Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group, Division of Pediatric Surgery, is seeking an additional BE/BC Pediatric Surgeon, preferably with credentials in Critical Care. This individual would be joining a diverse group of four other surgeons in a busy academic practice based at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. LLUCH is a 380-bed full service facility that provides both pediatric and maternity services, and supports an 84-bed Level-4 NICU, a 25-bed PICU, and newly constructed, state of the art acute care tower and new emergency department. There are approximately 4.6 million people with 1.3 million children in our referral base, which covers one fourth of the state of California.
The educational mission of the division includes training an ACGME accredited Pediatric Surgery Fellow, as well as supporting a Pediatric Surgical Research fellow. The division is also responsible for providing the primary pediatric surgical experience for General Surgery residents from multiple programs in the area, as well as serving as a core teaching site for medical students. The division is in the process of applying for a pediatric focused surgical critical care fellowship.
The division has a diverse research effort including a basic science lab focused on the pathogenesis and treatment of NEC, health outcomes research utilizing both institutional and national validated databases, as well as multi-institutional collaborative projects.
Of note is that the division has been leading the ACS NSQIP project here at LLUCH for the last several years, and there are plans for ACS Children’s Surgery Verification in the near future.
LLUCH is a Level-1 Pediatric Trauma Center, however the adult trauma surgeons from the adjacent facility are the designated first responders for the highest level trauma activations, allowing home call for the pediatric surgery faculty.
The offered position comes with a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package that includes paid malpractice coverage, health insurance, paid leave for vacation, own-occupation disability insurance, retirement plans including 403b and 401a options, as well as a generous allowance for continuing medical education. Administrative and leadership opportunities exist that can be tailored to the individual goals of the applicant.
Loma Linda typically experiences over 250 sunny days per year, and is within easy reach of beaches, mountains, snow skiing, golf, shopping, dining, sports venues and cultural offerings. The local school system has an excellent reputation.
Loma Linda University Health continues to lead in integrating a faith-based approach to whole person health care. As a Seventh-day Adventist organization, our mission is to follow the healing and teaching ministry of Jesus Christ 'to make man whole.' We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
Compensation & Benefits
The compensation range listed is for starting base compensation only and is adjusted based upon years of experience and/or faculty rank: $425,000 – $525,000. This amount does not include variable compensation or extra productivity and is subject to the individual department compensation plans. More information on compensation is discussed with the departments during the recruitment process.
Our benefits include:
Generous Retirement Contribution
Comprehensive Medical/Dental Coverage
Competitive Vacation & Sick Days
CME Days and Funds
Relocation Assistance (if applicable)
Paid Malpractice Insurance
Paid Life Insurance
Loan Repayment/State & Federal (If eligible)
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We are a California Employer - Please note that a California residency is required upon start date.
This opportunity is not eligible for a J1 Waiver.