Primary Care Pediatrician

Job Description

Pediatrician – Locust Pediatric Care Group

Akron Children's Hospital seeks a full-time pediatrician for our Locust Pediatric Care Group. Locust Pediatric Care Group currently has 3 primary care pediatricians and 2 pediatric nurse practitioners.

Locust Pediatric Care Group (LPCG), a primary care practice at the Akron Children’s Hospital Main Campus, serves as a medical home for children and adolescents and has a particular interest in children with complex health care needs, international families, as well as foster parents and adopted children. The practice is recognized by the National Health Service Corps as a participating site, serving the medically underserved. The practice includes medical interpreters and language access, legal aid, on-site counseling services, nutritional consultation, and social work assistance. Locust Pediatric Care Group received Patient-centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. It’s a model that improves quality and access to care, empowering patients and families to take an active role in their health care. The practice also participates in the Ohio Department of Medicaid's Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) program, which empowers primary care offices to use a team-based model of care to improve quality, reduce costs and deliver the best possible care. 

This opportunity offers a comprehensive benefits and compensation package with the practice recognized as National Health Service Corps site, which includes the possibility of participation in the NHSC loan repayment program for the right candidate.

Hospital Overview

Akron Children’s Hospital is the only freestanding children’s hospital in Northeast Ohio and the 8th largest children’s hospital in the country. To ensure our families have convenient access to care, we have 2 hospital campuses and more than 60 primary, specialty and urgent care 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.

While we are ranked among the best children's hospitals in the country, it's our compassionate approach to treatment that makes us truly exceptional. Whether it's investing in new research, designing our facilities, or simply making our equipment kid-sized, everything we do is for our kids and their families. Through a combination of revolutionary treatments and extraordinary patient experiences, our care does more than heal. It brings the entire family together for emotional support and understanding across multiple locations to reach the communities we serve. With more than 1 million visits in 2017, we’ve been leading the way to healthier futures for children since 1890.

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 should apply online at www.akronchildrens.org.  For more information contact Shawna Roach at sroach@akronchildrens.org or call (330) 543-5080.


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