Pediatric Hospitalist - M60146
The Childrens Hospital of Richmond (CHoR) at Virginia Commonwealth University is currently seeking an academic faculty member for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. We seek a motivated clinical educator interested in a career in Pediatric Hospital Medicine in the academic setting. CHoR is a multi-specialty pediatric hospital within a university hospital facility that serves as a quaternary care center to the children of Metro Richmond, central Virginia and beyond.
Clinical responsibilities will include direct supervision of the resident teams providing care to the children admitted to the Pediatric Hospital Medicine service, consultation for children admitted to other inpatient services and close cooperation with the Pediatric Specialists, Pediatric Emergency Department (ED), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and surgical services. The division is also responsible for the indirect supervision of Advanced Practice Providers within our Pediatric Clinical Decision Unit. It is also expected that inclusive teamwork be fostered with the pediatric nursing and ancillary staff of CHoR.
Recently, pediatric hospitalists from St. Marys Hospital of Mercy Bon Secours Health, a local community hospital, joined our division to enhance our mutual record of excellence in clinical and academic pediatric services. Community hospital inpatient and newborn care are seen as essential to the pediatric landscape and as such there is an overwhelming positive vibe in Richmond for this collaboration.
Academically, the candidate will collaborate with undergraduate and graduate educational leaders (some of whom are members of the division) to meet the educational needs of their learners. As there is a pediatric hospitalist fellowship program (the only one in Virginia), applicants are expected to provide mentorship, model behaviors and assist in the programs ongoing development. The candidate will work within a dynamic environment and will have many opportunities to develop clinical, educational, quality improvement, and research interests. Interests and commitments include simulation, education of lay people in pediatric communication, throughput efficiency and improvement of pediatric emergency team responses. Research interests are based on clinical outcomes, quality improvement, clinical practice guidelines, educational constructs and simulation curriculum development.
The applicant will be offered an academic appointment at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. The candidate must be at a minimum Board Eligible/Board Credentialed in General Pediatrics or Internal Medicine-Pediatrics and be eligible for medical licensure in Virginia. Completion of a Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship with Board Eligibility/Board Certification in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, more than two years of prior pediatric hospital medicine experience and/or tracking toward Board Eligibility/Board Certification in Pediatric Hospital Medicine by 2023 is strongly preferred. Individuals should have demonstrated a keen interest (publication/presentation and development) in Quality Improvement initiatives.
Richmond has undergone a rebirth, it is now home to active theater, music, arts and a vibrant restaurant/brewery scene. Visit www.visitrichmondva.com for more details. CHoR itself has experienced exponential clinic growth with double digit increases in outpatient volume, surgical volume and a modest increase in inpatient volume. CHoR is most excited that a new 96 bed inpatient hospital is being constructed with completion due in late 2022. This new hospital will be contiguous with the CHoR outpatient Pavilion that opened in 2016. Go to www.chrichmond.org for more information about CHoR.
CHoR physicians enjoy a collegial work environment with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits plan. As our hospitalists include a mix of senior (experienced) and junior faculty, there is opportunity to be both mentored and join a peer group. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience working in and fostering the growth of a diverse faculty, staff and student environment. They should be committed to promote this positive attitude as a member of the division.
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action University providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veterans status, political affiliation or disability.