We are looking for a Board Certified Pediatrician to join our Neonatology Extender team. Our team is currently comprised of a mixture of NNPs and NICU Hospitalists (Pediatric Board Certified Physicians) who help to run our Level IV NICU.
Our Unit: We are a level IV NICU in a very busy Children's Hospital in the southern suburbs of Chicago. We have an average daily census of approximately 50 babies, and have recently completed the expansion of our unit to exclusively single bed patient rooms. We have a Small Baby Unit, and we do High Frequency Ventilation, ECMO, Therapeutic Hypothermia. Our unit cares for babies with complex congenital heart disease and we have full subspecialty and surgical support.
Job Description: The NICU Hospitalist will work a combination of day shifts and night shifts. The NICU extender team currently works primarily 12 hour shifts with considerable autonomy in addressing scheduling adaptations as the service grows. Daytime duties consist of writing progress notes and daily bedside rounds with a Neonatologist and Resident, updating families, working with subspecialty consults, teaching Residents and discharge planning among other duties. Nighttime duties involve attending high-risk deliveries and covering the unit alongside a Neonatologist who is also in-house 24/7 and occasional Resident coverage. The NICU Hospitalist will have ample opportunity to perform intubations, UAC and UVC placement, lumbar punctures, urinary catheterization and foley placements, and can assist in higher level procedures such as chest tube placement. The NICU Hospitalists are also heavily involved in QI projects within the unit.
Our ideal candidate is a team player, has a strong work ethic, and enjoys working in a fast-paced and busy environment. We are very willing to take the time to train the right person with one-on-one mentoring if there is less than ideal NICU experience in their background.
We offer a competitive salary and benefit package as well as CME reimbursement. In addition, there is opportunity to moonlight for extra pay. Interested candidates are requested to please email CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internal Number: 60-NC
About Renaissance Medical Group (RMG)
Private group ( 12 neonatologists and 2 hospitalists) providing comprehensive NICU services to one large Level IV teaching NICU and several community facilities in Southwest Chicago suburbs and in Northwest Indiana since 2000.