Division Chief and Medical Director for Pediatric Emergency Department

Posted: 9/26/2016

West Virginia University Department of Emergency Medicine is in search of an inaugural Division Chief and Medial Director for Pediatric Emergency Department

The Department of Emergency Medicine at West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine and WVU Medicine Children’s in Morgantown, WV is actively seeking a trailblazing leader— trained in Pediatric Emergency Medicine (EM)—to serve as the inaugural Division Chief for Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Medical Director for the new WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital Emergency Department (ED). This state-of-the-art Pediatric ED will be housed in the soon-to-be-constructed,  Children’s Hospital.

As Division Chief, the successful candidate will report directly to the Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine. As Medical Director, s/he will report directly to the Vice-Chair for Clinical Operations.

The WVU Department of Emergency Medicine—which enjoys a close and collaborative relationship with the WVU Department of Pediatrics—is looking for a creative and innovative individual to lead the way for the new Pediatric Emergency Department. In this dual role, the inaugural Division Chief and Medical Director will be charged with the following:

  • Guidance of and close collaboration with the Department Chair, Vice-Chair for Clinical Operations, Medical Director (of the WVU Hospitals/Ruby Memorial Hospital ED), and hospital leadership—including the Executive Vice-President of WVU Medicine Children’s—in the design and operationalization of the new Pediatric ED;
  • Management of the daily operations of the WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital Emergency Department;
  • Assistance in recruitment and management of Board-prepared/-eligible Pediatric EM faculty;
  • Collaboration with the Vice-Chair for Education and Training to develop and manage educational programs for a variety of learners;
  • Collaboration with the Vice-Chair for Research and Scholarship to mentor Pediatric EM faculty and departmental fellows, residents, students, and Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) in scholarly and research programs related to Pediatric EM; and
  • Collaboration with the leadership of the WVU Department of Pediatrics to streamline clinical care of pediatric patients.

The Department of Emergency Medicine at WVU maintains a thriving clinical practice—including West Virginia University Hospitals/Ruby Memorial Hospital (~650-bed, level 1 trauma and tertiary-care referral center), United Hospital Center, St. Joseph's Hospital, two WVU Urgent Care centers, WVU Student Health, WVU International Travel Clinic, and an internal locum tenens practice.  Across this myriad of EM practices, our faculty, fellows, residents, and APPS care for more than 181,000 patients per year. Currently, we care for more than 8,100 (of which ~350 are injured) children per year—and expect significant growth with the construction of the free-leaning WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital.

Our Department is home to a competitive residency program of nearly 30 residents—attracting top-notch housestaff from medical schools across the country.  We also offer a state-of-the-art emergency ultrasound fellowship program—again attracting some of the brightest and most skilled young emergency physicians from around the country. 

The nearly 60 faculty members, 1 fellow, 30 residents, and 30 advanced practice providers in the Department are engaged—largely through our EM Clinical Research Center—in a host of extramurally-funded, investigative research projects.  Departmental research in the areas of stroke, emergency medical systems (EMS), medical education, point-of-care ultrasound, and others has culminated in important, original contributions to the peer-reviewed medical literature.

Successful applicants to this position will possess an M.D. (or its equivalent)—and will receive an academic appointment in the Department of Emergency Medicine (with the possibility of a secondary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics) commensurate with qualifications and experience. Successful applicants will also have a proven track record of leadership, innovation, team-building, and of working in teams. WVU and University Health Associates (UHA) offer competitive salaries and benefits commensurate with qualifications.

The City of Morgantown, WV, home to West Virginia University, is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country in which to live and to retire. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city, in a safe, family-friendly environment.

Please send a letter of interest, updated curriculum vitae (CV), and contact information to: Ian B.K. Martin, M.D., M.B.A., FACEP, Professor and Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine at Ian.Martin@hsc.wvu.edu and to Angel Dunn, Physician Recruiter, at dunnm@wvumedicine.org.

To learn more visit: http://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/em/

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.