Perinatologist

Job Description

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Akron Children’s Hospital is seeking a Board Certified/Board Eligible Perinatologist to join its Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine. The department currently has four perinatologists including one trained in Medical Genetics, a Maternal Fetal Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Women’s Health Clinical Nurse Practitioner.We provide specialty high risk obstetrical care with advanced prenatal assessment and treatment including targeted ultrasonography, genetic counseling, amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, fetal echocardiology, fetal MRI, cordocentesis, in utero transfusion. Our model of care is mainly consultative and co-management with total care provided to select highest risk patients.

We have an active regional transport program and perform approximately 100 deliveries annually at two local adult hospitals. A specially equipped ambulance and pediatric transport team handles the transfer of the newborns requiring the Level III neonatal intensive care provided at Akron Children’s. Both adult hospitals have Level III OB and neonatal designation and medical school affiliated OB/GYN residency programs and we actively participate in the education of residents and medical students. Medical school appointment is required. Research opportunities are also available and encouraged.

The Department of MFM is home to the D. Gary Benfield Fetal Treatment Center which provides care to patients with fetal complications and has a program coordinator/genetic counselor, nurse case manager, and genetic counselors. Akron Children’s Hospital is home to the 59 bed regional neonatal intensive care unit with 8 neonatologists and has a full complement of medical and surgical pediatric subspecialists including a highly developed pediatric cardiac surgery program.

Successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal and teaching skills and be eligible for licensure in the state of Ohio. Competitive salary and excellent benefit package including malpractice insurance and CME allowance are offered.

Hospital Overview

Ranked a best children’s hospital by US News and World Report, Akron Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric healthcare system in Northeast Ohio, serving over 600,000 patients each year.Centered around two free-standing pediatric hospitals and 20+ primary care offices, the Akron Children’s Hospital system provides services at nearly 80 locations across an urban, suburban and rural region of Ohio.The services and subspecialties 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 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, 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!


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