Dir Burn Surgery

Job Description

Akron Children’s Hospital, Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute is seeking a burn surgeon to join our burn team. The selected candidate will be board eligible/certified in general surgery or plastic surgery.Completion of a burn fellowship or extensive experience in burn care of all ages is required.  Additional opportunities exist for non-burn plastic surgery, reconstructive burn surgery and for a leadership position dependent on interest and experience.

Verified by the American Burn Association and the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons continuously since 1996, the Center provides acute and rehabilitative care for children and adults from the region who have sustained burn injuries and other complex wounds.Our multidisciplinary care team treats a variety of burns ranging from minor to severe, from the time of admission through rehabilitation.Our team is comprised of general surgeons, general surgical residents, internal medicine, advance practice providers, occupational and physical therapists, nutritionists, pharmacists, psychologists, chaplaincy and social workers.

The Center is comprised of a 12 bed inpatient unit, triage area, outpatient clinic, hydrotherapy area for wound care and a physical therapy room. The Center treats 250 burns annually with approximately 3,000 outpatient visits.

Hospital Overview

Akron Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric healthcare system in Northeast Ohio, serving over 900,000 patients each year.With two free-standing pediatric hospitals and 27+ primary care offices, the Akron Children’s Hospital system provides services at nearly 90 locations across an urban, suburban and rural region of Ohio. The services and subspecialties at Akron Children’s Hospital spans the entire scope of medical services available today – from routine and preventative care to emerging technologies in surgery and patient care.The regional burn center treats both adults and children and enjoys excellent community support.

Akron Children’s Hospital 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. Quality is a strategic focus of Akron Children’s Hospital through the Mark A. Watson Center for Operations Excellence, using tools such as Lean Six Sigma.

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 and Northeast Ohio 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.Northeast Ohio is gaining a reputation as a world-class center for research and development in a variety of high-tech industries, and has become a premiere destination to work, live, play, shop and dine!

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply on-line or may submit their curriculum vitae via email at lschapel@akronchildren's.org.  For additional information call Lori Schapel at (330) 543-5082.


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