Cook Children's Health Care System seeks a board certified/board eligible child neurologist to join our clinic in Amarillo, TX. The candidate will be responsible for outpatient neurology care at the Amarillo location with potential for inpatient consultations at two local hospitals providing pediatric care. Subspecialty clinics for epilepsy and movement disorders are provided monthly by staff from the main campus with telemedicine consultations available for subspecialty care as required. Call responsibilities will be shared by Cook Children's physicians serving West Texas with additional support from main campus faculty. Salary will be competitive and guaranteed for the first 2 years with potential for performance bonuses after that time. Interested candidates will have faculty appointment and teaching opportunities with Texas Tech providing instruction for medical students and neurology residents.
Amarillo is the largest city in the Texas Panhandle with a population of over a quarter-million people. Situated along the famed Route 66, Amarillo is a city where you can visit Cadillac Ranch, hike Palo Duro State Park (the second largest canyon system in the US after the Grand Canyon), and enjoy a 72 oz steak for free at The Big Tex Steakhouse (provided you can finish it in the time allowed). Amarillo enjoys a climate with all four seasons and plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. Popular destinations such as Sante Fe and Taos NM, Durango, CO, and Oklahoma City OK are all within easy driving distance. The city is large enough to provide excellent occupational and educational opportunities, yet small enough to provide the laid back lifestyle West Texas is famous for.
Cook Children's Medical Center is a not-for-profit, free standing, quaternary care pediatric healthcare system that is consistently ranked by US News and World Report. Our focus, first and foremost, is delivery of easily accessible, well-coordinated, comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children with neurological diseases through patient-centered care. Although not academically affiliated, clinical research is an important program component supported by a multi-million dollar Neuroscience Research Endowment providing all necessary elements for research development, data acquisition, analysis, and dissemination. Opportunities for teaching and faculty affiliation with the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas Christian University, and Texas Tech are also possible.
Other Programmatic Highlights:
Enjoy support from a current faculty of 15-Pediatric Neurologists, 8-Nurse Practitioners, 4-Pediatric Neurosurgeons, 1 Physiatrist and 3-Neuropsychologists.
Access to a 10-bed epilepsy monitoring unit and active epilepsy surgery program (average 40 surgeries/yr) with available technologies including 3T and intraoperative-MRI, Magnetoencephalography, PET, SPECT, fMRI, TMS, and HD-EEG on the main campus
26-bed state-of-the-art Neuro-Rehabilitation unit located at main campus
Established comprehensive headache program, stroke program, movement disorder program, and epilepsy program to refer patients
Minimum qualifications for all positions:
Incumbent must have completed an accredited pediatric specialty training program and be board certified/board eligible in child neurology.
Must be qualified to obtain an unrestricted Texas Medical License before commencing employment.
Dr. M. Scott Perry MD, Medical Director of Neurology, will be available to meet with interested candidates attending the Child Neurology Society meeting in Charlotte, NC Oct 23-26, 2019. Please contact Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange meeting times.
Internal Number: 37900
About Cook Children's Health Care System
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 60 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.