Director of Pediatric Radiation Oncology (Physician #)
Company: Jordan Search Consultants
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: September 14, 2020
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Kansas
(KU) is seeking a Director of Pediatric Radiation Oncology. As an
NCI designated cancer center, KU seeks to stay at the forefront of
cancer treatment and will be bringing proton therapy to its
program. A brand-new building dedicated to proton treatment will
allow access to proton therapy for patients throughout the
Department of Radiation Oncology
With a cancer service line top ranked by US News and World Report,
the department has developed a national reputation and has seen an
ongoing increase in the number and clinical expertise of its
faculty. The Department provides Radiation Oncology Clinical
Services at 5 locations throughout the Kansas City region and
oversees 11 linear accelerators. The Department continues to base
its' philosophies on research and education and is now one of the
largest clinical programs in the country. The Department also
features an accredited four-year Radiation Oncology residency
training program (ACGME), and a two-year residency Medical Physics
training program (CAMPEP).
The incumbent will have the full support of the program and
hospital leadership, along with the infrastructure in place, to
grow and develop KU's proton therapy center from the ground up.
With no other competition in the metro area, and referral streams
in place, this is a golden opportunity to establish oneself as the
area leader in proton therapy care.
With the addition of the proton therapy service line, KU seeks to
establish itself as one of the top 5 cancer centers in the US.
KU has state-of-the-art clinical facilities at both the main
hospital and 5 community locations.
The Department has a stellar working relationship with Children's
Mercy Hospital and has their full support in establishing and
growing the proton therapy program.
The Department of Radiation Oncology boasts a collegial and
collaborative environment, along with a stellar support staff.
University of Kansas School of Medicine
The University of Kansas School of Medicine integrates excellent
education, scientific discovery, outstanding clinical programs and
dedication to community service. Recognized as a leader in training
primary care and rural physicians, KU is committed to educating the
physician workforce of tomorrow. With 8 departments ranking among
the top 25 universities for National Institutes of Health research
funding, the school is an emerging leader in biomedical research
and the health of the public.
Ideal Candidate Qualifications
A qualified candidate will possess an entrepreneurial mindset,
stellar interpersonal skills and a passion for leading others.
Must have the confidence and desire to build a proton program from
the ground up.
A demonstrable track record of working collaboratively with a
diverse medical staff is necessary to be successful in this
Licensure in the state of Missouri and Kansas and must be BC/BE in
Radiation Oncology. Pediatric fellowship is highly preferred, but
Founded in the 1830s, Kansas City straddles the Kansas-Missouri
state line and is the largest city in the state of Missouri.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city had an estimated
population of 491,918 in 2018, making it the 38th most-populous
city in the United States. Kansas City and the surrounding region
are affordable, with a median home price just about $200,000.
Residents of the area experience the beauty of all four seasons.
Kansas City is known for its long tradition of jazz music and
culture, especially theater - the city was the center of the
Vaudevillian Orpheum circuit in the 1920s. It is also noted for its
cuisine, including its distinctive Kansas City-style barbecue, and
its craft breweries. Kansas City's farmer's market, called City
Market, is one of the largest and most enduring public farmers'
markets in the American Midwest. Other culinary and shopping
opportunities abound in the area, including the 39th Street
District, which is known as Restaurant Row, and features one of
Kansas City's largest selections of independently owned restaurants
and boutique shops. For sports enthusiasts, the city is home to
several professional teams including the Chiefs (NFL), Royals
(MLB), and the Sporting KC (MLS). In addition, the KU Jayhawks
Basketball program is the birthplace of basketball and consistently
one of the elite basketball programs in the nation. The Jayhawks
have the longest streak of consecutive NCAA appearances, the most
winning seasons in Division 1 history, 3rd in all time Division 1
winning percentage and 2nd in all time Division 1 wins. Kansas City
has over 200 urban parks, including Swope Park, which features a
zoo, a woodland nature and wildlife rescue center, two golf
courses, two lakes, an amphitheater, a day-camp, and numerous
picnic grounds. In addition, Kansas City is home to many
institutions of higher education, including University of
Missouri-Kansas City, Rockhurst University, Kansas City Art
Institute, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences,
Avila University, Park University, Baker University, and William
Jewell College. For more information about Kansas City, please
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