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West Columbia, South Carolina
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New Haven, Connecticut
Location: Orange, California
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: MD
Internal Number: 162
Division Chief of Critical Care
CHOC Specialists and the University of California, Irvine, are seeking a Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care to lead a team of 18 pediatric intensivists, 18 Critical Care hospitalists and 13 advance practice providers at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, California and the University of California, Irvine. CHOC Pediatric Subspecialty Faculty (PSF), a private pediatric subspecialty group, is composed of more than 260 physicians and 60 advance practice providers practicing within 24 pediatric subspecialties. The group practices at CHOC, a premier pediatric healthcare system based in Orange County. CHOC is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients.
Recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News and World Report (2021-22), CHOC is also one of the Leapfrog Group’s 2020 and 2021 Top Children’s Hospitals for safety and quality. The Division Chief will provide leadership to this robust and expanding pediatric critical care program.
The Division Chief will have an academic appointment commensurate with experience with the University of California Irvine, School of Medicine and will benefit from institutional resources to expand both the clinical and research program. Opportunities to teach include the UCI-CHOC Pediatric Critical Fellowship program, an excellent pediatric residency program and numerous other pediatric specialty fellowship programs.
The Critical Care Division is a crucial part of CHOC achieving its mission of nurturing the health and well-being of children and its vision of being the top destination for providing exceptional and innovative care. When a child faces a life-threatening circumstance, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensivists are immediately available to deliver optimum and holistic service 24 hours a day, seven day a week. The division is readily accessible to other CHOC specialists and departments to provide case consultation and intervention should a patient have unanticipated complications in another hospital area.
With more than 30 years of experience, our Critical Care physicians give quality care to critically ill or severely injured children of diverse populations residing in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and surrounding counties. Our critical care service spans to 54 beds between three hospitals, six intensive care units and two pediatric subacute facilities. We treat the full spectrum of pathology and disease, from the very common to the very rare. Patients with a wide range of disorders are hospitalized in the PICU, including those with:
Through participation in multi-center studies of children with life-threatening respiratory failure, Critical Care physicians provide the most technically advanced therapies, such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), high-frequency oscillation and the use of nitric oxide. Under our leadership, CHOC has had a successful ECMO program for more than 25 years, recently receiving the Platinum Award for excellence.
Our Critical Care physicians also are integral to the CHOC Cancer, Neuroscience, Cardiac and Orthopedic Institutes. Our services are complemented by the multidisciplinary care provided by other pediatric subspecialty physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, clinical dietitians, child psychologists and social workers at CHOC and CHOC at Mission. Additionally, our providers have privileges at UCI Medical Center, where we assist in the care of pediatric trauma patients and provide pediatric critical care and sedation services to pediatric patients in the UCI Burn Unit. Our physicians are also credentialed to provide telemedicine consultations for surrounding hospitals including Corona Regional Medical Center, Hoag Hospital, Healthbridge Children’s Hospital, and Foothill Regional Medical Center.
Sun-drenched Orange County sits just between San Diego and Los Angeles, offering 45 miles of gorgeous coastline. The area boasts average temperatures of 70 degrees and 278 days of sunshine annually, with unbeatable entertainment, shopping and attractions, and easy access to the beach, mountains, and desert. There is something here for everyone.
Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and CV online at Critical Care - Pediatric Division Chief - Career Portal (dayforcehcm.com) or submit directly to Tom Capizzi at TCapizzi@choc.org.
Minimum qualifications include Board certification in Pediatric Critical Care and eligible for an unrestricted CA medical license. Previous leadership of a Critical Care Division or Program with successful development of clinical, educational, and research programs. Academic and/or leadership accomplishments at Associate Professor or higher level.
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