The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Pediatrics and Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as Section Chief of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pharmacology, and Toxicology Division.
The Section Chief leads a fully-staffed Emergency Department with 18 PEM fellowship-trained faculty, two emergency residency trained faculty, eight board-certified general pediatricians, and a fast track staffed with five Advanced Practice Nurses.
Candidates must possess an MD/DO, be board-certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and qualify for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level. Candidates must be eligible for an Arkansas medical license. Excellence in leading a diverse team as well as providing superior clinical care, education, scholarship, and administrative experience are necessary.
Ideal candidates for Section Chief will possess the following qualities: outstanding interpersonal skills, commitment to health equity and promoting diversity and inclusion, excellent mentoring skills, evaluation of patient care and implementation of innovative programs, strategic planning and program evaluation, development of scholarship among faculty in education, research, and quality improvement, and the ability to collaborate with other hospital teams.
We have a well-established fellowship of nine fellows (three per year), which is expanding soon to five fellows per year, and a one-year pediatric emergency medicine ultrasound fellowship. A pediatric toxicology fellowship will be launching soon. The higher acuity areas are staffed with both pediatric and emergency medicine residents from UAMS. The Chief will also oversee an inpatient pharmacology/toxicology service with a board-certified medical toxicologist and two board-certified clinical pharmacologists.
Current academic interests in the section include quality improvement, medical education, ultrasound, simulation, toxicology, and informatics. Education of learners at the fellow, resident, and medical student levels is an essential component of the mission. Faculty excel at bedside teaching, and have been repeatedly honored by graduating pediatrics and emergency medicine residents. PEM faculty play a major role in the training of emergency medicine residents in addition to teaching other learners who rotate through the Pediatric Emergency Department.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital houses 38 beds and four state-of-the-art trauma bays with a yearly census of 70,000 patients. Our Emergency Department is a nationally verified Level I trauma center and is the only pediatric component of an organized and effective state trauma system.
The Emergency Department is the entry location to Arkansas’ only burn program in the state treating both adults and children admitting over 400 patients a year.
UAMS and ACH offer robust research infrastructure, including a research associate, to support research with multi-center trials, industry-sponsored and NIH- funded projects.
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The Arkansas Children’s System includes two hospitals, a statewide care network of clinics and outreach programs, a research institute and a foundation. ACH is the only pediatric health system in the state of Arkansas, providing coverage to the state’s children from birth to age 21. The hospital staff consists of mor ethan 500 faculty, 200 residents and 4,400 support staff.Learn More About Arkansas Children’s
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