Pediatric Gastroenterology Opportunity in Peoria, IL
- The department of pediatrics, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the Children’s Hospital of Illinois are seeking a physician with expertise in pediatric gastroenterology to serve as a full time member of the faculty.
- Rank will be commensurate with experience and qualification.
- Professional components include in-patient rotation coverage and general gastroenterology clinic coverage.
- Scholarly and research interests are highly desirable, along with experience in teaching medical students and residents.
- The candidate must be board certified or board-eligible in pediatric gastroenterology.
- Develop, conduct and obtain funding for clinical and/or basic research in the field of pediatric gastroenterology.
- Participate in teaching medical students, residents and other health professionals.
- Participate in direct patient care.
- Perform other duties of a university faculty member including committee assignments, curriculum development, student counseling and administration.
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Children’s Hospital of Illinois is the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine, a 136-bed facility that offers over 50 pediatric programs and services, including one of the largest pediatric surgery programs in Illinois. It is supported by a growing referral base of 140 CHOI Pediatric Sub-Specialists, 72 faculty members at the University of Illinois College of Medicine-Peoria, over 68 OSF Medical Group practice locations in Illinois and over 800 physicians on staff at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Children’s Hospital of Illinois is the only full service tertiary hospital for children and adults with congenital heart disease in downstate Illinois.
As a premier children’s hospital, we address the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of the pediatric patient based on three principles:
- Children are unique and have very special needs.
- A child’s illness impacts the entire family.
- Childhood illness interferes with normal childhood growth and development.
The beginning of Children’s Hospital of Illinois lie within the origins of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. In the spring of 1876, a group of German Sisters came to Peoria, Illinois in the hopes to beg money for an orphanage they ran in Iowa City. Little did they know, not six months later, they would welcome their first patient to a new hospital in Peoria housed in a small two-story home.
Children’s Hospital of Illinois is a state-designated Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center – the only one in Illinois outside Chicago – and the first state-designated pediatric critical care hospital. We are the area’s Regional Perinatal Center in combination with Illinois’ only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit and Level I Trauma Center – both the highest level of care available. Our Congenital Heart Center is one of the Midwest’s top heart programs. We are also home to the only Pediatric Diabetes Resource Center in downstate Illinois. Children’s Hospital of Illinois also operates the Pediatric Surgery Center, which brings together ten surgical specialties, including the only pediatric neurosurgeon in Illinois outside of Chicago.
The Sisters established their compassion of caring for youth early. In 1880, the Sisters offered continued care for orphans while seeking out more suitable homes. They also managed the Peoria Catholic Diocese orphanage located in Metamora, ensuring a positive and loving environment for the children housed there. The Sisters showed such compassion for youth, that many times the hospital would also serve as a boarding house for children while their mothers received treatment.
By the 1920s, Saint Francis Hospital was established and in that year alone welcomed 365 newborns. By 1930, that number had grown to 665 births. With numerous recorded births needing neonatal care, and a history of providing continued care for orphans, St. Francis Hospital naturally developed into an outstanding facility for pediatric care. Then, in 1926 Dr. John Vonachen began his practice and founded the St. Francis Pediatrics Department.
The 1930s welcomed a new floor of St. Francis Hospital dedicated to pediatrics. At the time, the unit could only accommodate 35 patients operating with 8 private rooms and two ward-style rooms, one for boys and one for girls. Then, in 1949 the pediatricians and other specialists working with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center pioneered the nation’s first special care facility for premature infants.
Children’s Hospital Today
Children’s Hospital of Illinois was officially established as a pediatric hospital within the walls of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in 1990. This outstanding facility is a 136-bed, full service facility with more than 115 pediatric specialists representing more than 40 pediatric sub-specialties.
Children’s Hospital of Illinois is the first state-designated pediatric critical care hospital. We are the area’s Regional Perinatal Center in combination with Illinois’ only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit and Level I Trauma Center – both the highest level of care available. Our Congenital Heart Center is one of the Midwest’s top heart programs. We are also home to the only Pediatric Diabetes Resource Center in downstate Illinois. Children’s Hospital of Illinois also operates the Pediatric Surgery Center, which brings together ten surgical specialties, including the only pediatric neurosurgeon in Illinois outside of Chicago.
Children’s Hospital has been ranked in the top one percent of neonatal intensive care units on an international level and has been awarded the National Cystic Fibrosis Quality Care Award. Children’s Hospital of Illinois is also proud to house the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate bringing some of the care and services offered in Memphis, to central Illinois.
OSF HealthCare is an integrated health system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, headquartered in Peoria, Illinois. OSF HealthCare employs nearly 21,000 Mission Partners (employees) in 126 locations, including 13 hospitals - 9 acute care, 4 critical access - and two colleges of nursing throughout Illinois and Michigan. Its physician network employs more than 1,200 primary care, specialist physicians, and advanced practice providers. OSF HealthCare operates an extensive network of home health services; owns OSF Saint Francis, Inc., comprised of health care-related businesses; and OSF HealthCare Foundation, the philanthropic arm for the organization. More at https://www.osfhealthcare.org.
Peoria, the largest Illinois metropolitan area outside of Chicago and St. Louis, is home to a large collection of medical research, educational and clinical facilities including the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center
Peoria, Illinois, offers a range of residential opportunities whether you are looking for something out of the way, in the woods, along the river or right in the heart of the city.
- Peoria is also home to a number of performance venues, museums, art galleries and more than two dozen historic landmarks of both local and national fame.