Cook Children's Medical Center seeks a board certified/board eligible child neurologist to join our clinic in Lubbock, Texas. This physician will be responsible for outpatient neurology care at the Lubbock location with inpatient consultations at Covenant Children’s Hospital. Subspecialty clinics for epilepsy and movement disorders will be 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.
Lubbock, also known as “Hub City,” is the educational, economic, and healthcare hub of West Texas. With a population of over a quarter million and growing, Lubbock offers big city conveniences without the traffic. The low cost of living (15% below the US average) and exceptional lifestyle provides for the perfect work-life balance. The Covenant Health System serves a regional population of 1.2 million people in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico providing the latest in technology and treatment options. Situated between Palo Duro Canyon and Caprock Canyon, Lubbock offers easy access to outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and camping. Texas Tech University and a student population of over 36,000 provide excellent educational and research opportunities, while ensuring continued economical and cultural development of the region.
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
Covenant Children’s is part of Covenant Health, and its parent Providence-St Joseph Health, which has a history of over 100 years of service to the West Texas/Panhandle Plains and eastern New Mexico region. Covenant Children’s is a 275 bed facility and is the only licensed freestanding children's hospital in the area. CCH operates a level IV NICU and is verified as the only level II Pediatric Trauma Center in the region. CCH is also a regional provider of high risk maternal care. CCH has over 175 physicians on medical staff, representing nearly all major pediatric subspecialties (neurosurgery, neurology, cardiology, GI, ENT and ENT trauma, Endocrine, ID, Hem-Onc, Pulm, Adolescent Medicine, among others).
CCH plays an active role in the West Texas/Panhandle Plains region’s provision of pediatric care via partnerships with regional facilities, primarily in the Midland and Odessa area via providing pediatric hospitalist services for two hospitals. CCH has also begun to partner with Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Amarillo. Historically, CCH has a close relationship with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, with CCH acting as the primary teaching site for pediatric education for the Health Sciences Center. Each year CCH trains approximately 24 pediatric residents, with many provider’s also serving as faculty of TTUHSC, engaging in academic teaching, and/or research.
Minimum qualifications: 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.
Cook Children’s is an EOE/AA, M/F/Disability/Vet.
Internal Number: 50594-43103
About Cook Children's Health Care System
Cook Children's Health Care System embraces an inspiring Promise – to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, we’re proud of our long and rich tradition of serving our community.