Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is a state-supported, community-based medical school established in 1977. The faculty and administration are committed to providing high quality medical education and residency training at a relatively modest cost. Clinical and basic research is focused on health issues related to rural populations, including obesity-related health disparities and addiction. The school’s faculty practice plan, Marshall Health, employs approximately 1,150 individuals including physicians, residents, clinical, administrative and research staff; has upwards of 25 clinic locations and three multi-disciplinary facilities. The Department of Pediatrics saw more than 85,000 patients in 2017. The department is growing rapidly and the latest year continues the five year growth trend.
The Division of Neonatology is a region leading and highly productive NICU division with the physician staff near or exceeding the MGMA wRVU average. The division recently opened a new 36-bed unit with 20 private family rooms and eight double rooms for twins. The division sees between 500-600 admissions per year. The Division currently has four boarded neonatologists and seven excellent neonatal nurse practitioners. All division physicians are full time faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at Marshall. The NICU is part of the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital consisting of the NICU, an 11 bed PICU and a 24-bed inpatient unit. Cabell Huntington Hospital has the largest and longest running NICU and one of only three Level III units in West Virginia providing emergency, critical, diagnostic, and therapeutic care for premature babies or those born with special needs.
The Department of Pediatrics at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is seeking a board certified Pediatric Neonatologist for an exciting leadership opportunity as Chief of the Division of Neonatology within the Department of Pediatrics. The Chief serves as a mentor to junior faculty, serves as the Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Cabell Huntington Hospital, and lays the groundwork for establishing a neonatal fellowship program. In recent years, the Division has faced a surge in cases of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. At nearly 13 times the national average, one out of every 10 children born in Huntington is dependent on heroin or another form of opiate. Marshall University is expanding Huntington’s services for babies born addicted to drugs by adding a comprehensive center that would follow babies to kindergarten. As this crisis persists, neonatologists at Marshall University are dedicating themselves fully to improving outcomes and reducing NICU admissions at the front line of the neonatal abstinence syndrome epidemic.
- Board certification in Pediatricsand Neonatology. Eligibility for permanent, unrestricted medical licensure in West Virginia.
- Strong commitment to patient care, reflecting a service-oriented philosophy, and working collaboratively with hospital administration and with colleagues in other specialties.
- Demonstrated potential for building clinically strong programs.
- Evidence of promoting and supporting teaching and scholarly activities. Academic work must qualify for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.
- A successful track record of recruitment and development of faculty.