The Children's Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana seeks to recruit a BC/BE Pediatric Hospitalist to join a dedicated inpatient pediatric hospitalist team. TCH has a comprehensive staff of pediatric subspecialists, psychosocial staff, and all standard pediatric supportive services. New program development with potential for a leadership role. It is a well-resourced pediatric department with enthusiastic staff, who demonstrate a level of morale far above average. The patient volume is modest and the hospitalists enjoy the backup of the pediatric critical care team which is in-house and available to assess sick patients at night. The hospitalist is typically present during daytime hours for rounds and available for call from home at night, typically every fourth night. The volume is modest, e.g. 3-4 admissions per 24 hours. The position will start with 12-hour blocks until facility hires a full complement of physicians. Although the service is not typically resident-run, there are significant opportunities for both formal and informal teaching of medical students and residents. The perspectives and QI interests of incoming hospitalists are welcomed, and physicians are respected as partners with opportunities to share in leadership roles. The hospitalist is expected to enthusiastically embrace opportunities to meet such standard needs as consulting and supporting the pediatric ED when needed, performing standard procedures (e.g. LP), and attending departmental meetings.
A comprehensive compensation package will be offered and may include:
- Base Salary plus Incentive
- Commencement Bonus
- Medical Education Debt Repayment
The Children's Hospital is a comprehensive children's hospital. TCH has created a dedicated children's hospital within a hospital concept with recent facility investment of $10M and upcoming NICU renovation of $4M. TCH is a tertiary care facility, with neonatal, maternal/fetal and pediatric transport programs that includes Lutheran Air and dedicated TCH Mobile Intensive Care Units, as well as a verified Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. Level III Pediatric/PICU and NICU/OB care are currently focused at TCH. Sister facilities are developing coordinated, network systems of care for mother/baby and pediatrics that will result in more robust pediatric and perinatal programs of excellence and elevate the overall level of pediatric medicine in Northeast Indiana.
Fort Wayne is the 2nd largest city in Indiana. With an appealing blend of big-city amenities, cosmopolitan style, small-town affordability and two communities which boast top notch school systems, Fort Wayne is ranked nationally among the best places to live. It is an easy drive to major metropolitan areas, including Indianapolis, Chicago, Cincinnati, and Detroit. Indiana is consistently ranked one of the top 5 physician friendly states with low cost malpractice coverage and capped claims, low managed care and a simple licensing process.
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