The Division of General Academic Pediatrics (GAP) of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics seeks an American Board of Pediatrics certified/eligible physician at the Assistant Professor level or higher to provide clinical care, medical education, advocacy, and research. The Division is located at SSMHealth Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St Louis, Missouri. The position is a full-time position.
Clinical opportunities include outpatient general pediatrics in the Division's primary care clinics, refugee and immigrant health, complex medical care, weight management and Adolescent Medicine clinics. Additional services include inpatient general pediatrics, well-baby nursery, and adolescent medicine inpatient consults. The Division provides medical education to Saint Louis University School of Medicine medical students, pediatric residents, and physician assistant students. Members of GAP are active in curriculum development and in administration of the residency training program. Advocacy activities include the provision and referral of patients to community services and resources, promoting pediatric health care needs to the State of Missouri and involvement in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Faculty In the GAP Division participate in research activities related to Clinical Quality Improvement, medical education, community advocacy, and vaccine development.
Inquiries can be sent to M. Susan Heaney, MD, MPH, Division Director General Academic Pediatrics, Saint Louis University School of Medicine at Mary.Heaney@SLUCare.SSMHealth.com.
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Recognizing that racism is an affront to the core values of Catholic social teaching, CHA members joined in solidarity to promote the common good and seek justice by being actively anti-racist and accountable in effecting positive change in the communities we serve.
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Act for COVID-19 equity: Members commit to ensuring that testing for COVID-19 is available and accessible in minority communities and that new treatments are distributed and used equitably as they become available. Members will also work for prioritization of vaccinations for those individuals and families at higher risk — elder populations and communities of color, including Native American communities.
Enact change across our own health systems: Members are examining how their organizations recruit, hire, promote and retain employees; how they conduct business operations, including visible diversity and inclusivity at the decision, leadership and governance levels; and how they incentivize and hold our leaders accountable.
Advocate for improved health outcomes for minority communities and populations: Members agree to promote and improve the delivery of culturally competent care and oppose policies that exacerbate or perpetuate economic and social inequities, including such issues as education, housing and criminal justice reform.
Strengthen trust with minority communities: Members will continue to foster, strengthen and sustain authentic relationships based on mutually agreed goals to better understand the unique needs of their communities.
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