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Cook Children’s Health Care System (CCHSC) in Fort Worth, Texas, has a dynamic opportunity for a full time board eligible/board certified Pediatric Palliative Care physician with experience in caring for children with serious, life-limiting medical conditions and their families. Experience/interest in hematology-oncology will be a plus. The successful candidate will join a growing, high functioning interdisciplinary team which includes two physicians, four PNPs, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Social Worker, two Clinical Therapists, an administrative secretary, and Program Administrator. We also closely work with robust Child Life and Spiritual Care teams at Cook Children’s. We are a consultative service within a large pediatric healthcare system, including a 477-bed tertiary care pediatric hospital with an average daily inpatient census of 20-30 patients. We also regularly see patients for new consults or follow-up visits on an outpatient basis. The team sees patients of all ages and all stages of disease. We follow patients with a diverse variety of medical conditions. Many of our patients are receiving concurrent care - integrating Palliative Care with curative, disease modifying, and life prolonging treatments. Good communication and collaboration skills, flexibility, and the desire to co-create and develop a growing Palliative Care program as part of an interdisciplinary team are desired qualities. Cook Children’s offers an excellent compensation and benefits package.
Qualifications: Candidates must be board certified in pediatrics and BE/BC in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and eligible to secure an unrestricted Texas Medical License.
More about Cook Children’s Health Care System
The medical center has 477pediatric beds and treats infants, children, teens and young adult patients ages 0-21 throughout Texas, as well as nationally and internationally. At nearly 1.6 million square feet, the campus serves as the main site of Cook Children’s Health Care System. This includes the medical center, Dodson specialty clinics and north and south inpatient towers. In addition to the main Fort Worth campus, other Cook Children’s locations include multiple regional specialty clinics, urgent care centers, neighborhood clinics, primary care offices, surgery centers and home health offices. In 2019, Cook Children’s expanded to provide services to families in Prosper, Texas. To date, services offered include primary care, ambulatory surgery, urgent care, specialty care, imaging and outpatient laboratory services. A medical center and retail pharmacy are scheduled to open in late 2022.
We are one of the nation's premier private children's health care systems and have consistently been ranked by U.S. News and World Report within the top 50 Best Children's Hospitals. One of Cook Children’s Medical Center’s most prestigious awards is being Magnet® designated, the international gold standard of nursing excellence, four consecutive times. This makes the medical center the first free standing, pediatric hospital in North Texas, and the 10th in the world, to receive this prestigious designation.
Cook Children’s sustainable heritage dates back to 1918. Since then, it has been established as a leader in pediatric health care by fostering continual change and robust growth while always embracing the abiding Promise more than 8,000 employees commit to every day. Our amazing team combines the art of caring with integrity-led, interdisciplinary collaboration, a commitment to evidence-based practice, the highest levels of safety and security, leading clinical research, state-of-the-art technology, effective financial stewardship and the re-investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in community benefits.
Cook Children's Physician Network is the employed physician component of Cook Children's Health Care System, a pediatric system of care where physician leadership is fostered and physicians actively participate in the strategic goals and mission of the organization.
Cook Children’s is an EOE/AA, M/F/Disability/Vet
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