Medical Director- Cardiothoracic ICU
The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH), the primary pediatric teaching facility for The Ohio State University, is recruiting a visionary, nationally recognized physician leader for the position of Medical Director of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Intensive Care. The ideal candidate will have the skills and experience to oversee the clinical operations, educational programs, quality improvement initiatives, and academics within the cardiothoracic intensive care unit (CTICU).
Candidates should be board-certified in pediatric cardiology or critical care medicine, with advanced training in cardiac critical care or with dual fellowship training in both specialties and at least five years of clinical experience in pediatric cardiac intensive care, as well as demonstrated leadership skills. A distinguished academic record is preferred as is a reputation as a collaborative leader and a strong mentor. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and an opportunity exists for an Endowed Chair for appropriate candidates.
The successful applicant will join our group of eleven multi-background academic cardiac intensivists and ten dedicated nurse practitioners devoted to the CTICU and providing 24/7 in-house coverage. Our free-standing CTICU is a 20-bed unit with >600 admissions per year (medical and surgical) and an average daily census of 13 patients. Comprehensive services include a single ventricle program, thoracic organ transplantation, blood conservation strategies, and a robust heart failure/transplant/ mechanical circulatory support program. Current annual clinical metrics include: >450 cardiothoracic surgeries, >700 cardiac catheterizations and EP procedures, and over 18,000 cardiology outpatient visits. The program includes advanced training opportunities in Cardiovascular Imaging, Interventional Cardiology, Heart Failure/Transplant, Acute Care Cardiology, and Adult Congenital Heart Disease, in addition to the core pediatric and combined pediatric-adult cardiology fellowship programs.
The Heart Center embraces a culture of patient safety and quality, transparency, value-based care, public health awareness, excellence in education and engagement in translational/ outcomes research. Our program is closely partnered with the Center for Cardiovascular Research in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, which provides infrastructure to support the clinical research enterprise. Research opportunities include engaging in basic science research, clinical research, translational research, population-based studies, research-based education and quality improvement initiatives.
The Heart Center is also part of the Congenital Heart Collaborative between the University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (Cleveland, OH) and Nationwide Children’s
Hospital heart programs, which provides additional opportunity for collaborative research.
Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & WorldReport’s 2020-21 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.6 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.
Columbus, the Ohio state capital, is a thriving, diverse, technologically sophisticated city with a population of 2,000,000. Quality of life and cost of living is outstanding.
Candidates may submit their curriculum vitae by mail or email to:
Catherine Krawczeski, MD, Division Chief of Pediatric Cardiology and Co-Director of The Heart Center, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, T3123, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, OH 43205 or email@example.com.
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.