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Acute Cardiac Care Unit (ACCU) Clinician Educator

Apply now Work type: CE - Clinician Educator
Location: Stanford University
Categories: School of Medicine

The Stanford Department of Pediatrics is committed to advancing the health of infants, children, and adolescents through innovative medical care, research, education, training, and advocacy. With over 400 pediatricians and pediatric subspecialties, our department is one of the largest in the Stanford University School of Medicine. Ranked among the top in the nation by US News and World Report, we attract medical students, interns, postdoctoral scholars, residents, fellows, and faculty from around the world. We offer broad-based training in general pediatrics, critical care and pediatric subspecialties within a variety of ambulatory, inpatient and community settings. Integrated with our educational activities, these programs provide hands-on learning to equip our graduates with the skills they'll need as future advocates of children's health.

The Department of Pediatrics is a dynamic, stimulating place to work and because we are focused on growth and improved excellence, our faculty and staff have particularly challenging and rewarding roles.

The Division of Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine/ Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is recruiting a Clinician Educator as an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor to serve as faculty on the inpatient Acute Cardiac Care Unit. The major criterion for appointment as Clinician Educators is excellence in clinical care, teaching, administrative and/or scholarship appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill.

Academic rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.


As a faculty member on our Acute Cardiac Care Unit, you will work with a renowned team of 15 general cardiology and heart failure/transplant attendings and >13 advanced care practice providers and hospitalists, caring for patients on a 26-bed unit with imminent plans to expand to 32-beds. With >700 cardiac surgeries performed yearly by our team led by Dr. Frank Hanley, >1000 cardiac catheterizations, 20-30 heart transplants and >20 cutting edge ventricular assist device placements, the service is busy year-round with the spectrum of acquired, congenital and adult congenital heart disease. You will work directly with our 5 cardiothoracic surgeons at the main hospital, and an expanding team of cardiac intensivists, echocardiographers, cardiac anesthesiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiac interventionalists, and one of the largest pediatric cardiology fellowship programs in the country.


Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing primary inpatient service coverage
  • Maintaining a panel of patients in outpatient clinic as well as serving any discharge clinic needs
  • Leading active quality improvement initiatives (in partnership with our Local Improvement Team(s) as well as the PAC3 collaborative)
  • Ensuring and maintaining an educational environment for our categorical fellows and pediatric residents
  • Continued evaluation/professional development/engagement of our advanced practice provider group and bedside cardiac nurses

 To be successful in this position, we are searching for a:

  • Pediatric Cardiology Board Certified physician
  • Expertise and experience in inpatient acute cardiology management
  • Innovative leader with a substantial interest in quality improvement
  • Interest in growth and development of one or several Heart Center programmatic initiatives including, but not limited to: adult congenital heart disease, cardiogenomics, connective tissue disorders, pulmonary artery reconstruction, single ventricle care


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 

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.

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

The Pediatrics Department, School of Medicine, and Stanford University value faculty who will help foster an inclusive academic environment for colleagues, students, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and outlooks. Candidates may choose to include as part of their research and teaching statements a brief discussion about how their work and experience will further these ideals. Additional information about Stanford's IDEAL initiative may be found here: Click Here  


Why Stanford is for you:  

Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives,
  • And More!


How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and optional diversity statement. 


The expected base pay range for this position is:

Assistant Professor: $282K - $300K

Associate Professor: $324K - $342K

Professor: $392K - $410K


This pay range reflects base pay, which is based on faculty rank and years in rank. It does not include all components of the School of Medicine’s faculty compensation program or pay from participation in departmental incentive compensation programs. For more information about compensation and our wide-range of benefits, including housing assistance, please contact the hiring department. 

Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate including equivalent years in rank, training, and field or discipline; internal equity; and external market pay for comparable jobs. 


For questions, please contact:  

Alisa Arunamata, MD, Search Chair,

Program Director, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship

C/O Rosa Ciprian:


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