The Department of Surgery at the University of California, Davis Health located in Sacramento, California, and the VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS), jointly seek to hire a full time Thoracic Surgeon in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the assistant level, in the Health Science Clinical Professor, Clinical X, or In-Residence series. This is a 75% clinical appointment at the VA and 25% appointment at UC Davis Health, a level I Trauma Center and tertiary care referral center. The Division of General Thoracic Surgery, at UC Davis Health, is a national leading, comprehensive academic program including an integrated residency in thoracic surgery, basic and clinical research, an active clinical service, and affiliations with the Veterans Administration hospital in Sacramento, California.

VANCHCS expectations include maintenance of a high degree of excellence in clinical outcomes while providing efficient patient care. Collaborative patient management along with the other departments and sections of the hospitals including, but not limited to, Vascular laboratory, Medicine, Radiology, Medical Oncology, Pulmonary Medicine, Gastroenterology, and the auxiliary services. The selected candidate will contribute to the growth of the educational, research and clinical missions of the surgical programs at UC Davis Health. Expected responsibilities include teaching, inpatient and outpatient clinical care, and research relating to thoracic disease, with a specific focus on lung cancer, and quality improvement. Clinical duties include resident/fellow supervision, call coverage at both the UC Davis Medical Center and the VA facilities. Ready access to hybrid O.R.s, robotic surgical systems and Simulation Centers will be available. The selected candidate will work collaboratively and integrate with our partners.

Basic Qualifications: Qualified candidates must possess a Medical Degree; and be eligible or certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. The candidate should have a strong interest and expertise in thoracic oncology, minimally invasive thoracic surgery (VATS and/or Robotics), cardiothoracic transplantation, including donor organ harvest and esophageal surgery. The candidate must have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially and promote a diverse and inclusive environment.

Additional Qualifications: Candidates must be able to obtain a California Medical License before the start date.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates must be able to show experience relating to clinical and educational programs, and successful research engagement.

A reasonable salary range for this position is $100,250 – $121,875. This position includes membership in the [Health Sciences Compensation Plan] hyperlinked to https://aadocs.ucdavis.edu/policies/apm/apm-670.pdf.

The position will receive separate additional compensation from the VA for their portion of the appointment.

Qualified applicants should apply online at UC Recruit https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05645 by uploading 1) A cover letter outlining background and research experience, 2) Contributions to Diversity Statement, 3) complete Curriculum Vitae, and 4) the names and contact info of at least three professional references.

For questions regarding this position, please send e-mail to the search committee chair, Dr. David Tom Cooke, FACS at: surgery.jobs@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

For full consideration applications must be received by: August 31st, 2023.

However, the position will remain open until filled through: June 30th, 2024.

This recruitment is conducted at the assistant rank. The resulting hire will be at the rank of assistant, regardless of the proposed appointee’s qualifications.
UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

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