Job ID: 289930555  |  Last Updated: 3/1/2021

Division Chief, Pediatric Surgery

Jacksonville, FL
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Job Description

As one of the nations leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children even those who may never enter our doors through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion guide our growth and strategy. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about, and committed to leading efforts to provide culturally relevant care, reducing health disparities, and helping build a diverse and inclusive team environment. All Nemours associates are expected to ensure that these philosophies are embedded in their day to day work with colleagues, patients and families.

Nemours Childrens Specialty Care Jacksonville is seeking a motivated and experienced Pediatric Surgeon with strong progressive experience to lead a Division of six Pediatric Surgeons. We provide comprehensive surgical care to a large population base with a heavy load of neonatal cases. We have recently become a state designated Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center and are committed to obtaining ACS Level 1 Trauma Verification as well as Level 1 Childrens Surgical Verification.

This is a full-time employed position. Physician candidates must have completed an ABMS accredited Fellowship program in Pediatric Surgery, be eligible for unrestricted Florida License, and be Board Certified in Pediatric surgery. The ideal candidate is a dynamic pediatric surgeon with a passion for patient--and family-centered care, with the ability to work with other subspecialists in a multi-specialty collaborative fashion. A strong academic background is also highly desired.

For confidential consideration, please forward your formal CV to:

Robert W. Letton, Jr., M.D.

Albert H. Wilkinson, Jr., MD, Endowed Professor in Pediatric Surgery

Chair, Department of Surgery, Nemours Childrens Specialty Care Jacksonville

Our team includes six physician assistants/nurse practitioners providing 24/7 in-house coverage. We receive third year surgery residents from Mayo, University of Florida and Florida State Colleges of Medicine. Inpatient care is delivered at Wolfson Children's Hospital, which is connected via skybridge directly to our clinic and administrative offices. This facility includes a new inpatient tower, and currently has over 200 total beds, including a 20 bed PICU, a 24 bed CVICU and 48 Level 2 and 3 NICU beds, with 24 hour critical care coverage. Construction is currently underway on a new tower, which will increase the total number of beds to over 280, and modernize and expand the combined number of NICU and PICU beds to 127. All pediatric surgery specialties are represented including 24/7 in-house pediatric hospitalist coverage and 18 pediatric anesthesiologists.

We have extensive experience in advanced minimally invasive surgery, with two dedicated minimally invasive Stryker OR suites, state of the art instrumentation, and the DaVinci Surgical Robotic System. We have comprehensive programs in management of chest wall deformities, pediatric surgical oncology and neonatal surgical care including a highly successful ECMO program and a multidisciplinary CDH program.

At our three clinic locations in the Jacksonville area, Nemours is a leading provider of pediatric specialty care in north Florida with many of our pediatric specialists regularly recognized as the "Best Doctors in America". We offer comprehensive, family-centered care in more than 30 pediatric specialties. Several of those specialties in collaboration with Wolfson Children's Hospital, have been named among the best in the country by U.S. News World Report. Nemours is a special organization whose mission is intensely focused on delivering the best patient and family centered care in everything we do throughout the organization.

One of the fastest growing areas of Florida, Jacksonville is home to many arts venues, numerous festivals, national and international sporting events including the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars and the Jacksonville Suns AA minor league baseball team, exceptional golf courses and world-class art and culture, and is located on the Atlantic Coast. The annual Players Championship held at the nearby TPC course is an internationally recognized sporting event. We have excellent public and private schools coupled with a low cost of living and no state-income tax. We are ideally located on St. Johns River within minutes of Atlantic coast beaches and a short drive to the Jacksonville International Airport.

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique Bridge to a Healthy Future pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.

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