Full or part time FTE available
YAKIMA, WA. Full and Part-time Pediatric Hospitalists. Virginia Mason Memorial contracts with Seattle Children's Hospital to provide Pediatric Hospital Medicine coverage. Yakima is a medically underserved community of 93,000 inhabitants, with 250,000 in Virginia Mason Memorial's service area. Located in Central Washington, Yakima enjoys a four-season climate with an average of 290 days of sunshine. It offers immediate access to fishing, hiking, hunting, and biking and is approximately 45 minutes from skiing. Yakima is in the heart of Washington's fruit, wine and hops country with tourism and farm-to-table dining.Yakima is family friendly, offers a fair housing market, excellent schools, and a community college.
Clinical responsibilities include inpatient management of pediatric patients on a general pediatric ward of 14+ beds, consultation for family medicine physicians and surgeons, ER evaluations and consultations, pediatric trauma support, and care of normal newborns. Subspecialty and surgical support is provided by local adult subspecialists, surgeons, and telemedicine consultation from Seattle Children's Hospital in Seattle. In-house day time coverage with night time call from home, depending on patient acuity. Additional duties include active teaching of family practice residents from Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Program and second year pediatric residents from the University of Washington, School of Medicine. The program is supported by pediatricians and family practitioners though out the community. Candidates must be able to practice autonomously in a community hospital setting, including teaching family medicine residents. A level 3 NICU is separately staffed by neonatologists and neonatal APPs.
Seattle Children's Hospital is committed to a culture of safety, error prevention, clinical standard work and continuous quality improvement. Seattle Children's Hospital offers opportunities for hospitalists to participate in ongoing self-directed clinical, safety, quality, simulation, teaching and leadership training.
Requirement: MD/DO, BC/BE and PALS certified. Competitive salary and benefits. Relocation allowance and signing/retention bonus is negotiable.
Qualified candidates should contact:
Jeff Foti, MD
Director, Regional Children's Employed Physicians, Hospital Medicine Program
Seattle Children's Hospital
Include: Curriculum vitae and cover letter describing career goals and interests, and your availability for potential interview.
Graduates of foreign medical schools must have completed the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), Step 3 or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Seattle Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage minority applicants to apply
Required Education/Experience: -MD Degree - Board eligibility or certification in Pediatrics by the American Academy of Pediatrics - Medical Staff membership and appropriate clinical privileges at Seattle Children’s, and assigned medical center(s) Required Credentials: - Licensed as a Physician in the State of Washington or State within WAMI region - Federal DEA Registration - NRP Certification (Olympia and Skagit locations only) - Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification within 3 months of hire - Prior to start of employment, must obtain, and maintain in good standing, medical or allied health professional staff privileges that are not limited, revoked, suspended, conditioned, or probationary, except for normal probationary periods due to initial appointment. All medical and allied health professional staff members are provisional for the first year. - Any and all medical or allied health professional staff privileges at Children's will terminate automatically upon the termination of the individual's employment at Children's. Termination of employment does not prohibit the individual from seeking medical or allied health professional staff privileges at Children’s as a non-employee in any category for which the individual qualifies. Questions regarding medical or allied health professional staff privileges may be directed to Medical Staff Services. Preferred: - Experience in pediatric emergency medicine