The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center – College of Medicine Chattanooga seeks an energetic and imaginative leader to serve as Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at the Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. This position offers a unique opportunity to lead a team of academic Pediatric Cardiologists serving the needs of the Southeastern part of Tennessee and counties in Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina with the only academic Children’s hospital in the area.
Children’s is seeking an entrepreneurial leader with a passion to grow and build upon an already established program. The Children’s Hospital at Erlanger is committed to providing the fiscal and administrative support necessary for a new leader to create the leading pediatric heart program in The Tennessee Valley region and to build collaborative academic ties with leading national programs. To achieve this goal, the new Chief will be required to continue the expansion of regional outreach and to enhance and/or develop programs in heart failure, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, and fetal cardiology.
Opportunities exist for the chief to develop imaginative regional models of care delivery and to influence the design of the new Children’s Hospital, which will begin construction late 2016.
The foremost qualities necessary for this position are leadership, vision and energy. Other key qualities include a track record of 1) developing a culture of high team accountability and professionalism focused on increasing efficiency; 2) successful collaboration with other hospital and medical school leaders to integrate clinical and research programs; 3) growing outreach /satellite strategies to increase market share and 4) ability to develop junior faculty into leaders of the future.
The individual selected for this position will be a strategic and highly communicative leader. As Chief of Pediatric Cardiology, the individual reports to the Chair of Pediatrics and will work collaboratively with the Chief of Adult Cardiology in the continued development of cutting edge adolescent and adult congenital programs. This individual will be a MD or MD/PhD who is board certified in Pediatric Cardiology.
About the Division of Pediatric Cardiology:
- 3 board-certified pediatric cardiologists
- Provide specialized comprehensive diagnostic and referral for interventional cardiac care before birth, leading to better outcomes for babies
- Provide coordinated care for mothers and babies when congenital heart disease is recognized in the unborn baby, including assessment, and referral for delivery and surgical management under one roof
- The physicians share six exam rooms and two echo rooms. There is also one EKG/Stress Test room. The physicians also have access to an echo reading room in the clinic.
- Dedicated Cardiology providers provide high quality patient care with excellent patient ratings
About the Erlanger Health System:
The Erlanger Health System is a multi-hospital system with five hospitals based in Chattanooga: the University Hospital, Children's Hospital at Erlanger, Erlanger North Hospital, Erlanger East Hospital, and Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital, located in Pikeville, TN. Erlanger is the 7th largest public hospital in the United States and has been recognized as "Chattanooga's number one hospital" by U.S. News and World Report.
Erlanger is the tri-state region's only Level One Trauma Center, providing the highest level of trauma care for adults. Erlanger has five LIFE FORCE air ambulances in its fleet, two based in Tennessee, two in North Georgia and one in Winchester, TN. Children's Hospital at Erlanger houses the region's only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, as well as a pediatric trauma team, Emergency Center, and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Erlanger also serves as the region's only academic teaching hospital, affiliated with the University of Tennessee, College of Medicine Chattanooga.
The Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center, recognized for its world-class stroke and neurosciences program, is the fourth largest interventional stroke program in the United States. Each year, more than a quarter of a million people are treated by the team of healthcare professionals who are part of Erlanger.
About Children’s Hospital at Erlanger:
We’re the region’s only hospital staffed with pediatric subspecialists, who, along with highly-trained pediatric surgeons, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and child life professionals, have devoted their careers to working with children. We know that providing the best in children's health care takes more than special equipment or training – it takes viewing the world from the unique perspective of children and understanding what they need. Creating this special environment of healing for all children, regardless of their ability to pay, is the daily and ultimate goal of everyone at Children's Hospital at Erlanger. No other facility in the region can say they do the same.
Children’s Hospital at Erlanger is certified as a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center (CRPC), the highest designation in the state for pediatrics. It’s a level of care for children often found only in cities more than twice the size of Chattanooga.
Here are other ways we stand apart:
- The region’s most comprehensive resource for pediatric hematology/oncology – treating more than 90% of our area’s children with cancer
- The region’s highest level of care for premature or sick newborns – providing 24-hour, in-house neonatology
- The region’s only pediatric emergency department, staffed with board-certified pediatric emergency physicians
- The region’s only pediatric trauma center, serving critically ill and injured children 24/7
- The region’s only pediatric surgical suites designed exclusively for children
- The region’s only teaching pediatric hospital, affiliated with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
- Erlanger is the only academic medical center in Southeastern TN and the only hospital that provides over $80+ M of uncompensated care every year to the Chattanooga community.
- In FY 2015, Children’s Hospital at Erlanger generated a robust market growth in a flat market with the Inpatient Heart/Cardiac volumes up 22%.
- The new Children’s Hospital facility is approved with construction scheduled to begin in late 2016 and a move-in target date of January 2018.
Chattanooga, TN is a great place to live with many cultural opportunities, no state income tax, and opportunities for outdoor activities with close proximity to Atlanta, Ga and Nashville, TN. Chattanooga enters the 21st century as one of the most progressive and livable mid-size cities in the US. In this decade the city has won 3 national awards for outstanding "livability", 9 Gunther Blue Ribbon Awards for excellence in housing and consolidated planning, and ranked #1 in 2011 and 2015 by Outdoor Magazine’s “Best Places to Live in the U.S”.
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