Neurocritical Care Physician

Little Rock, Arkansas
Jun 22, 2022
Position Type

The UAMS College of Medicine, Department of Neurology, is seeking a neurocritical care physician to join their Neurological ICU. UAMS has the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in central Arkansas and remains one of only two in the state. The UAMS CSC provides dedicated neurocritical care beds staffed by the states only neurointensivist physicians. The center treats adult patients of all ages, with all types of strokes, including those caused by both ischemia (blood clots) and intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding). The Joint Commission defines a CSC designation as the most demanding stroke certification and is designed for those hospitals that have specific abilities to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases.

UAMS has full time Neuroradiology interventional services available to provide acute intravascular procedures including direct clot removal. As a certified Level 1 Trauma Center, we have advanced imaging services, a dedicated Neurological ICU service, a vascular neurosurgeon, and a dedicated trauma neurosurgeon. We provide training in stroke and critical care neurology to both neurology and neurosurgery residents who rotate through the Neuro ICU and Stroke services. We admit around 500 patients with ischemic strokes each year and 200 plus with intracerebral hemorrhage. We also admit 50-70 patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhages annually.

The Stroke Service of the Department of Neurology at UAMS interacts extensively with physicians and other healthcare professionals in the departments of Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Cardiology, Neuroradiology, Rehabilitation, and Speech/Swallowing Disorders - all of whom make important contributions to the care of the patient with threatened or established stroke.

Responsibilities include inpatient care with a high level of skill, expertise, and professional standard. UAMS is a Level One Trauma Center, NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center and a Comprehensive Stroke Center. We want a motivated individual to grow our Neurocritical care team.

Duties also include:

· Collaborative practice agreements with APPs for patient care

· Clinical education of medical students and residents

· Development of clinical or scientific research

· Other duties as assigned

Requirements include:

· M.D. or equivalent required

· Must be licensed to practice medicine or eligible for licensure in the State of Arkansas

· Completion of an accredited Neurological Training Program and a Neurocritical care fellowship

· Candidate must be Neurology board certified or eligible

Reference: NEUR 5103

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