Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, with the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, is currently recruiting a Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care. The ideal candidate would have an interest to lead Clinical Research, experience and involvement with PALISI would be preferable, and an interest to lead the development of our Fellowship program. Children’s is a vibrant, free-standing pediatric teaching hospital and Nebraska’s only full service pediatric specialty health care center focused on extraordinary clinical care, education, clinical and outcomes, basic science and translational research, and advocacy. The hospital is embarking on transformational programmatic and physical growth to address our local, regional, national and global patient care. The hospital has a Level IV Regional NICU, Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, Specialized Clinical Pediatric Services, and 24/7 Pediatric Intensivists. We have 50+ Specialty Clinics, 200+ Specialists, 14 Satellite Offices, multiple Pediatric Fellowship programs, and is Magnet Certified. Our new campus expansion plans include an additional 100+ beds to the existing 145, expansion to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Fetal Care Center and Fetal Surgery, Infant MRI, full urology support with new urodynamic suite, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Center including dedicated intensive care, Short-Stay Observation Unit, Emergency Department, and new operating rooms, one which will have intraoperative MRI and navigational system. The expansion will also provide new facilities to support education and clinical and outcomes research.
The Division Chief provides overall clinical leadership for the practice of Pediatric Critical Care. In addition to the administrative responsibilities of this position, the individual will share in the clinical responsibilities with the 15+ current faculty members. The Chief will hold a faculty position at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Candidates will be board certified in Pediatric Critical Care, along with possessing strong clinical and leadership experience. Candidates will have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. We seek individuals with strong emotional and social intelligence and a demonstrated ability to connect with others in a meaningful way at all levels of the organization and university. This leader is responsible in developing and implementing the clinical, educational, academic, research, and advocacy goals of the institution for Pediatric Critical Care. This individual will represent the Children’s Hospital & Medical Center leadership at the University for matters involving Pediatric Critical Care at all campus sites.
The 19 bed multidisciplinary Pediatric Intensive Care Unit has been expanded by nine additional beds. The PICU faculty supports a busy cardiothoracic surgery program with three surgeons, heart transplant program and a full complement of pediatric subspecialties. The faculty also supports the nine bed PICU at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). UNMC is a Level I Trauma Center and home to one of the largest abdominal organ transplant programs in the country. The faculty is engaged in several areas of interest including Transport, Extra Corporeal Support, Palliative Care, and Simulation. The Child Health Research Institute provides start-up funding, gap funding and infrastructure for clinical, basic science, or translational research. Research interests are strongly desired and supported. This is a unique opportunity with unlimited potential to advance a strong clinical and academic career in Pediatric Critical Care.
Omaha enjoys four distinct seasons, along with an exciting metropolitan and a population over 925,000. The people of Omaha make it a safe city where it is special to live and enjoy all the amenities of a big city with the warmth of the Midwest. The area is rich in cultural activities including a professional symphony, ballet, theater, art, history, children’s museums, and a world class zoo that will appeal to every taste. Additionally, Greater Omaha has an outstanding educational system of public and private schools. There are numerous universities and colleges, most notably the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Creighton University, and the College of Saint Mary’s. In addition to the many collegiate sports, Omaha hosts the Olympic Swim Trials, the Olympic Curling Trials, and the College World Series. All of this, combined with a diverse economy with multiple Fortune 500 companies, makes for an extraordinary quality of life.
Nominations, expressions of interest and applications (including cover letter and CV/resume) should be submitted to: Geralyn Azizkhan, Director, Physician and Faculty Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.955.6585. Cell: 402.979.3103. All replies will be treated with confidentiality.
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About Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Located in Omaha, Nebraska, Children’s serves as Nebraska’s only full-service pediatric specialty health care center. Our free-standing pediatric teaching hospital has a Level IV regional NICU, Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, Specialized Clinical Pediatric Services and 24/7 Pediatric Intensivists. We have 50+ Specialty Clinics, 200+ Specialists, 14 Satellite Offices, Pediatric Fellowship Programs and Magnet certification.Focused on extraordinary clinical care, education, clinical and outcomes research and advocacy, Children’s is embarking on a journey of transformational programmatic and physical growth to address local, regional, national and global patient care needs. Our new campus expansion will add 100 additional beds to the existing 145, as well as expand several key departments, including the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Fetal Care Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care Center with a dedicated intensive care, Short-Stay Observation Unit, Emergency Department and Surgical Services. The expansion will also provide new facilities to support Education and Clinical & Outcomes Research.Children's Hospital & Medical Center has a rich history based on community involv...ement and service to children. The original Children's Memorial Hospital was founded in 1948 by Dr. C.W.M. Poynter, Dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Henry Doorly, publisher of the Omaha World-Herald, with a vision that no child in need of medical care would be turned away due to an inability to pay. Since its launch in the midst of the polio epidemic, Children’s has been on the leading edge of pediatric care in Omaha and across the region. Children’s has now evolved into a nationally recognized pediatric health care leader with growing global impact.