: Apply Online
1600 7th Ave. S.
Birmingham, AL 35233
 

Website: https://www.uab.edu/medicine/orthopaedics/
Practice Type: Academic Appointment
Pediatric Focus: Limb Deformity|Spine|Sports|Trauma|Upper Extremity|Neuromuscular (> 75% Pediatrics)
Training Requirements: MD (or equivalent)
Date Available: Now
Reason for Job Opening: Additional staff required
Additional Information:

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine seeks orthopaedic surgeon in pediatric division holding MD (or equivalent) for faculty position with open rank and tenure status. Candidate must be experienced with limb deformity, spine, sports medicine, neuromuscular disease, trauma, and upper extremity.  Rank, salary, and tenure status commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

Candidate must be board certified or board eligible in orthopaedic surgery, eligible to be licensed in Alabama, and must have completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery. Candidate must have in-depth clinical knowledge, excellent communication skills, be highly motivated, and compassionate to all patients. Dedication to teaching and training of resident physicians is expected.  

The Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery is located at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama which is adjacent to the University Hospital complex of teaching facilities.  The Children’s Hospital of Alabama offers the complete array of inpatient and outpatient services and is a Level 1 trauma center. Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 42 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 677,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, psychiatry, research and residency programs. More information is available at https://www.childrensal.org/orthopedics.  

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches, and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state, and beyond. UAB is internationally renowned for its intensely collaborative culture that has — for more than five decades — produced breakthroughs in education, health care, research, and service. UAB was ranked #1 in the United States, and in the top 10 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018 Young University Rankings. 

UAB Medicine is the third largest public academic medical center in the country, with more than 1,900 beds and almost 18,000 employees. We are the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the state of Alabama. UAB Hospital is the centerpiece of the UAB Health System and is the teaching hospital for the UAB School of Medicine. Situated among major research centers and clinics, UAB Hospital provides patients with a complete range of primary and specialty care services, as well as the most up-to-date treatments and innovations in health care. In addition to UAB Hospital, UAB Medicine includes The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, as well as several primary and specialty care clinics, a dozen member and affiliate hospitals within Alabama, more than 10 cancer associates in the Southeast, and the Viva Health HMO. 

Located in the heart of the Southeast, Birmingham is a short drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga, New Orleans, Memphis and Gulf Coast beaches. Some of the most beautiful suburbs in the United States surround the city. With its picturesque surroundings, Birmingham has been recognized as an “All American City”, one of the top ten American cities to live and work, and one of the top ten entrepreneurial and job growth hot spots in America. The combination of pleasant weather, geography, diverse culture, activities, and lifestyle make this city a wonderful place to live, raise a family, and practice medicine. 

In tandem with our institution’s strong diversity efforts, UAB highly encourages candidates from underrepresented minorities to apply. 

For additional information about our department, please visit our website at https://www.uab.edu/medicine/orthopaedics/

Interested candidates should apply here: http://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/6857 by submitting an online application to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references.  Evaluation of applications will occur as they are received and will continue until all available positions are filled. 

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. In addition, physicians and other clinical faculty candidates who will be employed by the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) or other UAB Medicine entities must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen to be hired. 

To learn more about the University of Alabama at Birmingham, please visit http://uab.edu/home

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.