Location: Atlanta, Georgia
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The Division of Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine, working in partnership and practicing at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, is seeking a board eligible or board certified pediatric intensivist to join our 14 physicians and four Advance Practice Providers. A physician joining our group will find family oriented individuals who value mutual respect. Numerous opportunities exist for collaboration across disciplines and in conjunction with Emory, Georgia Tech, Morehouse,
and the CDC.
A successful candidate must have a commitment to excellence, education, patient safety and collaboration. Advanced training (fellowship) and research experience in extracorporeal therapies is preferred. Responsibilities will include educational and clinical duties in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a medical/surgical 36 bed unit with >2900 admissions per year. Patient care includes ECMO, CRRT, & transport medical control, but does not include post-operative cardiac care (separate Cardiac ICU). Our CCM group supports an accredited fellowship program (15 fellows) and is an integral part of resident education. Rank, salary and tenure status are commensurate with training and experience.
Preferred qualifications/education:Advanced training (fellowship) in extracorporeal therapies.
Job Description:* Provide clinical care to critically ill and injured children. Clinical service will involve ~ 130 shifts per year per FTE allocation, including days, nights and weekends. Clinical service consists of rounding 3 times a day (morning, afternoon, midnight), continuous oversight of the care team, medical control for air and ground transport, and Code Blue response.* Engage in the teaching of residents and fellows during conferences and while on clinical service.
Expected rotations and time allotment:1. PICU Service Attending (10 weeks - combination of primary service and float attending)2. PICU On call (20 call nights)3. ECMO Call (20 weeks)a. Will be on-call with the ECMO attending 24/7 during critical care blocks except for designated vacation timeb. Will attend ECMO rounds in all units as able (PICU, CICU, NICU)4. Cardiovascular operating room (1 week) - Will spend 1 week in the cardiovascular operating room shadowing and learning from the perfusionists about the differences between cardiopulmonary bypass and ECMO5. Transfusion medicine (4 weeks) - Will spend 4 week with blood bank/thrombosis team performing consults, learning about apheresis techniques, rounding on patients, and listening to didactic lectures given6. Cardiology (4 weeks) - Will spend 4 weeks with echocardiography and VAD teams, learning about imaging in the ECMO/VAD patient, as well as learning about how VAD care differs from ECMO.7. Nephrology (4 weeks) - Will spend 4 weeks with the nephrology team learning about and managing differing modes and types of renal replacement therapy.8. ECMO Service (5 weeks) - Rounding and program development with the ECMO service.9. Vacation (4 weeks)
Additional Information:Employment will be in the Emory + Children's Pediatric Institute. The Emory + Children's Pediatric Institute is an affiliation between Emory University and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta that is improving the lives of children in Georgia and beyond. The Pediatric Institute combines the unique strengths and resources of each institution in support of our three-part academic missions of providing outstanding clinical care, conducting innovative basic science discovery and clinical research, and coordinating exceptional education of the future healthcare workforce. Our physicians, researchers, and educators have created a model where leadership, commitment and quality are fundamental components of success. Together, we are transforming pediatrics by achieving new levels of clinical excellence--driven by research, teaching and wellness. We look forward to our future together.
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