The Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children is seeking two Pediatric Intensivists to join our pediatric intensive care group at Florida Hospital for Children. Our team consists of approximately eight physicians and five advanced practice providers. One position is for general pediatric ICU, and the other position can focus on pediatric cardiac ICU with the ability to perform shifts in the PICU as well.

Responsibilities of the new physicians include:  clinical time in our PICU (22 beds) and CICU (10 beds), participation in the provision of the sedation services in our Pediatric Outpatient Center, as well as teaching through our pediatric residency program (just launched in 2013) with six residents per year. We also have clinical research opportunities and an active Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) program. Florida Hospital for Children is partnering with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to develop a comprehensive pediatric liver transplant program. This will be the first program of its kind in Orlando, the second in Florida, and is expected to start accepting patients in January 2018.

Working with an expanding and committed children’s hospital, a collaborative relationship with Johns Hopkins and All Children’s for our open heart program, an established and successful peds cardiology group with a strong referral base, a dedicated inpatient unit, a family-centered practice atmosphere, the ability to lead and shape a program, and a competitive benefits / compensation package are just a few of the many reasons why this is an excellent career opportunity to consider.

Requirements of the position

  • Clinical expertise and experience in cardiac critical care - for Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist

  • PICU physician will spend time in the CICU so experience is required

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Critical Care

  • Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Fellowship (preferred but not required for Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist)

  • Strong communication skills

  • “Team player” mentality

Practice Description

This is an employed opportunity through Florida Hospital Medical Group (FHMG).  FHMG [website] is a 500+ physician, multi-specialty organization that offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package that includes occurrence-based malpractice coverage, health insurance, relocation expenses, paid leave days, a generous 403b retirement plan, CME days and a CME allowance.  FHMG is a sister organization of Florida Hospital. This aligned model and practice management experience provides the opportunity for the physicians to focus on the clinical aspects of medicine.

Hospital Description

Our Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children is a full service, tertiary children’s hospital with over 200 dedicated pediatric beds, including a 22 bed PICU, 10 bed Cardiac ICU, a 102 bed NICU, 17 bed pediatric emergency department and statewide pediatric network and transport system.  We started our comprehensive pediatric open heart program in 2012 and have a strong track record of positive outcomes.  We also have several key destination programs including our level IV Epilepsy program, and we are developing two new Level 2 NICU’s in Orlando in 2017.  Our unparalleled network consists of 24 hospitals across the state with one children’s hospital at the center and several extremely successful pediatric subspecialty programs including outreach clinics. 

Location Description

Florida Hospital for Children is conveniently close to many gorgeous homes, downtown urban living, shopping and great schools. As the most visited American city in 2014, Orlando has world-class attractions including Universal Studios, Walt Disney World and numerous beaches. Orlando is home to major league soccer (Orlando City Lions), NBA basketball (Orlando Magic) as well as University of Central Florida sports. The city also has many public and private universities and colleges. The newly built Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts hosts variety of musical and theatrical performances throughout the year.  

Community Description

Orlando is known as the City Beautiful. There is much more than theme parks here! Our community is culturally diverse and a great place to raise a family. We have excellent public and private schools. Orlando is also the setting for several colleges and Universities, including the University of Central Florida.  We are home to multiple theaters, art museums, art festivals and film festivals. We are well known for our excellent restaurants. We have a vibrant sports community with national teams like the Orlando Magic Basketball and Orlando City Soccer Club. We offer year round pleasant weather for outdoor fun and are only an hour away from some of the most scenic beaches in the Southeast.