Medical Director for Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

  • Position Code
    4063
  • Address
    Charlotte, NC
  • Preferred Specialty
    Pediatric, Cardiology
  • Last Updated
    06/05/2017
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Overview

The Congenital Heart Center at Levine Children's Hospital (LCH) and Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute (SHVI) announces a search for the Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU). The director would oversee a well-established, multidisciplinary team in the management of pediatric patients with congenital heart disease. The successful candidate will have experience in the management of all forms of congenital heart disease and must excel working within a clinically integrated network of multidisciplinary teams.

The Congenital Heart Center at Levine Children's Hospital and Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute: Established in 2010, the Congenital Heart Center at LCH has consistently ranked as one of the top-50 pediatric heart centers in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Surgical highlights include > 95% Norwood survival, neonatal mortality rates well below national benchmarks, and an overall 30-day surgical survival rate of 98%. Case volume has expanded 15% yearly for 6 consecutive years; currently exceeding 500 cases.

The CVICU is a 10 bed, state-of-the-art unit staffed with experts in the field, including physicians trained in pediatric cardiology and critical care medicine; 24/7 acute care-trained nurse practitioners and dedicated critical care nurses, respiratory therapists, and a pharmacist who received specialized training in congenital heart disease.

The CVICU provides comprehensive care for complex medical and surgical patients, from newborns to adults. We are equipped to provide the highest complexity therapies including mechanical support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and ventricular assist devices (including the Berlin Heart, HeartMate, and Syncardia devices).  

Candidate must be licensed MD/DO and Board Certified in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine with additional Pediatric Cardiology certification preferred. Those with critical care certification who have demonstrated an exceptional track record in the CVICU will also be considered.





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