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VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY HEALTH
PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE DIVISION CHAIR
The Virginia Commonwealth University Health Emergency Department located in Richmond, Virginia is seeking a full-time Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division Chair. VCU Health is a 770 bed hospital with 25,000 Pediatric ED visits/year. The newly renovated Pediatric ED unit has 12 private beds, separate from the adult ED. VCUMC is the regions only Level I American College of Surgeons Verified Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center and the U.S. News and World Report continues to rank VCU the #1 hospital in Virginia.


Pediatric Emergency Medicine is a Division within the Department of Emergency Medicine and full-time academic faculty have an appointment in the Department of Emergency Medicine with a secondary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics. The Pediatric Emergency Department is integrated within the Children's Hospital of Richmond which services the pediatric population of the region (www.chrichmond.org). Our unit is staffed 24/7 with Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine faculty, Pediatric and Emergency Medicine residents, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine nurses.


Our department has special interest, expertise, and extramural funding in a variety of research areas including cardiac and trauma resuscitation, prehospital/emergency department cardiac and trauma care, toxicology, and acute neurological emergencies. Our faculty run the Virginia Poison Control Center and Clinical Decision Unit (observation unit), and are heavily involved in our Advanced Resuscitation, Cooling Therapeutics, and Intensive Care (ARCTIC) program. Our faculty also provide operational medical direction to several large ground and aeromedical EMS agencies in central Virginia. The ideal candidate must have excellent clinical, teaching and management skills. Applicants should be Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Trained and board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. All potential candidates must have demonstrated experience or commitment to working in and fostering a diverse faculty, resident, student, and staff environment.


Our department has a PGY1-3 EM residency, a PGY 1-5 EM/IM residency, and several EM fellowships. As part of the VCU School of Medicine, physicians provide quality patient care services, teach the next generation of emergency physicians and conduct important research. Nationally known for cutting-edge medical advancements, VCU physicians aim to be the provider of choice for quality healthcare that is patient-centered, physician-driven, accessible, efficient and evidence-based to reflect the values of an outstanding integrated academic practice. Academic rank will be determined by credentials and an excellent salary and benefit package is available.
We are 600 physicians and 19 clinical departments providing services at various sites in Virginia, including VCU Medical Center the areas only Level 1 Trauma Center and the flagship hospital of VCUs entire medical enterprise. VCU Medical Center integrates hospitals, clinical care facilities, health sciences schools and medical research. Eight years ago, we completely reimagined our physician organization empowering our providers to be agents of change, embrace autonomy, and create a culture of camaraderie, engagement and accomplishment.