Pediatric Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit Medical Director
Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital is seeking a physician to assume the role of Medical Director of the Pediatric Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU). Our children’s hospital serves a geographical area of 1.2 million children in Southern California. The Pediatric Critical Care service includes a 25 bed medical/surgical PICU, and a 14-bed pediatric cardiac/solid organ transplant intensive care unit and a separate 19-bed step-down unit. The PICU has approximately 1800 admissions per year and the CTICU performs 200-250 pump cases per year. Our services include an active pediatric critical care transport team performing about 800 transports annually of which 80% come to the intensive care units. Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital pioneered pediatric heart transplantation in 1984 under the innovative leadership of Dr. Leonard Bailey. We have remained a worldwide leader in pediatric cardiac care for more than 40 years. Our Pediatric Heart Care services include heart failure and transplantation, interventional cardiology, non-invasive cardiology and mechanical circulatory support. As a full service CTICU we have membership in United Network for organ Sharing, Pediatric Heart Transplant Society, and Pediatric Advanced Heart Failure Program. The CTICU is a member of the clinical database in congenital and pediatric cardiac care Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4). The critical care division is a multi-disciplinary team including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners; pharmacist, child life specialists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, chaplains, and other clinicians who collaborate to best meet the medical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the hospitalized child. Primary responsibility will be providing direct patient care to pediatric cardiac patients in the CTICU while leading the medical team under the direction of the Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care with collaboration of the cardiac thoracic surgeons, cardiologist and other members of the multi-disciplinary team. The medical director will assist in the development of research, educational and clinical programs for the CTICU. Qualifications • Extensive expertise in the care of neonates and children with complex congenital and acquired heart disease, including ECMO, mechanical circulatory support, and postoperative care. • Board certification/eligible in pediatric critical care medicine. • Eligible for a medical license in the state of California • Clinical expertise in cardiac critical care • Experience in a leadership role preferred. This is not a J1 Opportunity.
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