Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and UTHSC seek pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are seeking a full-time pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist. Successful candidates must be board certified in Pediatric Anesthesiology with an MD or equivalent.

Position Overview

• Direct patient care
• Teaching and supervision of nurse anesthetists and residents
• Opportunities for clinical and basic science research

Compensation and Benefits:
• The pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist role comes with academic appointments at UTHSC.
• Competitive salary and benefits package to include a 9% retirement contribution/match

About Le Bonheur's Heart Institute

• Ranked a top 10-20 program by U.S. News & World Report
• Region’s only comprehensive pediatric heart program
• Recognized annually by Society of Thoracic Surgeons for top
surgical outcomes
• Average 10 heart transplants each year for past five years
• Specialty programs in heart failure, transplant, ACHD and fetal cardiology
• Advanced imaging program with CMR, CPET, TTE, TEE, etc.
• Pioneering site to perform transcatheter PDA closures in extremely low birth weight neonates at the bedside
• Home to Inpatient and Outpatient Ventricular Assist Device Program (10-15 annually)
• Expertise to operate on neonates to adults with complex congenital heart conditions
• Clinical and research partner of St. Jude Children’s Research Center in cardio-oncology and cardiohematology/sickle cell disease
• Ongoing cardiac research, including basic translational cardiac genetics and clinical research facilities available with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur
• Home to NIH RO1 grant to study cardiomyopathy

Le Bonheur embarked on a four-story, $95.4 million expansion 2022 that will allow the Heart Institute to continue to grow. The expansion, scheduled to be complete in 2023, will:

• Expand Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) to 31 beds for critical and stepdown patients
• Add new hybrid Cardiac MRI and cath lab to the existing two cath labs, all on same floor as CVICU and CV Operating Room
• Expand surgery recovery area to 8 new Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) bays

Opportunity Highlights

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center fosters integrated, collaborative and inclusive education, research and scientific discovery, clinical care and public service. Faculty roles in these missions across our six colleges contribute to and strengthen our local community with benefits of our teaching and innovation extending worldwide.
Le Bonheur Children’s, based in Memphis, Tenn., provides expert care for children in more than 45 pediatric subspecialties, encompassing robust community programs, a pediatric research institute and regional outpatient centers in Jackson, Tenn., Tupelo, Miss., and Jonesboro, Ark. Le Bonheur also features a 255-bed hospital in Memphis and a 21-bed satellite hospital within Jackson-Madison Country General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn.

Nationally recognized, Le Bonheur has been named a U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospital” for 12 consecutive years and is a Magnet-designated facility, the ultimate credential for high-quality patient care and nursing excellence.

Community Highlights

Rich in history, Memphis is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, outstanding institutions of higher education, a revitalized downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, and a thriving medical district. If you love being active outdoors, this is the location for you.

• No state income tax and very low cost of living
• Revitalized historic neighborhoods bustling with retail, music, breweries and award-winning restaurants
• Exciting professional sports scene with multiple colleges, an NBA team, AAA baseball and professional USL soccer
• Home to world-renowned jazz, blues, museums, symphony, ballet, opera, and theater
• Extensive Mississippi Riverfront provides myriad of outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, and boating, with a city-wide emphasis on annual music and food festivals.

Interested individuals should send curriculum vitae with names and addresses of three professional references to: Kelly Jeffrey at kjeffre4@uthsc.edu, Domnic Fernandez at domnic.fernandez@lebonheur.org, or visit bit.ly/pediatric-anesthesiologist to apply.

Posted: 1/26/23