Cardiac ICU Intensivist
The Divisions of Pediatric Critical Care and Pediatric Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine seek applicants for faculty positions in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Saint Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH). The positions include an appointment at appropriate rank in the Washington University School of Medicine on the Clinician Educator faculty track. The ideal candidate should be board certified/eligible (BC/BE) in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology, or Pediatric Anesthesia and have completed advanced training in pediatric cardiovascular intensive care (either via dual fellowships in pediatric cardiology and critical care medicine or via completion of an advanced cardiovascular intensive care training). The successful candidate will serve as an attending cardiac intensivist along with an extremely collaborative group of highly qualified dedicated Cardiac Critical Care faculty comprised of dually BC/BE Critical Care and Cardiology faculty, Critical Care faculty with advanced Cardiac Critical Care training, and senior Critical Care faculty with ample Cardiac Critical care background. Participation in house staff and fellow education as well as clinical, translational or laboratory-based research will be expected. Extensive opportunities exist for scholarly collaborations with investigators at the School of Medicine and other departments throughout Washington University.
The Heart Center at SLCH is ranked among the nation’s top pediatric cardiac programs and includes 2 pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons, 18 pediatric cardiologists, 8 pediatric cardiac intensivists, and 5 cardiac anesthesiologists who provide clinical care, teach, and perform clinical, translational and basic research. See the following links for details on the Divisions of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care:
Pediatric Cardiology: http://pediatrics.wustl.edu/cardiology/Home.aspx
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery: http://cardiothoracicsurgery.wustl.edu/Pediatric.
Our CICU is an integral part of a 38 beds Heart Center. Each patient room has been designed to accommodate either a critically ill or step-down patient. Hence, the number of critically ill patients is flexible and can increase up to 20 patients if necessary. The CICU is a state-of-the art dedicated unit that provides all forms of cutting-edge cardiovascular intensive care for children and adults with congenital and acquired cardiovascular diseases. The CICU is staffed by 2 Cardiac Critical Care faculty during the day, and a dedicated in-house Cardiac Critical Care faculty at night.
As an internationally renowned Pediatric Heart and Lung transplantation center, and one of the only centers worldwide performing combined heart-lung transplantations in children and reverse Potts shunt procedures, we admit the sickest and most complex heart, and lung failure patients as well as patients with severe pulmonary hypertension. Our care is innovative and frequently unique and provides a second chance to many children who would not receive this opportunity at other major centers. Among many others we take pride in being one of the major Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support Centers in the nation. As such we participate in the ACTION network and support children with single ventricle and biventricular physiology with a wide variety of ventricular assist devices. We are one of the first centers to join the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium, and one of the first centers to implement the T3 Data Aggregation & Visualization system (Etiometry, Inc., Boston, MA) as a clinical tool in our Heart Center.
Washington University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and clinical missions.
Interested candidates should send a letter of intent and curriculum vitae to:
Avihu Z. Gazit, M.D., Medical Director, Cardiac Intensive Care,
Washington University in Saint Louis, 1 Children’s Place, Saint Louis, MO 63110.