The Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Division, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital have initiated a national search to identify BC/BE candidates for two openings in pediatric sleep medicine.
The Division is seeking to add one physician that is BC/BE in Sleep Medicine and pediatric pulmonology and the second would attend as a general pediatric sleep physician, BC/BE in Sleep Medicine. The new pediatric sleep medicine physicians will attend in Sleep Clinics, interpret sleep studies and manage sleep related disorders of children. In addition, they will be responsible for teaching medical students, residents and fellows and will have the opportunity to conduct research. This individual will augment a growing Sleep Disorders Center within the Division that currently has four physicians (two pediatric pulmonologists and two pediatric neurologists) and will also join a 21 person Pediatric Pulmonary Division with rapidly expanding clinical and outreach services. The Division members also have extensive experience in clinical, physiologic, epidemiologic, and biomolecular research. The Division has an accredited pediatric pulmonology fellowship program and a five state (WA, WY, ID, MT and AK) regional referral practice that is centered at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the only accredited pediatric-dedicated Sleep Disorders Center in the Pacific Northwest.
Dr. Maida Chen, Director of the Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center at Seattle Children’s will be attending the ATS Conference in May. To learn more about this outstanding opportunity and/or to schedule a meeting with Dr. Chen during ATS, please contact Jennifer Schaulin at (682) 223-5782 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- State-of-the-art Accredited Pediatric Sleep Center opened in May 2011 in Bellevue, WA with eight outpatient beds and it is open seven nights per week with a >90% occupancy rate. Despite the additional capacity, there remains a high demand and long wait times without any advertising of the sleep program. Facility was specifically designed with kids and their families in mind and they have the ability to expand to 12 beds with the addition of another physician.
- Participate in the growth of an accredited, nationally recognized Pediatric Sleep Center that has four board certified sleep specialists (two pediatric pulmonologists and two pediatric neurologists) and five nurse practitioners. Nurse Practitioners are very experienced and act as independent providers within the Center.
- Pediatric Sleep Center staff also includes 1.2 FTE for RN support, 1.3 FTE for scheduling support (sleep studies only), 2.0 FTE for Sleep Center Managerial Support, and 17 FTE registered sleep technologists which includes two full-time CPAP coordinators, three full-time daytime scorers, and overnight technicians. Sleep Center includes clinic rooms and sleep study rooms in same location. Additional sleep clinics are located in outreach locations in Everett and Olympia.
- Large referral base with significant potential to increase patient referrals and expand programmatic scope. Pediatric Sleep Program has grown exponentially since 2002 and there is still unmet demand. Sleep Studies acquired in FY15 were approximately 2360 (both outpatient and inpatient).
- A well-established business plan that has proven profitable even without advertising for the program. Pediatric Sleep Program has an excellent regional reputation.
- Seattle Children’s has a complement of pediatric and surgical subspecialties with ongoing interaction for clinical and research purposes.
- Be a part of a nationally respected pediatric Pulmonology Division that provides multi-disciplinary care. Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Division ranked 9th in U.S. News & World Report 2015-2016 rankings.
- Seattle is located on Puget Sound and is a family-oriented community in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. The mild winters and temperate summers enable year-round outdoor activities.
The University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics supports a thriving education program with approximately 100 pediatric residents and more than 50 fellowships each year. The Department of Pediatrics has more than 225 academic faculty and 350 clinical faculty who teach medical students, house officers, research fellows, and practicing physicians. The clinical activities of the pediatric faculty are primarily concentrated at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Seattle Children’s Hospital is the pediatric teaching facility for University of Washington School of Medicine and is consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report and Child Magazines. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Seattle Children’s sixth in the nation overall and ranked nine of the hospitals specialty programs in the top 15 in its 2015-2016 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Seattle Children’s is currently a 250-bed facility that offers over 60 pediatric subspecialties but it is actively expanding with construction underway. It has a designated Level IV infant intensive care unit and a surgical unit that provides care for inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, rehabilitative, behavioral, emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.
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