The Orthopaedic Institute for Children and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA seek physiatrists to work in spine interventional physiatry as well as adult cerebral palsy. Incumbent must be skilled in both specialties to be considered for a non-tenure track series faculty position.
The incumbent will evaluate and treat patients with non-operative spine disorders as part of the UCLA Spine Center within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Physiatrist will work with interdisciplinary team including orthopaedic and neurosurgical spine surgeons, nurse practitioners, and physical therapists. Physiatrist will hold clinics at the Spine Center in Santa Monica as well as one or more satellite locations. Clinics will also include performing and interpreting electrodiagnostic studies. Additional opportunity is available for interventional spine procedures at outpatient Surgery Centers.
The physiatrist should be familiar with examining and supporting the needs of chronic neurologic diseases in adults and children, however will work primarily with adults in our Cerebral Palsy Clinic. This entails initial and follow-up assessments of motor function and functional needs including the evaluation of pain, the need for wheelchair and orthotic modifications, and to some extent the management of medications used in spastic and dystonic conditions, as well as pain. Incumbent will work as part of a team including orthopedists and physical therapists, and shall have access to a gait laboratory.
The candidate must possess an outstanding record of clinical excellence, academic productivity, and a demonstrated commitment to education. Candidates must have a M.D. degree or equivalent, and eligibility for California medical licensure. Candidates must be board certified or eligible, and have completed their fellowship training in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Additional training in patients with cerebral palsy is highly preferred. The rank and salary shall be commensurate with prior experience.
Confidential review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Interested applicants should submit their application materials online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03549. All inquiries related to this position and/or search may be directed to: OrthoJobs@mednet.ucla.edu
For more information about the Department, please visit: www.ortho.ucla.edu.
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