Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology | Arkansas Children’s Hospital

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

  • Location: Little Rock, AR

Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is a pediatric hospital with a Level I Trauma Center, located in Little Rock, Arkansas. It is among the largest pediatric hospitals in the United States and serves children from birth to age 21. ACH is affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and is a teaching hospital with the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics.

ACH staff consists of more than 505 physicians, 200 residents and 4,400 support staff. The hospital includes 336 beds and offers three intensive care units. The campus spans 36 city blocks and has a floor space of over 2,000,000 square feet. Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Science are seeking a Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology.

Position Overview

The Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will lead a growing division of 12 physicians (13 physicians in July 2019), two APRNs, and six specialty nurses. The Division also operates an ACGME-accredited Child Neurology Residency Program. The Chief will lead continued growth of the Division and will be a key leader for clinical programs, education, and research. The Chief will work with the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and ACH leadership to develop the overall strategy and direction of the neuroscience program at Arkansas Children’s. The Chief ensures a positive patient and family experience, nurtures and develops clinical care, education and training programs, promotes a multidisciplinary research effort, and provides fiduciary accountability.

Arkansas Children’s is excited to announce the upcoming installation of a magnetoencephalography (MEG) system in Summer 2019. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UAMS is already home to a fetal MEG (fMEG), one of only a few in the country. The installation of the MEG at ACH will allow the unprecedented ability to conduct long-term patient studies.

Qualifications

  • MD or equivalent degree and board certification in pediatrics and child neurology.
  • Associate or Full Professor rank.
  • Eligibility for and subsequent success in obtaining an unrestricted Arkansas medical license, malpractice insurance, and credentialing by central Arkansas teaching hospitals.
  • At least five years of experience in an academic pediatric neurology program with pediatric neurology training and certification.
  • Previous leadership experience in an academic pediatric neurology program preferred.
  • Direct experience managing complex patients.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team, providing effective communication, both verbal and written, and an interest in furthering the research, scholarly and academic missions of the group.
  • Demonstrated ability to improve outcomes in the areas of quality, safety, satisfaction, and efficiencies of care.
  • High degree of technology proficiency with EMR/EHR, e-prescribing, telehealth and other electronic medical systems, standard Microsoft Office applications and system databases.