Position Summary: Cook Children's, in Fort Worth, Texas, is initiating a search for a full time pediatric anatomical and clinical pathologist. Cook Children's Medical Center is a freestanding, state-of-the art, 430-bed children's hospital, continually recognized as one of the Nation's premier private not-for-profit children's hospitals, and it is situated as the western anchor of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. As part of an integrated system of specialty clinics, physician offices and home care, Cook Children's has approximately one million patient visits annually and the campus and its programs are currently undergoing significant expansion due to marked population growth in its referral area.
The primary focus of the institution is on extraordinary patient care with a very close consultative relationship between the department and all the clinical services. The ideal candidate will have an MD or DO degree (or equivalent), be board eligible or board certified in anatomic/clinical pathology and in pediatric pathology. Expertise or special interest in transfusion medicine, coagulation and/or molecular diagnostics would be a plus.The candidate must be eligible for licensing in Texas.
The department includes five pediatric pathologists, one hematopathologist, a PhD clinical microbiologist and a PhD clinical chemist. Approximately 7500 surgical specimens, 1200 cytologies, 400 bone marrows, 150 flow cytometries and 30-35 autopsies are performed each year. We are housed in a brand new state of the art laboratory.The program supports a very active hematology-oncology department with a busy bone marrow transplant service.There is a highly regarded neurosciences programwith a large epilepsy center, an intraoperative MRI, ten neurologists, dedicated neuroradiology and four full time pediatric neurosurgeons.Gastrointestinal biopsies account for more than 30% of the total surgical pathology volume.There is also a very active cardiology/cardiac surgery service that includes three cardiac surgeons and 12 full time pediatric cardiologists.The Cook Children's system also includes very busy pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, a cardiovascular intensive care unit and a neuro intensive care unit with a nascent stroke program.Ten new operating rooms are in the process of coming on line. Fort Worth and the surrounding Tarrant County area are consistently ranked among the best places to work and live. With a population of over 1.8 million people, it surprises many visitors and newcomers with the friendliness of a small town and the amenities of our nation's largest cities. The city offers everything found in a modern metropolitan community--an abundance of the arts, quality health care, excellence in education, great professional sports, and an abundance of outdoor activities. Cook Children's is an EOE/AA, M/F/Disability/Vet.
Cook Children's Health Care System is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization comprised of eight entities – a Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., and Health Foundation.Cook Children's Medical Center Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the integrated system has more than 6...0 primary and specialty care offices throughout North Texas. Its service region includes Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties, with an additional referral area encompassing nearly half the state.Cook Children's traces its roots back to 1918, but throughout its continual change and robust growth, it still embraces an inspiring promise – to improve the health of every child in its region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. To live up to this promise, Cook Children's combines the art of caring with the use of leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child, every day.History – Cook Children's has a rich history of nearly a century of caring for children.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.Companies – Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Cook Children's is a not-for-profit organization that is comprised of eight nationally recognized companies.Community Health Outreach – Cook Children's Community Health Outreach works together with over 150 partner organizations to improve the safety and health of at-risk children through education, disease and injury prevention and support.Clinical Research – Cook Children's is home to a skilled team of research-minded physicians, nurses and health care professionals and administrators who drive our commitment to excellent clinical care and the search for medical advances.Public Relations – Cook Children's Public Relations works with national and local media outlets, produces Cook Children's publications, coordinates special events and helps develop key relationships within the community.Contractor & Vendor Information – Cook Children's contractors and vendors must ensure their employees are knowledgeable about working with our organization.Sponsorship guidelines – Cook Children's sponsors a select number of events that are strongly aligned with its promise to improve the health of every child in the region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.