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Neurointensivist - Health Sciences Clinical Professor or Clin X series- Open Ranks

Position overview

Salary range: Total Negotiated Salary (TNS) calculation includes AAMC salary benchmarks for Neurology ranging from $220,000.00 - $289,940.00. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the Professorial Series (Adjunct, Clinical X, HS Clinical, In Residence, Ladder Rank) and Professor of Teaching Series – Health Sciences Compensation Plan. This position includes membership in the health science compensation plan, which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Application Window

Open date: July 9, 2024

Next review date: Thursday, Aug 8, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jun 30, 2025 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Neurocritical Care/Neurointensivist

The University of California, Irvine Medical Center (UCIMC) is a nationally recognized clinical and academic teaching hospital in Orange, CA with a new hospital to open 2025 in Irvine, CA near the University’s main campus. We invite applications for the position of neurointensivist in the Division of Neurocritical Care, Department of Neurology. Come work and play in sunny Orange County and join our growing group of neurointensivists.

UCIMC is the only academic medical center and Level 1 Trauma Center serving the entirety of Orange County, CA, with a population of almost 4 million. UCI is regularly ranked as a top 10 public research university and one of the nation’s best hospitals for over 18 consecutive years, combining a rigorous research community, excellent clinical practice and a collegial environment to grow your career.

UCIMC was the first Comprehensive Stroke Center in Orange County and ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals nation-wide for stroke care by Healthgrades, as well as being the recipient of the American Stroke Association Gold Health Plus Achievement Award. We have also received the Healthgrades Awards for excellence in stroke care, neuroscience and cranial neurosurgery and Vizient 5-star award for Quality & Accountability, as well as being a Magnet designated hospital for nursing care.

The clinical training includes a 12 unit dedicated neurointensive care unit (NICU) in addition to the 12-bed trauma surgical intensive care unit. There are additional intensive care units (ICU) with nursing trained in neurological care for overflow of both neurological and trauma patients. We are the only Level I Trauma Center in Orange County, covering a population of 3.128 million residents plus millions of tourists annually. We are a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the first in Orange County, and ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals in the US for stroke care by healthgrades and ASA Gold Health Plus Achievement Award. Neurocritical care faculty work closely with a team of cerebrovascular neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiologists, and Vascular Neurologists to offer the best care possible to our patients. Our patient population encompasses a diverse range of disease processes and patients in our closed-model unit that is run exclusively by neurocritical care boarded neurointensivists.

Candidates must be BC/BE in neurology with fellowship training in Neurocritical Care to qualify for ABPN or UCNS certification in Neurocritical Care and be eligible for an unrestricted license in the State of California.

Primary responsibilities of the position include expanding and innovating in inpatient and limited outpatient TBI follow-up clinical care; teaching medical students, residents, and fellows; developing research and creative work; and providing university/public service. Clinical duties encompass but are not limited to leading primary intensive care team to care for patients with acute brain and spinal cord injury, working in multidisciplinary team and consulting on other critical care patients with acute neurological issues, management of ventilator and all general critical care issues, performance and supervision of procedures including but not limited to intubation, arterial line placement, central venous catheter placement, lumbar punctures, and bronchoscopy.

The full-time academic appointment may be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level in the Health Sciences Clinical or Clinical X series, depending on experience and extent of research effort. Clinical X appointments confer membership in the UCI Academic Senate.

Criteria for the Professor of Clinical "X" Series:The incumbent will be expected to conduct substantial research; provide patient care; teach fellows, residents, and medical students; and perform public and University service. Excellent teaching is an essential criteria for appointment in this series.

Criteria for the Health Sciences Clinical Professor Series: The incumbent will be expected to teach fellows, residents, and medical students; provide patient care; contribute to scholarly activities; and provide public and University service.

TO APPLY: Please log onto UCI RECRUIT located at:[]

Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position:

-Cover letter
-Curriculum vitae
-Statement of Clinical and Research Interest
-Teaching Statement
-Diversity Statement
-Contact Information for 3-5 References


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent degree and be Board certified/Board eligible in Neurocritical Care or equivalent who are eligible for licensure by the California Medical Board. Candidates must have demonstrated capabilities for teaching, professional service and/or research suitable to the HS Clinical Professor series.

The incumbent will participate in patient care, teach residents and students, perform university and public service, and demonstrate professional competency and activity. Positions are dependent upon funding. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Initial appointments are for one year and renewal is based on availability of support.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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About UC Irvine

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC anti-discrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Orange, CA