Director, Division Pediatric Endocrinology

Academic Children's Hospital Leadership Opportunity, Leadership Experience Required, Competive Compensation Package Offered

Saint Louis, MO 63104
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Jennifer Schaulin
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Merritt Hawkins

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MillicanSolutions, LLC, an AMN Healthcare Company and a leader in academic pediatric executive search is working with SSM Cardinal Glennon and Saint Louis University School of Medicine to find qualified candidates for the Director of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology.

SSM Cardinal Glennon and Saint Louis University School of Medicine continues to serve the clinical needs of the greater St. Louis area while making significant investments into the development of academic research initiatives.    The next director will have opportunities to recruit both clinical and research faculty, develop research initiatives, and to plan significant programmatic enhancements due to the recent funding provided by SSM. The ideal candidate should have a commitment to outstanding patient care and medical education and a proven capability for fostering academic research, faculty mentorship and development. Candidates should possess credentials for a faculty appointment at the Associate Professor/Professor rank. Applicants must be board-certified in Pediatric Endocrinology and be eligible for licensure in the State of Missouri.

Key Highlights:
  • One of 15 centers participating in the NIH-funded TODAY (Treatment Options for type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth) study with retention rate of 89.7% of randomized participants (compared to 71.2% study-wide) for TODAY 2 phase 2.
  • Strong clinical programs with large patient referral network for future trials.
  • The recent recruitment of a new division director for adult endocrinology and the integration of Saint Louis University Hospital into the SSM Health St. Louis system provides a unique opportunity for collaborative programmatic development and research.
  • Resource support to initiate the creation of a Certified Diabetes Center at SSM Cardinal Glennon.
  • Stable and vibrant team of five Pediatric Endocrinologists, two Pediatric NPs, and five clinical nurses/nurse educators, with support from two registered dieticians, a dedicated social worker, and a psychologist.
  • Support for research from the Dean and Chair of Pediatrics using the facilities at SLU.
  • Resources to recruit two additional faculty members within the next three years.
  • Resource support to explore the addition of a pediatric endocrinology fellowship program.
  • Close association with the Cortex Innovation Community, a vibrant hub of bioscience and technology research, development and commercialization.
  • Excellent opportunity for mentoring and leadership development with a formalized program supported by faculty leadership and the Department.

The Division of Endocrinology includes five pediatric endocrinologists, two pediatric nurse practitioners, five clinical nurses, an APN clinical nurse specialist, two dietitians (1 FTE), a social worker, and a child psychologist. There are six CDEs within the Diabetes team.  The Division of Endocrinology provides services for complex endocrine system disorders with major clinical programs focused on growth disorders, Turner Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Lipid Disorders, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, and metabolic bone disease in a comprehensive and state-of-the-art facility. The Division is an official referral center for the newborn screening programs for the states of Missouri and Illinois. The Division has recently developed a highly successful program to transition adolescents with diabetes to adult care.

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital is a 195-bed hospital affiliated with Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Located in St. Louis, MO, SSM Cardinal Glennon is a pediatric medical care destination. Since 1956, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital has offered the highest level of care, as the country’s only free-standing non-profit Catholic pediatric hospital. With the recent expansion of the partnership between Saint Louis University and SSM Health-St. Louis, SSM made a commitment to invest $550 million to construct a new adult hospital and outpatient care center to replace the current Saint Louis University Hospital, expand facilities for health care delivery on the Grand Ave. campus and increase academic research initiatives throughout Saint Louis University.

About The Company

Merritt Hawkins, an AMN Healthcare company, is a permanent physician placement service that fills more physician jobs than any other firm. In addition to being the nation’s leader in physician employment search and consulting services, Merritt Hawkins also recruits and places select allied health professionals. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.