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Job Requisition Number 2076

Clinical or Metabolic Geneticist Opportunity – Northeast Ohio

Akron Children’s Hospital is dedicated to building a diverse workforce – one that reflects our patient population and represents the communities we serve. Whether you’re a resident, a physician early in your career, or a seasoned physician with years of experience, Akron Children’s Hospital has something different that’s hard to explain. You feel it in the atmosphere as soon as you enter through the doors. You experience it every day with your colleagues, staff, patients, and their families. Once you’re here, you know you’re home.

The Geneticist will join a well-established team of four clinical geneticists, one is also board certified in medical biochemical genetics, seven genetic counselors, a nurse and a metabolic dietician, who work collaboratively to treat a wide range of both adult and pediatric patients, with inherited or otherwise genetically influenced health issues, in Akron Children's Hospital’s Genetic Center. The Center’s clinical services are supported in part by the Ohio Department of Health, as a Regional Comprehensive Genetics Center.

Features and Benefits include:

  • Partnership with an established team of geneticists and counselors affording exceptional work-life balance
  • Full multidisciplinary team support to manage acute metabolic crises (including hemodialysis)
  • Active involvement in medical student and resident education; academic appointment at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is available and commensurate with experience
  • Research and innovation available through the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute and partnerships with NEOMED and local universities
  • Services in an onsite metabolic lab with state-of-the-art technology
  • Participation in interpreting basic metabolic labs (ACP, PAA, plasma carnitine, and UOA)

    This position is a 501(c)(3) site which qualifies for Public Service Loan Forgiveness through the Federal government.

    This opportunity offers:

    Attractive guaranteed base salary

    Starting Bonus

    Quality and Productivity Bonuses

    Comprehensive benefits package

    Occurrence based malpractice

    Relocation assistance 

    Generous vacation and CME time/money

    Student loan repayment strategies

    Fellowship Stipend

    Hospital Overview:

    Akron Children's has been caring for children since 1890. With two hospital campuses, 6 regional health centers and 50+ primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we’re making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. We also partner with other health systems to bring our neonatal and pediatric expertise to patients in their community hospitals.

    Ranked among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by Newsweek in 2022 and 2023, Akron Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric healthcare system in Northeast Ohio. With more than a million patient visits a year, we’ve been leading the way to healthier futures for children through quality patient care, education, advocacy, community service and medical discover for more than 130 years! Children aren’t just a segment of our focus; they are our focus. The services at Akron Children’s Hospital span the entire scope of medical services available today – from routine and preventative care to emerging technologies in surgery and patient care.

    Akron Children’s Hospital is the only freestanding pediatric hospital in Northeast Ohio and the 8th largest children’s hospital in the country. We are a major teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. Active involvement in medical student and resident education; academic appointment at Northeast Ohio Medical University is available and commensurate with experience. Akron Children’s is dedicated to family-centered care and improving the treatment of childhood illness and injury through research at the Rebecca D. Considine Clinical Research Institute.

     The resources available to our physicians, the cutting-edge technology, the collaboration from all departments and the cohesive nature in which we work allow us to live our mission and truly treat every child as we would our own.

    Community Overview:

    It’s something you know as soon as you experience it. Our communities — the Northeast Ohio community — are deeply ingrained into our work, our volunteerism, and our daily lives. We are truly a part of the communities we serve, and the communities are a part of us. You’ll be proud to tell people you meet that you work at Akron Children’s as their faces light up and they tell you their own connection to the Hospital. Working at Akron Children’s gives you so many opportunities to live in, work in and love Northeast Ohio.

    Runners, hikers, bikers, and families who like to explore have plenty of options including the recreation of the Towpath Trail. The 110-mile towpath trail from Cleveland to below Canton offers places of tranquility, and hidden views of wildlife. Sports are a way of life in our region with many private and public golf courses as well as numerous lakes for fishing, boating, and sailing. Not far from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, we also offer many sports opportunities for youth as well as adults including basketball, baseball, soccer, football, swimming, tennis and more.

    From major league attractions to small-town appeal, Northeast Ohio area has something for everyone. The area is rich in history and cultural diversity, and provides a stimulating blend of outstanding educational, cultural, and recreational resources. This four-season community offers outdoor enthusiasts more than 40,000 acres of parks for year-round enjoyment. Northeast Ohio has become a premier destination to work, live, play, shop and dine. 

    Visit www.akronchildrens.org to learn more or apply online or contact Jane Hensley at Jhensley@akronchildrens.org for more details. 

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