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Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Omaha, NE
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Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics

The Children’s Hospital & Medical Center with the University of Nebraska College of Medicine is recruiting a Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics.  Children’s is a vibrant free standing pediatric teaching hospital and Nebraska’s only full service pediatric specialty health care center focused on extraordinary clinical care, education, clinical and outcomes research and advocacy.  The hospital is embarking on transformational programmatic and physical growth to address our local, regional, national and global patient care.  The hospital has a Level IV Regional NICU, Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, Specialized Clinical Pediatric Services, and 24/7 Pediatric Intensivists.  We have 50+ Specialty Clinics, 200+ Specialists, 14 Satellite Offices, Pediatric Fellowship programs, and is Magnet Certified.  Our new campus expansion plans include an additional 90 beds to the existing 145, expansion to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Fetal Care Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Center including dedicated intensive care, Short-Stay Observation Unit, Emergency Department, Surgical Services, Education, Clinical & Outcomes Research.   

The Chief will hold the Barbara W. Schaefer and Ronald W. Schaefer Endowed Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics and a faculty position at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.  This individual provides overall clinical leadership for the practice of pediatric Orthopedics.  In addition to the administrative responsibilities of this position, the individual will share in the clinical responsibilities with the six pediatric Orthopaedic faculty.  The successful candidate will be board certified in Pediatric Orthopedics with extensive pediatric orthopaedic experience, preferably in a leadership role.  This leader will be responsible to develop and implement the clinical, educational, research, and advocacy goals of the institution for Pediatric Orthopaedics.  This individual will represent the Children’s Hospital & Medical Center leadership to the University for matters involving Pediatric Orthopaedics at all in-patient and out-patient campus sites.  Candidates will have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.  He/she will have administrative, academic, and clinical practice management experience within a complex, pediatric tertiary care medical center.  We seek individuals with strong emotional and social intelligence and a demonstrated ability to connect with others in a meaningful way at all levels of the organization, especially hospital and university leadership. 

Omaha is a vibrant metropolitan with a population of over 925,000 which enjoys four distinct seasons.  The people of Omaha make it a safe city where it is special to live and enjoy all the amenities of a big city with the warmth of the Midwest.  The area is rich in cultural activities including a professional symphony, ballet, theater, art, history, and children’s museums, and a world class zoo that will appeal to every taste.  Additionally, Greater Omaha has an outstanding educational system of public and private schools. There are numerous universities and colleges most notably the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Creighton University, and the College of Saint Mary’s.  In addition to the many collegial sports, Omaha hosts the Olympic Swim Trials, the Olympic Curling Trials, and the College World Series just to name a few.  All this combined with a diverse economy with multiple Fortune 500 companies make for an extraordinary quality of life.

Nominations, expressions of interest and applications (including cover letter and CV/resume) should be submitted to:

Geralyn Azizkhan, Director, Physician and Faculty Affairs, gazizkhan@childrensomaha.org,  or 402-955-6585,

Cell:  402-979-3103.  All replies will be treated with confidentiality.

Job Details

Date Posted October 30, 2017
Date Closes January 28, 2018
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Experience Level Expert (Highly skilled)
SOC Category 29-1065.00 Pediatricians, General
Zipcode 68114

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits (Same-Sex)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Homeowners and Auto
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Professional Liability
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Doctor (On-site)
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Free Parking
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Remote Access
  • Shuttle Service
  • Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Workout Facilities

This job requires the following skills

  • Public Speaking
  • Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Strong Flexibility / Adaptability
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • JCAHO Standards
  • Patient Safety
  • Public Health
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Medical Education / Training
  • Medication Administration
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Patient Evaluations
  • Pediatric Care
  • Excellent Communication

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