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Job Requisition Number 20964


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 resident, 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 Neonatology-Perinatology Department of Akron Children’s Hospital seeks a full-time Neonatologist for the NICU and Special Care Nursery located in Boardman, Ohio.

Join an established group of 10 neonatologists and 14 neonatal advanced practice providers to provide neonatal care in Mahoning Valley. Akron Children’s partners with Mercy Health at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital to provide delivery room coverage to approximately 3,400 deliveries annually. The maternity service is in the same facility as our single-patient room 25-bed Level III NICU which opened in April 2014. The group also provides coverage for an 18-bed level II special care nursery located at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley Beeghly Campus in Boardman. Our team provides comprehensive treatment plans for optimum patient care, attends high risk deliveries, and manages and facilitates HFOV, and cooling. Neonatal patients requiring ECMO, or surgery require transfer out. Our Neonatology program also participates in the Vermont Oxford Network.

The group also serves as Med Control for a dedicated transport service with approximately 100 patients referred annually from surrounding hospitals. The incoming physician will have teaching opportunities with residents and medical students and an appointment opportunity at Northeast Ohio Medical University and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The successful candidate will be an excellent clinician with interest in education and quality improvement.
Requirements include:
· Board certified/board eligible in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine
· Ability to obtain an active Ohio medical license

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

This opportunity offers:
· Attractive guaranteed base salary
· Starting Bonus
· Quality and Productivity Bonuses
· Comprehensive benefits package
· Occurrence based malpractice
· Relocation assistance 
· Generous vacation and CME time/money
· Student loan repayment strategies

Hospital Overview

Akron Children's has been caring for children since 1890. With two hospital campuses, 6 regional health centers and 50+ primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we’re making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. We also partner with other health systems to bring our neonatal and pediatric expertise to patients in their community hospitals.

Ranked among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by Newsweek in 2022 and 2023, Akron Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric healthcare system in Northeast Ohio. With more than a million patient visits a year, we’ve been leading the way to healthier futures for children through quality patient care, education, advocacy, community service and medical discover for more than 130 years! 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. 

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:

It’s something you know as soon as you experience it. Our communities — the Northeast Ohio community — are deeply ingrained into our work, our volunteerism, and our daily lives. We are truly a part of the communities we serve, and the communities are a part of us. You’ll be proud to tell people you meet that you work at Akron Children’s as their faces light up and they tell you their own connection to the Hospital. Working at Akron Children’s gives you so many opportunities to live in, work in and love Northeast Ohio.

The Youngstown/Mahoning Valley is an exciting and vibrant place to live with excellent schools, restaurants, outstanding metro parks with bicycle/hiking trails and art venues. It is geographically equidistant from Cleveland and Pittsburgh International airports. This area is successfully transitioning to a technology and knowledge-based economy with companies moving into the area such as Fed-Ex, Foxconn and Lordstown Motors.

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