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Pediatric Clinical Genetics

Location: Charlotte, NC


Position Details:

The Clinical Genetics Program and Department of Pediatrics at Levine Children’s Hospital are seeking a MD or MD/PhD clinical geneticist certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics. Candidates should have experience in clinical genetics and dysmorphology, and should expect to participate in general genetic clinics, genetic specialty clinics and the inpatient consultation service. Experience in biochemical genetics is preferred. The candidate is expected to participate in selected Pediatric patient care programs and in the education programs for residents and medical students.  Faculty members in the Department of Pediatrics have an academic appointment at UNC School of Medicine, and Carolinas Medical Center is a regional campus of the UNC School of Medicine.

 

The Clinical Genetics Program is a well-established and active clinical and laboratory program, with a large regional referral base, and has a strong emphasis in excellence in patient care and teaching. The Program includes 2 clinical geneticists, 4 genetic counselors and a metabolic dietitian. We work closely with genetic colleagues at Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute including an MD Cancer Geneticist, PhD-cytogeneticist, PhD-molecular geneticist, 8 additional genetic counselors, and support staff. Current areas of clinical activity include general genetics (dysmorphology, MCA, etc), genetic and genomic testing, biochemical genetics, Lysosomal storage diseases, reproductive genetics, and cancer risk assessment.


Ideally situated between mountains and beaches, Charlotte, NC has a metropolitan area of 2.4 million that continues to experience rapid growth. Charlotte is the US’s second largest banking center and has a full array of cultural activities and professional sports teams. Charlotte offers excellent public and private school options, and North Carolina is home to several world-class universities.

Levine Children’s Hospital is the most comprehensive children’s hospital between Atlanta and Washington, DC, helping families stay close to home.  Serving high patient acuity as the flagship children’s hospital within the innovative Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System) LCH has 236 beds and offers a full complement of pediatric subspecialists with 4 pediatric hospitalist teams, a 20-bed PICU (including cardiac ICU), an 85-bed NICU, and an inpatient pediatric rehabilitation facility. LCH hosts a premier Pediatrics Residency Program, serves as a teaching hospital for students of the UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine, and offers excellent support for clinical research and quality improvement. LCH has repeatedly been ranked among the Best Children’s Hospitals in the nation by U. S. News & World Report, most recently in six pediatric specialties for 2017-2018 including Cancer, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery and Orthopedics. Carolinas Medical Center along with LCH has earned Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Magnet program recognizes health-care organizations for their focus on improving patient care, safety and satisfaction. It also helps foster a collaborative culture for nurses, while working to advance standards and practices of care.

Atrium Health, one of the nation’s leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina and Georgia.  Atrium Health has over 3,000 system-employed providers and more than 60,000 employees, operating  45 acute care and specialty hospitals and 900-plus care locations.

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