The Heart Center at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, is seeking to add an additional full time pediatric cardiac intensivist. The incumbent will join a group of five physicians that currently provide full time coverage to our busy cardiac intensive care unit.
The candidate should be either board certified/eligible in pediatric critical care with significant experience or additional training in cardiac critical care; or board certified/eligible in pediatric cardiology with additional fellowship training in pediatric cardiac intensive care.
The Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Cook Children’s Medical center is a 14-bed, dedicated cardiac intensive care unit, with an additional 14 bed step down unit where the candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of specialist caring for children with congenital heart disease. A full spectrum of pediatric critical care is practiced within the unit, and the ideal candidate with have solid clinical and interpersonal skills.
The Heart Center at Cook Children’s Medical center continues to grow. There are 450-500 cardiac surgeries, approximately 500 cardiac catheterizations, and over 100 EP studies performed annually. The program continues to show steady growth. The Heart Center includes 2 cardio-thoracic surgeons, 14 cardiologists, and 6 nurse practitioners. The Cardiac Intensive Care Unit currently has 5 cardiac critical care physicians.
Must be board certified in one of the following areas: Cardiology or Pediatric Intensive Care, with a minimum of 2-5 years’ experience preferred. Pediatric subspecialty training relevant to cardiac critical care is essential.
Candidate must possess full component of ICU skills (vent management, central & arterial line insertion, ECMO, care of neonates with CHD pre- and post-operatively, care of the adult patient post-op from CV surgery, care of the post-op cardiac transplant patient).
Candidate must have proven track record in collaborating with all members of the Cardiac Intensive Care team (CT surgery, Cardiology, Nursing leadership, PICU, NICU).
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: April 2019
About Cook Children's Health Care System
Cook Children’s Medical Center has nationally regarded nursing staff with consistent Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center since 2006. This recognition of quality patient care and nursing excellence has been achieved by only 7 percent of all health care organizations nationwide. Cook Children’s has a distinguished international reputation for providing extraordinary care and achieving positive outcomes in its Neurology, Neurosurgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hematology and Oncology, Neonatology and Pulmonology programs.
Cook Children’s Health Care System is one of the country’s leading vertically integrated pediatric health care organizations. Cook Children’s represents an award-winning, not-for-profit system of seamless health care designed to fulfill our Promise; “Knowing that every child’s life is sacred, it is the Promise of Cook Children’s to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.”
Cook Children’s Health Care System is comprised of a Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health Company, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services, Inc. and Health F...oundation. Cook Children's Physician Network is the employed-physician component of the Health Care System. Within the system, physician leadership is fostered and physicians actively participate in the strategic goals and mission of the organization.
Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Cook Children’s primary service region includes Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties, with an additional referral area encompassing approximately half of the state. The integrated system has more than 60 primary, specialty and urgent care offices throughout Texas and has served hundreds of international patients, as well as those from all 50 states.
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