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Section Chief - Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiologist

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Omaha, NE

Job Description

Section Chief – Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiologist

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, with the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, is currently recruiting a Section Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology. 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, basic science and translational 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, multiple Pediatric Fellowship programs, and is Magnet Certified.  Our new campus expansion plans include an additional 100+ beds to the existing 145, expansion to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Fetal Care Center and Fetal Surgery, Infant MRI, full urology support with new urodynamic suite, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Center including dedicated intensive care, Short-Stay Observation Unit, Emergency Department, and new operating rooms, one which will have intraoperative MRI and navigational system. The expansion will also provide new facilities to support education and clinical and outcomes research.

The cardiac program is ranked #15 in US News and World Report for 2018 and is currently undergoing growth and expansion by adding a second Hybrid lab (July 2019) and second cardiac OR (July 2021). The program has three cardiac surgeons and is currently recruiting a 4th cardiac surgeon. The Section of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology has 6 experienced cardiac anesthesiologists (4.5 clinical FTE) who care for all cardiac patients for cardiac or non-cardiac surgeries including diagnostic procedures. The cardiac anesthesiologists are very active in clinical, education, research, and leadership activities. The program is known for fast track extubation. A pediatric cardiac anesthesiology fellowship program will train the first fellow starting in July 2019. Also, pediatric anesthesiology fellows (2 a year) and adult cardiothoracic anesthesia fellows (2 a year) rotate within the section. The division of pediatric anesthesiology is composed of 24 board certified pediatric anesthesiologists (19 clinical FTE). Reporting directly to the Division Chief, this leader will be responsible to develop and implement the clinical, educational, research, and advocacy goals of the cardiac program and the institution. The successful candidate will be Board Certified in Pediatric Anesthesiology with extensive pediatric cardiac anesthesia experience, preferably in a leadership role to provide clinical leadership for this growing section. 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.


The Child Health Research Institute was established in 2017 and provides start-up and gap funding and infrastructure for clinical, basic science, or translational research. We specifically seek candidates committed to developing research activities and expanding the academic portfolio of the section. Allocation of protected non clinical time will be based on the candidate’s research activities and record of academic accomplishment, if applicable. Successful candidates will hold a faculty appointment at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Children’s growth and transformation creates opportunity for innovation, education, and research.


Omaha enjoys four distinct seasons, along with an exciting metropolitan and a population over 925,000. 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, 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.  In addition to the many collegiate sports, Omaha hosts the Olympic Swim Trials, the Olympic Curling Trials, and the College World Series. All of this, combined with a diverse economy with multiple Fortune 500 companies, makes for an extraordinary quality of life.

Nominations, expressions of interest and applications (including cover letter and CV/resume) should be submitted to: Jon Clay, Administrator, Physician & Faculty Recruitment, or 402.955.6971. All replies will be treated with confidentiality.

Job Details

Date Posted September 5, 2019
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Pediatric Anesthesiology
Job Type Full-time Employee
Shift Custom
SOC Category 29-1065.00 Pediatricians, General
Zipcode 68114

This job requires the following skills

  • Public Speaking
  • Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Strong Flexibility / Adaptability
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • JCAHO Standards
  • Patient Safety