Arkansas Children’s, Inc. is the only hospital system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children, which allows the organization to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas. The flagship 359-bed hospital in Little Rock includes the state’s only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, burn center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care unit. Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) has joined the elite 6 percent of hospitals in the world that have Magnet Status. It is one of the 25 largest children’s hospitals in the United States and is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in four specialties (2017-18). The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the only medical school in a state with 2.98 million people. The Department of Pediatrics is the largest department of the UAMS College of Medicine. The main offices of the Department are located on the campus of Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), a long-time clinical and teaching affiliate of UAMS. Pediatrics’ staffing totals more than 1,100 employees, including more than 250 faculty members working in 26 sections in the department.
The Director of Arkansas Children’s Primary Care Service Line and Division Chief of General Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is a physician executive with clinical, research, education, and administrative expertise in pediatric primary care and population health management. The Director and Division Chief is responsible for working with Section Chiefs, the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), as well as Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) and Arkansas Children’s Care Network (ACCN) leadership to develop the overall strategy and direction of clinical and academic general pediatrics as well as coordinating pediatric primary care across the entire pediatric service line at Arkansas Children’s. The Director of the Primary Care Service Line and Division Chief of General Pediatrics coordinates and directs clinical, educational, and research activities. The Director and Division Chief ensures a positive patient and family experience, nurtures and develops advanced primary care education and training programs, promotes a robust and impactful multidisciplinary research effort, and provides fiduciary accountability.
- MD or equivalent degree with specialty certification in pediatrics or medicine-pediatrics.
- Eligibility for an unrestricted Arkansas medical license, malpractice insurance, and credentialing by central Arkansas teaching hospitals.
- A track record of leadership and scholarship with a minimum of three to five years of progressive physician leadership experience in an academic health system.
- High degree of technology proficiency with EMR/EHR, e-prescribing, telehealth and other electronic medical systems.
- Demonstrated leadership skill and creativity in developing and delivering visionary behavioral and integrated health care programs to challenging populations with effective outcomes.
- Innovative while managing risk.