Seattle Children's Hospital has current and July 2017 openings for full and part-time pediatric hospitalists to work at an established pediatric hospital medicine program at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital. Yakima is a medically underserved community of 93,000 inhabitants, with 250,000 in the hospital’s service area. Located 2 ½ hours southeast of Seattle in Central Washington, Yakima enjoys a distinct four season climate with an average of 290 days of sunshine per year. It offers immediate access to world-class fishing, hiking, hunting, and biking, and is approximately 45 minutes from excellent skiing. Yakima is also in the heart of Washington’s world-renowned wine, hops, and fruit country with abundant opportunities for vinicultural tourism and farm-to-table dining. Yakima is great for raising a family, offers a fair housing market, outstanding schools, and a community college with satellite access to Washington State University.
The program is well supported by pediatricians and family practitioners throughout the community. Individuals must be interested in practicing autonomously in a community hospital setting, including teaching family medicine residents. A level 3 NICU is separately staffed by neonatologists and neonatal APPs.
Clinical responsibilities include inpatient management of pediatric patients on a general pediatric ward of 14+ beds, consultations from family medicine physicians and surgeons, ER evaluations and consultations, pediatric trauma support, and care of normal newborns. Subspecialty and surgical support is provided by local adult subspecialists, surgeons, and telemedicine consultations from Seattle Children's Hospital. In-house daytime coverage with after-hour coverage is from home depending upon acuity. Additional duties include active teaching of family practice residents from Central WA Family Medicine Residency Program and second year pediatric residents from University of Washington. We seek hard-working, fun-loving individuals committed to providing outstanding patient- and family-centered care in the community setting who are strong team players and exemplary professionals.
Seattle Children’s Hospital is currently ranked #5 in US NEWS and World Reports and is committed to a culture of safety, error prevention, clinical standard work, and continuous quality improvement. The affiliation with Seattle Children’s Hospital offers opportunities for hospitalists to participate in on-going self-directed clinical, safety, quality, simulation, teaching, and leadership training. The regional hospital medicine program is a key aspect of Seattle Children’s Hospital strategy to develop comprehensive pediatric care across the state.
Requirements: MD/DO, BC/BE and PALS certified. Competitive salary, benefits, relocation allowance, and signing/retention bonus.
Interested individuals should contact:
Jack Percelay, MD
Associate Division Chief, Hospital Medicine Regional Programs
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Please include your curriculum vitae and cover letter describing career goals, interests, availability for potential interview, and potential start date.
Graduates of foreign medical schools must have completed the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), Step 3 or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Seattle Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage minority applicants to apply.
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