The Department of Pediatrics is the largest department of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine in Little Rock, Arkansas. The main offices of the Department are located on the campus of (ACH), a long-time clinical and teaching affiliate of UAMS. The two institutions coordinate clinical service, educational programs and research initiatives among pediatric faculty and other university faculty. Pediatrics’ faculty is also assigned to selected areas within the UAMS Medical Center and subspecialty physicians from the Department provide clinical services on a regular basis to regional clinics around the state. The pediatrics’ staffing totals more than 1,100 employees, including more than 250 faculty members and 950 professionals, paraprofessionals and support staff working in 26 sections in the department.
The Division Chief of Pediatric Rheumatology at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will lead a growing division which will have 3 physicians, 2 APRNs, and 2 specialty nurses. The Chief will lead continued growth of the Division and will be a key leader for clinical programs, education, and research. The Chief will work with the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and ACH leadership to develop the overall strategy and direction of the pediatric rheumatology program at Arkansas Children’s. The Chief ensures a positive patient and family experience, nurtures and develops clinical care, education and training programs, promotes a multidisciplinary research effort, and provides fiduciary accountability.
- MD or equivalent degree and board certification in pediatrics and pediatric rheumatology.
- Associate or Full Professor rank.
- Eligibility for and subsequent success in obtaining an unrestricted Arkansas medical license, malpractice insurance, and credentialing by central Arkansas teaching hospitals.
- At least five years of experience in an academic pediatric rheumatology program with pediatric rheumatology training and certification.
- Previous leadership experience in an academic pediatric rheumatology program preferred.
- Direct experience managing complex patients.
- Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team, providing effective communication, both verbal and written, and an interest in furthering the research, scholarly and academic missions of the group.
- Demonstrated ability to improve outcomes in the areas of quality, safety, satisfaction, and efficiencies of care.
- High degree of technology proficiency with EMR/EHR, e-prescribing, telehealth and other electronic medical systems, standard Microsoft Office applications and system databases.