Pediatric Hospitalist - Blank Children's Hospital - Des Moines

UnityPoint Clinic
Des Moines, Iowa
Nov 24, 2021
Nov 24, 2022
Full Time
Position Type


Blank Children s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, has openings for a BC/BE pediatrician to join an established practice of pediatric hospitalists. Full time is preferred, but part-time opportunities may be discussed. Our pediatric hospitalists provide family-centered care for patients from birth through adolescence in two newborn nurseries and a 43-bed general pediatric ward.


The pediatric hospitalist team at Blank includes physicians and nurse practitioners. A wide variety of pediatric subspecialist support is available including pediatric emergency medicine, pediatric intensive care, neonatology and pediatric surgery. In addition to the main campus in Des Moines, Blank hospitalists also provide support for the pediatrics ward and newborn nursery (level II) at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, IA. This nursery and pediatric unit are primarily staffed by nurse practitioners, but physicians act as telehealth backup and as-needed coverage. The pediatric hospitalist service provides education for the Blank Children's Pediatric Residency program as well as visiting family practice residents and medical students from the University of Iowa and Des Moines University.


  • Opportunities exist to participate in multidisciplinary quality improvement projects within our own organization, in the community and in collaboration with the AAP.
  • Faculty appointments at both Des Moines University and the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine are available.
  • Board certification or board eligibility for pediatric hospitalist medicine is preferred but not required.

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