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Job Requisition Number 18435

Hematology Oncology Physician Nocturnist, Akron Children’s Hospital – Akron, Ohio

Akron Children’s Hospital is dedicated to building a diverse workforce – one that reflects our patient population and represents the communities we serve. Whether you’re a fellow, a physician early in your career, or a seasoned physician with years of experience, Akron Children’s Hospital has something different that’s hard to explain. You feel it in the atmosphere as soon as you enter through the doors. You experience it every day with your colleagues, staff, patients, and their families. Once you’re here, you know you’re home. The position offers ample opportunity for involvement in medical education, quality improvement and scholarly activities.

Akron Children’s Hospital’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders is expanding the Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant service to include inpatient physician nocturnist coverage. The in-house provider team will be comprised of 6 Advanced Practice Providers for daytime coverage and 2 pediatricians/nocturnists and 3 Advance practice providers for overnight coverage. We are seeking BE/BC physicians with Pediatric, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, and/or Pediatric Hematology/Oncology training to join our growing team. This position will cover overnight (6pm-7am) working approximately 13 shifts per 4-week period from 6 pm – 7 am. An attending pediatric hematologist/oncologist and/or fellow would always be available for questions.

These positions will provide high quality coverage at Akron Children’s Hospital’s Hematology/Oncology unit. Responsibilities include:

  • Providing on-site care of the hospitalized hematology, oncology, bone marrow transplant patients during overnight hours. This would involve performing health assessments, physician examinations, ordering and interpretation of tests, monitoring of medications, initiating treatment plans
  • Admit patients with hematology, oncology, or transplant-related problems overnight to the hematology oncology service
  • Evaluate and care for established hematology/oncology/transplant patients overnight in the observation unit for typical problems associated with these diagnoses
  • Respond to calls from parents of established hematology/oncology/transplant patients overnight
  • Documenting admission history and physical examinations, progress notes, and discharge summaries as required
  • Assisting with and facilitating discharge planning

The Showers Center Team includes 11 board-certified pediatric hematologists-oncologists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, certified pediatric oncology nurses, pharmacists, clinical research associates, child life specialists, social workers, psychologists, and educators. There is close collaboration with other specialty departments throughout the hospital. On average, the team cares for 8 newly diagnosed children with cancer each month.

As a member of Children's Oncology Group (COG), Akron Children’s Hospital participates in the development of National Cancer Institute-approved treatment protocols and offer the most up-to-date cancer therapies. Therapy offered includes hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Our program is one of only about a dozen pediatric cancer programs in the country verified by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

As a major teaching institution affiliated with Northeast Ohio Medical University, we also train future doctors who want to specialize in pediatric hematology-oncology through our ACGME-accredited fellowship training program.

The Showers Family Center includes specialized teams and programs focused on sickle cell anemia, bleeding/clotting disorders, childhood cancer survivorship, neuro-oncology, stem cell and bone marrow transplantation, vascular anomalies, and neurofibromatosis.

This opportunity offers:

  • Attractive guaranteed base salary
  • Starting Bonus paid upon receiving medical staff privileges
  • Quality Bonus
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Occurrence based malpractice
  • Relocation assistance 
  • Student loan repayment strategies with Fidicius Student Loan Financial Planning

This position is a 501(c)(3) site which qualifies for Public Service Loan Forgiveness through the Federal government.

    Hospital Overview:

    Akron Children’s Hospitalisthe largest pediatric healthcare system in Northeast Ohio, providing more than 1 million patient encounters each year. We were named as one of Forbes Magazine’s list of Best Employers for Diversity in 2020 and designated by Parent’s Magazine as one of the 20 most innovative children’s hospitals in the U.S. Akron Children’s is dedicated to family-centered care and improving the treatment of childhood illness and injury through research at the Rebecca D. Considine Clinical Research Institute.

    It is centered around two free-standing pediatric hospitals, regional health centers, and 50+ primary care and subspecialty locations. Children aren’t just a segment of our focus; they are our focus.The services at Akron Children’s Hospital span the entire scope of medical services available today – from routine and preventative care to emerging technologies in surgery and patient care. We’ve been leading the way to healthier futures for children since 1890.

    Akron Children’s Hospital is the only freestanding pediatric hospital in Northeast Ohio and the 8th largest children’s hospital in the country. We are a major teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University.Active involvement in medical student and resident education; academic appointment at Northeast Ohio Medical University is available and commensurate with experience. Akron Children’s is dedicated to family-centered care and improving the treatment of childhood illness and injury through research at the Rebecca D. Considine Clinical Research Institute.

    The resources available to our physicians, the cutting-edge technology, the collaboration from all departments and the cohesive nature in which we work allow us to live our mission and truly treat every child as we would our own.

    Community Overview

    Akron Children’s Hospital is set in the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley, just minutes south of Cleveland. From major league attractions to small-town appeal, the greater Akron area has something for everyone. The area is rich in history and cultural diversity, and provides a stimulating blend of outstanding educational, cultural, and recreational resources. This four-season community will have outdoor enthusiasts thrilled with over 40,000 acres of Metro Parks for year- round enjoyment.

    Runners, hikers, bikers, and families who like to explore have plenty of options including the recreation of the Towpath Trail. The 110-mile towpath trail from Cleveland to below Canton offers places of tranquility, and hidden views of wildlife. Akron’s proximity to interstate highways put us minutes from major airports and the rich cultural benefits of Cleveland, Columbus, and Pittsburgh. Northeast Ohio has become a premier destination to work, live, play, shop and dine. 


    Qualified candidates may contact Shawna Roach – sroach@akronchildrens.org or apply online at www.akronchildrens.org

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