Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, with the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, is currently recruiting a Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 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 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, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Center including dedicated intensive care, Short-Stay Observation Unit, Emergency Department, and Surgical Services. The expansion will also provide new facilities to support education and clinical and outcomes research.
The Chief will hold the Barbara W. Schaefer and Ronald W. Schaefer Endowed Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics and a faculty position at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. This individual provides overall clinical leadership for the practice of pediatric Orthopedics. In addition to the administrative responsibilities of this position, the individual will share in the clinical responsibilities with the six pediatric Orthopaedic faculty. The successful candidate will be board certified in Pediatric Orthopedics with extensive pediatric orthopaedic experience, preferably in a leadership role. This leader will be responsible to develop and implement the clinical, educational, research, and advocacy goals of the institution for Pediatric Orthopaedics. This individual will represent the Children’s Hospital & Medical Center leadership to the University for matters involving Pediatric Orthopaedics at all in-patient and out-patient campus sites. Candidates will have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. He/she will have administrative, academic, and clinical practice management experience within a complex, pediatric tertiary care medical center. 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, especially hospital and university leadership.
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 collegial 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, email@example.com 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.
Children's Hospital & Medical Center has a rich history based on community involvement 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.
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.