The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) seek an outstanding academic leader to direct the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment at UAMS. Integral to the position will be the ability to lead academically and educationally oriented faculty, foster cutting edge research, be an effective hospital leader, and demonstrate the skills to propel the Division to new heights in its clinical, research and teaching missions.
Reporting to the Chair of Anesthesiology, the Division Chief will have the goal of advancing the field of Pediatric Anesthesiology through patient care, practice innovation, education and research. The Division Chief will serve as a role model for professionalism in the Division, the Department, and the interactions with UAMS and ACH partners, referring physicians, families, and the community, promoting positive relationships, excellent responsiveness, and exceptional patient focused care.
As Section Chief, this leader will report to the Chief Medical Officer of ACH, and work with other perioperative leaders to ensure safe and efficient function of all hospital procedural areas. The Section Chief will work with the Chief Surgeon to develop policies and procedures for running the operating room and procedural areas, and with the Perioperative Leadership group, have responsibility for ensuring adherence to procedural guidelines, and accountability for metrics that are used to benchmark procedural care at ACH.
Strengths of the program include:
Outstanding clinical care, both within and without the division; great pride in clinical care
Dedication to excellent education
Strong commitment to Arkansas Children’s Hospital and to Little Rock by the faculty
Excellent research infrastructure through the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute
Strong connection via Chair to COM and hospital
Great national reputation of the Pediatric Fellowship
Please contact Jennifer Schaulin at 682-223-5782 or via email at Jennifer.Schaulin@millicansolutions.com for more information. All inquiries will remain confidential without your prior approval.
The UAMS Department of Anesthesiology provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive care of the perioperative patient at the UAMS Medical Center, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and the John L. McClellan Memorial Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. The Department has approximately 70 faculty members, 56 residents, 53 CRNAs and appropriate administrative and nursing support. The Department provides training for all specialties of anesthesiology, has three oral examiners for the American Board of Anesthesiology, and has representatives on the Basic and Advanced Written Examination Committees for the ABA.
The Division of Pediatric Anesthesia and Pain Medicine of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) located at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), has 29 anesthesiologists, 10 CRNAs, and four fellows.
The majority of our physicians have completed post-residency fellowship training in pediatric anesthesia and are either board certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) or currently enrolled in the ABA examination process. Many of our faculty members also have further training in pediatrics, pediatric critical care, pediatric cardiac anesthesia or pain medicine. Three members of our faculty are core specialty board-certified anesthesiologists who provide full-time support to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) Burn Center, where the majority of the patients are adults. Our anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists provide clinical care at a wide variety of locations around the ACH campus. Our Pediatric Pain Clinic provides acute and chronic pain services. All ACH-based anesthesiologists are physician faculty members of UAMS.
The Division of Pediatric Anesthesia and Pain Medicine works with UAMS to provide excellent anesthesiology residency training experiences as part of the core anesthesiology residency program, and a pediatric anesthesia fellowship program that is accredited by the ACGME.
Arkansas Children’s is a major teaching affiliate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). UAMS is located less than one mile west of ACH and is the state’s leading tertiary academic health center and largest medical school. UAMS College of Medicine physicians provide care at UAMS Medical Center, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, UAMS regional centers and clinics throughout the state. As a community of scholars, our scientists and clinicians are on the forefront of biomedical advances that improve health care and health.
UAMS is comprised of six colleges and seven institutes, and is the state’s only academic health center. UAMS Medical Center has 450 beds, with over 900 physicians, and is the only adult Level One Trauma Center in the state. Ranking in the top 16% of all U.S. Colleges & Universities in research funding from federal government, there is more than $111.9M in research funding across UAMS and UAMS Researchers working in the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System.
The successful MD or DO candidate will have substantial prior experience in mentorship of junior faculty, with demonstrated success in guiding scholarly work, meaningful research and academic promotion; have completed post-residency fellowship training in pediatric anesthesia; be ABA certified in Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology and be eligible for licensure in the state of Arkansas.
About University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) is among the largest children's hospitals in the United States and is the only tertiary care facility for children in the state of Arkansas. The ACH Campus spans 36 city blocks and is currently licensed for 359 beds. ACH has a staff of approximately 505 physicians and over 200 residents in pediatrics and pediatric specialties. Additionally, the hospital currentl...y employs more than 4,400 employees.
Our physicians are consistently recognized for their outstanding performance and achievement in taking care of our young, minor patients. The doctors at Arkansas Children's Hospital are consistently named among the Best Doctors and Top Doctor lists, both locally as well as nationally.
All of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Pediatrics faculty on the Arkansas Children's Hospital campus are practicing and licensed physicians. Most physicians are also teachers to UAMS residents in the field of medicine, nursing, pha