Cook Children's Medical/Surgical PICU, in Fort Worth, Texas, is currently recruiting for an experienced Pediatric Critical Care Specialist to join our Critical Care Medicine Department as a "Seasonalist."Because our census varies so widely from summer to winter, we are seeking additional physician coverage in the winter in order to add an additional rounding team for the busiest months.Depending on the needs and interests of the applicant, the position could be from 3-5 months and could include a smaller number of shifts during the lighter months.Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of PICU experience, be board certified/eligible in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, be licensed/licensable to practice in Texas, and have superior clinical and interpersonal skills.
Our Level I Pediatric Intensive Care Unit consists of 43 PICU beds.The Intensivists provide 24/7 in-house coverage, partnered with experienced acute care pediatric nurse practitioners.Our team admits approximately 2100 patients per year, and over 25 pediatric subspecialties actively support the PICU. We care for a diverse patient population including kidney transplant, bone marrow transplant, and neurosurgical patients.We collaborate with the pediatric surgical team in care of trauma patients, and our hospital is designated a pediatric Level II trauma center.Cook Children's hospital has an active ECMO program (VV and VA) and has been named an ECMO Center of Excellence.
Cook Children's Hospital has an active NeuroPICU within our unit that admits approximately 550 patients per year. We have a dedicated Neurocritical Care service that includes teams fromNeurosurgery,Neurology, Neuroradiology, Rehabilitation Services and Critical Care.Each intensivist on our team participates as an active member of the Neurocritical Care team.
With the culmination of a historic building initiative that began in 2009, the Cook Children's Medical Center is now licensed for 443 beds, making it one of the largest freestanding, non-university-affiliated children's hospitals in the country. Recent expansion has provided expanded state of the art surgical suites, Cardiovascular ICU, and Emergency Department space.
Cook Children's Medical Center has nationally regarded nursing staff with Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center since 2006, re-designated in 2011 and in 2016. This recognition of quality patient care and nursing excellence has been achieved by only 7 percent of all health care organizations nationwide. Cook Children's has a distinguished international reputation for providing extraordinary care and achieving positive outcomes in its Neurology, Neurosurgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hematology and Oncology, Neonatology and Pulmonology programs.
Cook Children's Health Care System is one of the country's leading vertically integrated pediatric health care organizations. Cook Children's represents an award-winning, not-for-profit system of seamless health care designed to fulfill our Promise; "Knowing that every child's life is sacred, it is the Promise of Cook Children's to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury."
Cook Children's Health Care System is comprised of a Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health Company, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services, Inc. and Health Foundation. Cook Children's Physician Network is the employed-physician component of the Health Care System.Within the system, physician leadership is fostered and physicians actively participate in the strategic goals and mission of the organization.
Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Cook Children's primary service region includes Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties, with an additional referral area encompassing approximately half of the state. The integrated system has more than 60 primary, specialty and urgent care offices throughout Texas and has served hundreds of international patients, as well as those from all 50 states.