Academic Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist Opportunity in Southern California

Loma Linda, California
May 25, 2021
Position Type

Loma Linda University (LLU) Faculty Medical Group, Division of Pediatric Critical Care, is seeking a pediatric cardiac intensivist to join their team.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated physician who is BC/BE in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and with either Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care training or BC/BE in Pediatric Cardiology, or have at least five years of experience in a large pediatric cardiac critical care unit. The faculty will be hired as an Assistant or Associate Professor at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine as appropriate for their academic and clinical experience.

LLU Children’s Hospital serves a geographical area of 1.2 million children in Southern California. The Pediatric Critical Care service includes a 25-bed medical/surgical PICU, a 14-bed pediatric cardiac/solid organ transplant intensive care unit, and a separate 19-bed step-down unit. The PICU has approximately 1,800 admissions per year and the CTICU admits over 500 patients annually. Our services include an active pediatric critical care transport team performing about 800 transports annually of which 80% come to the intensive care units. 

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital pioneered pediatric heart transplantation in 1984 under the innovative leadership of Dr. Leonard Bailey. We have remained a worldwide leader in pediatric cardiac care for more than 40 years. Our Pediatric Heart Center services include congenital heart surgery, heart failure and transplantation, interventional cardiology, non-invasive cardiology, and mechanical circulatory support performing 200-250 pump cases a year. The service cares for patients on ECMO and a variety of VAD modalities, as well as HFOV and CVVHD. As a full service CTICU we have membership in United Network for organ Sharing, Pediatric Heart Transplant Society, and Pediatric Advanced Heart Failure Program. The CTICU is a member of the clinical database in congenital and pediatric cardiac care, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4), as well as the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) database.

The critical care division includes a multi-disciplinary team including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, child life specialists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, chaplains, and other clinicians who collaborate to best meet the medical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the hospitalized child. All medical and surgical sub-specialties are available to the team.

Primary responsibility will be providing direct patient care to pediatric cardiac patients in the CTICU while leading the medical team under the direction of the CTICU Medical Director, and the Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care. This will be in collaboration with the cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.

Faculty will serve as educators of fellows in Pediatric Critical Care and Pediatric residents. Academic pursuits in quality improvement, research, and/or education are expected of faculty, consistent with their strengths and interests. This additional faculty position is aimed at separating coverage of the CTICU from the PICU, which is nearly complete.

This opportunity is not eligible for a J-1 Waiver.
Interested candidates, please send your CV and a personal statement to:

Rambod Amirnovin, MD
Medical Director, CTICU
Co-Director, Heart Center


Kaitlin Rice
Recruitment Specialist

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